Quest for the Perfect Gateway Game

On the right track

There is perhaps no gateway game more accessible than Ticket to Ride. In this article I talk about how the game helped convert my family into rabid gamers and all the qualities of Ticket to...

Mind over matter

The Mind is a unique social experience that is shaking up the gaming world. In this article I talk about this new cooperative game of telepathy. Find out why I consider it to be the...

Settling into a new hobby

Some call it the quintessential gateway game. With over 20 million copies sold, its obvious there is something special about Catan. This article covers why people are so taken by the game and way you...

The codename is…

Codenames is a fun word-association game played in teams set in a world of spy espionage. In this article I break down all the best qualities about the game and pinpoint what separates it from...

5 tips for introducing new players to board games

If you are going to play board games, you need players. Sometimes this means going out and recruiting people to join the hobby. This article highlights 5 simple tips that can help you in your...

Introducing the blog

Join me each week as I explore various gateway games that are best suited to capture the imaginations of new players and welcome them into our wonderful hobby. I will give the best tips and...