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How Do You Want Games Reviewed?

I have been reviewing games on here with some great friends for a while now, and I thought it was time I asked for some feedback on what you like. What you don't like. And what maybe we could do more or less of.

If you would like to shape the future of What Board Game and my weekend writing work, then this is your chance! Any thoughts or suggestions then please just comment below and I will implement your wishes in the future reviews here.

How We Do It Now

Our current reviews generally take this shape.

  • A score out of 10 using the same metrics as the BGG score.

  • A link to three similar games so that you can start to place the game within the field of one or more other games you may know.

  • The publisher and designer listed so you can get some context there as to the style of the game.

  • Then the review is laid out with a brief information on the game and any relevant or interesting background I may be aware of.

  • We talk through the set up and the main rules in a brief 'how to play'.

  • Then we talk about our thoughts on the game, what we like and dislike about it.

  • Then finish with our thoughts on who this game may be targeted at.

How We Could Do It

  • Talk about set up time.

  • Give our recommended age.

  • Discuss mechanics used.

  • List average game length.

  • Offer our recommendation for best player count.

  • Focus on the components.

  • Talk more about how the game fits in within other games that use similar mechanics.

Or something completely different?

What are your thoughts? What do you like? What don't you like? I would love to see your comments below.

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