Boardgame blues is a blog about about gaming in general, but boardgaming in particular. It’s run by Danny Stoll, currently the only contributor to the site. I think it might be a good idea to introduce myself to my readers.
My name is Danny Stoll. I was born in march, 1986 and have been a gamer for close to 25 years. I started with simple family games like monopoly and anything else that was available in my home of Roermond, the Netherlands. At age 10, I started getting into a cardgame some of you might have heard of before; Magic the Gathering. A friend of mine’s dad introduced both him and myself and soon I was hooked. For years, my allowance would go to my FLGS where I would buy packs of cards. In high school, magic took a bit of a backburner as my interest shifted to miniature wargaming. First Warhammer fantasy and 40K, but later I started getting into the privateer press games, Warmachine and mainly Hordes. Somewhere in between, I also got started into pen and paper roleplaying. Many weekends were spent with my head in the clouds and my sword at the ready. We played Dungeons and Dragons, Mutants and masterminds and many others.
When I started playing in tournaments (both Warmachine and Magic) ans visiting conventions I slowly but surely got sucked into boardgaming. For the last 5 years, my main hobby has become boardgaming. The passion has grown so much that in 2014 we’ve founded a local gaming club: Spellenclub midden Limburg We have a monthly game day, open for everyone interested. We cater to children, casual gamers as well as the heavier gaming crowd with a collection of more then 500 titles.
I’ve started this blog mainly because I love gaming, I love talking about games and I love writing about games. People often ask me what I think of a game and I thought it would be easier to just write my thoughts down. After a qucik runthrough of the rules I give my opinion of the game. I usually pick out some key points I really like, and some I care less for. At the end I will give a final verdict, with a numerical rating out of a max of 10.
If you want your games reviewed, I am more then welcome to. Please fill in the contact form and we’ll get in touch with you. Please note that receiving a review copy will not in any way effect my view on the game.