The Painted Wooden Cubes Review Geeklist
- Mark TaylorUnited Kingdom
Hello. I'm Mark Taylor. I've been writing about games at paintedwoodencubes.com since 2011. Perhaps you've visited, perhaps not. You should. Since you're here, it's only a click away.Recommend
I didn't start Painted Wooden Cubes with grandiose ambitions - which is fortunate, since it's a fairly particular contribution to a niche hobby. Painted Wooden Cubes offers a slower, calmer consideration of board and card games (and the hobby around them) than many other sites. I'd like to think it constitutes a valuable corrective to some of the hobby's grosser tendencies. The site offers a considered meander through the world of games, not an agog sprint towards the newest, shiniest thing.
I started Painted Wooden Cubes simply because I thought the process of writing about games might increase my understanding of them. I think that's been true. I believe, however, that my explorations can also spark ideas in others.
Reviews constitute roughly half of the material I put onto Painted Wooden Cubes, but are the only thing I cross-post to Board Game Geek. Here's a geeklist of my reviews, newest first. Subscribe if you want to follow my reviews here (but remember you'll be missing much that doesn't get put onto BGG).
A couple of notes. Any game I've reviewed, I've played at least five times (and often significantly more). I will have played the game with a range of player counts (unless the game is specifically for a particular number of players). I've not necessarily punched out these facts enough in the reviews themselves - something I slightly regret now. Put it down to worry that any such disclaimer would be stylistically clunky (as indeed, is this one).
Trust, however, that whether or not you agree with a given review, it's grounded in experience.
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