This series of articles is a unique experiment in boardgame writing.
1. It is essential reading for anyone looking to build their own boardgame collection. New to the hobby? Unsure which games to buy first? Don't panic! By following the development of my own collection you will be able to decide how to construct your own, focusing on classic games and modern tabletop gems that compliment each other and your own play tastes.
2. It will form an archive of board game reviews that will help people decide whether a specific game is right for them. Table top gaming is not the cheapest of hobbies. Many so-called 'AAA games' or 'big box games' are now £60 or more. Some are even over £100. I have spent a long time deciding which games to add to my capsule collection, and have always sought out the opinions of reviewers and YouTubers whose views I trust. By replaying and reconsidering the classic and modern games in my collection, I will help you make informed choices about individual games. Beyond a normal review, I will highlight a game's replay factor and its position within the gaming space.
3. It is also a unique experiment in life writing and memoir. I use the shaping of my board game collection to recount and reflect on my time as a gamer and more. The act of telling the story of each game's place in my collection becomes a way to tell a larger and more personal story.