Lake Leafty – Owner
Jazz Paladin- Reviewer
QuelqunQui (literally Someone who in French) is an eclectic who can’t stop doing more than one thing at a time.. Quelqunqui is a harpsichordist and gamer at heart that doesn’t abide by rules he doesn’t believe in. When not playing he’s traveling the world for the Belgian Air force.
Harry Jacobs- Reviewer
Harry has been a gamer for over 5 decades, his first games were strategic war games from Avalon Hill and Strategic Publications Incorporated (SPI). Currently he resides in Yellowknife Northwest Territories in Canada, a city known to hold most of the cold weather records in Canada. While not playing games or working, his five dogs keep him busy around the house and yard. He is active in Ptarmicon Game Knights a club dedicated to bringing gaming to the communities in the Territories and can be often found teaching games both on club nights and at their various events. He looks forward to bringing his reviews and perspective of various games, in order for you to make an informed decision around buying and playing games. You can also catch Harry nigh-lighting as the North of 60 Gaming HERE.
Roger Cotton- Reviewer
Roger Alan Cotton is a 3D artist, graphic designer, and independent board game designer. He teaches Literature, History, Creative Writing, and Drama at a private Christian high school in Tucson, AZ.
Previously, Roger taught 3D Animation, Game Design, and Graphic Design at various colleges in San Diego, CA.
Shane “Bogue” Bogardus- Reviewer
Mike Pratt– Reviewer
E.V. – Reviewer
Adam Collins – Reviewer
Kurtis Clark– Reviewer
I’m from a quite little town in Missouri. Just south of St. Louis. I’m a lover of the outdoors. When I’m not playing board games I can be found next to a lake fishing or floating down a river, and of course camping. I can’t forget drag racing I go to the local tracks as much as possible. About 2 years ago though when I lived in Huntsville Alabama, before this nasty Covid thing popped up on anyone’s radar, I started playing boardgames. From the first meetup I went to I was hooked! My first game I played was diamond’s I really enjoyed it. Later that week I went to another meetup and found worker placement games and fell in love. Since then I have expanded my horizons and have been to local game festivals and played as many different games as I can. I am as completely competitive while playing but never get upset when I lose, and that happens a lot! I just enjoy being able to spend time playing games with friends family and anyone else I can get to play!!
TechnoFunkBoy is a podcaster, musician, and author. Both he and his music can be heard on the actual play podcasts Dice & Dreary, Order of Podcasters, and Tales from the Rusty Speeder. His music is available on Bandcamp, Amazon, Apple, and Spotify, and ranges from electronic video game covers to soundtracks. His latest album is called The Wolves and is an energetic collection of synthwave instrumentals.
Carl King- Reviewer
The Arcanist’s Armory LLC- Reviewer
The Arcanist’s Armory LLC has recently begun to review board games. They love supporting small creators as they also run several custom dice and game projects and empathize well with other small creators. Sharik Peck, the owner, has a master’s degree in Financial Economics and a JD (law degree). He works as an attorney full time and runs the gamestore on the side. They specialize in family friendly games and their reviews will make sure to give suggestions for how to play the games with your families.
See The Arcanist’s Armory LLC reviews HERE.
Brad Hiscock, aka “Zerliity”- Reviewer
Brad Hiscock, aka “Zerility”, is a construction project manager and electrician by trade who was the owner of a 6-time award winning electrical company. His passion for board games has led him from playing hundreds of original titles to creating a design and publishing company of his own, Convivial Games. As an up and coming collaborator on many projects, he is always eager to try new games and meet new people.
All of Brad Hiscock, aka “Zerility”‘s reviews can be found HERE.
Thomas Shepherd- Reviewer
I grew up loving to solve puzzles, play games, and have fun. In my younger years I had fun playing pencil games, enjoyed the creativity of playing Dungeons and Dragons with my friends, and generally hanging out with others. My favorite thing to do was to make puzzles of all kinds, mazes, word games, picture games, etc.
Sadly my career took me in a different direction, solving computer problems rather than gaming problems.
Gaming came back into my life, though, in a big way about 15 years ago, and I have held onto it since. I still enjoy designing games and have 9 published titles, which I did through my own game publishing company, Toresh Games, prior to the Covid pandemic. Sadly I was not able to sustain the company through the pandemic.
I highly encourage people to play games, make friends, and have fun. As a game enthusiast, I would love to see a return to games as the best social media platform for the masses.
All of Thomas Shepherd’s reviews can be found HERE.
Tony Ripley – Reviewer
Fifteen 2, fifteen 4, and there ain’t no more! I remember being so confused at what was going on at the table when my dad and grandpa were playing some card game. Of course, I eventually got old enough to learn the game of cribbage and enjoyed plenty of evenings sharing stories and snacks. Games have really been a part of my life all along; whether it was to escape the heat of the afternoon in the middle east in the 70’s, making up a game about George Washington crossing the Delaware when I forgot to do a written report, or mashing up Yahtzee and Poker to see what would happen. I’ve lived around the world growing up, served military and religious missions, and ended up as an It professional in the South. I have run successful Kickstarter campaigns, organized mega-meetups and game conventions, and learned an awful lot along the way. Really, when I am reviewing a game, it is going to be as much about the kind of experience it is providing more than anything. In fact, for more involved games, I still like there to be at least maybe 20% luck or randomness so that winning or losing isn’t entirely my fault, lol. Ironically, I like abstract strategy games too; I think it is because I like to see what strategies and tactics emerge from the usually simple ruleset as you learn the game. So, as I provide overviews, unboxings, and playthroughs they will reflect my interests and tastes and that is probably the most helpful thing I can do. As there are more reviews from me you will know if you have similar views and that can help you find games you will enjoy or know who would when it is time for gift hunting. Onward!
All of Tony Ripley’s Video reviews can be found HERE.