Girls Who Like Board Games is a international group of women with a presence on various social and game platforms. I stumbled across them and loved the vibe of the group. I have to say I feel more comfortable chatting with them than other board game groups I’ve tried out. I’m not sure if it’s because the gender identity of the group is female or if it’s just the chemistry of this particular group. When they said, “It’s time to start a blog, who’s in?” or words to that effect, I raised my hand: “me, me, me, me, me!” The group blog was launched and my first piece was published yesterday: Horrified: A Review with a Village Full of Monsters. They liked it so much they’ve asked me to be a regular contributor to the blog.
I’m not a super-experienced gamer with floor to ceiling shelves packed with hundreds of games, but the pandemic lockdown has seen my small collection of games grow, and the addition of digital board games, too. If you’re looking for deep strategic analysis based on 20 years and thousands of hours of gaming…that’s not me, but might be some of the other contributors! If you’re looking to find out if a game is fun, if it’s something you would like, if it’s easy to learn, or what sort of a learning curve an average person would have, then my posts on the Girls Who Like Board Games Blog will be right up your alley. A lot of people are getting into board games—or back into board games—as a result of the lockdown, so an “average gamer” or beginner perspective can be useful. The group is largely composed of people who are much more experienced gamers than I, so posts on the blog by others will reflect a variety of tastes and experience. Check it out and subscribe to it if you’re interested. If you identify as female, look for GWLBG on your preferred social/game platform.