My name’s Adam and I’m a 40-something year-old man living in Cornwall, UK. I’ve been playing tabletop games in a ‘serious’ way (i.e. something other than Cluedo and Blackjack) for 10+ years now.
I love Eurogames most of all, especially anything with worker placement or a rondel, and I love social and hidden-role games. If it goes on a table, I’m happy to play pretty much anything, as long as it’s not roll-and-move.
My own personal gateway games, the ones that really hooked me, were Last Night On Earth, Dominion and Hamburgum. I had a seven year break in playing when my son was born and I didn’t have the time to play (along with the fear of having my precious collection destroyed and/or eaten by a toddler), but now I’m back in deeper than ever.
My favourite designers are Alexander Pfister, Shem Phillips, Stefan Feld and Uwe Rosenberg. My collection isn’t the biggest in the world, but that’s mostly due to not having either as much space or money as I’d like to have.
As of March 2021, I’m proud to say I’m an Associate Writer for There Will Be Games.
Outside of board games I have a lifelong obsession with videogames, and love gardening, space exploration and pretty much anything nerdy in the slightest.