Board Game Recommendations
Sure, you've heard that there are a lot of new board games out there. You could go to Amazon and just grab stuff at random. But, like, YOUR friends and family are special. They only play things that glow in the dark. They only play games for 10 or more players. They only play games with magnets in them. You've only got one, maaaaaybe two shots to win them over to doing something cool, but you don't quite know what. If only you had someone who could listen as you describe what you're looking for, and give you a better idea of what to check out. That's what I'm here to do.
You provide: message of your scenario in which you need a game, number of likely participants, ages, prior game experience, and any strange likes or dislikes. I help match you up with recommendations of what to buy or research in a ~15 minute Google Hangout session, Skype session, or phone call.
Training & Qualifications
Former Board and Card Game Director for OwlCon, Rice University's Gaming Convention. Former Cheapass Games Demo Monkey. Former Looney Labs Mad Labs Rabbit. Current game demo Envoy for Double Exposure. Regular attendee of Houston Board Games Meetup.
Board game writings published by The Proof, Earth Is Huge And We Are All On It, and Vortext magazine, as well as published on my own blog. Board Game Madness, and on my Twitter feed.
Availability & Preferences
I'm usually flexible on Saturdays, as well as later in the evenings.