This is a public service announcement: I’ve added an A-Z glossary of common board game jargon beneath my ‘Board and card game beginner’s guide’ linked at the top of each page of the blog.
I’m sure I’ve missed loads of words and phrases, so if you think of any – or come across any – that you think should be added, please post them in the comments section below. I will keep it as up to date as possible, so please do contribute.
I haven’t added much to the beginner’s guide recently but do try and keep the various sections up to date, so here are some reminders of some other posts I’ve written aimed at those who are a little newer to the hobby:
- Gateway games (you may need to look that term up in my handy ‘glossary’…)
- Video channels (where to watch videos on board games)
- Podcasts (where to listen to stuff about games)
- Playing games online (free websites that host official versions of board games)
Again, if you have any ideas for new beginner’s guide sections I’m all ears: it’s hard to think like a new player when you’ve been around the industry for quite a while, so there’s no one better than a new gamer (or budding game designer) to tell me what I should be writing about.
I guess I should also mention my board and card game reviews here (although you’d have done well to miss them if you come here at all). I’ve reviewed more than 70 games and expansions to date, most of which are currently available to buy (and most of which are great). They’re listed alphabetically, but if you’re new to the hobby and looking for some more specific advice (rather than a specific title) don’t hesitate to get in touch either via the comments section here, through Board Game Geek or on Twitter. Cheers!