Hi, I’m Chris Marling. I started GoPlayListen in 2011 as a place to talk about going (on holiday), playing (board and computer games) and listening (to music) – but it has since largely become a place for game discussion.
As of early 2017 I’d posted around 100 board game reviews alongside posts on designing board and card games, gaming convention reports, designer Q&As and a collection of basic guides for people getting into the hobby – as well as occasional ramblings on anything from running to what I’m reading.
My first board game design Empire Engine (with Matthew Dunstan) was published by AEG in 2014 and by Pegasus in Germany in 2015. Armageddon (with David Thompson) followed in 2016, published by Queen Games, with Pioneer Days (again with Dunstan) published in 2017 by TMG. Witless Wizards was released by Drawlabs in 2018.
In my day job I’m a professional journalist/editor. If you have a game you want reviewed or event covered, please get in contact. I’m also happy to provide comment on anything to do with the board game industry, or write content for your site about board and card games. If you want to get in contact about anything board gaming, please do so via Board Game Geek or Twitter.
Outside of gaming I’m a mortgaged-up 40-something living in East Anglia. I’m a recovering music obsessive with a terrible diet – happy days.