Alex and Ben have been playing modern board games for a couple of years but have been gamers for years. From early Nintendo consoles through to the latest Xbox gaming has been an obsession for the both of them; however board games have become somewhat of a revolution in their lives. They have been mates for over a decade and with their wives (!) holiday and game together lots!
They are both training to become vicars too! They also help to run The Boardroom, a tabletop gaming day in Alex’s home town of Cheltenham. Running this site and the podcast is just a hobby and they love it!
A mid-forties father of two, I rejoined the boardgame renaissance a few years ago when I discovered that there was more to gaming than Talisman and Munchkin (which had been on my shelves since before my children were born). Nowadays, I love to get stuck into a nice chewy worker placement.
My name is Jon and I have been playing board games for about 3 years now as a hobby. Most of my gaming is done with my lovely wife who recently gave in and started playing games with me after realising I wasn’t playing monopoly, or cluedo, or part of some secret cult that meets until the small hours on a Friday night. Outside of gaming I’m a field studies teacher who loves the outdoors and all it has to offer.
Check me out on BGG: ‘j00nbrains’ or instagram: ‘jonnyboardgames’ where I post fairly regularly.
Games have always been something that I have enjoyed, but it is only in the last few years that I have become seriously passionate about them. My gaming likes are many and varied, and my collection of approximately 150 games is pretty eclectic. Outside of gaming I am a husband, a United Reformed Church minister, and have five pet ferrets.
I am a former teacher of ten years, freelance writer, and novelist. I writes for the Guardian and the TES, blogs at introvertedteacher.co.uk and tweets as @honeypisquared <https://twitter.com/honeypisquared