UK Games Expo 2021

UK Games Expo 2021

UK Games Expo is the biggest annual board games convention in the UK. In 2020 it didn’t happen, obviously. But – to great applause – last weekend UKGE 2021 took place at the NEC in Birmingham. I spent all three days at the convention along with my...
How to play Brigadier

How to play Brigadier

Quick Links Introduction: Tense and puzzly How to Play Brigadier Thoughts about the game ‘How to play’ Video Get your free game Other great Family Games Introduction: Tense and puzzly Brigadier is an outstanding two-player card game. It’s packed with...
Getting inspiration for a new board game

Getting inspiration for a new board game

I’m often asked where my ideas for new games come from. The truth is that they come from all over the place: random things I hear, patterns I spot, components from other games, strange game-playing dreams and discussions I have with other designers, amongst other...
What is a tile placement game?

What is a tile placement game?

In this blog: Ellie explains what ‘tile placement’ means in board gaming. There are all sorts of terms used within board gaming to describe the mechanics of a game. Familiarity with the jargon helps us to define the types of games we enjoy and find new ones to add to...
Update: Book festival, interviews and an ambassador!

Update: Book festival, interviews and an ambassador!

Global Presence Ambassador I’m thrilled to have been designated as a Global Presence Ambassador for the UK.    Global Presence Ambassador is an honorary designation awarded by Parenting 2.0 to passionate life skills pioneers around the world. Parenting 2.0 is a...