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Author - Andrew Holmes

I’m a husband, father, scientist, poet and, of course, gamer who lives in Wales, works in England and owns a Scottish rugby shirt. When I’m not working or playing board games I write scientific haiku (Japanese micro-poems) and I run the website The Sciku Project for sharing the latest research discoveries through the medium of haiku – stop by, discover something new and contribute if you’d like!

I’ve always played board games, the classics have been a staple entertainment in my family my whole life. More recently I stumbled onto the modern board game phenomenon, through the gateway drug of Carcassonne. I love how board games bring people together – for me they are a medium for enjoying time with family and friends.

I’ve gone for the desert island approach for my Top 6 board games and as a result there’s a balance of game types in my list. Victims of this selection method include Village, Dale of Merchants, Istanbul and Caverna – I feel guilty for leaving them off.

  1. Carcassonne
  2. Backgammon
  3. Suburbia
  4. Scrabble
  5. Escape: The Curse of the Temple
  6. Tales of the Arabian Nights

Recent Articles & Reviews by Andrew Holmes