Author - Ashley Gariepy

I’m an elementary school teacher who loves board games. I consider myself a euro-gamer at heart and Meeple Mountain’s resident escape room gamer, but I have also been known to enjoy the occasional Ameri-style game.

Hey! I’m Smash and sometimes you’ll see me in Ashley’s reviews (and occasionally I might pop up in unexpected places).

I’m also one third of the Maple Mountain triad, the self-named group of Canadian authors here at Meeple Mountain.

Below you will find just a few of the games I really love. The idea of compiling a list of my favorite games is quite stressful because when I’m required to rank any board game, it feels like I’m saying I would be happy if only a select few games were to exist. This hurts my heart. For my top 6, I have settled on a list of games that I would be happy playing anytime because their gameplay makes me feel as happy and excited as the first time I got them to the table. My top 6 games in no particular order of importance are:

  1. Ticket to Ride (all stand-alone games and map expansions)
  2. Kanban
  3. Pandemic (and expansions) & Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 and 2
  4. The Exit series of games
  5. Ganz Schön Clever (That’s Pretty Clever)
  6. KLASK

Follow me, @redmeeplesmash, on Instagram and Twitter to keep up with the games I’m playing (or check out my game diary on BGG).

Along with my articles and reviews, check out my thoughts on Monopoly, Apples to Apples, and the following games from Meeple Mountain’s First Take Fridays:


Recent Articles & Reviews by Ashley Gariepy