Author - Tom Franklin

By day, I’m a mild-mannered IT Manager with a slight attitude.  By night I play guitar, board games, watch British TV, and actively avoid writing my next novel.  My wife and I live near Raleigh, NC and are staff to five fine cats.

I love abstracts, coop games, and deep games with lots of interesting choices.  And despite being a DM, I have an inherent dislike of six-sided dice.

Recent Articles & Reviews by Tom Franklin

Games We Love: Catan

How did Catan become a game that has sold over 22 million copies and played all over the world? It's all about sheep, ore, wheat, and wood. Read on to find out why we love Catan.

The Splendorificness of Splendor!

Gemstone tokens and development cards work to create one of the easiest, most simple engine-building games that our reviewer has ever played. Read on to learn why Splendor is one of our favorite games.