Michael Heron's Member Blogs
This is a post about the New Game Journalism philosophy as applied to tabletop games. We need to be doing better when we talk about what it means to play games and why people should care.
This is what's been going on in the world of Meeple Like Us in January of 2018.
It's hard to create things when you're having to fit it in amongst all the other things you have to do in life. For a lot of us, creation is a hobby not a job even if we'd love it to be otherwise. Here are some of my tips for the hobbyists amongst us.
User centred design is a valuable approach, including for the development of games. Here's a post about how we work at Robert Gordon University to merge board games and UCD sensibilities into our modules on the topic.
This is what's been going on in the world of Meeple Like Us in December of 2017.
This is the Meeple Like Us take on the best board games in 2017.
This is what's been going on in the world of Meeple Like Us in November of 2017.
Board game reviews skew positive. There are many reason for that, including the nature of the hobbyist review ecosystem itself. This article discusses the factors that have an impact on critical discussion in tabletop gaming.
There is always a danger that a reviewer succumbs to a conflict of interest. Even in a hobbyist review press, ethical dangerous abound. This article discusses some compromises that come from accepting payment from publishers for reviews.
This is what's been going on in the world of Meeple Like Us in October of 2017.
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