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About Us

Welcome to BoardGame Stories Land!

Leave your baggage at the Inn and let us introduce ourselves!

We are a group of people with different tastes, opinions and habits, but what has brought us together is our love for board games. Our team consists of board gamers and board game designers, and we hope to grow bigger in size and skills! We write reviews of games we like and express our personal opinions based on our gaming experience. We publish articles with news about board games that come out and/or run on Kickstarter! We also take interviews from game designers and companies that produce new games, so as to better inform people and give a bit of a background story! Finally we offer some print n play downloads just for fun, but also as a thank you to our fans and readers!

These are just appetizers! We have many things in mind and bright new ideas, in order to offer a great side-­gaming experience to all the board gaming community. All these will be revealed to you in time, as we are starting off, by the Capital of our Land and specifically the Inn in which many kind of Stories are heard inside its walls! In time, we will expand the city limits with more buildings, places of interest and new sections will gradually be introduced to the website. So  you can expect many things to come in the near future! Don’t miss out!

Now you can take a look around!

In this Land, you will learn what’s going on in the world of board games. You can speak freely and comment about what you find out and talk with other fellow board gamers and if you listen closely you will hear its stories…! You can wander in the alleys, take pictures, see its landmarks and discover its secrets!

You can also sign up on our “guest book” and create a character which will give you benefits along the way, such as earning ranks and badges according to the degree of your participation (reading articles, commenting, daily visits, etc).

Note that if you want to become a contributing member of our team, author, journalist, etc, or if you are an entrepreneur who just arrived to our Land with brand new ideas and you would like to settle down and share them with us, just fill out the contact form or send us an email!

Now it’s time to meet the contributing and founding members of this great Land:

Name: Thanos Potossis
Username: NinjaBoy
Class: Co-Founder, Author
Favorite Games: Seasons, Arkham Horror, Robinson Crusoe, Descent
Special Abilities: Playing Bass Guitar, Listening to Music, Talking Walks

Background Story:

I am a Web Developer and I ‘ve been wandering in the world of board games for about 10 years now. I’m really excited to have created this website with the woman I love (the little elf on the right), since board games are our mutual hobby. I feel blessed to have found people to work with, that share common goals and dreams with me!

We all want to create something beautiful for the board gaming community, which will co-exist and play along (!) with the games that come out. I would call this website a game for all board games!

Name: Matina Stavridi
Username: Ireth
Class: Co-Founder, Author
Favorite Games: Tzolkin, The Castles of Burgundy, Betrayal at House on the Hill
Special Abilities: Reading Books, Listening to the Music I Love, Going Out With Friends to Explore New Tiles on the City Map

Background Story:

I am that little elf and I got to know the world of board games along with NinjaBoy several years ago. So we both ended up getting hooked on playing, until we finally decided to create this website, so that boardgamers from all over the world will gather around.

I am a translator and a copywriter. Making this site, as well as working on it every single day, has been a great experience and we are happy to know that it has brought together people who share the same love for board games. So, choose your character, shuffle your deck and roll your dice, for there are some board game stories here to explore!

Name: Theofilos Koutroubis
Username: Grantelith
Class: Author, Reviewer
Favorite Games: Mutant Meeples, Bohnanza, Seasons & more.
Special Abilities: Watching Anime-Movies-Series-Theatrical Plays, Reading Books & Manga, Martial Arts

Background Story:

I am a university student in Thessaloniki, studying Applied Informatics. I also work as a game designer, something that I got my hands into almost three years ago. I love to read books but my main focus is on the fields of gamification, game theory, philosophy and phycology with my thesis in Cognitive Phycology.

As you may assume I am a board game addict and will try to share my passion and experience on the industry with the population of BoardGameStories!

Name: Vasilis Souvatzoglou
Username: Nykteas
Class: The Innkeeper
Favorite Games: Twilight Struggle, L5R, Bloodbowl, 7 Wonders Duels, Shadowrun RPG
Special Abilities: Vast network of connections to every adventurers Guild, Storyteller by trade and in possession of the sacred and magical Tome of the Innkeeper

Background Story:

Former adventurer that settled down and became an Innkeeper, I still dabble in the magic of gaming when my duties allow it and always love a good challenge. Running the Dragonphoenix Inn, a gaming cafe for the better part of my life after spending my youth knee-deep in RPG’s, Card Games and PC gaming.
On my spare time, I can be found reading, mostly sci-fi and horror nowadays, dancing like a maniac and having the occasional glass of Gin(in case you want to buy me a drink someday).

Name: Lance Hinkel
Username: Learn To Play
Class: Video Reviewer
Favorite Games:
Special Abilities:

Background Story:

I have always been a gamer and through the years I have moved from one focus to another but I have always maintained an interest in board games and with the massive growth in the board gaming industry over the pass five years this is the golden ago of games with tons of chooses. With all these chooses comes tons of rule books and rules to understand well that is where I come in I have been making videos teaching how to play games now for about a year and a half and it has been a huge learning experience both in how to create the videos and learning the games. so lets head to the table and I will teach you how to play!

Name: Maria Panagou
Username: Snowdrop
Class: Reviewer
Favorite Games:
Special Abilities:

Background Story:

I am a surveying engineer, currently working as a hydraulic engineer for a big consulting engineering firm. My interest in board games started with games like Monopoly (I won the Greek National Championship in 2004) and Stratego and continued with Magic the Gathering. It was not until 2011 that I dived into serious board gaming and I was immediately hooked. Soon I decided to make my own website about board games on which I spend much of my free time. The rest of my time is dedicated to my beloved son, watching movies, playing video games, playing tennis and reading books. BoardGame Stories is a new home for me, where I will tell my own stories about new board games and share them with all of you!

Name: Chris Emery
Username: Bubbles
Class: Author
Favorite Games: King of Tokyo; Betrayal at House on the Hill; The Perfect Heist; Room 25
Special Abilities: Cinema - old and new, Craft Beer, Superdad

Background Story:

I’m a little ashamed to admit that I am late to the board gaming bandwagon. I briefly dabbled with RPGs and gave up on video games many moons ago, so board gaming never seemed like an option – until I was introduced to King of Tokyo, my gateway game, and it was all uphill from there!

Outside of that, I work in entertainment in the true north, strong and free, and spend my off time embracing fatherhood.

Name: Maria Mountokalaki
Username: MariaNerd
Class: Reviewer
Favorite Games: Settlers of Catan, Pandemic, Munchkin
Special Abilities: Can transform money into books and gadgets, Can sing in the shower until unlocking sore-lung achievement, Can think up of an entire novel, and write a whole page every three months

Background Story:

I was born in the previous century, during a time when the hottest board game was Monopoly. Because of that, I stayed in the dark for too many years, until I discovered modern board games. It was the dawn of a new era for me, and there’s no turning back.

I am an English teacher and translator and I divide my free time between trying to initiate my friends into new board games and pursuing my other passions, whose striking disparity establishes me as a Jack of all trades, or a completely unstable individual. You can never be sure, so tread lightly just in case.

Name: Kate Yarnell
Username: QuiverQuinn
Class: Author
Favorite Games: Five Tribes, Pandemic, Colt Express
Special Abilities: memorizing, planning, packing, and coordinating, finding good deals, giving great gifts

Background Story:

I’m co-founder and co-CEO of my family. I fell in love with modern board games through my husband-who introduced me to Wil Wheaton’s TableTop-and a few gateway games-Castle Panic, Ticket to Ride, and Smallworld. We’ve been playing ever since. I am passionate about board gaming, and try to introduce as many people as I can to it.

I am a stay at home mom to my five kids ages 2 to 11. We’ve introduced to board games to them along the way, and they enjoy them as much as we do. When I’m not playing board games I love being outside- hiking, exploring, kayaking-pretty much most things-as well as spending time as a family unit.