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Simon Lavender

A lover of all things board games. Fan of shorter games with multiple rounds (or one) and generally has more rounds than things you do on your turn (Virgin Queen has 32). Predicted the past five Spiel des Jahres (the number one panel on Game of the Year).

I have been dubbed "The Serious Gamer". Starting to log plays in 2018 to present, last year I played 509+ different games in 290 days logging 1,900 plays (according to Boardgamegeek...which doesn't list all every game).

You can find me on the geek as boulderman

Articles By: Simon Lavender

Showtime Review
Showtime Review

Showtime! (formerly called Film ab!) is an easily accessible, brisk family game with a funny theme that everyone knows from their everyday life.

Santo Domingo Review
Santo Domingo Review

Santo Domingo is a simultaneous action selection game with artwork by Klemens Franz. It’s published by Pegasus Spiele and designed by Stefan Risthaus.

Red7 Review
Red7 Review

The rules of “Red” are simple: highest card wins! But “Red” is just one of seven games you’ll be playing in Red7…

Mmm! Board Game Review
Mmm! Board Game Review

Luck needs to be on your side in Mmm! as you are a mouse who is looking to get food from the house before the prowling cat catches you.

Meeple War Review
Meeple War Review

Set before Carcassonne, Meeple War sets the ground work as to who established the roads and castles of the Spiel des Jahres, game of the year classic. 

Narcos Review
Narcos Review

The Narcos board game is based on the Netflix show, where Pablo Escobar is on the run from his enemies in Colombia.

Pandemic Fall of Rome Review
Pandemic Fall of Rome Review

In Pandemic: Fall of Rome, hordes of invaders and those angry at being displaced are returning and want to crush the capital! Read our review.

Simon’s Christmas Wishlist 2018
Simon’s Christmas Wishlist 2018

Here are the top five board games that I hope to receive from Father Christmas this year, including titles such as Gloomhaven and Fleet!