Welcome to the first of a series of rambling commentaries on a wide range of subjects usually related to the wonderful world of board, party, card and table top games and gaming in general. I expect this will largely consist of the thoughts and ideas that stream through my brain on a daily basis, some of which I’m hoping will entertain you!

Why bored? Well not from the gaming, that’s for sure; I’m mostly bored by the Real Life that gets in the way of gaming sessions. To get through these tedious interludes, I find myself replaying the last game and planning the next in my mind’s eye; “should I have played that spell card then?”, “why is it so difficult to run a U-boat?”, “will I ever be able to finish a game of Rhino without knocking the tower over?” That sort of thing.

So if you’re ever sitting on a bus in South London and someone unexpectedly shouts, “Focus on the outbreaks!” then be kind. In my head, I’m just trying to stop a worldwide Pandemic on maximum difficulty…