Father and husband before anything else. Board game lover/player and love all things toys. I do video reviews and once in a blue moon, I just might do some writing as well. My wife loves writing and playing games with me, so we are something made in heaven. I have also been letting my little girl post up videos on her favorite dolls (Monster High). My son loves all things Mario. I want to get him more involved as well.
History as to why GreyElephant Gaming?
I was on vacation during November 2012. At this time I had been doing video reviews with a partner as InD20 group. I had tons of games I was needing to get reviewed and was feeling overwhelmed at the time. I was talking to my wife about getting some of the new games to the table so we could learn them and eventually get a video filmed. She started complaining that we never play the games we KNOW we love anymore. We are always playing the "new and shiny" just so we can get videos done. Simply put, she said it just wasn't as fun as it used to be. It hit me right then and there that she was right! The two of us spent my entire vacation playing all the "older" games we loved. From Defenders of the Realm, The Adventurers, Through The Desert, lastly Pandemic. Honestly, it was one of the best weeks in gaming I've ever had. At that moment, I knew I needed to change. I wanted to start enjoying my games instead of "turning and burning" them out for "reviews". The games I loved were collecting DUST! No more!
The following are the new formats I will be working on.
GreyElephant's "Quick Reviews": This will be the review part of my work. However, I understand time is hard to come by these days. These reviews are going to be fast and to the point!
GreyElephant's "How To Play": So, you need more than the Quick Review to be convinced of a game. Well, this series will take you through the game and teach you the details. All the way from set up to end game victory conditions.
"Live Play": Watch us as we play the game right in front of you! This is a great way to learn the game and see the mechanics played out in real time. Can't hide anything when a game is being played right out in front of you! Great way too see if this game will be one you will want to buy.
My first mission statement is being entertaining, yet educational. Educational is the most important aspect of our video series. Giving you as much information about a game as possible! This will involve new games and hopefully some of my favorite classics.
My second mission is that after watching my videos on a game you're interested in, you will have a great idea on whether the game is for you, and most importantly will it ever get played! Too many of us have bought games that do nothing more than collect dust.
If you have any games you'd like to contact GreyElephant Gaming on, please contact me:
Boardgamegeek.com : http://boardgamegeek.com/user/greyelephant
Cell phone# - Get ahold of me via other sources first please. :)