A Fun Introduction to a New Solo Board Game Blog
Read the introduction to Gameward Bound, a solo board game blog with a dash of Calico Critters and Stealthy Elephants.
Welcome! After years of destroying wallets on the Solitaire Games On Your Table lists on BoardGameGeek, here I am with a blog… To potentially do exactly the same thing. Ha ha! I’m Jessica, and playing solo board games is one of my favorite hobbies. I hope to share that passion through a variety of content here. Have fun following along, and enjoy!
A Delicious Celebration
To start off on the right foot, or paw, a few of my adorable Calico Critters stopped by to deliver plenty of treats for all!
For those who have not followed along in the past, I often feature these animal figures and tiny accessories with my solo board games. They add a fun and silly element that makes my photography rather interesting… When no one topples over at regular intervals. All the same, enjoy them!
The blog’s focus is still on solo board games, of course.
It looks like these desserts won’t be around for long. Best pick out your favorite and run off before it gets stolen!
An Overview of the Planned Content
The blog needs a little time to start building up posts, but there are plenty of topics I have in mind. From articles and reviews to guides and sessions, I hope to create a useful resource for all sorts of solo players. New to the hobby? Welcome aboard, and enjoy exploring everything this unique part of the board game world offers!
Feel free to check out the lists of categories and tags to get an idea of the organization. Tags, in particular, will slowly expand, but will mostly be broken down by specific games to make navigation easy over time.
The language and subject matter will almost always be rated G or PG. Did the Calico Critters not give that away? Ha!
Comments and suggestions are also always welcome, so feel free to request I play a particular solo board game or ask a question. I typically write what interests me, yet I’m happy to look into topics that interest others!
Solo Game Preferences
My collection includes a variety of different board games, and lots of them! I play a lot, usually on a daily basis.
I like board games about building or creating, rather than destruction. However, I’ll play almost anything once.
Part of the fun with solo board games is to discover new ways to play. Area control is the only aspect I sometimes avoid. Other than that, nearly anything is fair game!
Additional Information and Resources
There are other places around the blog to find out some additional details. Is this a place for you? I certainly hope so, but it will likely take some time to figure that out. In the meantime, enjoy browsing through these internal links.
- About: Read all about the blog with general information, a backstory, and an author’s short biography.
- Colophon: Discover what the blog uses in terms of technology and other elements, such as fonts.
- Comment Policy: Understand the expectations and limitations of comments on the blog.
- Frequently Asked Questions: Find the complete answers to common blog inquiries.
Make sure to leave a comment below if you have any questions about where to find information about the blog. Or, use the contact form or one of the social media sites Gameward Bound has a presence on. I’m usually easy to reach!
I started taking photos of my board games as a way to have fun. My skills are fantastically amateurish, though the trick is to enjoy coming up with each shot!
My lighting can be uncooperative at times… I just consider that a way to present board games in their natural states. I admire those who can do so much more, though.
Hopefully the quality of everything will improve over time, though evening plays may suffer a bit. I’ll just call those artistic and say I meant to do that. Ha ha!
Or blame it on the Stealthy Elephants. They’re everywhere.
What is a Stealthy Elephant?
This silly concept started as a simple joke in the 1 Player Guild in the September 2017 SGOYT GeekList. Since then, I’ve hidden various elephants in my posts. Some are clearly obvious and need some more training, while others have gone weeks without being noticed. It’s just another fun little way to have more fun with board game photography!
I also welcome anyone who wants to hide Stealthy Elephants of their own! My skills often get put to the test, and I doubt if I’m much better than most. But I do know how to help them hide! In fact, there might be one around here…
Spreading the Word
I look forward to the future of the blog! It’s just getting started now, and I hope that it will prove to be a fun way to read more about the solo board game hobby.
Feel free to connect with the blog and me on social media!
Thanks for following along and sharing Gameward Bound!
Continue the Conversation
I appreciate the encouragement from countless individuals who helped me get this blog started! What do you think of Gameward Bound? Feel free to leave a comment with any thoughts. I have many more ideas for the future and hope you’ll have fun reading along. Thanks for getting to know me, and keep an eye out for much more!