Here at The Giant Brain you will find all sorts of content about games from indepth reviews to first thoughts and previews of upcoming kickstarters. We will always make it clear in our content if we have received a review copy or if it is something one of us owns. We want to make it as apparent as possible what each of our review types is about so we have listed them here with a further explanation. As there are now three of us on the site we will not have all necessarily played the games we review, and we will endeavour to make clear who has played what during any article.
These are games that the reviewer has played through once but doesn’t own, the sort of experience you might get at a con or a games meetup. The reviewer will not have read the rulebook so cannot comment on it, but can give you an overview of the mechanics and how they felt about the game. You can see an example of this kind of review here.
These are games that are not out in general retail yet. The reviewer will have played as many times as it takes them to get a handle on the game. They will either be coming to Kickstarter soon or are releasing in some other way in the not too distant future. It is likely we have not been given a not quite final copy of the game by the publisher but we will always make that clear at the top of the preview. You can see an example of this kind of review here.
This is a game that one of us most likely own and have played as many times as we feel necessary to deliver a verdict. This will be a full dive into the games theme, mechanics and the ‘feel’ of the game. You can find an example of this kind of review here.
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Iain, Jamie and Sam