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Marc Davis

Marc Davis is the founder of The Thoughtful Gamer, a website and podcast dedicated to reviewing and analyzing board games from a critical, reasoned perspective. He's interested in the way games can teach us how to think and understand our world better. In his spare time he likes to coach debate, play golf, and hunt down good movies. facebook: /thethoughtfulgamer

Honoring the Humble Eurogame

Let’s take a moment to appreciate the Eurogame. I’m not talking about the Euro-inspired hybrid designs that we see so often today (think Scythe or Dungeon Lords). Those are great, but I’m talking about the hardcore, “pure” Eurogames, where the board is various colors of beige and you’re, like, planting beans or visiting a market, […]

The Ties That Bind – More Than Romance on Valentine’s Day

Spending time with people is work. There’s no way around that. Whether it’s a stranger or the person you know better than anyone else, it takes more than a smile and small talk to get through life in a way that makes all parties feel valued. These are the experiences that gave us pause and […]

Pioneer Days is the Most Pleasant Game about the Oregon Trail You’ll Ever Play

Pioneer Days gives you exactly what’s displayed on the cover—a pleasant stroll through the 19th century countryside