About

A photo of Oliver Kinne, the owner and editor of this blog.

My name is Oliver Kinne. I live by the sunny south coast of the United Kingdom and have been playing modern tabletop games for over 15 years. I have also enjoyed writing fiction since I was in my teens. So in May 2018, I started a blog combining my two hobbies.

The Tabletop Games Blog is about all things board, card, dexterity and other modern games. Every week there is a new review and a topic discussion piece, all of which are also released in audio format on the podcast.

I recently launched Tabletop Games Blog Radio, which is a 24/7 internet radio station featuring board game news from the Brainwaves team, interviews with people from the board game industry from the Finding GamesProducing Fun and We’re Not Wizards series, board game chat and some interviews from Tabletop Inquisition, as well as all the other podcast episodes I produce.

I also produce the Let me illustrate podcast, where a different board game artist answers a catalogue of 17 questions about themselves.

I am an associate writer for There Will Be Games and a contributing author to The Tabletop Spirit digital magazine, which is an honour and allows me to share my articles with a wider audience.

I co-host the Tabletop Inquisition podcast with Antoinette from Board Game Inquisition and we release a new episode about once a month, where we tackle different issues facing board games, the people who play them and maybe their industry.

I was a judge and coach for the Board Game Workshop Design Contest 2019 and 2020.

I also playtested a number of commercially released tabletop games, including Empires of the Void II by Red Raven Games (see page 35 of the rulebook), Chai by Steeped Games (see box lid) and Coral Islands by Alleycat Games (see page 16 of the rulebook).

If you want to find out what I’m up to, you can find me here:

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