Ticket to Ride: Europe

Hello, stranger! 

I am George and right now you are on my blog. No matter how you came across it, I hope you’ll have a good experience while staying here.  

I’ve played games since I was a young child, but it wasn’t anything special for me. I used to play Monopoly, Scrabble and Rummikub with my parents and friends and that’s pretty much all about it. it wasn’t until a couple years ago that I realized I actually love these games and they became a part of my day to day activities.  

It all started on December 30th, 2018, during a visit to my girlfriend’s house. She and her brother have a small collection of games she had told me about before and I was really interested in seeing it.

Pandemic will always be one of my favorites

The first game that we tried was Pandemic, and I just couldn’t help myself but fall in love with the adrenaline rush that you get during the final moments of the game when you draw a card and wish for it not to be that one card that would ruin everything. The variety of emotions that game put me through was something new to me and I never thought that a game could do that to me.


Next games that we played were Carcassonne and Betrayal at House on the Hill. I loved (and still do) both so much that I ended up buying Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate for my birthday and then Carcassonne a couple months later.

Since then, I’ve slowly started my own collection of games and also began reading more and more about different board games and learning strategies.

Betrayal at House on the Hill

Now, not a day goes by for me without playing something or reading about a game. Big chance is, if you come say hi to me, you’ll either find me scrolling r/boardgames or reading about a game on BoardGameGeek.  

I decided to start this blog out of pure passion for these games and because I thought that it would be nice to share my experiences with other enthusiasts.

Thanks for passing by and I would like to invite you on a ride through the wonderful world of board games!  

If you’re interested in contacting me, do not hesitate to send me an email at the following address: contact@boardgamesjournal.com 


Kibbu – Ticket to Ride: Europe photo

Chris Barnard – Betrayal at House on the Hill photo