Scent of a Gamer

From the computer to the tabletop, this is all about games. Updated each week-end.


I have spent a lot of time playing games. All kinds of games. Computers, tabletop, and…other. I even help run a local games club.

This blog is for all my gaming projects, thoughts and more besides. You’ll find:

Painting Projects. These are stored under their own page, The Projects. Miniatures tend to be provided unassembled and unpainted. Which means muggins here as a lot of assembly and painting to do! I always have more than I can handle on my plate.

Board Games. I’ve been playing board games for over 30 years. I only truly began to enjoy them in the past 10 years. This last decade or so has seen the release of some great games. Board games have been one way of sharing my love of gaming with my daughters.

Card Games. I tend to lump these in with board games when I think about gaming, but many people see them as entirely separate. I play these too, often, and so they will feature here.

Miniatures Games. From epic scale battles to skirmishes with half a dozen miniatures per side, there is a lot of variety in the miniatures space. To me it seems that each year oft he last five has been more of a golden year for miniatures than the one before it.

Computer Games. From the Commodore 64 to the gaming PC I’ve done it all, well, quite a lot anyway. I still play computer games and strategy titles are my favourite. Any articles will tend to be in that area.

Retro. The things I label as retro will be games of any of the above types that I want to talk about that happen to be no longer available.

For the curious, this blog is based in Brisbane, Australia.



Here are five games I have played recently (updated each month)

Splendour: A card and chip game where you play a jeweller attempting to attract the attention of a noble patron.

Warhammer: Total War: I was pleasantly surprised by how well this computer game captured the Warhammer World as it once was.

Magic: the Gathering: The CCG that started it all. Still a compelling game 20 years on.

Titan Quest: Anniversary Edition: a re-release of a classic aciton RPG has been glued to the monitor once more.

Lords of Waterdeep: An agent-placement board game that sees you influence the actions of adventurers in this Dungeons and Dragons setting in order to advance your own interests.

6 comments on “About

  1. Roslyn Petelin
    September 18, 2015

    David, Your site is phenomenal!!!

    • davekay
      September 18, 2015

      Thanks Ros, I appreciate that!

  2. Roslyn Petelin
    March 13, 2016

    If you’re a gamer, an amazing site is David Kay’s Scent of a Gamer. He has a note on his site to say that he updates it each weekend. How reliable is that? HI, DAVID

    October 13, 2016

    Just discovered your site from the Reader, really enjoying the content,
    really a one stop shop for so many of our overlapping interests!

    Looking forward to diving in. Keep up the great work!

    • davekay
      October 13, 2016

      Thanks, hope you are enjoying all the art!

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