On our first viewing of our flat together as we were being walked around by the estate agent we spotted a large cupboard in the corner of the open plan living room/ kitchen area. We noticed it and immediately glanced towards each other. In a silent communication we both knew what the other was thinking… that will be our game cupboard.
And with that “The Game Cupboard” was born.
Once moved into our flat we quickly began hosting game evenings with a group of friends and now have a close-knit game group that we play with regularly. Our love for the hobby has grown and grown ever since.
Our friends always became excited to visit us for game nights and see what else was new in "the game cupboard" and the name stuck.
We are two board game enthusiasts from East Sussex in the South East of England, we are a couple and have been together for 9 years.
Here is a little bit more about us:
Hey, I’m Kelly-Lea!
As a kid enjoyed playing Hasbro type games with my family at Christmas and had always loved the way those games brought the family together. I didn't follow modern board games until 2012 when Ben and I first met, then I fell head over heels in love with the hobby and haven't looked back since.
My Player/ Meeple colour of choice is red or orange.
I adore vintage fashion and if you see me at a board game convention you’ll no doubt see me flaunting 1950s style dresses ❤️
My absolute favourite games are: Dixit Odyssey, Chronicles of Crime, Everdell, Quacks of Quedlinburg, Forgotten Waters and Blood on the Clocktower (to name just a few!)
I have always had a passion for photography and created our Instagram account as a way of merging together this passion with my newly found passion for board games and now here we are!
Heyoo, Ben here!
I was introduced to board games as a kid by my Godfather who has been in the board game hobby for a very long time. At every family get together there would be a game on the table like Settlers of Catan, Landlord or Bohnanza (some of my earlier memories playing games). As a result I grew up with a love of the hobby.
It was when Kelly and I moved into our flat that we really started building our own collection.
I usually play as Blue or Yellow but I really don’t mind, as long as I get to play 😁
I’m up for playing pretty much anything but my favourites are Quacks of Quedlinburg, Wingspan, Scythe, and generally anything Star Wars related.
Who are we?
Where did our name come from?
Throughout our relationship, our love of modern board games has grown and grown and along with it our board game collection! We are equally bad influences on one another when it comes to buying new games.
We were humbled by the following that we gained on Instagram and by the positive response that we have received from the wonderful board game community as well a number of board game publishers via the social network.
Kelly has always had a passion for photography and writing, and decided that she wanted to document our adventures in gaming via social media so started an Instagram page. We were humbled by the following that we gained on Instagram and by the positive response that we received from the board game community as well a number of board game publishers via the social network.
This spurred us into wanting to create more board game related content hence us building our own website where we will be posting previews, reviews and other board game related content!
To contact us for reviews or collaborations message us on Instagram or fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page.
If you'd like to contact us for whatever reason, fill out the contact form below, alternatively we are most active on Instagram so feel free to send us a direct message there!