I do not charge for reviews, nor do I accept compensation for reviews.
I gladly accept review copies, however, but if I don’t believe that the game is for me I will decline. If I believe that I would enjoy a game I sometimes ask the publisher for a review copy.
If I suspect that I will not like a game I see no point in investing time and effort into reviewing it. As a reviewer I want to do what all gamers do – seek out and play games that seem interesting, enjoyable and meaningful. I believe that approaching the game with curiosity and enthusiasm is the right way to go about reviewing. If I can’t approach the game that way I won’t write a review.
I only accept review copies of cooperative games or games with solitaire rules.
Whenever I review a game that I’ve received as a review copy, I clearly state that in the review.
I always put review copies I’ve received from publishers on top of my to-do list.
If I were to write a negative review of your game I’d send it to you prior to publication.
My reviews are living documents and I sometimes edit or update them after they’ve been published. This is done with the intention of keeping them as informative as possible, to make sure that any mistakes are corrected and sometimes to reflect how my opinion has changed or if I’ve learned something new after playing the game more.
Before I write a review I usually play the game ten times or more or for about five to twenty hours depending on what kind of game it is. There are exceptions of course.
You can reach me at Arvid at this domain.