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 gamer I want to do what all gamers do – seek out and play games that seem interesting, enjoyable and meaningful to me. As a reviewer I want to share my experience with those games, whether or not they fulfilled my expectations. I believe that approaching a game with curiosity and enthusiasm is the right way to go about reviewing. If I can’t approach a game that way I’m probably not part of the target audience and I won’t write a review. Sitting down to play a game that you don’t want to play is not a very genuine solitaire gaming experience, so I see no point in persuing it to share it with others.
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 prioritize reviewing games I’ve received from publishers above games I’ve purchased myself. If you feel that my review of your game is long overdue, keep in mind that this is something that I do in my spare time, and that getting to know a game sometimes takes a while.
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.