Tahsin Shamma

Tahsin Shamma

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Writer at Board Game Quest. If you go back far enough, you’ll often find a seminal event responsible for a lifetime of gaming. Playing Dungeon! at an elementary school birthday party was that event for Tahsin. Raised on fantasy adventure from Dungeons & Dragons to Advanced HeroQuest, Tahsin was also spoon-fed big box area control classics like Axis & Allies and Supremacy. He also managed to have a few side orders of Car Wars and BattleTech for good measure. After a brief phase collecting Magic: The Gathering in college, he went through another phase of D&D fascination with the release of 3rd Edition. His foree into modern board gaming started with Doom: The Board Game and Descent: Journeys in the Dark. Finding that board games offered more episodic and varied play than roleplaying games, he switched over entirely to board games in 2011. His favorite games have ties to his roots in area control and heavy theme but it took roping his wife into gaming to discover a love for Euro design. Hybrid Euro designs with heavy theme and spots of area control fill his shelves and his gaming passions always extend to gaming with his wife and gamer-in-training son.