Chris Aylott

Chris Aylott

Chris Aylott is a writer, game designer, and former bookstore owner who has spent over ten years connecting families with good games.

Board Games

As a retailer, Chris connected families and fans with just the right game, whether it was a new release or an old classic. He's written game reviews and playtested new designs for individual designers, small companies, and national publishers like Hasbro. As a game designer, he has designed two online card games for computer game publishers, as well as written and edited several game books.


In his retail days, Chris sold toys in his store and wrote articles about the toy business. He still keeps an eye on the industry, but finds he is learning even more about toys from his two young daughters.

Most Recent Contributions by Chris Aylott


Carcassonne is a German board game that uses tiles to construct a French landscape. First published in 2000, the game is available in Englis ... Read More

Free Printable Board Games

You don't have to be a board game designer to enjoy the fun of constructing and playing your own game. There are many free games available o ... Read More

Printable Phonics Board Games

Learning phonics can be frustrating for young children, but not if you make a game of it. There are a variety of professional phonics games ... Read More

Puerto Rico Game Review

Puerto Rico is a German strategy game published in 2002. It is available in German and English, and portrays the colonization of the island ... Read More

Ticket to Ride Board Game

The Ticket to Ride board game, manufactured by Days of Wonder, allows players to build railway routes through different locales using plasti ... Read More

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