About Us

Dicebreaker brings professional, high-quality coverage of amazing tabletop games to everybody. From the latest Dungeons & Dragons adventure and biggest board games of the year to overlooked tabletop gems that you might’ve missed, it’s the place for veterans and newcomers alike to find their next favourite game and go inside the games they already love.

Staffed by a team of experienced journalists, video producers and tabletop gamers, Dicebreaker delivers friendly, entertaining and accessible coverage of the tabletop hobby and industry that doesn’t shy away from the important conversations. We deliver:

  • Dedicated, professional reporting on the latest news in the tabletop industry
  • Original criticism and writing about innovative game design
  • Insight from leading tabletop designers, publishers and creators
  • Expert guides on how to master the best tabletop games
  • Daily, high-quality video on our YouTube channel

Our video output includes weekly Let’s Play board game playthroughs, live streams, video reviews, advice videos, regular series and more. You also get to watch us make terrible jokes and natter on about our appreciation of Brendan Fraser, pledging allegiance to the crab god and other such nonsense in an attempt to make you laugh.

To contact the Dicebreaker team, find us on Twitter @joindicebreaker or contact the team.

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Who are we?

Johnny Chiodini

Head of Video

Johnny has over a decade of experience working in video for the likes of Eurogamer, GameSpot, ITN and Channel 4. For several years, he’s also served as DM for Outside Xbox’s Dungeons & Dragons series Oxventure. Eventually, he was able to wangle a job at Dicebreaker talking about his greatest passion: tabletop games. Johnny is truly at his happiest rolling dice on a slightly-too-small table (preferably with a healthy supply of ale on hand).

Matt Jarvis

Editor-in-chief

After starting his career writing about music, films and video games for various places, Matt spent many years as a technology, PC and video game journalist before writing about tabletop games as the editor of Tabletop Gaming magazine. He joined Dicebreaker as editor-in-chief in 2019, and has been trying to convince the rest of the team to play Diplomacy since.

Alex Meehan

Staff Writer

Alex’s journey to Dicebreaker began with writing insightful video game coverage for outlets such as Kotaku, Waypoint and PC Gamer. Her unique approach to analysing pop culture and knack for witty storytelling finally secured her a forever home producing news, features and reviews with the Dicebreaker team. She’s also obsessed with playing Vampire: The Masquerade, and won’t stop talking about it.

Michael Whelan

Video Team

Michael "Wheels" Whelan started life in the video game industry working as a community manager and content producer on titles such as the Total War franchise and Sorcery! 4. He was able to integrate his lifelong enthusiasm for tabletop into his job by starting a new series of tabletop livestreams on Total War's marketing channels, before becoming the second talented member of Dicebreaker’s video team in mid-2019.

Sara Elsam

Staff Writer

Sara has been writing since 2017, contributing news, features and more to outlets including Eurogamer, Rock Paper Shotgun, Variety, The Guardian, BBC and Tabletop Gaming magazine. The team’s resident expert in Dungeons & Dragons, they’re also a fan of all things horror and psychedelia both on and off the table. They are happiest rolling big dice, raising mobs and rocking out with their Bard-Lock.

Alex Lolies

Video Team

Alex has been working in the board game industry for almost five years, starting out as a games guru and tournament organiser at a London board game cafe. She was later nabbed by party games publisher Big Potato, where she spent time as Head of Events - including running a board game tent at 11 festivals in a single summer - before moving into sales. She completed Dicebreaker’s video team in late 2019, bringing her love and knowledge of Star Realms, Secret Hitler and Quacks of Quedlinburg into the fold.