Monique woke up one day and realized she was going to have to live the rest of her life in the wrong dimension. When she sleeps in this world, she exists in others, using her dreams to jump through interdimensional portals and spacetime to go on a multitude of quests, all while trying to find a way home.
At least this world has board games, Legos, Islay Scotch, and Studio Ghibli.
Strengths: A pun or a song reference for just about anything.
Weakness: Chewy chocolate chip cookies and the phrase “Want to play a game?”
Kailey Bray is a Juilliard-trained actor and stage combat professional from Ottawa, Canada. A lifelong nerd, she’s played Dungeons and Dragons for over 12 years. She is the creator and Game Master of Damsels, Dice, and Everything Nice, the Princess RPG parody. In addition to Damsels, she’s a player on Show Me How to Win and has been featured on Amazon Prime’s Sneaky Pete, Buzzfeed, Hyper RPG and the Dungeons and Dragons Twitch Channel. She is the resident RPG contributor on popular blog Girls’ Game Shelf, and has discussed GM-ing on panels at multiple conventions, including San Diego Comic-Con. As a producer, she’s one of the minds behind DnD In a Jet and Storyteller’s Guide with Satine Phoenix. You can also hear her voice as The Seventh Sister in Jedi Challenges and Tussa Pawsnettle in The Lost Scout: A Tale of Redwall.
(Twitter: @hapabarbarian, Instagram: @kaileymckbray, Damsels: @diceandnice everywhere!)
Michelle is a Polymath, Jill of all Trades, and all-around Geek. She is enthusiastic about heavy eurogames on her personal blog The Tabletop Crier, she touts the title Cruel Quizmistress of a series of boardgame emoji quizzes on Twitter called “What Did Bunny Play?”, and she is an amateur photographer of food, travel, and boardgames on Instagram.
Extreme ability to ask “Why?” at least 5 times when faced with new information, and no poker face.
Several cuts and bruises from haphazardly moving about the universe — or living room — and no poker face.
Beneeta is a Maryland native. She discovered modern board games in 2017 and hasn’t looked back since. Aside from gaming with friends and family, Beneeta is a huge foodie (especially spicy food that makes her cry), a lover of all things superhero related, and is an attorney in her free time. Follow her on Twitter at @bahuja90
Acing a new recipe ON THE FIRST TRY
Board Game Accessories. All of them.
Fertessa is a budding game designer, and a new inductee into the hobby. A Georgia native, she grew up playing classics like Risk, Monopoly, and Yu-gi-oh. While she had run-ins with newer games like Betrayal and Catan, it wasn’t until 2 years ago, when she started her designing journey, that she fell into the hobby headfirst. She is currently working on her first game, Book of Villainy. Fertessa is a bit of an introvert, but always welcomes a friendly face and sitting down to play a game. You can find her at most of the Georgia gaming conventions, as well as strongly present online on Twitter, Facebook, and BGG. Don’t be afraid to say hi!
Strengths: Karaoke, dancing to Backstreet Boys, and being a dog whisperer.
Weakness: Saying no to free sweets, even ones I know aren’t good and I’ll regret later. That and math.
AnnaMaria is editor of the Girls Game Shelf website. When she’s not gaming or writing, you can find her reading, painting, or searching for the best food truck in Metro DC. She’s also a reviewer at Board Game Quest and the social media manager for Pencil First Games.
- Jack of All Trades
- Master of None