Game Reviews, News, Unboxings, and More

A Pawn’s Perspective provides reviews, news, unboxing, and more from the world of tabletop and digital gaming. It was founded in April 2016 as a place for it’s founder, Rob Kalajian, to post overflow content from his contributions to Purple Pawn. In June of 2017 Rob left Purple Pawn to focus soley on A Pawn’s Perspective .

Review/Preview Policy

Most products that are sent to us for review are provided free of charge. This will always be stated at the bottom of a post where this is the case. This fact does not color our opinions on said products in any way, shape, or form. There are times where we will review a product we have purchased on my own, or received as a gift. Again, this will be disclosed at the bottom of the post and does not have any bearing on the review at all.

A majority of products reviewed are final, retail products. Sometimes we will do a preview based on a prototype, or unfinished item. Again, this will be disclosed at the bottom of the post, as well as the headline.

Our Team


Rob Kalajian

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Media personality Rob Kalajian has been a staple in the board game world for many years. As a former writer for Purple Pawn and the owner of A Pawn's Perspective, Rob focuses on board game reviews, events, and news. A self-proclaimed geek, Rob loves all things toys and games and even helps raise his four kids in his spare time.

Staff Writer

Frank Grip

Frank is an attorney and family man currently based out of Las Vegas. He's a long time gaming enthusiast with a tabletop interest in most dungeon crawlers and map strategy games. If it has dice and minis, it probably has his attention.

Guest Writer

Thomas Deeny

Described as "a being of distilled InDesign coding, smoke, and visual lyricism, with a hint of a velvety ghost of cognac", Thomas designs the look and feel of some of your favorite roleplaying games and boardgames. He lives in a spooky forest near the edge of civilization.

Guest Writer

Grayson Leigh

Grayson Leigh is a husband & father of two, who loves buying and playing with toys and sharing that passion with his family and on Instagram, where he also posts toy sightings and micro reviews.

Murderous Parrot


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No longer would she echo the orders of her master. She would run the ship now!

A Family at Play

Play is a family affair, and other members of mine are also content creators!

Table for Two Show

The Table for Two Show

My cousin, Jane, and her husband, Phil, have a Youtube series where they review games from a 2-player perspective based out of Illinois.


My cousin, Tommy, down in Texas reviews motorcycles and posts ride journals on YouTube.

The Nerd is Dead

My cousin, Rich, has a new podcast where he discusses nerd and geek culture. Coverage includes movies, TV shows, comics, toys and game.

A Pawn’s Perspective

Wait, what? That’s where you are right now! Staff Writer Frank Grip is another of my cousins (I have a lot.)