Tuesday, August 23, 2011

BoardGaming.com Makes Me Feel Foolish

Okay so BoardGaming.com is an awesome site that is currently in its beta.  If you have the time you should check it out.  While BoardGameGeek.com is the go to site for board game info, I find it an nearly unuseable eyesore needs some serious design work.  BoardGamging.com has fantastic design and some truly awesome features.  The top feature is the game overlay of the site.  You can level up for increased participation, reviews that get liked by others, providing useful tips and strategies, and other contributions to the community of the site.  It makes participation in the site fun and addictive and also means that for a beta that's been going a short time there is already a lot of really decent content to view. 

Sadly, this site has also shamed me.  I have officially written 5 reviews, 2 strategy tips, 1 general tip, and contributed to a discussion all while totally failing to update my own blog.  For some reason, writing for someone else's site lets me write casually with confidence whereas I over-anlayze my own blog posts to the point of never feeling like I have enough time to write that perfect post.  Soooo...enough of that.  I don't know if I'll actually stick to the review format I gave myself before because I don't think I really want a formal format.  I just need to get to some writing.  I've also got more free time again, so hopefully look for more on this blog. In the meantime, you can check out some of my reviews on BoardGaming.com and check out the site.  If you need an invite to get into the beta (which I believe is open until September 1st), just leave a comment with your e-mail address and I will send you an invite. 

Also, if you enjoy the site, leave a comment with your name on BoardGaming.com so I can check out your comments and reviews.


  1. It is definitely a fun site... I encourage everyone to jump on the opportunity to get in on the beta. I really like the direction they're taking it!

  2. Good site recommendation! I think you should post there AND here and jsut go ahead and say what comes to your mind. Don't feel foolish or constrained by the "blog" format. The "best" blogs out there are often just cool interesting people sharing their thoughts. You have all kinds of interesting things to say, so just throw some up here and dont worry about it!

    I don't think all of our blog posts are examples of our best work, but something is better than nothing and a lot of times people like what we've said better than we do :)