Getting Started

This is a REST API and it is here for you to access and use the compilation of all known board game data that is available. There are many things you can do with the REST API. Here are some examples.

  • Create a mobile app that can access and use the data.
  • Make a website that can show and use all the board game data from the API.
  • You can download and analyze the information in your own way.
  • Nearly any application language can access and use the API.

See the API in action in our own implementation of a powerful board game search web app. The Board Game Atlas Search .

Apps using the API

We have our first reported use of the API! It's currently named Bob's Site and they are making use of our External Reviews API in a new way to create a feed of the latest linked reviews.

Are you using the API? Send us an email and we'll feature it here!

Endpoint Details

The API is available at

All requests return data in JSON format. Currently all API calls do not require authentication and can be made by any application.

Search Example

To show the simplicity and power of the API, here's an example of the Search resource. This is an example where the search is narrowed by the popular search in descending order.


The API is still in Beta.

This API is new and we're learning how to best serve the community with it. Keep in mind that the resources, parameters, and objects may change during the beta. If you have suggestions on improvements or features we'd love to hear your feedback! Send us an email at and we'll get back to you. We're planning to launch the production version in Fall 2018. If you're interested in using this for a production application before our scheduled launch date, please inform us and we'll talk about the timeline of the project with you.