Written Reviews for Board Games & Other Content Ideas
I have several questions about written reviews/content:
- How many of you read/like written reviews? Is that your preferred medium vs. video?
- Who are your favorites?
- What do you most like to see in a review? The least?
- What are some other ideas I should think about that's more fun to you?
I'm just trying to see if I should entertain the idea of writing review articles from time to time for games I've played, or whether it will be more worth it to focus entirely on interviews (which I'll be going back to now that Trent's starting to work again). It can be hard to be consistent with interviews since it's dependent on another person's schedule and their pace. Plus, it take a lot of time for me. At the same time, interviews definitely get the reads and I'm guessing reviews will have a much smaller audience.
I thought it could be a nice way to fill in the gap in content when I'm waiting on my interviewees. Another idea I have is to forgo reviews entirely and to focus on analyzing our traffic data--think BGG hotness in terms of keeping track of the changing trends, but expanding it to cover other types of statistically interesting groups and writing articles on it (maybe a monthly coverage?)
Let me know what you think!
Edit: I should add--I seldom read written reviews by "professionals". I enjoy reading reviews and first impressions from everyone in the forum though, mostly because it's more relatable and because we know each other enough to care about our opinions on games lol. Besides this, I mostly like to watch videos of reviews (SU&SD, Zee Garcia), runthroughs (Rahdo), and 3 Minute Board Games for quick snippets of game info (if there's anyone following me, are you getting multiple notifications for my edits?)