Top Board Game Reviewers to Help Market Your Board Game

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When it comes to launching a new game it's important to get it reviewed before you hit the market. The best way to do that is to contact people who do it professionally!

Below, I've compiled a list of reviewers and their information to help out aspiring game makers:

Board Game Quest

Board Game News, Reviews, and More. https://www.boardgamequest.com/

Settler of the Boards

I like board games, Broadway, and baking. That about sums me up, really. https://www.settleroftheboards.weebly.com

  • Audience: About 1,000 unique weekly page views
  • Turnaround Time: 2 Weeks
  • Offerings: Previews, Reviews, How To Play, Overviews, Interviews 
  • Prices: Free for a Published Game (if I receive the final version, not a prototype), $25 for Previews/Prototype Reviews (generally games going to Kickstarter), $20 for Interviews
  • Contact Info: settleroftheboards@gmail.com
  • Game Preference: Deck/Bag Builders, Roll and Writes, Dice Games, Worker Placements

The Cardboard Herald

Reviews, recommendations and interviews across podcast, writing and video. https://cardboardherald.com

  • Audience: 6,000 monthly RSS subscribers and 1,250 Youtube subscribers
  • Turnaround Time: 2 Months
  • Offerings: Previews, Reviews, How To Play, Overviews
  • Prices: Paid Previews are $100/video. Reviews are Free
  • Contact Info: cardboardherald@gmail.com
  • Game Preference: All Really

Jorge Zhang

I am a blogger and board game designer. I enjoy escape room puzzles and all kinds of board games. http://jorgezhang.com/

  • Audience: 20-100 views per post
  • Turnaround Time: It depends, often times within a few weeks if needed if the game is smaller
  • Offerings: Previews, Reviews, I do "Rulebook Reviews," where I
  • Prices: Free, though I often will need a physical copy of the game to write a review
  • Contact Info: gomission2009@gmail.com
  • Game Preferences: Euro, Social Deduction, Deck building, Drafting, Card Games, Strategy

The Chubby Meeple

  • Audience: 275 Youtube, 550 Facebook, 1,400 Twitter, 1,800 Instagram
  • Turnaround Time: 1 Month
  • Offerings: Previews, Reviews, How To Play, Playthrough, Overview, Unboxing
  • Prices: $200 for Video
  • Contact Info: chubbymeeple@gmail.com

The Cardboard Kid

Rules are broken down in an easy-to-follow way, the important family facts are given, a story from one of our games is shared, likes and dislikes are listed, then everything is wrapped up... all from a kid's point of view. https://www.youtube.com/c/TheCardboardKid

  • Audience: 450-500 YouTube, 1000+ Twitter
  • Turnaround: Depends on the size of the game, and the time of year. Usually one month, but could be up to three months.
  • Offerings: Reviews
  • Prices: Free
  • Contact Info: cardboardkid@yahoo.com
  • Game Preferences: No preference. Her favorite games include Merchants & Marauders, Street Masters, Adrenaline, Galaxy Trucker, and Fury of Dracula.

Board Game Fight Club

Board gamer and comedian located in Austin. https://www.bgfccast.com

  • Audience: 170 subscribers to podcast
  • Turnaround: 2 Weeks
  • Offerings: Previews, Reviews, How To Play, Playthrough, Unboxing
  • Prices: Previews/Reviews - copy of game, Playthroughs/How To Plays- $100 + copy of game
  • Contact Info: Bgfccast@gmail.com
  • Game Preferences: Any and All

SAHM Reviews

11 Years of covering pop culture from a family point of view. http://www.sahmreviews.com

  • Audience: 160,000+ (certified by Google)
  • Turnaround: Depends upon time of year. Ranges from 6 weeks to 10+ weeks on non-paid articles.
  • Offerings: How To Play, Playthrough, Overview
  • Prices: Free for non-guaranteed publish date. Quoted prices depending upon services/timeline.
  • Contact Info: Nicole Brady - nicole@sahmreviews.com

What's Eric Playing?

Board game reviews and photography. http://www.whatsericplaying.com

  • Audience: 5,000-6,000 weekly views, 7,800 Instagram, 4,400 Twitter
  • Turnaround: 1 Month
  • Offerings: Previews, Reviews, Product Photography
  • Prices: Depends on photos requested. Prices negotiable.
  • Contact Info: whatsericplaying@gmail.com
  • Game Preferences: Light strategy, dexterity, innovative themes

Giacomo Trevisan

I'm an avid board game fan since I was a boy and I'm deep into the board game and pens & paper RPG community, with a side of competitive card games and Kickstarter frenzy. I work with most Italian publishers and I am the chief editor for the Boardgame and Kickstarter column on Leganerd.com. https://leganerd.com/author/giacomotrevisan/

  • Audience: Leganerd.com has 1.5+ million viewers each month, with more than 150k likes on our Facebook page
  • Turnaround: 2 Weeks
  • Offerings: Previews, Reviews, Overview
  • Prices: Compensation is discussed on a case to case basis
  • Contact Info: review@giacomotrevisan.com
  • Game Preferences: I'm a great fan of both miniature games and more heavy euro style games. The only games I tend to steer away from are products geared more towards a younger audience

Geek Culture

We are a collective bunch of geeks who love to share our passion with the rest of the world. Just like the Beholder we have adopted as our mascot, we have both depth and width of geeky topics we cover.

By visiting this page, you declare yourself one of us! If you have grown up with a steady diet of all things related to video games, Star Wars, Star Trek, sci-fi, gadgets, toys, Transformers one way or another, this will be your second home. https://geekculture.co/

Matt Thrower

Freelance tabletop game review with links to professional video game publishing. https://therewillbe.games/articles-main-menu/by-author/articles-by-matt-thrower

Cloak and Meeple

Cloak and Meeple is a video preview and review channel. Short amusing intros, overviews, and thoughts about games in videos. Sprinkled in with some convention coverage and other things. https://youtube.com/cloakandmeeple

  • Audience: ~500
  • Turnaround: 1 Month
  • Offerings: Previews, Reviews, Unboxing
  • Prices: $100/previews, $0/reviews
  • Contact Info: cloakandmeeple@gmail.com
  • Game Preferences: 2+

Board Game Squad

Board Game reviews, news, Kickstarter previews, and industry musings. https://boardgamesquad.com/

  • Audience: 5,000 visits/month, 3,000 Instagram
  • Turnaround: 2 Weeks
  • Offerings: Reviews, Previews, and the Occasional Interview
  • Prices: Free
  • Contact Info: paul@boardgamesquad.com
  • Game Preferences: Medium to heavy eurogames and preferred, but all games are welcome


Everything Board Games

Everything Board Games has been dedicated to helping board game lovers find great games and game designers/publishers find an audience of gamers since 2009. With a team of 16 contributors, we bring a wide variety of likes and interests to the table, so you're bound to find a reviewer that's a good fit for your game. http://www.everythingboardgames.com/

  • Audience: 55,000 visits/month - 10,000 email subscribers - 5,500+ Facebook community - 7,600+ Twitter followers
  • Turnaround: 4 weeks (preferred)
  • Offerings: Previews, reviews, rule book editing, email blasts, other advertising
  • Prices: Previews and Reviews are free. Prices vary for editing and advertising.
  • Contact Info: danetrimble@everythingboardgames.com
  • Game Preferences: All types (content must be SFW), including light and heavy strategy, family, kid, party, dexterity, Kickstarter, etc.

9 points by philryuh - updated 17 days ago | 9 comments | report

tdmcg82 2 months ago | 3 points[-]

Great list! Thanks!

Is there a similar list of people willing to give feedback for games not quite ready to be published?

philryuh 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Thanks! And good question, I'll look into it and let you know when we put one together. Are you a board game designer?

Gwido Idziak 5 months ago | 1 point[-]

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