trentellingsen

Board Game Sweepstakes (Winner on 3/5)

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Make a post or comment on our forum and enter to win a $60 board game by Tuesday 3/5, 4pm (PST)! Each post or comment is 1 entry so keep the conversation going!

Full rules here.

5 points by trentellingsen - updated 4 months ago | 81 comments | report | subscribe

ursasmar 8 months ago | 3 points[-]

You seem to have a never ending list of ideas for the site, and I am very appreciative of that

trentellingsen 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

I still feel like there’s so much to do! By the time I finish a new set of features I’ve already added more ideas to the roadmap 😜 

ursasmar 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

And you're doing all of this as a one man show?

trentellingsen 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

Yup! I'm hoping it'll grow to the point I can hire more people.

walterbd 8 months ago | 3 points[-]

This is a great way to get your community active! Hope it continues to grow and develop on this site; its quickly becoming my favorite.

trentellingsen 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

I'm hoping to do a lot of these too. Some would be focused around adding and updating games in the database since it's wiki style too.

walterbd 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

hope nobody starts abusing the wiki aspect and sabotaging game descriptions. is there anything in place to flag stuff like that?

trentellingsen 8 months ago | 1 point[-]

It saves every version of the game page and logs the user who made the change. During the contest I'll be making sure that any abuse of it isn't accepted as an entry.

walterbd 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

Sounds efficient! hope its not too much extra for you. I haven't seen any abuses of the format yet, but then again i haven't been looking too hard.

FirstJohn318 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

Ctrl + F can be your friend when you find a winner to check for abuse :)

trentellingsen 8 months ago | 1 point[-]

I was more thinking Database Queries ;)

FirstJohn318 8 months ago | 1 point[-]

I guess if you wanted to be technical about it.

xldh 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

This site has really expanded since I last visited it. Going to have to make more frequent visits.

trentellingsen 8 months ago | 1 point[-]

Awesome!

Jumpman2394 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

This is great

FirstJohn318 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

Do comments/replies on posts that began before the contest count. Like if I made a comment on a post from 2 weeks ago?

trentellingsen 8 months ago | 1 point[-]

They do not. It's just during the contest period.

FirstJohn318 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

Ok good to know. I’ve been going back to posts and trying to reignite the conversation lol

trentellingsen 8 months ago | 1 point[-]

OH! Yes, any comments on old posts do count. I misread what you wrote before thinking you were asking about old comments. Since it's a new comment in the contest period it will count.

FirstJohn318 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

Whew, good to know!!!

FirstJohn318 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

What time is the winner announced on Wednesday? Also how will they be notified? The new DM feature ;) lol

trentellingsen 8 months ago | 1 point[-]

The winner will be announced on Saturday at the latest, but most likely Tuesday around 5pm (pacific).

FirstJohn318 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

Ok, then how does the winner claim his prize?

trentellingsen 8 months ago | 1 point[-]

I'm going to ask the winner what game they want, get the shipping info and then buy it for them :)

FirstJohn318 8 months ago | 1 point[-]

Sweet

FirstJohn318 8 months ago | 1 point[-]

Can you get expansions with the game. Again one of the games I’m looking at is overlords of infamy and you can only buy it from the publisher but when you can buy it you can add the expansion also. Is that acceptable as long as the value isn’t over 60. And does the $60 price include shipping?

trentellingsen 8 months ago | 1 point[-]

Expansions are fine and it doesn't include shipping.

FirstJohn318 8 months ago | 1 point[-]

Sweet!

FirstJohn318 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

Out of curiosity...what about Kickstarters?? lol

trentellingsen 8 months ago | 1 point[-]

I'm going to say no to kickstarters. There are far too many logistics involved in that.

FirstJohn318 8 months ago | 1 point[-]

Worth a shot...was thinking about Paladins...lol

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trentellingsen 8 months ago | 1 point[-]

Yes I'll DM them and make a post on the forum as well.

RedStar 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

I like Board Game Atlas way better then 5 color combo btw. And the site keeps improving every time I visit so keep doing what you're doing.

trentellingsen 8 months ago | 1 point[-]

I do too.

FirstJohn318 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

Where can we pick the prize from if we win? There is a game I am looking into called Overlords of Infamy, but the only way to buy it is from the publishers website.

trentellingsen 8 months ago | 1 point[-]

You can get it wherever you like. I tend to just go with the easiest option when ordering for the winners.

vmckinle 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

Looking forward to exploring the site more, and Like that you can enter your Sweepstakes without a huge amount of time investment.

Skyw3rd 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

Question about the prize. Is it just $60 to put towards game stuff or does it have to be a $60 game? I'm thinking Architects of the West Kingdom and the metal coins which should be under $60 but is more than just a game.

Just curious!

trentellingsen 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

I was expecting a $60 game, but getting component upgrades and things that all add up to $60 sounds reasonable to me!

FirstJohn318 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

Since this is a gaming forum...who wants to play a game of 20 questions? See if you can figure out the board game I am thinking of.

trentellingsen 8 months ago | 1 point[-]

Haha, you should totally make a post for that. It could be a weekly challenge or something even.

FirstJohn318 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

Isn't that what I just did?

care to play? lol

trentellingsen 8 months ago | 1 point[-]

Make a dedicated post so it doesn't get buried and I'll join! You can create a post here.

FirstJohn318 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

But would that not count toward the number or comments/replies on here?

trentellingsen 8 months ago | 1 point[-]

The contest is posts/comments/replies anywhere in the forum ;)

FirstJohn318 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

oh, so it is not on this particular post? then how exactly is the winner determined with a RNG?

FirstJohn318 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

Also, I made the post, but I can't seem to find it.

trentellingsen 8 months ago | 1 point[-]

You can see all your posts in your profile.

trentellingsen 8 months ago | 1 point[-]

I can do a query on the database based on the date that the posts/comments were made.

rockstar 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

How do you pick the winner?

trentellingsen 8 months ago | 3 points[-]

I'll be using a random number generator based on the posts and comments in the database starting from today when the contest started until the end date to pick the winner. I'll be checking to make sure the user selected didn't post unacceptable material as well (like spam and those kind of things).

raptore39 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

What about a post containing Spammers?

All jokes aside, this is awesome!

StanManly 8 months ago | 3 points[-]

I see what you did there! :)

trentellingsen 8 months ago | 1 point[-]

Haha! The theme of that game seems great.

raptore39 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

I'm am impressed with the embedding feature for a boardgame and how easy it is. Well done.

trentellingsen 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

Thanks! It felt really important since I'm always looking up games I see in conversations on other sites. Eventually I'd like to make a little feature to hover and get a preview too.

FirstJohn318 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

Do we have to post individual comments (like this one) to qualify. Or would replies count also?

walterbd 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

replies count too!

FirstJohn318 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

Do we have to post individual comments (like this one) to qualify. Or would replies count also?

walterbd 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

the email says "Each post or comment is 1 entry so keep the conversation going!" so i think replies also count? (based on the idea of keeping the conversation going, which i would interpret as not starting a new comment thread)

trentellingsen 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

Yes. Replies count!

FirstJohn318 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

glad to know!!!

FirstJohn318 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

This is awesome!!! I didn’t get to win the code game so I hope I win this. Can’t really buy any games this year because I bought so many kick starters last year that are coming this year.

trentellingsen 8 months ago | 1 point[-]

I'm planning on doing quite a few giveaways in this fashion so good luck! You'll have lots of chances!

FirstJohn318 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

Do we have to post individual comments (like this one) to qualify. Or would replies count also? My new comments are not posting properly :(

FirstJohn318 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

nevermind they are just not in the correct spots lol.

trentellingsen 8 months ago | 1 point[-]

haha, well please let me know if you do end up finding some weird issues or bugs and I'll fix em right up.

trentellingsen 8 months ago | 1 point[-]

Replies count too!

Mepper 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

Thanks for the giveaway.  I have a whole list of 2019 games that are begging to join my collection.  :)

trentellingsen 8 months ago | 1 point[-]

What are your top 3 that'd you would want?

Mepper 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

Wingspan, Sierra West, and the Adventure Games from Kosmos.

StanManly 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

Sweet! Thanks for the opportunity!

trentellingsen 8 months ago | 1 point[-]

You're welcome! What game would you pick if you won?

StanManly 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

It would be between Everdell or Root. I'm sure my kids would love either, given how much they love animals.

trentellingsen 8 months ago | 1 point[-]

Root is such a lovely game. The art is great, the components are really satisfying to play with, and the mechanics are really enjoyable.

StanManly 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

I've been checking it out, and the art that I've seen is amazing. I hope to try it out soon at our local Game Festival.

FirstJohn318 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

Root is great. I played the life size version of it at PAX Unplugged. The rules can be confusing though. Whenever my friends play it they always call me and ask for rules clarifications lol.

trentellingsen 8 months ago | 1 point[-]

It's certainly the kind of game that needs a few plays to really understand since each player has their own rules.

Markus 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

Great way to grow the community! Alas, I'm not eligible... :-(

One of the things I particularly dislike about BGG is how US-focused it is, when boardgaming is a truly international hobby. It's great to see BGA also has non-US prices, which is a good start for us overseas crowd. :-)

trentellingsen 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

I do hope to expand the site to be more internationally friendly as well. I don't have too many prices yet but will be growing that to more stores when I can.