I have interviews lined up with the following individuals. Do you have any questions related to their respective games or general curiosities about their creative process, personal life, etc.? If I get enough questions, I'll include them in the bottom of the article, something like "Questions From Our Users" for the interviewees to answer!
Again, if I get enough questions, I should be able to include them, but if there aren't enough, it may not happen :(
This will be a weekly post to leave your suggestions and feedback for Board Game Atlas! Some things to think about are:
Feature requests (be creative, think wild!)
What sort of content would you like to see by Board Game Atlas? (we currently do interviews and news coverage. Anything else you'd be interested in?)
How can we make your experience here even better?
Mention your favorite/least favorite feature
Suggestions for industry professionals to interview (designers/artists/publishers/content creators/etc.)
Also, a few updates since last week:
Slight changes in formatting to show better previews of forum posts
Youtube video uploads on the forum can now be viewed directly on Board Game Atlas
You can now post images (previously, it was just a regular text-based forum post or a link post only)
Upcoming feature (to be added within the next few days): creating polls for forum posts!
Thanks in advance for any feedback!
EDIT: The polls are up! Trent (u/trentellingsen) finished it much faster than I thought haha. We're starting with a basic poll structure first that gives up to (4) options. In the future, if everyone wants it, we can change it to accommodate more options and/or even allowing users to add additional options. Thanks Trent!
Each contribution is 1 additional entry and there's no limit to your contributions so let's see how far we can go with this first round of giveaway! (I'll send out a mid-giveaway update to highlight your contributions).
Lastly, it's unfortunate but this giveaway is still limited to U.S. residents only. Sweepstakes laws heavily vary across different countries and I'm not informed enough to make it available internationally. I started reading up on the different laws to see the possibilities of opening it up to our international friends in the future, so I ask for your patience in the meantime! (Please feel free to PM me if you have some helpful tips on how I could go about this). Thank you!
Adding reactions - I feel an upvote isn't adequate enough. Maybe having options for thumbs up, like, love, laughing, etc.? Any other types of reactions you can think of that's good for a board games forum?
Adding ability to do quick polls - doing quick polls for your top game, best worker placement, clash of two similar but different games, etc.
Kickstarter reminds me a bit of the Nintendo Switch. I love that it opens up the market for fresh new talent and creative designs from people who would've never had the courage to act on their ideas. At the same time, it also floods the market with lots of "interesting" games with minimum effort/investment that can seem like a shot at making quick cash. Another similarity is that there doesn't seem to be all that much regulation of which games make the pass, as both of these companies are profiting either way from the flow of new campaigns/releases. This isn't something that bothers me to any degree though, because it's easy to say no to these types of games and walk away.
enchanteddandelions! Congratulations! I sent you a PM and look forward to which board game you pick.
For the rest of you, there's still good news. We'll be doing giveaways more often like in the past and will be aiming to do at least twice a month, if not weekly unless we end up drying ourselves out of funds :)
You could be the next lucky winner so keep on the lookout!
Exciting news: Board Game Atlas is partnering up with content creators to host giveaways!
We are hoping this will be a fun way to not only reward our users and grow our community, but most importantly of all to help our awesome hobby thrive by gathering support for our hardworking content creators.
And to kick things off, we have Eric Yurko (u/kalchio) at What's Eric Playing as our first giveaway partner! (if you don't know much about Eric, I highly recommend you to read our past interview with him)
Here's how to enter:
(+1 Entry) Make a post on Twitter including the link to this announcement and this text: I'm running in a board game giveaway thanks to @boardgameatlas and @whatseplaying! #bgatlasgiveaway
(+1 Entry) Make a post on Facebook including the link to this announcement and this text (make sure to click the correct accounts for the tags after copy/pasting): I'm running in a board game giveaway thanks to @boardgameatlas and @whatsericplaying! #bgatlasgiveaway
(+4 Entry per post per social media - limit to 1 post on each social media per day. Potentially +12 Entry per day) Make a Twitter/Facebook/Instagram post including a picture of one of your board games setup in What's Eric Playing style. Tag Board Game Atlas and What's Eric Playing (use @boardgameatlas for all three channels, @whatseplaying for Twitter, and @whatsericplaying for Facebook/Instagram), and include #bgatlasgiveaway
(+1 Entry)Sign up for an account on Board Game Atlas using this link
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Make a post or comment/reply in the articles and forum pages. 1 Entry per post/comment. Posts and comments must be constructive to the community and not considered spam to qualify. 1 entry as well to refer a friend to make an account on Board Game Atlas using this link (make sure your friend puts your username under the referral section).