Well, it’s hard to believe, but this blog has been going strong for TEN YEARS NOW! The actual anniversary was actually on Sunday, January 24, and I had meant to post our birthday celebration then – but real life got in the way… So a few days late – but it doesn’t dampen our excitement!!!
Nevertheless, we’re proud to still be going strong ten full years after we started. At ten years old, we believe we’re one of the longest running websites about boardgames (yes, we know BGG just turned 21… but most of the sites we used to read back then have sadly gone away…) Everything started slow – with our very first review on Norenberc, and we’ve been constantly growing each year. The original group of writers arose from the ashes of BoardgameNews, and we started with a simple plan of writing about games, limiting our blog to one post a day. We have actually done a pretty good job keeping to that limit, trying to give each of our topics its own day in the sun. We’re committed to continuing our written reviews, and we’ve made an effort to increase our social media presence on Twitter and Instagram. Some of us are getting long in the tooth, but we’re trying our best to keep up with the times!
Last year, we had our highest traffic ever as well as our highest number of posts (nearly 400!). We’ve had over 40 different people serve as the primary author of an article, had a number of guest writers, and plenty of other Opinionated Gamers that have given their input in support.
Some highlights over the years
- Our first review – Norenberc
- Our most read review – 7 Wonders, Believe the Hype
- Our most read article – Kickstarter Skepticism
- Our most popular convention report – Cornucopia Spoilers
- Our most popular Series – 138 Games, the 10 Great series and the SdJ Re-Reviews
Looking back, we have written about every aspect of boardgames.
Our most popular pieces for each calendar year
- 2020: Hallertau Review
- 2019: Cities of Splendor Review
- 2018: The Mind Review
- 2017: Kickstarter Skepticism
- 2016: HMS Dolores Review
- 2015: 7 Wonders: Believe the Hype
- 2014: Games of the Years: 2003-2013
- 2013: First Impressions on Japan’s Mini Games
- 2012: Czeching Back in
- 2011: Dominion Cornucopia Spoilers
We’re in the process of writing up a bit on our history (as well as many of the boardgaming sites that came before us) – look forward for that in the near future! We’re looking forward to continuing our coverage of boardgames, and we are so glad that you have taken a bit of time out of your busy day to spend with us! For those of you who have subscribed to our blog (see the right hand sidebar for more info) – thanks! We’re glad to have you with us!
Here’s to another great ten years!
Wow, time flies!
I’m thankful for the work all of you do in making this such a tremendous website for gamers! I would like to contribute an article one day. That’s how much I like this site.
I also remember all the websites I used to frequent since twenty years ago and I also feel sad when I see they haven’t updated since 2006 or they’re now defunct. I think it takes a solid team to keep it going this long so I hope you stick together for a while yet. Happy birthday!
I am thankful for the work all of you do in making this such a tremendous website for gamers!
This is the one site I visit daily and is a reference for my interests!
As much as the Game Cabinet was the one site in the 1990’s, this is the one and only site (apart from the BBG) which is a must read for gamers.
THANKS for your work and I hope that you can go on with this web site!
Congratulations to this marvelous milestone!
Congratulations! Thanks for all the good work and I hope you keep it up and keep having fun.
Happy birthday! May there be 10 more!