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About There Will Be Games

Board Game Reviews, News, Articles, Blogs and Forum since 2007.

There Will Be Games is vibrant collective of opinionated and knowledgable board game writers, reviewers, commentators, reporters and enthusiasts. Here you will find a multitude of perspectives on board games from our staff and associates. We offer a wide variety of informative, engaging and entertaining content ranging from reviews and news to humorous personal narratives and articles addressing difficult subjects that impact the board game community.

Our Core Values:

  • An enthusiasm for board games.
  • A dedication to high-quality, engaging writing.
  • A willingness to address the intersection between games and larger cultural questions.
  • An openness to providing opportunities to spotlight lesser known games and designers.
  • A commitment to developing a welcoming, thoughtful, and diverse community.

 

Our Forum

Our forum is the heart of our community.

Welcome to one of the oldest board game communities on the Internet. That may sound like hyperbole but it really is true.

We are really happy to have you here. Unfortunately, being online we can't bond with you over a game so you'd know right away how happy we are to meet you. For now, you'll just have to take our word for it.

This site has always thrived on lively discussion and spirited but civil debate. We hope that newcomers here will find a welcoming atmosphere where game enthusiasts of all levels of experience and commitment will have something to add to the conversation. You never need to prove your “gamer cred” here. Whether you have been playing board games for a few months or a few decades; whether you have a huge collection or a small one; whether you have been a member here for years or just joined today – your opinion is valued here.

We only have a few guidelines, so please read and respect them:
 

  • Be Kind To One Another

    We embrace healthy, open debate!
    However, please use the "Four Gates of Speech" to be really thoughtful about your posts:

    1. Is it Truthful?
    2. Is it Necessary?
    3. Is it Appropriately Timed?
    4. Is it Kind?

    If it doesn't pass through all four gates, consider editing your post or not posting it at all.


  • Keep Us Free From Gatekeeping, Hate Speech and Bullying

    This is a place where all people should feel welcome, and be free from bullying and hate speech. Bullying, discrimination, and degrading comments will result in moderator / administrator involvement.

    Don’t hate on each other. Report what you see. Stand up for those who can't.


  • Promote Your Games and Kickstarters Appropriately.

    Our forums are a spam free zone.

    We know you want to promote your game or Kickstarter, but there are better ways to do it than to spam our forum. You can submit a news item or kickstarter, add your game to our directory, request a review, or advertise with us.

    Contact us using the button at the top of the page if you need help or want more information about these opportunities

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  • Remember Where You Are

    We are a community of board game enthusiasts.

    We welcome posts on board games and other “geeky” topics, as well as posts that entertain and build community.

    Posts that interfere with the normal function and purpose of our forums will result in moderator / administrator involvement.

 

*Our forum guidelines were inspired by those of  Meeple Syrup Shop Talk and used with the permission of  Sen-Foong Lim.

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