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Owner Scott Alden
Alexa rank 2,708 (June 2016)[1]
Launched January 2000

BoardGameGeek is an online forum for board gaming hobbyists and a game database that holds reviews, images and videos for over 84,000 different tabletop games, including European-style board games, wargames, and card games.[2] In addition to the game database, the site allows users to rate games on a 1–10 scale and publishes a ranked list of board games.[3][4][5]

BoardGameGeek was founded in January 2000 by Scott Alden and Derk Solko.[6] Since 2006, the site annually awards the best new board games of the year with the Golden Geek Award. Winners are selected based on a vote by registered users.[7]

Since 2005, BoardGameGeek hosts an annual board game convention, BGG.CON, that has a focus on playing games. New games are showcased and convention staff is provided to teach rules.[8]

In 2010, BoardGameGeek received the Diana Jones Award, which recognized it as "a resource without peer for board and card gamers, the recognized authority of this online community."[9] In the same year, it received the Inno-Spatz Award from the German city of Göttingen for "outstanding achievements in the world of games".[6][10]

See also


  1. " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2016-06-25.
  2. Woods, Stuart (2009). Eurogames: The Design, Culture and Play of Modern European Board Games. McFarland. ISBN 0786467975.
  3. Riese, Monica (2016-09-25). "The 10 best board games for families". The Daily Dot. Retrieved 2016-11-10.
  4. Roeder, Oliver (2015-01-22). "Stop Playing Monopoly With Your Kids (And Play These Games Instead)". FiveThirtyEight. Retrieved 2016-11-10.
  5. Anderson, Nate. "Pandemic Legacy is the best board game ever—but is it "fun?"". Ars Technica. Retrieved 2016-11-10.
  6. 1 2 Woods, Stuart (2012). Eurogames: The Design, Culture and Play of Modern European Board Games. McFarland. p. 121. ISBN 9780786490653 via Google Books.
  7. Hall, Charlie (2015-02-13). "The best tabletop RPGs of 2014, finalists from Board Game Geek". Polygon. Retrieved 2016-11-10.
  8. Morgan, Matt. "13 New Tabletop Games for Winter - The Best of BGG Con". The Escapist. Retrieved 2016-11-25.
  9. "The 2010 Award for Excellence in Gaming". The Diana Jones Award. Retrieved 2016-11-10.
  10. "Game Designer Meeting in Göttingen successfully finished - SAZ – Game Designers Association". Retrieved 2016-11-25.

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