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Combined Shipping to The Gamers’ Table
We’re pleased to announce a new partnership with The Gamers’ Table. We’re now offering combined shipping to The Gamers’ Table. What this means is that there is a new shipping option in checkout. For only $4 you can ship your game to The Gamers’ Table for their review.
As we have collected enough games to be shipped (or at the end of each month, whichever comes first), we’ll package up the games that have been ordered and ship them off to The Gamers’ Table. This can be a considerable savings for you to get your game reviewed by TGT.
NOTE: This does not mean you should immediately ship all your half-finished games to TGT. They will crucify your game and burn it in effigy if it is not good (as they should). So make sure you’ve done plenty of play testing and polishing before considering using this feature.
QuickDraft is a card game by Michael Groll that’s currently self published at The Game Crafter. QuickDraft was featured on Purple Pawn and received a nice review. Here’s an excerpt:
"At first glance I didn’t know what to really make of QuickDraft. The idea of it really clicked with me, but after looking through the cards I just wasn’t sure if it was going to live up to my expectations. My fears were quickly put to rest.”
Read the full article at http://www.purplepawn.com/2013/01/second-lookquick-draft/
The Dice Tower reviews Fabula Rasa
The Gamers’ Table to Review Contest Winners
With the deadline fast approaching for the Co-Op Design Challenge, we’re pleased to announce another prize that the winner will receive: a review from The Gamers’ Table. That’s right, we’ll send a free copy of the winning game to The Gamers’ Table where they will promptly review it. So not only will you get a full review from our judge, and the prizes, but you’ll also have a professional independent review which means even more publicity for your game.
We’ll be offering this as a prize in future contests as well. So even if you’re not submitting a game for the co-op challenge, you have one more reason to enter the next contest when it is announced.
With only 4 days left until the deadline, you better get cracking on your co-op game!
New Review of The Game Crafter on Board Game Geek
Nothing Sacred Games posted a new review of The Game Crafter on boardgamegeek.com. We always appreciate community members taking the time to provide honest and detailed reviews of our service, products, and the community. So thank you for that! We love hearing from customers because it gives us a chance to see how we’re doing and look for ways to improve our service.
We’re asking the TGC community to give it a read and see what you think! Feel free to post comments/feedback and we’ll be sure to read them all! We think it will be beneficial for BGG community members to see this discussion and hopefully it encourages other game designers to give us a try! :)
The Gamers’ Table reviews MERC
The Gamers’ Table has been reviewing lots of TGC games, and they’ve got about another 30 queued up to review. If your game happens to be one that gets a good review from them, you might want to add something to your shop artwork, or your game box to show off. The Gamer’s Table has created this little burst to do exactly that.
Free Shipping To The Gamers Table
We are now sponsoring The Gamers’ Table's Indy Game Review Show. Our first bit of sponsorship is to give you a cheaper avenue to get your game reviewed by them. So for one week only, we’re offering free shipping to The Gamers’ Table!
To take advantage of this, simply add your game to your cart, and start the checkout process. When you come to the “Shipping Method” option, choose “TGT Reviews”. When you do this, your shipping address will be ignored, and instead your game will be shipped to The Gamers’ Table.
You’re welcome to put your own address into the shipping address field. However, if you want to put their address you’re welcome to do so. It is:
The Gamers’ Table
c/o Craig Stewart
204-235 Morgan Avenue
After you’ve completed checkout, then you should also send some information to The Gamers’ Table to let them know that your game is coming, and what its about. Here’s the information they’d like you to send:
Send us a high resolution image of your game cover (or another image to use to represent your game). Let us know any links or other information you’d like included. Let us know the number of players, suggested age and average play time.
But that’s not all! you can also be part of the show when your game is reviewed. To do so, shoot a short video of yourself (any format is fine, widescreen preferred) giving the game overview (be brief) and answer the following question: Who is the game for (what type of gamer wants this game most)? If you are unable to shoot video, record it as audio and send us the .wav or .mp3 file and a still picture. You can send us the video via www.sendthisfile.com, a free service for sending large files.
Their email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
This offer lasts only until Friday, March 9th. This is an amazing opportunity to get the word out about your game. Any and all games are welcome. Don’t wait, send your game (or games) today!
Boundless Distraction or (Bdistracted) is a new site specializing in indie game reviews. You might want to check them out if you’re looking to get your game reviewed. Here’s how they describe themselves.
Boundless Distraction isn’t about a person or a game, it is meant to be about the community of people who wish to play or create great indie games. I personally have two games in the process of being developed but have not actually made a game to completion as of yet. It is my hope that other game developers, especially those who have completed a game, will be willing to give advice to new or less experienced developers.