BGB Services

History

Since 2005, Boardgame Babylon has been a leading voice in board game design, news, and history through its award-winning podcast of the same name. Our editorial staff has decades of experience in game design, reviews, play-testing, and organizing successful events for companies and industry organizations.

Now, BGB is excited to offer new services to the game industry as well as individual businesses looking to improve their workgroups through the power of play. BGB can help you:

  • BGB Presents can help you advertise your game on BGB podcasts, website, and the Secret Newsletter. Contact us for pricing details on text links in the newsletter or audio commercials on the BGB podcast. Ads on the website are also available. Please note that BGB does not offer paid previews or reviews.

  • BGB Consults can assist board and video game companies with their design efforts by bringing decades of experience to a consultation arm for US-based board game companies to develop stronger products for international markets that focus on detailed gameplay and manageable playtimes and an independent spirit to video games that will help large companies break into the lucrative Indie game market.

  • BGB Editorial helps designers and publishers with their rulebooks and instructions. BGB has a top-notch editorial team with long years of technical writing experience and a deep knowledge of board games to help companies large and small always release an easily understandable set of rules. Avoid the need for errata and players that give up on your game because they cannot understand the rules.

Boardgame Babylon Review Policy

  • If you would like to send a review copy of your game, please send in an inquiry first to see if BGB would be interested in your game. If so, we will let you know the shipping address and if you let us know the timing for your release, we can do our best to accommodate your promotional window.
  • Boardgame Babylon reviews may come in the form of a written review, a podcast reference and maybe brief mention and a link in the Newsletter. At this time, we do not produce video reviews. There are too many of those already and Eric has always believed he has a great face for podcasting.
  • Please do not send Print n Play versions of games without prior approval. Eric has to REALLY want to play a game to PnP it. That hasn’t happened very often.
  • If we decline a review copy of your game, paid advertising is still an option as long as your game suits the BGB audience.

Boardgame Babylon Disclaimers

  • BGB is an Amazon Affiliate. If you purchase items from a link in our content and purchase, Amazon pays BGB a very small percentage of the sale (no additional cost to you). BGB reserves the right to add links for other companies with similar programs.
  • BGB does not sell your email address or contact details to other parties under any circumstances. You may receive paid promotion in the form of text links in the Secret Newsletter but we promise there won’t be much and it does not affect our editorial efforts.

15 thoughts on “BGB Services

  1. I’m the creator of Space Madness, a new cooperative storytelling board game inspired by campy sci-fi horror movies from the 70s. I’ve designed and play-tested the game in San Francisco over the last 6 months. I’m just trying to get the word out. Thanks!

  2. Would you guys be able to add an RSS feed of your podcast to the website? it makes it much easier to know when you post new casts.

  3. Chad – Thanks for the feedback. We’ll definitely get one going. Our automated feed shouldn’t be hitting your RSS reader. Is it?

  4. Hi Guys,
    My Name is Leonard Boyd and I am one half of Backspindle Games, a small idependent game publisher based in Northern Ireland.
    We published Guards Guards a Discworld Boardgames In 2012 and I wanted to give you guys a heads up on our latest release which has just gone live on Kickstarter.

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/backspindle/codinca

    Codinca is a beautifully simple but fiendishly strategic abstract board game. It has been well recieved at the UK games Expo and a pre-release edition sold outfor us at Essen last year
    There is a free Print & Play version available to download from the KS page. Please check it out.
    We would be keen to hear any feedback you or your followers may have
    .
    Thanks & regards
    Leo Boyd.
    Creative Director
    Backspindle Games Ltd.

  5. I’m launching Nightlancer, a competitive cyberpunk game, on Kickstarter soon. Would you be interested in including an announcement of the launch in your newsletter? If so please get in touch to discuss details.

    Thanks.

    1. Sure, please send the details to our main address – the name of this website @ gmail.com and our coordinator will get it up in the Press Release section.

  6. Hello,

    My name is Paul and I just released my game Castle von Loghan on Kickstarter.

    I would like to know if there’s any possibility for me my game to receive an article or a mention on your social media.

    KS Link :

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1890003488/castle-von-loghan

    Tabletopia (also on Tabletop Simulator) :

    https://tabletopia.com/games/castle-von-loghan

    Press Kit :

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1oPVbiS8_HV3FxnZm9zuvGz7TsYH4bqgk

    Thank you kindly

    Paul Toderas

    1. Hi Paul – Yes, we can definitely carry your press release and promote on our social accounts. Please send a note to us at boardgamebabylon@gmail.com and I will get this scheduled.

      Also, if you want a formal review, our editor has approved the game for review if you would like to send a pre-release copy. Let us know.

  7. Good Morning,

    I am reaching out today because i checked out your website and thought it was very relevant to my new business we just opened up! It is an online dice shop and we carry a wide variety of cool and unique dice pertaining to all types of gaming.

    Anyways, I was wondering if there is anyway that you would be willing to share our site with your readers. We would love to send you a free set of dice to review. If there is anything else we can do to get your support please let us know!

    Thank you so much for your time. We look forward to hearing back from you!

    Sincerely,
    The Dice Emporium

  8. Hello,

    My name is Kelvinkit. I am a designer from Hong Kong.

    Recently I have created a KICKSTARTER Project called “TRICK OR TREE” , it is a Handmade Magnetic Wooden Blocks Toy & Game.

    Welcome to have a look in our kickstarter page :

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kelvinkit/trick-or-tree-handmade-magnetic-wooden-blocks-toy?ref=discovery

    “TRICK OR TREE” :
    It is a Cognitive Activity Game, design in 4 playing features: Color, Shape, Number, and Balance. Can also be Creative Artwork for Decoration. Through “Trick or Tree”, children can learn while playing with the blocks; elderly can exercise their brain through the game; adults can challenge one another with witty calculations and tactics.

    And if you like it, please help to share this Kickstarter project !!

    Although its my first time in Kickstarter Campaign, i really hope this project can be success, this game is so unique and can benefit to many users.

    Kickstarter Campaign period: Oct 31st to Dec 31st, 2018

    Thank you very much!!

    Regards,
    Kelvinkit

    Kelvinkit Design Co. Ltd.
    kelvinkitdesign@gmail.com
    http://www.kelvinkit.com
    “Let’s go back to our roots and re-connect with our loved ones by Trick or Tree”

  9. Hello,

    My children Felix (12), Henri (9) and Jola (4) and I have developed a special card game version of Doppelkopf for children, families and beginners. Doppelkopf is the most popular card game of the Germans and has been played since 1895. We have tested the game with many friends and relatives with positive feedback. We have now dared on Kickstarter with the game:

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/studio-trojan/doublehead-kids?ref=83bpo6

    See also entry on BoardGameGeek
    https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/283755/doublehead-kids

    It would be great if you could perhaps publish a little news on your site.

    We would be very happy
    Jörg + Kids

  10. Hi there! We’ve just released our game LANDER on Kickstarter and wondered if you’d be interested in discussing our game on your site? We’ve received a load of praise already about the high quality of the gameplay and components. We’ve been live for 18 hours and we’re 60% funded, so we’re looking to get the word out there so that more people know about us. We’ve put a lot of work into the theme of the game, as well as sending copies of our Prototype to over 130 board game cafes and stores around the world as part of the world’s first Play Before You Pledge campaign. You can see the World Map of locations here:
    http://www.landerthegame.com/play-before-you-pledge

    The link to our Kickstarter campaign page is:
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/intrepidgames/lander

    Would you be interested in working together to make some great content for your site? I look forward to hearing from you and to hopefully working with you soon!

    Best regards,

    Dan

  11. Hello,

    Buy the Vote! (“BTV!”) is a 15-minute bidding game where players pretend to be Presidential candidates in order to win states by cleverly spending their campaign dollars. The game takes just 3 minutes to learn. Everyone loves it from kids to experienced poker players and everyone in between! It is a game of strategy, game theory, human psychology, and politics (all in one).

    During Covid, Coozies Games decided to turn a negative into a positive and finally launched our first board called Buy the Vote! on Kickstarter. Over the past year, we have playtested/demoed at multiple cons and developed a fan base of ~500 people. So far, the Kickstarter is going pretty well. We also have a social mission of helping educators (and stay-at-home parents) teach the basics of US elections to kids. While this game is fun for everyone, we find kids to be hooked on Buy the Vote!

    Coozies Games and is founded by a group of cousins that loved to come together to play board games. Buy the Vote! by Coozies Game is a tale of family, fun and a social mission.

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/buythevotegame/buy-the-vote-election-board-game

    Thank you for your time and consideration,
    Coozies Games

  12. I’m contacting you to share information about our recent Kickstartercampaign, and the larger collection of games that it’s a part of.

    In May of this year, we successfully funded the first set of six games in a series we call “Peg Pastimes.” These small games are from many cultures around the world, and they date back hundreds and even thousands of years.

    Currently we are running our second Kickstarter campaign to fund the next six games, and at the same time finishing the artwork for the next six. And there are more games on our list for subsequent sets in 2021.

    All the games are made here in Michigan, and all from recyclable/renewable materials.

    Our goal with Peg Pastimes to to bring these fun and challenging traditional games to the public. In addition, seasoned gamers will discover some interesting gaming mechanisms from ancient times that can be found as components  of modern games.

    If you’re interested in learning more, please contact me, the graphic designer and game collector behind Peg Pastimes. And please visit our Kickstarter campaign at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/froebel/6-more-historic-international-strategy-board-games

    (We also are developing games of original design that are not part of the Peg Pastimes series.)

    Sincerely
    David McCord, NewVenture Games
    http://www.newventuregames.com

  13. My name is Austin Singer and I am the founder of Trivia Trolls! Trivia Trolls is an all new party, strategy, trivia card game that mixes equal parts smart-thinking trivia with all the fun of trolling your friends. We have recently been featured in the news and would love your help promoting our game! We are able to answer any questions or we can send you anything you need! We would really appreciate it anything you can do during this tough time. 🙂

    Fox Interview: https://www.fox10phoenix.com/video/860594
    Kickstarter Link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/triviatrolls/trivia-trolls/?ref=kicktraq
    Best,
    Austin, Chief Troll Officer
    http://www.triviatrolls.com

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