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Board Game Atlas Giveaway (Winner on March 1, 2020)

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Here's the info for the next round of giveaway! (photo by u/BenjaminK)

Starts: Monday, February 17

Ends: Sunday, March 1

You will get +1 entry every time you complete any of these actions to contribute to our community:

  • Make a post on our forum or write an article
  • Comment or reply on posts/articles
  • Create a topic
  • Refer a friend using this link: https://www.boardgameatlas.com/signup?referral (send this link to your friends and have them input your username under the referral section)

Each contribution is 1 additional entry and there's no limit to your contributions.


Thanks everyone for continuing to make this community a great one! And as always, which game will you be getting if you won? (Also, for those who are curious, I ran the last giveaway's result and am waiting on the user to respond so that I can make the announcement!)

4 points by philryuh - updated 2 months ago | 113 comments | report | subscribe

hardforcash 3 months ago | 1 point[-]

If I was lucky enough to win, I’d go with #Arkwright, #City of the Big Shoulders (if available), #Fields of Arle, #Maracaibo, or #Underwater Cities - with Maracaibo being the predominant choice.

HooperGirl 3 months ago | 1 point[-]

Stone Age, assuming it's still for sale! :-)

Skippan 3 months ago | 1 point[-]

The entries requirements stay the same and I'm opposed to that. The same three or four people stay at the top just by replying to almost all comments whilst the site is lacking in images, videos, lists, information boxes with prices, number of players, designers, illustrators, reviews. It's nice that people respond genuinely to each other, but there are holes in the website and volunteers are ignored in a way

nealkfrank 3 months ago | 1 point[-]

I am honestly on board with your thought process. I like that the giveaway rewards interaction and being present rather than a random draw (a lot of places already do that and the entries get very saturated) BUT it could be a moving target each time. What would you suggest to improve the contest?

philryuh Supporter3 months ago | 1 point[-]

@nealkfrank @Skippan thanks for the feedback! First, let me check in with Trent to make sure all of the ways in which you get an entry is actually shown in the giveaway rules/description, because I'm sure contributing toward the game pages used to be part of getting entries. As for alternate methods, one idea I thought about was starting up "themed" giveaways. For example, one giveaway would be something like "Bounty Hunters" where everyone is on the hunt for filling in missing info on the game pages, or "The Gallerist" for filling up game pages with game images, and so on. 

HooperGirl 3 months ago | 1 point[-]

I agree it would be fun to try some other giveaway options for those of us who don't have time to live on BGA, so we have a better chance. ;-)

Marshwiggle92 Supporter3 months ago | 1 point[-]

I could get behind that. 

nealkfrank 3 months ago | 1 point[-]

I like the rotating options, not only does it provide additional information on the games it curates content, images, and new resources for users. 

HooperGirl 3 months ago | 0 points[-]

I agree it would be fun to mix it up for those of us who don't have time to live on BGA so we have a fighting chance.  😂

BackBurnerGames 3 months ago | 1 point[-]

NICE! I can think of many games with an MSRP of $60 that I would like to own.

LScott 3 months ago | 1 point[-]

Thanks for this newsletter! Where can we see the previous contest's results? 

Marshwiggle92 Supporter3 months ago | 1 point[-]

https://www.boardgameatlas.com/forum/JFoYA3QEFK/and-the-winner-is-

LScott 3 months ago | 1 point[-]

Thanks! I posted my question too soon because I eventually found that post. 

xldh 3 months ago | 1 point[-]

I usually put Wingspan as my projected game to pick in the unlikely event I win. This time, however, I am changing my selection. I would simply choose an expansion (which I do not own) to a game that I do own... Any guesses?

Marshwiggle92 Supporter3 months ago | 1 point[-]

I would guess either a #everdell or a #Ticket To Ride expansion. 

xldh 3 months ago | 1 point[-]

Everdell it is.

Marshwiggle92 Supporter3 months ago | 1 point[-]

Hey... I guessed right. 

rlupino 3 months ago | 1 point[-]

This is great...love free games.  

GarishMan 3 months ago | 1 point[-]

aahhh user response is plucking away at several contests right now. Did you see what is happening with board game t-shirt company, MeepleShirts? 3 no responses in a row.

HooperGirl 3 months ago | 1 point[-]

So crazy that they're not claiming their prizes!

Marshwiggle92 Supporter3 months ago | 1 point[-]

I had not seen that. 

philryuh Supporter3 months ago | 1 point[-]

What's happening? I'm not sure what you're referring to haha

GarishMan 3 months ago | 1 point[-]

Meeple Shirts has a monthly giveaway as well, with 24 hours notice to comfirm the prize, they have been going since January with noone responding to the facebook message or email

successfulgeek 3 months ago | 1 point[-]

I am really interested in checking out #The Quacks of Quedlinburg or #Viticulture: Essential Edition


Skurvy5 Supporter3 months ago | 1 point[-]

Viticulture keeps coming up on my short list too. 

sdirrane Supporter3 months ago | 1 point[-]

So good.

Sliddell11 3 months ago | 1 point[-]

Quacks is a great game and totally worth it! It’s a really easy game to learn that you could pretty much play with any group 

successfulgeek 3 months ago | 1 point[-]

Yeah watching Quacks played is actually what has me interested in Wonderlands War too.

Sliddell11 3 months ago | 1 point[-]

I’ve never looked into that one! Does it play similarly?

successfulgeek 3 months ago | 1 point[-]

It's a bag builder, which is the only similarity. It is on KS right now and has drafting mechanics too, plus the Alice in Wonderland theme is my wifes favorite theme, so makes it an easy draw for us.

Marshwiggle92 Supporter3 months ago | 1 point[-]

That makes sense. 

Sliddell11 3 months ago | 1 point[-]

I really like bag building! Not sure the theme is up my alley, but I’ll check it out!

philryuh Supporter3 months ago | 1 point[-]

I remember looking up other bag builders like #Orléans, #Altiplano, and #Wonderland's War after playing Quacks and really enjoying the mechanism haha

BenjaminK 3 months ago | 1 point[-]

Mmm...Altiplano... :) 

Marshwiggle92 Supporter3 months ago | 1 point[-]

How so? 

Sliddell11 3 months ago | 1 point[-]

I’d like to get either Le Havre or another large game, or potentially a few smaller games. It’s hard to choose between quantity of heaviness and quantity of games haha 

Marshwiggle92 Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

So, have you decided if it will be one big one or multiple small ones?

Skurvy5 Supporter3 months ago | 1 point[-]

Yes it’s a very tough decision. Le Havre would be a great choice. 

Sliddell11 3 months ago | 1 point[-]

Yeah, it’s a lot of fun and so many choices! My only fear is that because of how heavy it is, it might be a shelf of shamer haha 

Marshwiggle92 Supporter3 months ago | 1 point[-]

I could be wrong, because I haven't played it, but, my impression is that the weight does not come from rules overhead. My impression is that it is decently easy to learn and play, but there is a lot of emergent complexity. 

Sliddell11 3 months ago | 1 point[-]

It is really easy once you know what’s going on and what to “look out” for (pun intended). However looking at the game setup/components and it’s classic lookout art makes it scream intimidating. I can see it swaying away most students I would play with.

Marshwiggle92 Supporter3 months ago | 1 point[-]

It could. But, I think you make a good point that it looks more complicated than it is. 

Sliddell11 3 months ago | 1 point[-]

That being said I’d still probably get it haha 

Marshwiggle92 Supporter3 months ago | 1 point[-]

Of course 

Love4boardgames 3 months ago | 1 point[-]

Assuming I didn't win this last time, all of these look great to me:



philryuh Supporter3 months ago | 1 point[-]

I'll be sharing about Atlantis Rising after my wife and I play this friday! But ohhhhhh man, I opened the box a few days ago and it looks incredibly good in terms of art and the production.

Love4boardgames 3 months ago | 1 point[-]

I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the game! 

Skurvy5 Supporter3 months ago | 1 point[-]

So many great games 

Sliddell11 3 months ago | 1 point[-]

I would be down for the quacks expansion as well. Looks great and adds even more replayability!

WadeB1977 3 months ago | 1 point[-]

#Architects of the West Kingdom and #Aftermath are probably the next two on my list.  #Clans of Caledonia is on the radar as well.

sdirrane Supporter3 months ago | 1 point[-]

Good list.  Love me some Clans.  Architects is on my radar as well.

Skurvy5 Supporter3 months ago | 1 point[-]

All three of those are very solid choices. 

BenjaminK 3 months ago | 1 point[-]

Wow, what an awesome image for this giveaway! I feel strangely drawn to it, as if I've known it in another life. My pre-BGA life, perhaps?

At any rate, I think I'm going with #Spirit Island or #Scythe should this be my time to win. Of course, I will always check the prices for #Star Wars Imperial Assault before any final decisions are made, and if it's somehow under $60, that's the one for me. 

philryuh Supporter3 months ago | 1 point[-]

Thanks for pic xD

BenjaminK 3 months ago | 1 point[-]

haha Thanks for picking it!

Marshwiggle92 Supporter3 months ago | 1 point[-]

Lol. How humble. 

theDL 3 months ago | 1 point[-]

Hmm well I've been thinking quite a bit about #Raiders of the North Sea, but still thinking about #Viticulture: Essential Edition and #Imperial Settlers: Empires of the North! Also @nealkfrank has me considering #Concordia too...so many great options!

sdirrane Supporter3 months ago | 1 point[-]

I got Raiders with one Expansion when I won.  And I love me some VEE.

theDL 3 months ago | 1 point[-]

Well, deciding on a prize would be a good problem that I likely never have (just based on odds), lol. Which one would you buy for yourself now knowing what you know about both games?

Marshwiggle92 Supporter3 months ago | 1 point[-]

Well, your odds are still much better than the odds of the winner of the last GAW. 

theDL 3 months ago | 1 point[-]

Oh did they announce it? I missed it

Marshwiggle92 Supporter3 months ago | 1 point[-]

I see you saw it. 

theDL 3 months ago | 1 point[-]

I see you seeing me see it!

Marshwiggle92 Supporter3 months ago | 1 point[-]

;-P

sdirrane Supporter3 months ago | 1 point[-]

If I was picking between the two Viticulture hands down.

theDL 3 months ago | 1 point[-]

Good to know!

nealkfrank 3 months ago | 1 point[-]

Yes! Concordia is great!

theDL 3 months ago | 1 point[-]

I'm intrigued by it partly because it seems pretty different than any of the games I already have, where some of the other ones I mentioned share some similarities with some of my games.

nealkfrank 3 months ago | 1 point[-]

Just looking through your collection, it looks like you do not have a lot of games with big map boards! Lots of card games, this blends an intriguing board with cool card play. 

theDL 3 months ago | 1 point[-]

Yep, for being a fan of board games, I own surprisingly few actual boards, haha! I  think I've read that there are some expansion maps you can buy that make it better for 2 players, is that right?

nealkfrank 3 months ago | 1 point[-]

They do! The Salsa expansion is considered to be the pinnacle of expansions lol. New boards and a new resource!

theDL 3 months ago | 1 point[-]

Nice! I'll keep that in mind!

sdirrane Supporter3 months ago | 1 point[-]

I think you may have misspelled my user name, that’s why I haven’t responded yet.  It has two r’s 😂.

Skurvy5 Supporter3 months ago | 1 point[-]

Did you win Scott?

sdirrane Supporter3 months ago | 1 point[-]

Unfortunately I did not.  I was making a joke. 

Skurvy5 Supporter3 months ago | 1 point[-]

I don’t think it was me! Which means I don’t need to take the next 4 contests off. 

BenjaminK 3 months ago | 1 point[-]

When you get a double hat trick, I propose we make you the face of BGA.

sdirrane Supporter3 months ago | 1 point[-]

Well I think we know right now if I actually do win that I may pick up one of the West Kingdom games. 🤞🏼

Skurvy5 Supporter3 months ago | 1 point[-]

Those would be a great choice. 

sdirrane Supporter3 months ago | 1 point[-]

You need to comment on my other post.

Marshwiggle92 Supporter3 months ago | 1 point[-]

Of course you will. 

nealkfrank 3 months ago | 1 point[-]

I am always flip flopping! I would love #Le Havre as I have for a while, but I also am interested in #The Estates now, definitely more intriguing than I had thought at first!

Marshwiggle92 Supporter3 months ago | 1 point[-]

I would like to play #The Estates

nealkfrank 3 months ago | 1 point[-]

That surprises me, it is pretty heavy on the auction side of things. But the placement and scoring aspect of the game is really compelling!

Marshwiggle92 Supporter3 months ago | 1 point[-]

I can enjoy auctions. But the placement is the hook for me. 

Of course, I wouldn't get it. I don't have the group to play it, and it wouldn't be worth it on the off chance that I can play it whenever I'm in the states. 

nealkfrank 3 months ago | 1 point[-]

Goooot it that makes sense. I watched a play through the other day and it looks so great, lots of messing with people which hopefully produces laughter!

Marshwiggle92 Supporter3 months ago | 1 point[-]

I would hope it introduces rage sometimes.

nealkfrank 3 months ago | 1 point[-]

Oh ya definitely, I am realizing my group likes some interaction in our games at times, I think this would be a good one!

Marshwiggle92 Supporter3 months ago | 1 point[-]

Rage is great with the right groups. 

nealkfrank 3 months ago | 1 point[-]

Definitely! 

Marshwiggle92 Supporter3 months ago | 1 point[-]

Especially if it is somebody else's rage. 

nealkfrank 3 months ago | 1 point[-]

Ha very true! I know I can deal with it, it is a question of if THEY can!

Marshwiggle92 Supporter3 months ago | 1 point[-]

And, it is entertaining to watch either way. 

Marshwiggle92 Supporter3 months ago | 1 point[-]

Awww... Shucks. I have no messages from you. 

I'd probably pick some sort of Pax game. Probably #Pax Porfiriana or #Pax Emancipation. Of course #everdell is another good option as is #Robinson Crusoe

But, as always, I'd be very likely to change my mind. 

Marshwiggle92 Supporter3 months ago | 1 point[-]

Whoever won will have fun reading all these comments. 

nealkfrank 3 months ago | 1 point[-]

Lol the dead give away that you are not the one.

Marshwiggle92 Supporter3 months ago | 1 point[-]

Yep. But that's not the reason I'm here anyway. I'm happy for whoever won, even if it us @Skurvy5

Skurvy5 Supporter3 months ago | 1 point[-]

It’s not the reason I’m here either. This is such a fun community. Talking board games is the best. 

Marshwiggle92 Supporter3 months ago | 1 point[-]

Maybe this chap or chapess who won won't claim their prize and it will come back to you. That would be something. 

BenjaminK 3 months ago | 1 point[-]

Yeah, this community is pretty great. I wish I had more time to spend on here haha Come for the giveaways, stay for the people! (If you're really people and not just really cool bots...)

Marshwiggle92 Supporter3 months ago | 1 point[-]

Beep boop bop. 

BenjaminK 3 months ago | 1 point[-]

Uh oh. @Marshwiggle92 needs a new processor!

Marshwiggle92 Supporter3 months ago | 1 point[-]

Lol

Marshwiggle92 Supporter3 months ago | 1 point[-]

So, have you checked your messages. 

Skurvy5 Supporter3 months ago | 1 point[-]

Only about 15 times. Lol. 

Marshwiggle92 Supporter3 months ago | 1 point[-]

Same here. 

BenjaminK 3 months ago | 1 point[-]

I feel as if my messages is broken. I should have received that notification by now! haha

Marshwiggle92 Supporter3 months ago | 1 point[-]

Actually. That is me that should have. Lol

BenjaminK 3 months ago | 1 point[-]


Marshwiggle92 Supporter3 months ago | 1 point[-]

Thanks for that vote of confidence. 

nealkfrank 3 months ago | 1 point[-]

...I wont be lol

Skurvy5 Supporter3 months ago | 1 point[-]

Lol thanks. 

nealkfrank 3 months ago | 1 point[-]

Just messing with ya :) 

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