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Use these easy guides to find the best games for anybody, or any occasion!
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The market should dictate what’s worth buying and what is not, and in time the bad games companies will fail. That’s not a lot of consolation when you’re in a shop, facing a wall of choices and with limited time.
Our footprint ratings make it easy to see at a glance whether a game is worthy of your time, or not.
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Board Game Ideas
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More About Boardgame Beast
Boardgame Beast was started in December 2006. Since then, we’ve gone from strength to strength, reviewing hundreds of the best board games ever produced, and lots of new releases.
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How we rate our games: one of our reviewers plays the game multiple times. We confer until a general opinion is agreed upon, though the original writer has the final say in how the game is scored, from one to five footprints (half scores are possible).
One footprint is the lowest rating, and if a game scores just one, you can forget about buying it (really!). Five is the highest, and if a game gets five footprints, it’s a true smash.
Each review has a comments link. Click on the link to leave your own rating for the game, plus your own footprint rating from one to five.
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Boardgame Beast is based in Quebec, Canada. We try to get out at least once per fortnight and play games with our friends at the Montreal Board Game Meetup. As our young children grow up, we’re trying to mix in more games to their leisure time, to get them into the gaming habit early.
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