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The Best Board Game Recommendation Site We've Ever Seen

| 5 Mar 2014 19:00
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From family to strategy, kids to adults, this database spits out great recommendations every time.

It is not always easy to know what games you'd love in the contemporary glut of board games. Sure, we all know standbys like The Settlers of Catan, Diplomacy, or Carcassone, but what about more obscure games? What about games you can stand to play with your family? Your youngest siblings? Your drunk friends?

There's an app for that. Well, a web app.

Enter boardgamesfor.me, the personal project of a web developer who wanted a finding your next game purchase to be a little easier. It's a no-frills tool, but you don't need it to be. Starting from a few general categories based on which niche in your game time you need to fill, the site narrows down your choices until you've got only good stuff left. "The database was built combining output from [Board Game Geek] and Amazon's APIs, with some manual editing where things were lacking," the site's creator told The Escapist. The site's final output gives you a short description of many games, with links to amazon for buying. Those are affiliate links that help support the site. "Money will be used for hosting, updates, design, and maybe a new board game if I ever have extra" said the creator.

So go check out boardgamesfor.me. You won't regret it.

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