Hello everybody, Will here! I want to provide you all with some updates in regards to what we’re up to at Board Crazy and how those things are going to affect our content. Now before you get worried, I should point out that not much is changing – we’ll still be uploading board game playthroughs and reviews (if necessary) every Friday. We’ll also still be providing you all with the biggest news stories from the industry every two weeks. So in reality, not much is changing, except for the fact that I will no longer be compiling my Top Kickstarters every month.
I want to assure you that this decision was difficult for me, but I feel strongly that it’s in the best interest of Board Crazy and you, our reader. Why? Well, last month I chose to include a game called Overturn: Rising Sands on my list, and this game turned out to be a giant, stinking pile of trash. On the surface, it was an attractive miniatures game with a lot of interesting features, which is probably why it well exceeded its fundraising goal. But underneath all of those things, the game was actually plagiarizing other products, with its rulebook being a near word-for-word copy of CMON’s Massive Darkness’ rules. And this is only one of many areas in which this game copied other, superior works. Obviously, this entire situation is unacceptable and a good reminder that folks need to be fastidious and careful when choosing which Kickstarters to support. It’s also a good reminder that I failed to do my job, and for that, I’m sorry.
Truth is, like the people who backed Overturn, I didn’t do my due diligence when researching the game. Unlike those people though, I was in a position to write about and promote it. As one would expect, I have deleted Overturn from last month’s article. But still, the fact that it was ever included indicates that I don’t have the time necessary to fully research every game, and for this reason, I’m going to press pause on writing my Kickstarter lists. Who knows, maybe I’ll come back to this kind of content in the future, but for now, it’s best for everyone that I stop until I can be as thorough as this kind of coverage requires.
This all leads me to the corresponding good news. The reason that I’ve been so busy lately is that we’re working on a few board game concepts here at Board Crazy. At this point, I can’t tell you anymore than this, as these projects are mostly in the early stages of development. If you want to catch a sneak peek of our progress every once in a while, keep an eye on our Instagram account (@boardcrazygames). We’re really excited to follow our dreams of designing board games, and you, our readers and audience, have given us the confidence to do so. Thank you.
So that’s it for now – thanks for taking the time to read this. Again, I apologize for my coverage of Overturn. On the bright side, I think a lot of good is going to come out of this whole debacle. Hopefully from here on out, backers are going to be more choosy when selecting which games to invest in. I know I will be.