You’ve read our article on how to get reviews (#4), now you need to know who to ask for one.
The following list contains 50+ reviewers, all relevant to you, that…
- …review prototype-level Kickstarter-level games. (If they only review published games, they’re not listed. Sorry, Rodney.)
- …are currently active reviewing these games.
- …I myself have directly communicated with, either by having had a review with or by chatting with about such things (to verify the above and pseudo-rate my experience with them for you).
- …I would not rate as “Horrible”. I left those two off. : P
If you contact any of these folks, please tell them that I sent you. I don’t get anything out of it, but it’s always nice to hear a referral mentioned. Thanks.
Chart notes below. Scroll the chart to the right for ranking stats.
Reviewer Org Website Contact Person WebStats YouTubeStats Bonuses Caveats GKG's Experience Reviewer Org
All Us Geeks allusgeeks.com Jeff King firstname.lastname@example.org @allusgeeks www.similarweb.com/allusgeeks.com socialblade.com/youtube/user/allusgeeks Chat only, love. Tweeted us out without review just in goodwill. All Us Geeks
Bearded Meeple beardedmeeple.com Tyler Anderson email@example.com @BeardedMeeple www.similarweb.com/beardedmeeple.com socialblade.com/youtube/user/beardedmeeple Vids are short, thus approachable Canada Great. Very fast. Bearded Meeple
Blue Peg Pink Peg bluepegpinkpeg.com Patrick Kelly firstname.lastname@example.org @BluePegPinkPeg www.similarweb.com/bluepegpinkpeg.com n/a Plays with wife Chat only, Good. Blue Peg Pink Peg
Board Game Authority boardgameauthority.com various email@example.com @BoardGameAuth www.similarweb.com/boardgameauthority.com n/a Mailing address on site Impersonal initial contact, no promise of review when sending your game Great. A 'new staff reviewer' gave a poorly done review; they didn't post it based on his inexperience. Thoughtful. Board Game Authority
Board Game Brawl youtube.com/user/boardgamebrawl Nick Meenachan firstname.lastname@example.org @boardgamebrawl n/a - Youtube socialblade.com/youtube/user/boardgamebrawl Fast responder Paid, strong opinions Meh Board Game Brawl
Board Game King boardgameking.com Oleg or Serge email@example.com @BoardGameKingI www.similarweb.com/boardgameking.com n/a Shows review in advance to avoid translation mistakes. Thailand/Russia Good Board Game King
Board Game Monkeys boardgamemonkeys.com Andreas Hohmann firstname.lastname@example.org n/a www.similarweb.com/boardgamemonkeys.com n/a Will print simple PnPs EU Good Board Game Monkeys
Board Game Quest boardgamequest.com Tony M. email@example.com @BoardGameQuest www.similarweb.com/boardgamequest.com n/a Good Board Game Quest
Board to Death TV boardtodeath.tv Luca firstname.lastname@example.org @boardtodeathtv www.similarweb.tv/boardtodeath.tv socialblade.com/youtube/user/boardtodeathtv Best short vids on the net Paid - $200 or several copies Ok, costly Board to Death TV
Bower's Game Corner youtube.com/user/blqonXBL/videos Forrest Bower email@example.com @BowerGameCorner n/a - Youtube socialblade.com/youtube/user/blqonxbl Fun, growing $30 1st time Great, we even sponsored Bower's Game Corner
Box of Delights boxofdelights.net Ricky Royal firstname.lastname@example.org @rickyroyalbod www.similarweb.net/boxofdelights.net socialblade.com/youtube/user/rickkcroyal Huge following EU Love. Communicated regularly during plays, so no mistakes in review! (Only one) Box of Delights
CastleKon youtube.com/user/thecastlekon/videos Christian Kon email@example.com n/a n/a - Youtube socialblade.com/youtube/user/thecastlekon Reviews with Wife New Love CastleKon
Casual Game Revolution casualgamerevolution.com Chris James firstname.lastname@example.org @casualgamerev www.similarweb.com/casualgamerevolution.com n/a Well run site Interviews only with us, very nice. Casual Game Revolution
Cloak and Meeple cloakandmeeple.wordpress.com Brian email@example.com @CloakandMeeple https://www.similarweb.com/website/cloakandmeeple.wordpress.com socialblade.com/youtube/user/cloakandmeeple Good, quick turnaround Cloak & Meeple
Club Fantasci clubfantasci.com Maurice Fitzgerald firstname.lastname@example.org @clubfantasci www.similarweb.com/clubfantasci.com socialblade.com/youtube/user/clubfantasci Good Club Fantasci
Da Pyrate boardgamegeek.com/user/da pyrate/contributions David Geekmail BGG user: da pyrate n/a n/a - BGG page n/a Australia, BGG only Chat only, nice. Da Pyrate
Dad's Gaming Addiction dadsgamingaddiction.com Vincent Paone email@example.com n/a www.similarweb.com/dadsgamingaddiction.com socialblade.com/youtube/user/dadsgamingaddiction Paid, Impersonal contact Too impersonal Dad's Gaming Addiction
Deskovehry deskovehry.com Dusan Vit firstname.lastname@example.org @DusanVit www.similarweb.com/deskovehry.com n/a Excellent detailed review. Friendly. EU, site in Czech, took months to finish. Good. Deskovehry
Ed Kabara various Ed Kabara Geekmail BGG user: Biotech66 @biotech66 n/a - BGG page n/a Posts in many places/forums Good. (Unboxing vid + write up) Ed Kabara
Ender boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/37596/enders-reviews-comprehensive-pictorial-overviews Ender Wiggins Geekmail BGG user: EndersGame n/a n/a - BGG page n/a Highly rated BGG posts only; doesn't own dice Always too busy Ender
FatherGeek fathergeek.com Cyrus email@example.com @thefathergeek www.similarweb.com/fathergeek.com n/a Must please 3 groups Poor FatherGeek
Game and a Curry gameandacurry.com Jenn or Herb firstname.lastname@example.org @gameandacurry www.similarweb.com/gameandacurry.com socialblade.com/youtube/user/gameandacurry Humor in reviews Tastefully crass Good Game and a Curry
Game Theory spielnacht.blogspot.com Bayard email@example.com n/a www.similarweb.com/spielnacht.blogspot.com n/a Great. Great communication, timely review, nice guy. Game Theory
GameBoyGeek gameboygeek.com/ Dan King firstname.lastname@example.org n/a www.similarweb.com/website/gameboygeek.com socialblade.com/youtube/user/thegameboygeeks Busy, Paid Chat only, nice. GameBoyGeek
Gaming Bits gamingbits.com Jonathan email@example.com n/a www.similarweb.com/gamingbits.com socialblade.com/youtube/user/reviewbits Chat only, ok. Gaming Bits
GamingTrend gamingtrend.com Keith Schleicher firstname.lastname@example.org @gamingtrend https://www.similarweb.com/website/gamingtrend.com n/a Team of reviewers - can probably work you in Some on the team are terrible - you might get burned Good in past. Terrible recently.
GeekDad geekdad.com various email@example.com @geekdads www.similarweb.com/geekdad.com n/a Reviews & Press Love, great group of gents. GeekDad
GeekedUpGaming geekedupgaming.wordpress.com Tim Sexton firstname.lastname@example.org @Geekedupgaming1 www.similarweb.com/geekedupgaming.wordpress.com socialblade.com/youtube/user/geekedupgaming1 Video game audience Meh. Did review very very late, didn't seem to know game. GeekedUpGaming
BoardgamingFTW geekspodcast.com Christopher Richter email@example.com @Boardgaming_FTW www.similarweb.com/geekspodcast.com socialblade.com/youtube/user/geekspodcast Tweets regularly Great. Tweeted our campaign daily! BoardgamingFTW
Geeky Hobbies geekyhobbies.com Eric Geekmail BGG user: mortee50 n/a www.similarweb.com/geekyhobbies.com n/a Meh. Let graphic-d of proto affect net opinion. Geeky Hobbies
Grey Elephant Gaming greyelephantgaming.blogspot.com Tim Norris Sevenbites@yahoo.com @GreyElepntGamin www.similarweb.com/greyelephantgaming.blogspot.com n/a Paid - $100 Chat only, ok. Grey Elephant Gaming
Heimspiel heimspiele.info/hp/ Pascal firstname.lastname@example.org n/a www.similarweb.info/heimspiele.info n/a Posts in German Posts in German Great. Very positive person to be around. Heimspiel
Indie Game Alliance indiegamealliance.com Matt Holden email@example.com @indiegameallies www.similarweb.com/indiegamealliance.com n/a Live nationwide demos Not actual reviews Great, very active, multiple public plays. Indie Game Alliance
Just Got Played youtube.com/channel/UCQaqoHo4frRbz5JfuIbKKTQ/videos Patrick Siebert Jestershand@gmail.com @Jestershand n/a - Youtube socialblade.com/youtube/channel/UCQaqoHo4frRbz5JfuIbKKTQ Chat only, nice. Just Got Played
League of Nonsensical Gamers nonsensicalgamers.com Dan Halstad firstname.lastname@example.org @LeagueNonsense www.similarweb.com/nonsensicalgamers.com socialblade.com/youtube/channel/UClnD0Vo1sHDpQvR1n-GSQJw Chat only, very nice. League of Nonsensical Gamers
NVS youtube.com/user/icurnvss Michael Forder email@example.com @NVSGameplays n/a - Youtube socialblade.com/youtube/user/icurnvss Canada Love NVS
Pete Belli boardgamegeek.com/user/pete belli/contributions Pete Geekmail BGG user: PeteBelli n/a n/a - BGG page n/a BGG only Too busy Pete Belli
The Purge boardgamegeek.com/user/william4192/contributions Jayson Geekmail BGG user: william4192 n/a n/a - BGG page n/a 1000+ Reviews He will say if your game sucks, it's why he named his reviews "The Purge" Love. Good communication, friendly, honest, did follow up video too! The Purge
Rahdo Runs Through youtube.com/user/rahdo Richard Ham firstname.lastname@example.org @Rahdo n/a - Youtube socialblade.com/youtube/user/rahdo Super nice, plays with Wife EU, Few competitive games Love Rahdo Runs Through
RPG.net rpg.net various various n/a www.similarweb.net/rpg.net n/a Multiple reviewers may get you listed Hard to contact the right people N/A - User submissions - site can't be rated. RPG.net
Sharon Khan boardgamegeek.com/user/sa266/contributions Sharon Khan Geekmail BGG user: sa266 n/a n/a - BGG page n/a EU, BGG only Chat only, ok. Sharon Khan
Smarter Backer smarterbacker.com Daniel Zayas email@example.com @smarterbacker www.similarweb.com/smarterbacker.com socialblade.com/youtube/channel/UCd139YjVG_SB2Qr_Mwm7Cjg "Zayas Index" will rank your Live KS with or without a review. <-Recommended path. Has an application process...? Must offer a giveaway. Only live interviews on inflexible schedule. Terrible. Poor communication, verbally disrespectful, never did the review, but did return game. Smarter Backer
Spooning Meeples youtube.com/user/SpooningMeeples Rhiannon Ochs firstname.lastname@example.org @spooningmeeples n/a - Youtube socialblade.com/youtube/user/spooningmeeples Ignores you after you send games to. Terrible. Have sent 2 games to, no reviews done, ignores emails now. Do not send her your games. Spooning Meeples
TalisinBear boardgamegeek.com/user/Talisinbear/contributions Calvin Geekmail BGG user: Talisinbear n/a n/a - BGG page n/a Canada, BGG & local online newspaper only Meh. Titled review negatively based on dislike of theme ...which was known before sending. Only compared it to other games. TalisinBear
Teh Slippery Boy boardgamegeek.com/user/sdonohue/contributions Steve Geekmail BGG user: sdonohue n/a n/a - BGG page n/a BGG Only, mostly RPGs Chat only, ok. Teh Slippery Boy
The Secret Cabal thesecretcabal.com various Founders@thesecretcabal.com @thesecretcabal www.similarweb.com/thesecretcabal.com n/a Address on site Impersonal contact, no promise of review Meh. They're huge, nice, and do good work, but don't ever respond to emails. Recommend for published games only. The Secret Cabal
Theology of Games theologyofgames.com Jeremiah Isley jeremiahIsley@gmail.com @TheologyofGames www.similarweb.com/theologyofgames.com socialblade.com/youtube/user/theologyofgames Reducing Previews; usually require 2 copies Ok. Low communication. Theology of Games
TiagoVIP boardgamegeek.com/user/tiagoVIP/contributions Tiago Geekmail BGG user: tiagovip n/a n/a - BGG page n/a Brazil, posts in Portuguese Chat only, nice. TiagoVIP
Today in Board Games todayinboardgames.com Roger Hicks email@example.com @BoardGamesToday www.similarweb.com/todayinboardgames.com n/a Chat only, very nice. Today in Board Games
To Die For Games http://www.todieforgames.ca/ Mandi Hutchinson firstname.lastname@example.org @boardgamerpinup www.similarweb.com/todieforgames.ca/ socialblade.com/youtube/user/todieforgames Great communication. Posts when desired. Canada Great. Easy to work with. To Die For Games
Undead Viking youtube.com/user/UndeadVikingVideos Lance Myxter email@example.com @undeadviking n/a - Youtube socialblade.com/youtube/user/undeadvikingvideos Huge following Paid Love Undead Viking
Vincent Darlage boardgamegeek.com/user/VincentDarlage/contributions Vincent Geekmail BGG user: VincentDarlage n/a n/a - BGG page n/a BGG only, newer Chat only, ok. Vincent Darlage
WhatTheGeek (formerly NJAGP) whatthegeekpodcast.com/ various firstname.lastname@example.org @WTG_Productions www.similarweb.com/whatthegeekpodcast.com/ n/a Love. Funny lighthearted guys, lots of coverage. What The Geek
Who's Turn is it Anyway whoseturnisitanyway.com Jacob Coon email@example.com @whospodcast www.similarweb.com/whoseturnisitanyway.com n/a EU Good. Good communication, funny guy. Who's Turn is it Anyway
Reviewer Org Website Contact Person WebStats YouTubeStats Bonuses Caveats GKG's Experience Reviewer Org
- Reviewers with a blank or “n/a” stat simply don’t function in regard to that stat. ie: No Youtube stats = no Youtube presence, No MeepleMechanic stats = No MM profile, etc.
- Some Youtube stats may show critically low numbers for certain reviewers. Don’t be scared, they may just be written reviewers. Use Youtube stats as a guide for ones with worthwhile numbers. But if they had a Youtube channel I wanted to list it.
“GKG’s Experience” Rating Chart
- “Love” – Top of the line reviewer. Friendly, fast, knowledgeable, fair, reliable, AND I personally hit it off with. A++
- “Great” – Excellent in all professional regards you could hope for. Possible above average offerings.
- “Good” – Above average experience.
- “Ok” – Average experience. Didn’t make a publisher feel super welcome, but didn’t feel pushed away either. Review, if done, was fine.
- “Meh” – Below average experience. I didn’t like something about they way they interacted with me or another person I know.
- “Poor” – Review done, but I didn’t approve of the manner or mistakes were made and not properly corrected.
- “Terrible” – To be avoided. Disrespectful and/or wasted time with a prototype without ever doing the review for poor reasons. (Akin to Horrible below, but were on the list as prior to rating. See note below about non-removal.)
- “Horrible” – Not listed; but there really are two of these.
- Note: -Non-Removal- Once a reviewer gets on the list, I won’t remove them, even if an experience becomes “Horrible”; rather I’ll mark it “Terrible” and communicate to you why. Please know: My desire and intent with this chart is positively promote fair to great reviewers, but my loyalties are with you the reader coming to me for advice. I don’t care to let you to suffer the same mistakes I did in other areas, so I don’t want to here either.
- Note: “…in progress…” – Means they have, or are being sent, a copy of one or more of our games for current review. As the reviews come in, we’ll update these ratings.
- Note: “Chat Only” – Means no review was done, but we communicated in one regard or another. Followed by approximate rating of that experience.
Are YOU a reviewer? Wanna be listed? I’d be happy to! But first read this, then shoot me an email and we’ll at least “Chat Only” about adding your organization. : )
Did I miss anyone that you’d like to see on the list? Please let me know in the comments.
Since I’m only listing those I’ve personally interacted with, let me know who, and I’ll email them to chat or to review one of our games.