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Our Top Ten Gateway Games List

Friday, October 14th, 2016 Posted in articles, general | No Comments »

We've got the Top Ten Beginner / Gateway Games List that we updated a few years ago.  The list was originally created from our own experiences and what sold well in the store.  However, it's been a few years since ...

What to do with your Used Board Games

Thursday, October 6th, 2016 Posted in articles | No Comments »

As gamers, we  have a tendency to hoard games.  However, after a certain point, it's easy to realise that you've just run out of space or that game that you loved when you purchased it hasn't been played in over ...

Did you know about our old top 10 article links

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 Posted in articles | No Comments »

Over the years, we've written a ton of articles and top 10 lists.  We figured if you hadn't seen them before, you should take a look: Top 10 Board Games of 2015 Top 10 Family Board Games Top ...

Top 10 Games of 2015

Friday, November 20th, 2015 Posted in articles, business | No Comments »

Starlit Citadel's Top 10 Games list of 2015 is now up.   As always, it’s a list of great games that are releasing (or have released) that we think most gamers will love. It’s a pretty broad range this year, with ...

Top 10 Family Games

Friday, February 13th, 2015 Posted in articles | No Comments »

Just put together a new product list for the Top 10 Family Board Games (http://www.starlitcitadel.com/games/articles/top-10-family-board-games.html).  Hope you guys enjoy it!

Gaming in the Community: Saanich Neighbourhood Place

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 Posted in articles | No Comments »

Every year, we make a number of donations to community organizations, libraries, and schools that integrate board games into their education programs. It's a great opportunity to connect with the community, and to see how gaming can be used for ...

Independent Contractors

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 Posted in articles, business | 2 Comments »

I've talked about volunteers, interns & other free help before.  So today, let's talk about another one of the most common 'shortcuts' businesses take in terms of cost and hiring is to hire an individual on as an 'independent contractor'. The ...

What Sells a Game?

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 Posted in articles, business | 2 Comments »

Lately, I've been playing a few new games (Ora & Labora, Forgotten Planet & Leviathan to be exact) and it struck me how different each of these games are in terms of prices, themes and contents.  Combined with my own ...

Pricing & Quantity Sold

Friday, September 28th, 2012 Posted in articles | 3 Comments »

In our quest to understand the business, I use a lot of statistics.  I run up charts to understand where we are and where we need to be and one of the more recent charts I did was on Quantity ...

Running the Sites Backend – Process Progression

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012 Posted in articles, business | No Comments »

Over the years, the how and why of managing the websites' backend - the files and databases has seen a gradual progression to more complex methods.  I think in many ways it showcases the common route smaller e-commerce / online ...