News, reviews, business articles and site updates for a board games store in Canada

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 ...

Star Wars Extended Game Universe

Thursday, September 29th, 2016 Posted in reviews | No Comments »

Fantasy Flight Games has created an ever expanding array of licensed Star Wars board games.  Here's a quick guide to explain the various board games and how they all fit together. Star Wars: The Card Game (2 players original) The Star Wars: ...

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!

Whispering in the Wind

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 Posted in business | 1 Comment »

Sometimes it's scary posting online on this blog.  It's not that as if we are such a big player that what we do / what we think / what we want is going to change anything by posting.  In fact, ...

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 ...

Video Game Reviews – The Journey

Friday, November 23rd, 2012 Posted in business | 2 Comments »

As many of you know, we are raising funds to increase the number of videos we will shoot for Season 2 of our video reviews.  As a business, we can slot the 'cost' of making the video reviews into our ...

Video Review Update : New Playlists and Articles

Monday, August 20th, 2012 Posted in reviews, site updates | No Comments »

In lieu of a new video this week (as our videographer/editor is off at GenCon), we've sorted our existing videos into themed playlists for easier browsing. If you're a fan of classic Euros like Power Grid and Agricola, check out the ...

Inventory Management

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012 Posted in business | No Comments »

Let's talk about one huge area of the business that, if managed poorly could put any game store out of business - Inventory Management. The goal of inventory management is to ensure you have the inventory you need to sell to ...

SEO – What Doesn’t Work Anymore

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 Posted in business | No Comments »

For those of you who don't know - Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is the term used when a website attempts to list themselves on the front page of the Search Engines for certain keywords.  There's a lot that goes into ...