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

Building the Game Wizard

Monday, May 12th, 2014 Posted in business | No Comments »

As many of you have, hopefully, seen; our Game Wizard has been released to the wide world.  Hopefully everyone is finding it as useful as the infographic which it is based on.  I thought in the blog post I'd talk ...

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 ...

Ongoing Site Modifications

Friday, July 22nd, 2011 Posted in site updates | No Comments »

There have been some improvements to the site, both on a usability perspective as well as additional options for use.  I thought I'd list them out here if you missed them: Local Pickup Appointment Calender We now have an appointment calender powered ...

Product Quantites & More Points

Saturday, July 9th, 2011 Posted in site updates | No Comments »

Played with the site design a bit more today, fixed a few bugs so you should be able to see if a product is out of stock immediately and if something is a pre-order and the number of pre-orders made ...

New Banner Designs

Saturday, July 9th, 2011 Posted in site updates | No Comments »

We thought it might be of interest to those of you out there to take a look at our new banner designs. Expect them to pop-up in BGG soon. 300x250 fin 160x600 728x90 Let us know what you think. Sorry it doesn't show on ...

Changes in the category navigation

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009 Posted in site updates | No Comments »

We've decided to update the Strategy category navigation pages so that the 'Development' and 'Resource Management' sections were smaller and better focused, instead of the catch-all categories that we were using them for. We also removed the 'Trading' section and changed ...

Site upgraded

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009 Posted in site updates | No Comments »

So, we just upgraded the site again to the latest version of the software we are using, along with a few bug fixes.  We've tested the site and it should be mostly fixed, but if you come across any new ...

Category page changes

Friday, June 5th, 2009 Posted in site updates | No Comments »

We just did a category page change on the Adventure and Card Game categories to decrease the total number of products per page when browsing into individual categories.  Hopefully, this makes it somewhat simpler for people to browse. So changes include: Adventure ...

Customer Rewards Program

Thursday, May 28th, 2009 Posted in general, site updates | 12 Comments »

So, we've been considering putting together a customer rewards program lately.  The way the program would work is very similar to Chapters - customer would need to pay a membership fee to join the program, but would then gain all ...