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

Opportunities in the Board Game Industry

Saturday, January 21st, 2017 Posted in business, general | 6 Comments »

A recent post on a forum asking if it was a good idea to start an online game store had me thinking.  The simple answer is no (definitely not in America, not so great in Canada either really).  However, the ...

IT Costs of Running an E-Commerce store

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 Posted in business | No Comments »

Running an E-commerce store is a strange thing.  We spend a significant portion of our budget on IT costs each year, updating and adjusting the store to make it more user friendly and bug fixing.   To give yo an ...

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 ...

Developing the site

Friday, February 24th, 2012 Posted in business | No Comments »

We've been going through a major upgrade of the site recently.  There's been a few reasons for this: Time on my part to deal with coding Time on our developers part to work with us complex code Funds for purchasing modules / development ...

An Open Letter to Magento Extension Developers

Monday, March 29th, 2010 Posted in business, site updates | No Comments »

Dear Developers; A few, small pointers on how to actually run and manage your Extensions. If your extension is not stable; do NOT advertise as Stable.  Stable means when I plug it in to a clean, un-modded Magento installation it works.  I ...

Citadel Citizenship Reward Program

Friday, March 12th, 2010 Posted in business, site updates | 2 Comments »

Well, after months and at least 3 unsuccessful attempts, we've finally got the Customer Rewards Program up and running on the site.  Each attempt to fix it has taken at least 4 to 5 hours, maybe even 8 hours.  A ...