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

Pursuit of Happiness Review

Sunday, January 8th, 2017 Posted in reviews | No Comments »

The Pursuit of Happiness is a game about life, specifically, living your life to generate the greatest long-term happiness.  At it's heart, this is a worker placement game with an interesting theme which it carries out well.  It's not ground-breaking, ...

Business Plans – Write one or not?

Friday, December 9th, 2016 Posted in best practices | No Comments »

It's strange. I know a lot of people (including us!) pour hours into writing a business plan.  When we first launched, I know I devoted a ton of time writing one.  In the years since then, I've worked with a ...

Lion Rampant Open House

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 Posted in business, general | No Comments »

We visited the Lion Rampant Open House for the first time to chat with the distributors, some retailers and the publishers.It was a fun event, if exhausting coming on the end of 2 conventions. Between multiple conventions and the time ...

The Ending of the Reviews

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 Posted in general | No Comments »

It's an interesting thing to have a massive project (okay, massive for a tiny little business like ours) like the video reviews end. After over 110+ board game reviews and over 145 videos in total, we're finally calling it a ...

Heat and the human element

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 Posted in business | No Comments »

Down in Vancouver, we've been having a bit of a heat wave. 28-30C temperatures every day can get pretty warm and even our warehouse which is mostly made of concrete and set below ground-level (slightly, it's on a slope) stays ...

The Social Media Puzzle

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 Posted in business | No Comments »

Over the last few months, we've been trying to work on our various social media profiles. Part of that includes reading what works best in each area and, further, what kind of content works on each area and trying ...

Making different choices

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 Posted in business | No Comments »

Our financial year end for our 8th year came to an end March 31, 2015. We're still finishing up the books, but as always this time of year makes me wonder about the business and the choices we've made. ...

Gottacon, conventions and recovery

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 Posted in business | 2 Comments »

Finally all caught up after Gottacon with all the work that was backlogged as we went to the convention and came back finally caught up. Well, most of it - we still have to log a bunch of a dice ...

Bestsellers

Thursday, December 18th, 2014 Posted in bestsellers | No Comments »

So, just a quick update for those curious. Bestselling products for the XMas Season so far include: Sushi Go! Sheriff of Nottingham Machi Koro Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game Hanabi Tempest: Love Letter King of Tokyo Coup King of New York Castles of Mad King Ludwig Forbidden Island One Night: Ultimate ...

Searching for Value

Friday, May 9th, 2014 Posted in business | 3 Comments »

Been thinking about the values of the business a lot recently.  Part of it came about from Gary Ray's post, part of it from reading the huge blow-up happening (and caused) by Game Salute and part of it just watching ...