This week’s review is for Mage Knight : The Boardgame, a very cool collaboration between Vlaada Chvatil and WizKids that has become a favorite around our office. If you like complex decision-making, rpg-style character growth, and shiny pieces, it’s definitely worth a look.
New Board Games
A Call to Arms : Federation Fleet Box Set
A Call to Arms : Klingon Fleet Box Set
A Call to Arms : Star Fleet Romulan Fleet Box Set
A Call to Arms : Star Fleet Main Rulebook
A Call to Arms : Squadron #1 – The Federation
A Call to Arms : Squadron #2 – Klingons
A Call to Arms : Squadron #9 – Romulan
A Call to Arms : Squadron #5 – Klingon vs Orion
A Call to Arms : Squadron #7 – Federation Reinforcements
Starship Merchants Game
Ars Magica 5th Edition
Ars Magica Convenants
Ars Magica Hedge Magic Revised
Call of Cthulhu LCG : The Unspeakable Pages
A Game of Thrones LCG : Chasing Dragons Chapter Pack
Down in Flames : Wingmen
Thunderbolt – Apache Leader
Thought I’d do an update from our previous sales by quantity pie-chart. This time, we’re doing it by revenue since I actually think more in terms of revenue than quantity most of the time.
By basing this on revenue, we can see publishers like MayDay games drop off the chart entirely. With it’s exclusive agreements, Alliance definitely has a large chunk of our funds flowing to it too. A big surprise for us is GMT Games in the Top 10. It’ll be interesting for us to drill down to see how much of that is Twilight Struggle.
This week, we give in to the twin temptations of zombie movies and light, fun adventure game and review schlocky classic Last Night on Earth from Flying Frog Productions.
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 SEO and because it is based on the ranking algorithms of the search engines, it’s constantly changing. What you knew to work a year ago might not actually be valid anymore.
I’m going to discuss what isn’t valid any longer, in hopes of getting less spam:
1) Blog Commenting
This hasn’t been valid in about 2 years. Ever since the ‘nofollow’ attribute was added, most blogs automatically ‘nofollow’ all blog comment links. So stop sending out your spambots. It doesn’t work
2) Reciprocal Links
No, I don’t want to exchange links with your random site on porn / casino games / celebrities. No, really. I don’t care – reciprocal links haven’t worked in… what? 5 years?
3) Directory / Search Engine Submissions
No, I don’t care or want to submit to 50,000 directories. The vast majority of those directories are junk and certainly not worth paying you to submit my site to. Worst case scenario – you could actually hurt me.
4) Page Rank
I don’t care what your Page Rank is. It’s nice you’re at 5. So what? The data is inaccurate and out-dated by at least 6 months.
This week we review Last Will, a game where players attempt to go broke the fastest.
New Board Games
Marvel Heroclix : Chaos War Booster
Marvel Heroclix : Chaos War Fast Forces Pack
Marvel Heroclix : Chaos War Marquee – Vision
Call of Cthulhu LCG : Lost Rites
Pokemon : Black and White Trainer Kit
Pokemon : Black and White – Noble Victories Theme Deck
Dust Tactics: Axis Panzer Kampfläufer III
I’m running out of ideas in terms of business blog posts. At least for the next little while – I’m sure I’ll come back to it with new comments / etc but without rehashing things I’ve already discussed, I’m at a loss of words.
So; what would people like me to talk about? Or again or in more detail? I’m open to discussing most things ; and if I’m not I’ll discuss why I’m not 🙂
We’ve got a few game reviews scheduled for certain, and I’ll be posting some data about game sales soon (once year-end fiddling with numbers is over). However, I’d definitely like feedback on what else to write about.
Everyone’s favorite role-selection space-empire-building card game, Race for the Galaxy, is this week’s review subject.