Just in case you haven’t heard yet, there’s a new boardgame resource website out there, called Board Game Info…
It’s still sort of in its public beta phase, so it’s a little rough around the edges in places, but it’s looking pretty good so far. It’s got a lot of the same features as BoardGameGeek, but also includes features exclusive content from popular game reviewers and columnists. Some of the luminaries adding their content to the site include Scott Nicholson (the “Game Professor“), Shannon Appelcline, Matt Drake, Tom Vasel, and many others.
From what I’ve heard, this project has been in the works from long before the merger of Boardgame News and BGG, but it certainly seems to have benefitted from some of the upheaval, especially in attracting some of their “talent”.
But I just have to wonder whether or not BGI will really be able to “compete” with BGG. Personally, I think that I’ll probably visit with some regularity, mostly to check out the exclusive content that I don’t already get through Google reader, but I can’t imagine that I’ll be using it to do things like track my collection or game plays or anything else that’s already taken care of on BGG. I don’t have anything against it, but unless it proves itself to be, in some real and significant way, better than BGG, I don’t think that it’d be worth my effort.
So, have any of y’all checked it out yet? What do you think about it? Are you willing to jump right in, or will you mostly watch from a distance to see how it develops?