O Reviewer, Reviewer wherefore art thou!

UPDATE: This list’s data is constantly being updated as I get more data. Most recent major update/verification was May 2017

I run a several large Facebook groups:  Game Designers Guild, Tabletop Game Kickstarter Advice, Tabletop Game Publisher’s Guild, and run several prototype events throughout the year at http://www.Protospiel-Milwaukee.org , http://www.UnPub.net , and major conventions like GenCon, Origins and BGG.CON – I also run this blog about game design and publishing. 🙂

As such, I have the ears of many up and coming game designers and publishers. I’m constantly asked about reviewers and who accepts what. So I thought I’d create a  worksheet of game reviewers for all to reference. This survey was created to capture that data. Hopefully, it’ll help you find the games you want to review and cut down on a number of unwanted solicitations you may get.

The last column of the table tells you if they will pre/review Kickstarter products and if they charge for that service. More importantly, even if they say they will do your KS review, most all of reviewers will not do it with less than a couple weeks notice (and esp. won’t do it if your campaign is live).

If you would like to get on this list, please send me all the info through the contact link at the top of this page.

NOTE: This listing below may have a horizontal scroll with more data (there are 9 columns). It may not work correctly on a mobile device. The columns are: NAME, CONTACT, WEBSITE, FOLLOWER COUNT, MEDIUM, CATEGORIES, COUNTRY, LANGUAGE, KICKSTARTER REVIEWS?

You can sort the data by clicking the up/down arrows and search the data with this search box:

NAMECONTACTWEBSITEFOLLOWERSMEDIUMCATEGORIESCOUNTRYLANGUAGEKICKSTARTER?
A Pawn's Perspectiverkalajian@pawnsperspective.compawnsperspective.com2000-5000WrittenAnyUSAEnglishYes, Free
Across The Board Gameswhiskeygingerdesigns@gmail.comacrosstheboardgames.net100-499 Written2-player, Highly-thematic, StoryUSAEnglishYes, Free
Aether Towercontact@aether-tower.comwww.aether-tower.com500-999Written/VideoKickstarter GamesMexicoEnglishYes, Free
All Us Geekspodcast@allusgeeks.comallusgeeks.com2000-5000 AudioUSAEnglishYes, Free
An Even Weirder MoveDrew.G.Hicks@gmail.comanevenweirdermove.wordpress.com100-499USAEnglishYes, Free
Angel of Dicegamingrulesboardgames@gmail.comangelofdice.co.uk100-499EUEnglishYes, Free
Angespieltinfo@angespielt.deangespielt.deover 5000 WrittenAnyDEGermanSometimes
Another Dungeonpress@anotherdungeon.comanotherdungeon.com1000-1999AUEnglishYes, Free
Arch Gaming Networkspsmith316@hotmail.comArchGamingNetwork.com< 100 VideoNO: RPGs, WargamesUSAEnglishYes, Free
Australian Tabletop Gaming NetworkDerek_america@hotmail.comatgn.com.au1000-1999WrittenAnyAustraliaEnglishYes, Free
Bayard Catroncatron@gmail.comspielnacht.blogspot.com/100-499 USAEnglishYes, Free
Bearded Meepletyler-anderson@rogers.cominfo@beardedmeeple.com100-499VideoCanadaEnglishYes
BGG Newswericmartin@gmail.comboardgamegeek.com/blog/1/boardgamegeek-news1000-1999 USAEnglishSometimes
Big Game Reviewsnormanhunteriii@gmail.combiggameproductions.com100-499 USAEnglishYes, Free
Bit TraumaBitTraumaMedia@gmail.combittrauma.comover 5000WrittenUSAEnglishYes, Free
Blue Peg, Pink Pegbluepegpinkpeg.combluepegpinkpeg.com500-999 USAEnglishSometimes
Board Game Authoritycontact@boardgameauthority.comboardgameauthority.com500-999 USAEnglishYes, Paid
Board Game Brawlboardgamebrawl@gmail.comfacebook.com/boardgamebrawl2000-5000 VideoUSAEnglishYes, Paid
Board Game Closetjimmy@jimmyhudson.comboardgamecloset.com2000-5000 USAEnglishYes, Free
Board Game Dialog Mike@boardgamedialog.comboardgamedialog.com499-999USAEnglishNo
Board Game Questtony@boardgamequest.comboardgamequest.com500-999 WrittenUSAEnglishYes, Paid
Board Game Resourcezillegas@gmail.comboardgameresource.com500-1000USAEnglishSometimes
Board Game SocialBoardgamesocialnetwork@gmail.comyoutube.com/channel/UC9PwxN9vHTDyrncYprndnKg100-499VideoUSAEnglishYes, Free
Board Game Storiesinfo@boardgamestories.comboardgamestories.com2000-5000WrittenAnyUSA/EUEnglishYes
Board Gamers Anonymousanthony@boardgamersanonymous.comboardgamersanoymous.com500-999USAEnglishSometimes
Board Games with Pandaboardgameswithpanda@gmail.comboardgameswithpanda.com500-999AudioNO: Adult, War, Skirmish, MiniaturesUSAEnglishYes, Free
Board Gaming At Homeruss@boardgamingathome.comBoardGamingAtHome.com2000-5000 VideoNO: Abstract, War GamesUKEnglishSometimes
Board to Death TVboardtodeathtv@gmail.comboardtodeath.tvover 5000 VideoCanadaEnglishYes, Paid
Board, Deck & Diceboarddeckanddice@hotmail.comyoutube.com/c/BoardDeckDice500-999VideoNO: Adult, War GamesUKEnglishYes, Free
Boardgame Cornermark.streed@boardgamecorner.net boardgamecorner.net2000-5000 VideoUSAEnglishSometimes, Paid
Boardgamebloggerboardgameblogger@yahoo.comwargamer.com500-999 USAEnglishSometimes
Boardgaming FTWchristopher.richter33@gmail.com100-499 USAEnglishYes, Free
Boards Alive Podcastboardsalive@live.com boardsalivepodcast.com1000-1999AudioNO: Party, Abstract, War GamesCanadaEnglishSometimes, Free
BobTHJpidgepot@gmail.comgamedesignerchronicles.com< 100 USAEnglishYes, Free
BorderConnthomson1975@gmail.comboardgamegeek.com100-499 WrittenAustraliaEnglishYes, Free
Bordspelerspelweb@gmail.combordspeler.nlover 5000 EUEnglishSometimes
Bored? Games & Co!boredgames@rogers.comboredgamesco.wordpress.com2000-5000 WrittenAnyCanadaEnglishYes, Free
Bower's Game Cornertonythespy@gmail. comyoutube.com/user/blqonXBL1000-1999VideoUSAEnglishYes, Paid
Braetspillerbraetspiller@gmail.comyoutube.com/braetspiller100-499VideoAnyDenmarkDanish/EnglishYes, Free
Breacher18jay@breacher18.combreacher18.com2000-5000 VideoNO: War GamesUKEnglishSometimes
Calandaleuse BGG PMboardgamegeek.com/geeklist/61422/games-receiving-the-calandale-video-treatment100-499 WrittenUSAEnglishYes, Free
Cardboard Insanityinfo@cardboardinsanity.comblog.cardboardinsanity.com/100-499USAEnglishYes, Free
Cardboard Vaultreviews@cardboardvault.comCardboardVault.com100-499USAEnglishYes, Free
Casual Game Revolutioncjames@casualgamerevolution.comcasualgamerevolution.com2000-5000 WrittenUSAEnglishNo
Cloak and Meeplecloakandmeeple@gmail.comcloakandmeeple.wordpress.com2000-5000VideoNO: War Games, SportsUSAEnglishYes, Free
Club Fantasciboardgames@thelowryagency.comclubfantasci.comover 5000 USAEnglishYes, Free
Club Fantasci - Mauricemoefantasci@hotmail.comclubfantasci.comover 5000NO: Abstract, KidsUSAEnglishYes, Free
Crits HappenToxziq@gmail.comcritshappen.com2000-5000USAEnglishYes, Paid
Cyrils BrettspieleNils.Herzmann@gmx.deyoutube.com/c/NilsHerzmann
1000-1999 VideoCooperative, Dexterity, Strategy, MiniaturesDEEnglish/GermanYes, Paid
Dad's Gaming Addictionvmp0514@msn.comdadsgamingaddiction.comover 5000 Less than 1 hour, 2 playerUSAEnglishYes, Paid
Dan Kingdan@gameboygeek.comGameboygeek.comover 5000USAEnglishYes, Paid
DeskoveHry.comdusan@deskovehry.comdeskovehry.com2000-5000AnyEUEnglish/CzechYes, Free
Devetos Gamingdevetos@devetosgaming.comDevetosGaming.com1000-1999WrittenNO: RPGCanadaEnglishNo
Dice Hate Mechris@dicehateme.comdicehateme.com1000-1999 AudioUSAEnglishSometimes
Dice Men Comethdicemencometh@gmail.comDiceMenCometh.com500-1000Co-ops, StrategyAustraliaEnglishYes, Paid
Dice Monkeytincanrocketship@gmail.comdicemonkey.net100-499 USAEnglishSometimes
Dice. Card. Go!matt@dicecardgo.comdicecardgo.com100-499 USAEnglishYes, Free
DM Fiatperseus@dmfiat.comdmfiat.com/category/reviews/< 100 USAEnglishYes, Free
Drake's Flamesmatt@vixentorgames.comdrakesflames.com1000-1999 WrittenUSAEnglishSometimes
dramaplastikadramaplastika@gmail.comcubomagazine.comover 5000 NO: Educational, Miniatures, PartyEUSpanishYes, Free
Drive Thru Reviewjoel.eddy@gmail.comYouTube.com/e3kmouse2000-5000 VideoUSAEnglishNo
Du bist dran!gamenews@lidude.netlidude.net/dubistdran100-499WrittenLatin & Asian GamesEUGermanSometimes
Edo's Game Reviewsebaraf@gmail.comyoutube.com/user/EdoBarafu 1000-1999VideoUSAEnglishYes, Free
EndersGamegodlygadfly@europe.comboardgamegeek.com/geeklist/37596500-999 WrittenOtherEnglishSometimes
Engaged Family GamingEditor@engagedFamilygaming.comEngagedfamilygaming.com1000-1999 AnyUSAEnglishYes, Free
Everything Board Gamesdanetrimble@everythingboardgames.comeverythingboardgames.com2000-5000 WrittenNO: AdultUSAEnglishYes, Free
Father Geekfathergeek@gmail.comfathergeek.comover 5000 WrittenAnyUSAEnglishYes, Paid
Fluff N' Crunchfluffencrunch@gmail.comfluffandcrunch.be100-499EUEnglishYes, Free
Flying Dutchman Reviewsjtemple@uwo.caboardgamegeek.com< 100 WrittenCanadaEnglishSometimes
Forensic Gameologyforensicgameology@gmail.comyoutube.com/c/forensicgameology500-999VideoCooperative, Casual, StrategyUSAEnglishYes, Paid
Forged by Geeksahanses@forgedbygeeks.comyoutube.com/forgedbygeeks100-499VideoCooperative, Strategy, Campaign, LegacyUSAEnglishYes, Free
Fortress Ameritrashubarose@fortressat.comfortressat.com1000-1999 WrittenUSA & EUEnglishSometimes
Four Corners of the Boardgreen@fourcornersoftheboard.comfourcornersoftheboard.com100-499CanadaEnglishYes, Free
Game Centric TVgamecentrictv@gmail.comyoutube.com/c/GameCentricTV100-499VideoUSAEnglishYes, Free
Game Nite Magazineeditor@gamenitemagazine.comgamenitemagazine.comover 5000WrittenAbstract, Miniatures, StrategyUSAEnglishNo
gameandacurrygameandacurry@gmail.comgameandacurry.com1000-1999 USAEnglishYes, Free
GameGroup.Orgfnordy1@yahoo.comgamegroup.org/wordpress/< 100 AnyUSAEnglishNo
GameosityReviews@gameosity.comGameosity.com500-999USAEnglishYes, Free
GamerNodeeddie@gamernode.comgamernode.comover 5000VideoUSAEnglishYes, Free
Gamers Alliancegamers@gamersalliance.comgamersalliance.com2000-5000 WrittenUSAEnglishNo
Gamers RemorseMaster@gamersremorse.comgamersremorse.com1000-1999 USAEnglishYes, Paid
GamerTelliqrickmo@aol.comgamertell.comover 5000 WrittenMiniatures, Strategy, War GamesUSAEnglishYes, Free
Games in Schools and Librariesschoolsandlibraries@gmail.comgamesschoolslibraries.com100-499AudioNo AdultUSAEnglishNo
Gaming Bitsdoublew17@gmail.comjlnelson73.wordpress.com/500-999WrittenNO: Party, War Games, DexterityUSAEnglishSometimes
Gaming Nonsense Uncensoredgamingnonsenseuncensored@gmail.comgnupodcast.podbean.com/100-499AudioUSAEnglishYes
Gaming Trendschleicher@gamingtrend.comgamingtrend.comover 5000 WrittenAnyUSAEnglishSometimes
Geek-Craftken@geek-craft.comGeek-Craft.com100-499 Casual, Strategy, Abstract, Kids, Cooperative, DexterityUSAEnglishYes, Free
GeekDadjonathan@geekdad.comGeekDad.com5000+WrittenNo AdultUSAEnglishYes, Free
GeekJock / The Geek Allstarspatriss@aol.com or thegeekallstars.comthegeekallstars.com500-999 USAEnglishSometimes
Geeks Under Gracechrishecox@geeksundergrace.comgeeksundergrace.comover 5000WrittenNO: Adult, PartyUSAEnglishYes, Sometimes
GJJ GamesGeorge@Jaros.comgeorgejaros.com/GJJGames1000-1999 NO: Adult, Party, TriviaUSAEnglishYes, Free
GoFatherhoodd1taylor@gmail.comGoFatherhood.comover 5000 WrittenAnyUSAEnglishYes, Paid
GoldenDragonaturs@wp.plplanszowki.polter.pl100-499 EUEnglishSometimes
GotGameTestersgotgametesters@gmail.comyoutube.com/user/GotGameTesters< 100 VideoUSAEnglishYes, Free
GrogHeadspress@grogheads.comgrogheads.comover 5000WrittenWar Games, Strategy, RPGUSAEnglishYes
Heimspiele.infoinfo@heimspiele.infoheimspiele.info/HP/500-999AnyDEGerman/EnglishYes, free
Hello Gregorfieldtripstaff@gmail.comyoutube.com100-499 VideoUSAEnglishSometimes
Hendrik Breuerhb@hendrikbreuer.comreich-der-spiele.deover 5000 WrittenCanadaEnglishNo
How Lou Sees Itlandon.squire@gmail.comhowlouseesit.blogspot.com500-999VideoAnyUSAEnglishYes
I Teach Her, She Winsalberto.resti@yahoo.comalbertoresti.com/i-teach-her-she-wins-the-gaming-series-english/100-499VideoAnyUSA/ITEnglish/ItalianYes, Paid
ILSAinfo@ilsa-magazine.netilsa-magazine.net/1000-1999 EUEnglishNo
Indie Cardboardhello@indiecardboard.comindiecardboard.com1000-1999USAEnglishYes, Free
Into The Cardboardjohn@intothecardboard.comIntothecardboard.com100-499USAEnglishYes, Free
iSlaytheDragonfuturewolfie@islaythedragon.comiSlaytheDragon.com2000-5000WrittenNO: Adult, MiniaturesUSAEnglishYes, Paid
Jesta Tha Roguerob@jtrpodcast.comjtrpodcast.com1000-2000Video, Audio, WrittenAnyUKEnglishYes, Free
JohnBandettinijohnbandettini@yahoo.co.ukboardgamegeek.com100-499 WrittenEUEnglishYes, Free
Juega Meserosjuegameseros@gmail.comyoutube.com/juegameseros500-999VideoMexicoEnglishYes, Free
Juegos, juguetes y coleccionablesoscargzza@gmail.comjuegosjuguetesycoleccionables.comover 5000 WrittenAnyMexicoSpanish/EnglishYes, Free
Just Got Played Jestershand@gmail.com justgotplayed.com
100-499NO: Educational, KidsUSAEnglishYes, Free
Kentucky Bored Gamerkentuckyboredgamer@gmail comkybg.blogspot.com100-499USAEnglishYes, Free
Kickin' It With Megkickingitwithmeg@gmail.comkickingitwithmeg.wordpress.com/100-499USAEnglishYes, Free
Kostki zostały rzucone!kamil.kostkizostalyrzucone@gmail.comkostkizostalyrzucone.pl500-999WrittenAbstract, Casual, StrategyEUPolishYes, Free
League of Nonsensical Gamersadmin@nonsensicalgamers.comnonsensicalgamers.com500-999USAEnglishYes, Free
Let's Level Upletslevelupdotnet@gmail.comletslevelup.net1000-1999VideoUSAEnglishYes, Free
Lifeingames.comlifeingames@hotmail.comlifeingames.com< 100 USAEnglishYes, Free
Loulandon.squire@gmail.comhowlouseesit.blogspot.com< 100 USAEnglishYes, Free
lucyferfk@lucyfer.netlucyfer.net1000-1999WrittenDEGermanNo
Maggibotmaggi@maggibot.commaggibot.comm500-999 USAEnglishYes, Free
Man vs Meeplefacebook.com/jeremyjd.salinasyoutube.com/channel/UCTU7xJi9dBQIcBeUFLpWGUAover 5000 VideoUSAEnglishNo
Married with Board Gamesmarriedwithbg@gmail.commarriedwithbg.com2000-5000NO: Abstract, SportsUSAEnglishSometimes
Meeple Like Us dice@imaginary-realities.commeeplelikeus.co.uk1000-1999UKEnglishNo
NerdbloggersBilly@neosaint.orgNerdbloggers.com2000-5000 WrittenUSAEnglishYes, Free
Noobsourcechristopher@noobsource.comnoobsource.com100-499 USAEnglishYes, Free
Not Just Another Gaming PodcastShadrock169@gmail.comnjagp.com2000-5000 AudioUSAEnglishYes, Paid
On Board Gamesonboardgamesmailbag@gmail.comonboardgames.netover 5000AudioAnyUSAEnglishYes, Free
papskubber.dkskubpap@papskubber.dkpapskubber.dk1000-1999 EUEnglishNo
Perpetual Geek Machinedanzuke@gmail.comperpetualgeekmachine.net500-999 USAEnglishSometimes
Planszówki we dwojeplanszowki.we.dwoje@gmail.complanszowki.blogspot.com500-1000EUPolishSometimes, Free
Play Board Gamesjason@play-board-games.complay-board-games.comover 5000WrittenUSAEnglishNo
Play Unpluggedinfo@playunplugged.complayunplugged.comover 5000 WrittenUSAEnglishSometimes
Plumpy Thimblebrucelapluma@gmail.comyoutube.com/c/plumpythimble100-499VideoAnyUSAEnglishSometimes
Polyhedron ColliderPolyhedroncollidergames@gmail.com.polyhedroncollider.com500-999 EUEnglishYes, Free
Pop Culture Beasteliot@popculturebeast.comPopCultureBeast.com1000-1999Video, WrittenUSAEnglishYes, Free (no PnP)
PopWrappedmatt.mitchell@popwrapped.compopwrapped.comover 5000 WrittenAnyCanadaEnglishYes, Free
Pretty Sneaky, Sisagentindanger@gmail.comclevergamereference.wordpress.com500-999USAEnglishYes, Free
Propane Gamesinfo@propanegames.compropanegames.com/reviews500-999 USAEnglishYes, Free
Pub Meeplepubmeeple@gmail.comyoutube.com/pubmeeple100-499VideoUSAEnglishYes, Free
Purple Pawndavid@purplepawn.compurplepawn.comover 5000 WrittenUSA & EUEnglishYes, Free
Push Your Luck Podcasterictkl@Gmail.compushurluckpodcast.com100-499AudioUSAEnglishNo
Rahdo Runs Throughrichardham@hotmail.comyoutube.com/rahdoover 5000VideoEUEnglishYes, Free
Roll to Hit Gamingrolltohitgaming@gmail.comyoutube.com/rolltohitgaming100-499VideoAnyUSAEnglishSometimes, Free
Rolling Dice & Taking Namesrolldicetakenames@gmail.comrolldicetakenames.comover 5000WrittenAnyUSAEnglishYes, Free
RPG.netshannon.appelcline@gmail.comrpg.net/reviews5000+WrittenCooperative, StrategyUSAEnglishYes, Free
Rules Lawyer Reviewsreddish22@gmail.comBGG100-499WrittenUSAEnglishYes, Free
Rundlii GamingIAMSAMUS@hotmail.comyoutube.com/user/T96171<100VideoUSAEnglishYes, Free
SAHM Reviewsscott@sahmreviews.comsahmreviews.comover 5000 WrittenAbstract, CooperativeUSAEnglishSometimes
Sandkastensandfox@gmx.desandkastenspiele.blogspot.de<100EUEnglishSometimes
Shut Up & Sit Down – Markwalkering@gmail.comsusd.pretend-money.comover 5000 VideoUSAEnglishSometimes
Slickerdripsslickergames@gmail.comyoutube.com/c/slickerdrips2000-5000Video1-2 Player, Low ConflictUKEnglishYes, Free
So1ks Gamingjoshua.eisbrenner@gmail.comso1ks.comover 5000WrittenUSAEnglishNo
Spel!spel@ducosim.nlducosim.nl/spel500-999NL + BESometimes
SpieLama.deBen2@spielama.deSpielama.de1000-1999 VideoEUEnglishNo
spieletest.atarno@spieletest.atspieletest.atover 5000 WrittenEUEnglishNo
SpinLiarne.decnodder@skynet.bebloggen.be/speleninlille100-499 EUEnglishYes, Free
Stone Circle Gamesjon.stonecirclegames@gmail.comstonecirclegames.com500-999USAEnglishYes, Free
Superfly CircusSuperflytnt@twc.comsuperflycircus.com100-499 WrittenUSAEnglishSometimes
Tantrum Housewill@tantrumhouse.comyoutube.com/tantrumhousegames2000-5000 VideoNO: AdultUSAEnglishYes, Free
The Board Game Vaulttheboardgamevault@gmail.comyoutube.com/channel/UCLH5lBVnjthu0IQ1xQFXUtg
1000-1999VideoNO: War GamesUSAEnglishYes, Paid
The Boarding Kennelmike@the-boarding-kennel.comthe-boarding-kennel.com<100UKEnglishSometimes
The Cardboard JungleReviews@thecardboardjungle.comThecardboardjungle.com2000-5000 Audio, WrittenUSAEnglishYes, Free
The Cardboard Republicryan@cardboardrepublic.comcardboardrepublic.com2000-5000WrittenNO: AdultUSAEnglishYes, Free
The Cardboard Stackerinfo@thecardboardstacker.comthecardboardstacker.com1000-1999 VideoAnyUSAEnglishYes, Paid
The Dice Have Itcontact@thedicehaveit.comthedicehaveit.com500-999NO: Party, WargamesUSAEnglishYes, Free
The Dice Must Flowthedicemustflow@gmail.comyoutube.com/c/TheDiceMustFlow100-499VideoBoard Games, MiniaturesUSAEnglishYes, Free
The Dice Odysseyadiceodyssey@gmail.comyoutube.com/channel/UCl7KUt8nR3kyqKzJA09xO0g100-499VideoAnyUSAEnglishSometimes
The Dice Tower - EricEric@ericsummerer.comdicetower.comover 5000 VideoUSAEnglishNo
The Dice Tower -
Robert Geistlinger
robert.geistlinger@dicetowercon.comdicetower.comOver 5000VideoNO: Party, War GamesUSAEnglishNo
The Dice Tower - Ryanrpmetzler@gmail.comdicetower.comover 5000 VideoUSAEnglishYes, No
The Discriminating Gamerckcarlson76@gmail.comyoutube.com/channel/UCIbNycbMR4t-D-WRWifsmSw500-999 VideoCooperative, Strategy, War GamesUSAEnglishNo
The Game Pitthegamepitpodcast@gmail.comthegamepit.podbean.com2000-5000AudioUSAEnglishYes, Free
The Gamers' Tablethegamerstable@hotmail.comthegamerstable.info1000-1999 VideoAnyCanadaEnglishSometimes
The Indie Game Reportmike@theindiegamereport.comtheindiegamereport.com100-499USAEnglishYes, Free
The KwarenteenWolfVonhinslik@Gmail.comYoutube.com/TheKwarenteen500-999VideoAnyUSAEnglishYes, Paid
The Party Gamecastthepartygamecast@gmail.comthepartygamecast.com100-499 USAEnglishSometimes
The Rules Girlrulesgirl@rulesgirl.comrulesgirl.comover 5000VideoUSAEnglishYes, Paid
The Spielstephen@thespiel.netthespiel.netover 5000 AudioUSAEnglishNo
The Thirsty Gamersinfo@thethirstygamers.comthethirstygamers.com500-1000AnyUSAEnglishSometimes
The Thoughtful Gamermarc@thethoughtfulgamer.comthethoughtfulgamer.com100-499Written/AudioAnyUSAEnglishYes
Thearkhammonk (thedeepones)Thedeepones.net@gmail.comBoardgamegeek.com< 100 WrittenUSAEnglishYes, Free
TheMadKatterKat@TheMadKatter.co.ukTheMadKatter.co.uk100-499UKEnglishYes, Free
Theology Of Gamesfirestoneiv@gmail.com, jeremiahisley@gmail.comtheologyofgames.comover 5000 AudioUSAEnglishYes, Free
This Board Game Liferob@thisboardgamelife.comthisboardgamelife.com2000-5000 Audio, VideoUSAEnglishSometimes
Ticket to Tabletopgregg@greggbolinger.comtickettotabletop.com/< 100 USAEnglishSometimes
To Die For Games2dieforgames@gmail.comtodieforgames.ca500-1000VideoNO: Adult, PartyFCanadaEnglishYes, Free
To the Tabled-c-taylor@sbcglobal.netyoutube.com/c/ToTheTableFamilyPerspectiveGameReviews500-999VideoUSAEnglishSometimes
Today in Board Gamescmeeusen@gmail.comtodayinboardgames.com100-499USAEnglishYes, Free
Today in Board Gamespidgepot@gmail.comtodayinboardgames.com1000-1999 WrittenUSAEnglishYes, Free
Top Shelf Board Gamestopshelfboardgames@gmail.comyoutube.com/channel/UCD205t-8nCAdBwIKxrEmMmA500-999VideoAnyUSAEnglishYes, Paid
Toucan Play that Gametoucanplaythatgame@outlook.comyoutube.com/ToucanPlaythatGameUK2000-5000VideoAnyUKEnglishYes, Paid
Troll in the Cornersmilodectes@gmail.comtrollitc.comover 5000WrittenUSAEnglishSometimes
TWIST Gaminginfo@twistgaming.tvtwistgaming.tvOver 5000VideoAnyUSAEnglishYes, Paid
UndeadVikingundeadvikingvideos@gmail.comyoutube.com/user/UndeadVikingVideosover 5000VideoUSAEnglishYes, Paid
Unfiltered GamerUnfilteredrandg at gmail.comUnfilteredgamer.com2000-5000VideoAnyUSAEnglishYes, Free
Vin d'jeufswatsh@gmail.comvindjeu.euover 5000 WrittenParty, StrategyEUFrenchSometimes
Vitruvian GamerVetruvianGamer@gmail.comyoutube.com/channel/UCQmtZBJmAvInYvnDlftFqwQ500-999VideoAnyBEEnglish/DutchYes, Free
Voice of E Elliott_Miller@Voiceofe.comVoiceofE.com1000-1999USAEnglishNo
Watch It Playedwatchitplayed@live.comyoutube.com/WatchItPlayedover 5000VideoCanadaEnglishNo
We The Nerdy oscar.russell@wethenerdy.com wethenerdy.com 1000-1999 USA/EUEnglishYes
What Did You Play This Week Podcast Thingwdyptw@gmail.comwdyptw.wordpress.com500-999AudioUSAEnglishYes, Free
What's Eric Playing?whatsericplaying@gmail.comwhatsericplaying.com1000-1999WrittenUSAEnglishYes, Free
Who Dares RollsMike@whodaresrolls,comwhodaresrolls.com100-499UKEnglishSometimes
Who Dares Rollsmike@whodaresrolls.comwhodaresrolls.com100-499Written/VideoAnyUKEnglishSometimes
WYLD Gamingwyldgaming@outlook.comwyldgaming.wixsite.com/news1000-1999 Written/VideoAnyUSAEnglishYes, Free
YouTube NerdEVideosericwedens@gmail.comyoutube.com/channel/UC2UOYBbwHymb2an_yyLl_4g
100-499VideoUSAEnglishYes, Free

 

Other Lists

http://boardgamegeek.com/wiki/page/Board_Game_Reviewers

http://meeplemechanic.com/meeple-directory/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/boardgamereviewer/

 

More reading

An Open Letter to New Reviewers of Board Games from a Tiny Publishing Company

http://clubfantasci.wordpress.com/2013/12/09/board-game-publishers-help-a-board-game-reviewer-out/

Card & Board Game Design Guild
https://www.facebook.com/groups/GameDesignersGuild/

How to reach out to reviewers
http://www.jasmineadavis.com/index.php/2014/06/how-to-reach-out-to-reviewers/

 

Written by: James Mathe

28 thoughts on “O Reviewer, Reviewer wherefore art thou!

  1. I just wanted to say ‘thank you’ for putting this list together – I’ve found it really helpful and have already got in touch with a whole bunch of cool people through it.

  2. I submitted a new response to your survey as my information and readership has changed substantially over the past month. Feel free to remove my previous response from the list (BobTHJ). Thanks so much for maintaining this list!

  3. James, We just added our podcast to your list, but I wanted to let you know that many in community speak very highly of you and your efforts. Thank you for compiling this list and your efforts on behalf of the reviewer community generally.

  4. Hello James,

    I have filled out the survey and would greatly appreciate being added to the pdf when you have the time. In addition, as an aspiring designer as well as a reviewer, I look forward to making use of this list when the day arrives that I need it from the other end. Thank you for creating this amazing resource and supporting the gaming community in general!

  5. James, I’m not sure I’m in the right category for readers. I am flattered, but I’m not sure there are more than seven or eight people who read Drake’s Flames on a regular basis. And they’re almost all misanthropes.

  6. I am a freelance reviewer writing reviews for Whose Turn is it Anyway podcast and Indie Cardboard. Is it possible to get added to this list even without having my own space?

    • Not sure what you mean by “your own space”… but yes, all reviewers are welcome to send me their information for this table via the CONTACT ME link at the top of this site.

  7. Hi,

    I have been going through the list and I found a few of things that you might want to know to update it. I hope it helps 🙂

    The Spiel (http://thespiel.net) the list says that they sometimes review KS, but this in their website:
    “Please Note: We do not cover/review unreleased Kickstarter games. We limit our coverage to games that are currently available. If you are looking for publicity for a Kickstarter campaign, check out our sponsorship ad opportunities.”

    There is a typo in Crits Happen’s website, which means that if you copy and past it, it fails. www,critshappen.com As you can see between the www and the address there is a , instead of a .

    Undead Viking has 11.073 followers in youtube, but he is now in the 2,000-5,000 range.

    Great list!

  8. I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you. The wonders of the internet brought me here, and I am happy to have found you.

  9. Thanks for making this list! I’d love to see it as a Google doc or something that can be downloaded.

    Also, to make sure, the ‘No’ means that they won’t review *Kickstarters,* right? But they might review a prototype before a Kickstarter is even announced? Our plan is to make a PnP but wait until we have a number of downloads before launching.

    Thanks again for this list. This site is an amazing resource.

  10. Wonderful, James. Thanks for this list on behalf of everyone ever. : )
    Question: What percentage of the “Yes, free” folks do you think ask for a free copy of the game post funding, even though they say “free”? Thanks again.

  11. James you are a god! I’ve been looking for something like this forever. This is insanely helpful for the ‘live in a cave’ designer like me. Can’t thank you enough!

    • No this list is for people to review your actual game… it is not a news or press release listing. Only contact these people if you’re willing to send them a game.

      • Does such a list exist? And do you think it’s appropriate to send a kickstarter press release in this manner while also inquiring about whether or not they’re interested in a review copy?

  12. I have been using your list to help me find reviewers for my game. I truly appreciate it, and it has been a great resource.

    I’m sure its a constantly updating list, so I thought you might like to know that Board Game Authority does charge $15 for reviews.

  13. Laurens on

    Great list! What would be valuable for me would be an extra field that says whether the reviewer accepts print&play files or not. And possibly what type of games they mainly play or don’t want to play. But I recall that a list like that exists somewhere, though not as extensive.

    • 99% of them will not. Think about it. Not only are you asking them to make you a video but now you’re asking them to spend time AND MONEY to build a prototype? That’s rare and not going to happen. Frankly you shouldn’t even ask as it’s just rude.

  14. Dan on

    Is anyone verifying the data here? I see a couple of over 5000 that do not have that many followers.

    • For the audience, no one is auditing that data. It’s what is submitted to us. If you notice an error or obvious overstatement, please use the contact us link and tell me about it and I’ll adjust it.

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