Who are we?
Why we’re a group of tabletop game loving geeks of course. We comprise of gamers of varying age, some of whom were around when D&D basic set first released and the hottest game on ‘console’ was called Space Invaders. Some who have beards and drink espresso from tiny cups.
Where do you get the games you cover?
Some from stores, some snaffled from friends while their backs were turned. Some are sent to us from designers / publisher’s that send them out for review / preview. Our Store Sponsor The Big Game Theory supply us with some review contra (they also happen to be a great Aussie store with really good prices and great customer service, so be sure and check them out). Aren’t we lucky chickens? (incidentally if you have a game you want us to look at, slide it onto the Gameapalooza desk and we’ll get right on it – Contact Us). We cover everything we receive.
Where are you based?
The sunny Gold Coast in Australia, but we love games from far and wide! Our office troll Egor collects European tabletop games for example, he covets his original “Auf Achse” as though it were made of gold… we suspect it is.
Why did you start Gameapalooza?
We saw a gaping hole in the Australian tabletop games market with regards to regularly updated news and review sites (zero), so leapt in to fill that hole. We want to cover ALL games, but we also want to make a point of ensuring we can cover as many Australian designed and published games as we can.
Lastly we honestly believe tabletop gaming is FANTASTIC. We believe it’s fun, social and it doesn’t hurt your eyes as much as looking at a lit screen.
So you don’t play video games then?
GET OUTTA TOWN, of course we do, we’re not dead.
Are you on social media?
We’ve been on “social media” since they were called a BBS (look that up kiddywinks), but it’s 2016, so you can find us – and we invite you to do so – on Twitter, Facebook and our favorite image outlet Instagram.
No review scores?
We stopped giving review scores in February 2016. You can see why here in full, but in a nutshell, we think trying to capture the many nuances of a board game with a numerical score is doing you â the reader â a great disservice.
Are you looking for contributors?
Sure! Good writing skill and most importantly enthusiasm are a must! Interested? Send a review sample to our contact email and we’ll get back to you.