Updates: What are we working on?

Posted by Jim {Power Gamer} | 30-Sep-11 | 28 comments

Enough of the updates with just added games! Let’s talk about some of the things we’re working on.

Played It

Play more than one game in a day?
We’ve updated the “Played It” feature so for every 2 Gamer levels you go up, you can say you played another game. So if you’re at Gamer level 5, you can say you played 3 games each day. This feature has the ability to be more detailed (saying who you played with, who won, etc.), but we’re keeping it simple for now.

Explorer hourglass

The Hourglass
We’re testing a quest that gives Explorer xp or Reporter xp if you’ve been on a game or news page for a certain amount of time. So… if you see an hourglass pop up in the lower right part of your browser window, click on it, and you’ll be rewarded. Note: What’s being tested is the frequency that the hourglass shows up, how much of a time delay there is, and how much of a reward is given.

Color avatars

Color Avatars
Soon (mid October) you will be able to spend BG gold on color avatars! An added bonus is each one comes with 5 border colors to choose from; blue, red, orange, yellow and green. If you get tired of the border color, you can easily change it at any time.

Profile Themes
Want to spruce up your profile page by swapping out the background with something else? Not only will you see it, but anyone who visits your profile will also see it… It’s in the works.

Custom themes

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Game themes, badges and avatars
Tasty Minstrel Games will be the first publisher to help us launch game specific themes, badges and avatars! Eminent Domain, JAB and Belfort will be the first games with these items available.

Eminent Domain theme, avatar and badges

Added Games:

Lancaster
Queen Games

Paris Connection
Queen Games

New York
Queen Games

Mammut
Queen Games

Show Manager
Queen Games

A Touch of Evil
Flying Frog Productions

Invasion From Outer Space
Flying Frog Productions

Neuroshima Hex
Z-Man Games

Blue Moon City
Fantasy Flight Games

Glen More
Rio Grande Games

Le Havre
Lookout Games

Added Expansions:

Nightfall: Martial Law (Stand-alone expansion)
Alderac Entertainment Group

Innovation: Echoes of the Past
Asmadi Games

Added Upcoming Games:

Penny Arcade The Game – Gamers vs Evil
Cryptozoic Entertainment

Nightfall: Blood Country (expansion)
Alderac Entertainment Group

Comments (28)

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USA
Knight
BoardGaming.com Beta 1.0 Tester

I like the updates, and thank you once again for continuing to make this site available to us.

Thank you also for adding more games, and allowing us to play more than one game a day.

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Professional Reviewer
BoardGaming.com Beta 1.0 Tester
Silver Supporter
Sentinels of the Multiverse fan

Just noticed the Amazon links! Great that you’re starting to monetize the site to support it.

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Senior
Critic - Level 3
Junior Reporter
Explorer - Level 4

Very nice… things keep getting better and better!

Any thoughts when the beta will reopen to new people?

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BoardGaming.com Beta 1.0 Tester
Book Lover

Cool stuff! I like the personalization and the added quests!

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Professional Reviewer
BoardGaming.com Beta 1.0 Tester
Silver Supporter
Sentinels of the Multiverse fan

Nice personalization stuff!

Still waiting on games that I got:-)

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I Am What I Am

Loved it! This is getting better and better \o/

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Pet Lover
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Detective
Champion

Awesome stuff, gang. Thanks!

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USA
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Petroglyph
BoardGaming.com Beta 1.0 Tester

I like the idea there are more Explorer and Reporter Quests coming, as that has been stagnant for awhile.

I am looking forward to the color avatars as well.

Keep up the good work!!!!

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