BoardGameGeek (BGG) is an online forum for board gaming hobbyists and a game database that holds reviews, images and videos for over 125,600 different tabletop games, including European-style board games, wargames, and card games.In addition to the game database, the site allows users to rate games on a 1–10 scale and publishes a ranked list of board games.
As of 10 March 2019, boardgamegeek.com has an Alexa rank of 1,745.
BoardGameGeek was founded in January 2000 by Scott Alden and Derk Solko,and marked its 20th anniversary on 20 January 2020.
Since 2005, BoardGameGeek hosts an annual board game convention, BGG.CON, that has a focus on playing games, and where winners of the Golden Geek Awards are announced. New games are showcased and convention staff is provided to teach rules.There is also an annual Spring BGG.CON which is family friendly, and an annual BGG@Sea which is held on a cruise.
In 2010, BoardGameGeek received the Diana Jones Award, which recognized it as "a resource without peer for board and card gamers, the recognized authority of this online community."The New York Times has called BoardGameGeek "the hub of board gaming on the internet."
In 2020, BoardGameGeek was inducted into the Origins Award Hall of Fame.
The site has branched out into other fields by using the same system for RPGs and video games (rpggeek.com and videogamegeek.com).
Since 2006, the site annually awards the best new board games of the year with the Golden Geek Award. Winners are selected based on a vote by registered users.
|Game of the Year||Caylus||Shogun||Agricola||Dominion|
|Best Strategy Game||Caylus||Shogun||Agricola||Le Havre|
|Best Wargame||Twilight Struggle||Combat Commander: Europe||Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage||Combat Commander: Pacific|
|Best Children's Board Game||Nacht Der Magier||Zooloretto||Chateau Roquefort||Sorry! Sliders|
|Best 2-Player Board Game||Twilight Struggle||BattleLore oraz Commands & Colors: Ancients||Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage||Space Hulk (third edition)|
|Best Family Board Game||Ingenious||Zooloretto||Thebes||Pandemic|
|Best Party Board Game||Diamant||Wits and Wagers||Say Anything||Time's Up! Deluxe|
|Best Card Game||-||Caylus Magna Carta||Race for the Galaxy||Dominion|
|Best Board Game Artwork/Presentation||-||BattleLore||Jamaica||Space Hulk (third edition)|
|Best Board Game Expansion||-||-||-||Pandemic: On The Brink|
|Best Print & Play Board Game||-||-||-||Dune Express|
|Best Innovative Board Game||-||-||-||Space Alert|
The year 2010 sees a lot of changes into the awards. New RPG and Video Games award introduced.
|Game of the Year||Hansa Teutonica||Dominant Species||Eclipse||Terra Mystica||Splendor||Pandemic Legacy: Season 1||Scythe||Gloomhaven||Root||Wingspan|
|Best Strategy Game||Hansa Teutonica||Dominant Species||Eclipse||Terra Mystica||Five Tribes||Pandemic Legacy: Season 1||Scythe||Gloomhaven||Brass: Birmingham||Wingspan|
|Best Wargame||Washington's War||A Few Acres of Snow||Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan||1775: Rebellion||Fire in the Lake||Churchill||Falling Sky: The Gallic Revolt Against Caesar||878 Vikings: Invasions of England||Hannibal & Hamilcar||Undaunted: Normandy|
|Best Children's Board Game||Forbidden Island||Animal Upon Animal: Balancing Bridge||King of Tokyo||Forbidden Desert||Tales & Games: The Hare & the Tortoise||-||-||-||-||-|
|Best 2-Player Board Game||Washington's War||A Few Acres of Snow||Android: Netrunner||Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game||Star Realms||7 Wonders Duel||Star Wars: Rebellion||Codenames: Duet||KeyForge: Call of the Archons||Watergate|
|Best Family Board Game||Tobago||7 Wonders||King of Tokyo||Love Letter||Splendor||Codenames||Codenames: Pictures||Azul||The Quacks of Quedlinburg||Wingspan|
|Best Party Board Game||Telestrations||Dixit Odyssey||King of Tokyo||Love Letter||Cash n' Guns 2nd Ed.||Codenames||Codenames: Pictures||Warewords||The Mind||Wavelength|
|Best Card Game||Innovation||7 Cudów Świata||Android: Netrunner||Love Letter||Star Realms||7 Wonders Duel||Arkham Horror: The Card Game||Century: Spice Road||The Mind||Wingspan|
|Best Board Game Artwork/Presentation||-||Merchants & Marauders||Takenoko||Mice and Mystics||Abyss||Mysterium||Scythe||Photosynthesis||Root||Wingspan|
|Best Board Game Expansion||Dominion: Prosperity||Twilight Imperium: Shards of the Throne||Alien Frontiers: Factions||Lords of Waterdeep: Scoundrels of Skullport||7 Wonders: Babel||Ticket to Ride Map Collection: Volume 5 United Kingdom & Pennsylvania||7 Wonders Duel: Pantheon||Scythe: The Wind Gambit||Scythe: The Rise of Fenris||Wingspan: European Expansion|
|Best Print & Play Board Game||Zombie in My Pocket||The Thing||D-Day Dice: Free Trial Version||Tiny Epic Kingdoms & Coin Age||...and then we held hands...||Dune: The dice game||Star Trek: The Dice Game||My Little Scythe||Orchard: A 9 card solitaire game||TINYforming Mars|
|Best Innovative Board Game||Catacombs||A Few Acres of Snow||Risk: Legacy||Love Letter||Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game||Pandemic Legacy: Season 1||Captain Sonar||Gloomhaven||Root||Wingspan|
|Best Thematic Board Game||War of the Ring Collector's Edition||Mansions of Madness||Mage Knight Board Game||Robinson Crusoe: Adventure on the Cursed Island||Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game||Pandemic Legacy: Season 1||Scythe||Gloomhaven||Root||Dune|
|Best Abstract Board Game||FITS||Paris Connection||Kingdom Builder||Tash-Kalar: Arena of Legends||Patchwork||-||-||-||-||-|
|Best Cooperative Game||-||-||-||-||-||-||Mechs vs. Minions||Gloomhaven||The Mind||The Crew: The Quest For Planet Nine|
|Best Solo Game||-||-||-||-||Imperial Settlers||Tiny Epic Galaxies||Scythe||Gloomhaven||That's Pretty Clever||Wingspan|
New award since 2014. The awards soon abandoned, with only 1 award in 2018, and was not held for the 2 following years.
|Best RPG Artwork/Presentation||Player's Handbook (D&D 5e)||Mouse Guard (2nd Edition)||Volo's Guide to Monsters||Xanathar's Guide to Everything||-|
|Best RPG Supplement Winner||Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set||The Dracula Dossier: Director's Handbook||Volo's Guide to Monsters||Xanathar's Guide to Everything||-|
|RPG of the Year||Dungeon Master's Guide (D&D 5e)|
Player's Handbook (D&D 5e)
|Blades in the Dark||7th Sea||Tales from the Loop||-|
|Best Indie Video Game Winner||Star Realms||Rocket League||Stardew Valley||Cuphead||-|
|Best Mobile/Handheld Video Game||Star Realms||Fallout Shelter||Twilight Struggle||Through the Ages||-|
|Best Video Game Visuals/Artwork||The Banner Saga||The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt||Overwatch||The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild||-|
|Most Innovative Video Game||Galaxy Trucker||-||Pokémon GO||The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild||-|
|Video Game of the Year Winner||Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft||Multiple Winners||Multiple Winners||Multiple Winners||-|
|Best Board Game App Winner||-||-||Twilight Struggle||Through the Ages||Ganz Schön Clever|
The year 2020 sees a lot of changes into the awards. So far, RPG and Video Game awards, and "Best Party Board Game" were not held. There are also a lot of awards replaced, like "Board Game of the Year", "Best Strategy Board Game" and "Best Family Board Game" with "Light Game of the Year", "Medium Game of the Year" and "Heavy Game of the Year".
|Game of the Year||MicroMacro: Crime City (Light GOTY); Lost Ruins of Arnak (Medium GOTY); Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion (Heavy GOTY)||Cascadia (Light GOTY); The Crew: Mission Deep Sea (Medium GOTY); Ark Nova (Heavy GOTY)|
|Best Wargame||Imperial Struggle||Undaunted: Reinforcements|
|Best 2-Player Board Game||Undaunted: North Africa||Radlands|
|Best Card Game||Dune: Imperium||-|
|Best Board Game Artwork/Presentation||On Mars||Sleeping Gods|
|Best Board Game Expansion||Wingspan: Oceania Expansion||Lost Ruins of Arnak: Expedition Leaders|
|Best Print & Play Board Game||7 Wonders Duel: Solo||Gloomholdin'|
|Best Innovative Board Game||MicroMacro: Crime City||Oath: Chronicles of Empire and Exile|
|Best Thematic Board Game||Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion||Sleeping Gods|
|Best Cooperative Game||Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion||The Crew: Mission Deep Sea|
|Best Solo Game||Under Falling Skies||Final Girl|
|Best Zoomable Game||Forgotten Waters||-|
|Best Party Game||-||So Clover!|
|Best Podcast||So Very Wrong About Games||Board Game Barrage|
|Best Board Game App||Root (2020)||Gloomhaven|
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