Behold the Cardboard Republic!
The sheer amount of video game websites out there on the web is astounding. Sites for reviews, insider info, and individual game and questline walkthroughs. Go ahead and type your favorite video game into Google; I’ll wait. (Alteratively, pick that one video game you heard about on TV that one time.) A ton of hits, right? They’re like mosquitoes; they’re everywhere. And I would know; I can’t get through a single Skyrim quest without consulting a walkthrough guide (mostly to avoid the giant spiders).
What if video games aren’t your thing, though? The resources available for, lets say, traditional gaming are much less. Many people aren’t even aware of the world of gaming beyond video games and the traditional board games like Life and Monopoly we all played as kids. Well my friends, there is a whole other world out there that you’ve been missing, but some friends of mine are about to change that.
Enter The Cardboard Republic, a new website launching in November that’s dedicated to tabletop gaming: board games, card games, pencil and paper games, and all the little ones that fall in between. Among the features will be news, articles, reviews, and more. I’ve got extremely high hopes for this site, and not just because I know the creators. I can see it being a staple for non-traditional gamers everywhere. The creators are touting it as a haven for gamers who want more than Halo and Call of Duty. Discussion, news, and reviews are all created and presented by real gamers, real people, putting their efforts into this website to bring non-video gaming news to other real people.
I plan to be a frequent visitor to this website, and may even be a contributor now and again. The website debuts November 1, but you can follow them now on Facebook, where they post news and cool information. Its all just a preview of what’s to come.