BoardGameGeek is an online forum for board gaming hobbyists and a game database that holds reviews, images and videos for over 101,000 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.
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BoardGameGeek was founded in January 2000 by Scott Alden and Derk Solko. 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.
Since 2005, BoardGameGeek hosts an annual board game convention, BGG.CON, that has a focus on playing games. 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." In the same year, it received the Inno-Spatz Award from the German city of Göttingen for "outstanding achievements in the world of games".
The site has branched out into other fields by using the same system for RPGs and video games (rpggeek.com and videogamegeek.com)
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