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http://heavycardboard.com/

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https://www.boardgamegeek.com/user/tonyfryer
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/user/eapeas
http://thegamedesignroundtable.com/
http://www.shutupandsitdown.com/

Put a video up of how to play your game here: https://www.youtube.com/user/LetsPlayTravis Williams writes a weekly column for http://techraptor.net/You’ll have to find people to see if they will review your game but there’s a section in the forum to get a week full review from people: http://www.bgdf.com/
Before contacting bloggers or reviewers follow this simple email/message structure:

• Introduce the project and briefly describe why you're writing to them

• Add a link early on that gives lots of information about your board game and has pictures, such as a link to your website or boardgamegeek post (make sure it directs to that specific page about your board game and is relevant).

• Further describe why you're writing. You might want to get a different perspective on the game from someone who has lots of experience playing board games, you may also want to be getting some traction on marketing the game.

• Explain how you want the blogger or reviewer to help. You could be looking to get feedback on ironing out all the bugs or find any inaccuracies with the mechanical game play, and you could also be asking them to give a positive overview of your game, or perhaps you just want them to go through the game and explain how it plays.

• Provide a little bit more information on the project. What are you planning on doing? Will you be releasing the game or going through crowdfunding? Are you going to get a more professional prototype done? (it's important that you explain this if you aren't submitting a finalised prototype, as those looking at the game might think its the final version and could potentially put buyers off if it's not polished). Only send a professionally polished prototype to a pro-reviewer, never an incomplete or DIY one as they will potentially belate your game as poor.

• End strong with a final link and generous thanks.


http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/211878/your-gen-con-indy-2016-pick-best-show (highly popular)
http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/212239/messen-2016 (preview)
http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/212178/seans-2016-wbc-geeklisthttps://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/209704/games-played-uk-games-expo-2016Eric Martin will do a preview every year listing what games may appear at the convention. Send him a message on BGG to let him know your game will be there. https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/208790/origins-game-fair-2016-preview
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http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/tag/cardboard-children/
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https://www.boardgamegeek.com/user/biglime)
http://www.boardgameauthority.com/
http://www.checkwolf.com/
https://www.youtube.com/user/blqonXBLhttp://punchingcardboard.com/
http://www.popularmechanics.com/
http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/212481/jps-gen-con-2016-geeklist
http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/212564/spiel-2016-preview-index-ordered-thumbs-2016-08-13 (preview)
http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/211936/erics-10th-year-wbchttps://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/209758/games-i-played-uk-games-expo-2016Mary Parasad does a good job at reviewing the stalls around the convention. https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/55644/origins-game-fair-2016-part-1
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https://www.boardgamegeek.com/user/xremx
http://paradoxcnc.com/
https://judgetutorsemple.wordpress.com
https://boardgamegeek.com/user/NerdyRaptorhttp://thurot.com/contact/
http://arstechnica.co.uk/
http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/212461/gencon-2016-loot
http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/193588/item/4678895#item4678895 (preview - highly popular)
http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/212253/wbc-2016https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/209759/games-played-uk-games-expo-2016https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/191135/origin-2015-releases
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https://www.boardgamegeek.com/user/morrigambist
http://nowthenmagazine.com/
http://hifructose.com/
https://www.youtube.com/user/e3kmouse
Christopher Healy: http://www.realsimple.com/work-life/entertainment/best-new-family-friendly-games
Good places to find bloggers to review your game.
http://www.ukgmn.co.uk/
http://www.crowdfundingpr.org/6-tools-you-can-use-to-find-bloggers-in-your-niche/
http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/212201/my-gen-con-2016-experiences-pictureshttp://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/212177/essen-spiel-2016-specials-freebies-promos-and-othe (make sure and get any pre-orders of your listed here)
https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/210202/wbc-2016-open-gaming (highly popular - schedule in your game and where you will be, offering to teach to play your game)https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/209846/uk-games-expo-2016-personal-highlights
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https://www.youtube.com/user/boardgamebrawl
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https://www.boardgamegeek.com/user/TheKillShirt
http://dinganddentcast.com/
http://geeknet.ro/
https://www.youtube.com/user/WatchItPlayed boardgameauthority.comA good list of people to contact for a press release or blog. http://www.crowdfundingpr.org/crowdfunding-press-bloggers-kickstarter/
http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/212195/my-gencon-2016-games-played-or-demoed-thoughtshttps://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/211026/yet-another-essen-watch-list (preview)https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/211916/games-played-wbc-2016 (highly popular)https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/209782/uk-games-expo-2016-travelogue
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http://goodboardugly.podbean.com/
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https://www.boardgamegeek.com/user/eva01iastate
https://ciekawegry.wordpress.com
http://smarterbacker.com/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ8wFwy71lvrqGqX0joYIfg
Merric's Musings (mostly role playing games reviewed) www.merricb.com and www.highdefdigest.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnzqE_eIPXA (these guys are very professional they will do a reveiew of their top Gen Con games - although you need to make sure you are going to sell your game at that convention in America). https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/212374/my-gencon-2016-adventurehttps://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/212230/my-spiel-essen-2016-and-beyond (preview)https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/212146/my-trip-wbc-2016-seven-springs-pa
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https://www.boardgamegeek.com/user/dragonagb
http://www.strangeassembly.com/
http://kotaku.com/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr8NOQ1X4tCfsq9PDQwRMvANormally only reviews war games but will do others: https://rivcoach.wordpress.com/Although it is mostly electronic game reviews they still review board games. eurogamer.nethttps://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/212427/gencon-2016-what-ive-bought-and-what-ive-playedhttps://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/212276/wurfel-reviews-essen-spiel-16-interest-list (preview)https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/211955/third-years-wbc-recaps
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https://www.boardgamegeek.com/user/JoystickZ
https://coggaming.net/
(mostly do reviews of games)
http://gfbrobot.com/
http://breacher18.com/
Owen Duffy (Guardian): http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/nov/28/machi-koro-board-game-review
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWpHeCJS3b8&feature=youtu.be (they will do a very brief reveiew of their top ten Gen Con games - although you need to make sure you are going to sell your game at that convention in America). https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/212325/ding-dent-went-gencon-2016-and-played-ton-gameshttps://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/212312/essen-und-spielen-2016 (preview)https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/211980/wbc-2016-where-i-take-family-me
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https://www.boardgamegeek.com/user/skir
http://boardgamersanonymous.com/
http://secretbasegames.com/secret-blog
Ask them to review your board game. They also advertise Kickstarter games. http://boardgaming.com/
http://www.boardgamereviewsbyjosh.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsnBf-4qfTg (they will do a very brief reveiew of their top ten Gen Con games - although you need to make sure you are going to sell your game at that convention in America). https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/212313/my-gencon-experiencehttps://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/211569/matthias-essen-2016-watchlist (preview)https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/211933/wbc-2016-more-things-change
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https://www.boardgamegeek.com/user/alexisW
http://australianboardgames.com/
http://gamingtrend.com/
Just Got Played alos do lots of interviews. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQaqoHo4frRbz5JfuIbKKTQ
http://boardgaming.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=up8VrfmZgLg (they will do a very brief reveiew of their top ten Gen Con games - although you need to make sure you are going to sell your game at that convention in America). https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/212034/deep-end-gen-con-2016https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/212437/games-im-looking-forward-essen-spiel-2016 (preview)https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/211840/wbc-2016-starting-our-adventures-7s
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https://www.boardgamegeek.com/user/The%20Innocent
http://www.whodaresrolls.com/
http://gameosity.com/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaGg_BXr-jWyclqSMWfBo1gAsk Willima Herkewitz to review your game: http://www.popularmechanics.com/culture/gaming/g18/15-best-new-board-games-of-the-year/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_nDenSAv00 (they will do a brief reveiew of the games htat will be at Gen Con - although you need to make sure you are going to sell your game at that convention in America). https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/212001/nwibga-adventures-gencon-2016https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/212546/helles-watchlist-essen-spiel-2016 (preview)https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/211544/what-i-played-wbc-2016
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https://www.boardgamegeek.com/user/josefsallen
http://kttcast.com/podcast
http://icv2.com/
Although they don't do reviews they post up video reviews on their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/LetsLevelUpDotNet/?hc_location=ufihttp://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/board-games
http://www.htxt.co.za/contact-htxt-africa/suggest-a-story/
http://www.htxt.co.za/2016/03/11/the-cyanide-happiness-card-game-kickstarter-raised-almost-r50-million/
You'll need a good story for them to put it on their website.
https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/211970/games-new-and-old-check-out-gencon-2016 (preview)
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https://www.boardgamegeek.com/user/supamanu
http://smarterbacker.com/
http://www.theboardgamefamily.com/
Although they don't do reviews they post up video reviews on their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/CloakandMeeple/?hc_location=ufi
Worth contacting Keith Law for a game review: http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2014/12/the-10-best-boardgames-of-2014.html
http://theawesomer.com/suggest-link/ - send them info about your Kicksrarter campaign. https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/211663/games-see-gencon-2016
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https://www.boardgamegeek.com/user/freddo123
http://dukesofdice.libsyn.com/
http://www.immortal.org/
https://www.youtube.com/user/FailroadExpressPlumpy Thimble (By Daniel Robinson) will do a “how to play” on your board game. https://boardgamegeek.com/user/DanielRobison
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiJx8DSjaPwBBlxcfSWvjHg
http://www.crowdfundinsider.com/ - worth asking them to put a story up. https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/211664/video-my-top-10-games-gencon-2016
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https://plus.google.com/116859126761466716277/posts
http://www.sweetkickswithbricks.com/
http://tinywoodenpieces.com/
https://initiativetabletop.com/contact-us/The GameCasters – thegamecasters.podbean.com
https://www.facebook.com/Nerdpopcorn-459860684190489/ - send them a message on Facebook to ask them to stick a link of your Kickstarter on their site. https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/211384/most-anticipated-gencon-2016-releases (preview)
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https://www.youtube.com/user/blqonXBL
http://www.theologyofgames.com/
http://www.guancha.cn/
http://unfilteredgamer.com/http://www.geek-pride.co.uk
A wopping 122 reviewers: http://help.thegamecrafter.com/article/122-board-game-reviewershttps://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/211230/po-girls-2016-gencon-watchlist (preview)
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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEYaidgYOUZpUDdUYfs-utQ
https://www.spreaker.com/user/twigradio
http://www.nonsensicalgamers.com/
https://www.facebook.com/iteachhershewins/?hc_location=ufi
http://www.sahmreviews.com - You need an affiliate Amazon link to your board game.
https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/212411/stick-plan-my-gencon-2016-experience
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https://www.boardgamegeek.com/user/Neil%20Thomson
https://npccast.wordpress.com
http://geekandsundry.com/shows/tabletop/
http://tabletoptogether.com/http://remeshed.com/2016/9-best-new-board-games-saw-gen-con-2016/
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https://www.boardgamegeek.com/user/topherr
http://d6desperados.com/
http://www.creakingshelves.com/
http://cultofthenew.co.uk/category/blog/new-releases/
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https://www.boardgamegeek.com/user/jgrundy
http://www.papskubber.dk/
https://boardsandbees.wordpress.com
http://epgames.uk/
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https://www.boardgamegeek.com/user/JohnRayJr
http://geeklyinc.com/
http://www.papskubber.dk/
http://www.creakingshelves.com/
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http://geekdad.com/
http://breakingintoboardgames.libsyn.com/
http://www.polygon.com/tabletop-games
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr8NOQ1X4tCfsq9PDQwRMvA
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https://boardgamegeek.com/user/justplainchips
http://www.polyhedroncollider.com/
polyhedroncollidergames@gmail.com
http://fathergeek.com/
http://goplaylisten.com/
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https://boardgamegeek.com/user/clbroad
http://brokenmeeple.blogspot.co.uk/
http://www.on-the-game.com/
https://ludimusinlondinio.wordpress.com/
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http://intothecardboard.com/
http://tabletoptogether.com/http://www.dadsgamingaddiction.com/
http://breacher18.com/
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https://boardgamegeek.com/user/powerhouse
http://www.buildingthegamepodcast.com/episode-list/ (long shot, they might not do interviews but you might get involved in a good discussion).https://boredgamesco.wordpress.com/
http://cardandpixel.tumblr.com/
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http://marcinkrupinski.znadplanszy.pl/
http://www.creakingshelves.com/http://www.polyhedroncollider.com/
polyhedroncollidergames@gmail.com
http://www.gamesandtea.com/
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http://www.the-boarding-kennel.com/
http://player2cast.podbean.com/http://www.geek-pride.co.uk
http://newtothetable.tumblr.com/
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http://nerdstable.blogspot.co.uk/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr8NOQ1X4tCfsq9PDQwRMvAhttp://gjjgames.blogspot.co.uk/
Although based in Australia and mostly a role player board game reviewer, it might be worth droping him an email - www.merricb.com
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http://www.pubmeeple.com/
http://breacher18.com/http://www.clubfantasci.com/author/moefitz/
Lots of reviews about film and games. They have a section for gaming in their blog section and review board games - highdefdigest.com
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https://boardgamegeek.com/user/thedarktower
http://www.unboxedtheboardgameblog.com/http://cultofthenew.co.uk/podcast/ (they also blog about new game releases)Good source of board game reviews - opinionatedgamers.com
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http://windthefrogblog.com/
http://www.leagueofgamemakers.com/blog/http://www.boardgamingathome.com/boardgameauthority.com
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http://www.boardgamequest.com/ (they also advertise kickstarter campaigns)
boardgamepodcasts.com (Lists lots of podcasts on board game reviews)http://www.gamingrules.co.uk/http://www.dicetower.com/
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https://boardgamegeek.com/user/slaqr
boardgameauthority.com (they also review games)http://breacher18.com/ http://www.polygon.com/tabletop-games
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https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamedesigner/37589/tom-vasel
http://www.dicetower.com/https://rivcoach.wordpress.com/ (only reviews war games)https://chubbymeeple.wordpress.com/
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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMeNWd9KqCFGjTEx9HSxjUg

Email: toucanplaythatgame@outlook.com
http://www.geek-pride.co.uk/tabletop/ (he will do Kickstarter reviews and interviews)http://www.polyhedroncollider.com/http://www.boardgameking.com/reviews/
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http://www.protospiel.org/http://gametyrant.com/news/cyanide-happiness-joking-hazardan-interview-with-rob-denbleykerhttp://www.unboxedtheboardgameblog.com/https://initiativetabletop.com/contact-us/
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http://www.boardgamingathome.com/http://theboardroompodcast.com/http://www.dicetower.com/
http://www.boardgamemeeplelady.com/
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http://www.giantbrain.co.uk/https://chubbymeeple.wordpress.com/https://tabletoptwosome.com/about/
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https://gjjgames.blogspot.co.uk/p/all-reviewed-games.htmlhttp://www.dadmostlyloses.com/http://www.boardgameresource.com/board-game-reviews/
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https://boardgamegeek.com/user/Futsiehttps://gjjgames.blogspot.co.uk/p/all-reviewed-games.htmlhttp://gametyrant.com/news/review-kodama-brings-beautiful-visuals-and-makes-competitive-tree-building-a-thing?utm_source=gametyrant.com&utm_medium=related
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http://www.boardgameking.com/reviews/
The Board Game Vault - https://www.facebook.com/The-Board-Game-Vault-474975446031250/

Newly resealsed game reviews and a rating system. Review are all under 2-mins.
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https://boardsandbees.wordpress.com/Inside The Box: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQIfzjNGMhdzbHzJQ2jh-lQ
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http://smarterbacker.com/http://www.girlsgameshelf.com/videos.html
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Kickstarter of the week reviews. http://www.clubfantasci.com/https://boredgamesco.wordpress.com/page/3/
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Although they don't tend to do reviews, they do announce Kickstrater games. http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/https://www.youtube.com/TheKwarenteen
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They do 2-weekly round ups of Kickstarter games. http://www.purplepawn.com/https://www.board-game.co.uk/lets-play-the-networks-review/
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https://jagmblog.com/category/blog/ - Contact @juand182 on twitter. https://boardgamegeek.com/user/JohnBandettini
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https://initiativetabletop.com/contact-us/http://www.whodaresrolls.com/
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https://scentofagamer.wordpress.com/category/crowdfunding/
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Although not a review they will announce occassional Kickstarter games - http://www.darkcarnival.co.za/tabletop-news-boardgame-collective-7/

http://www.geeknode.co.za/2016/02/tabletop-news-boardgame-collective-7/
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http://www.tabletopencounters.com/about-us - if you have a war type game get your Kicktsrater campaign promoted here.
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http://www.geeknative.com/author/admin/ - not exacrtly a preview but they will promtoe Kickstarter games if its interesting.
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http://tabletopgamesuk.co.uk/
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https://kickingitwithmeg.wordpress.com/

https://www.facebook.com/kickinitwithmeg/
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http://www.crimzee.com
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http://www.boardgamereviewed.com (will review during campaign)
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http://www.boardgamebuzz.com/blog/

davidjonescontact @ gmail.com (will review games during campaign)
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Normally only reviews war games but will do others for kickstarter announcements, but it does cost £20: https://rivcoach.wordpress.com/
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Steebin will review games during kickstarter campaign on http://www.nonsensicalgamers.com: cbode15@gmail.com
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http://www.whodaresrolls.com/us/mike-barnes/
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Will do an early preview for final prototypes on http://www.boardknowmore.com: boardknowmore@gmail.com
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