April 14, 2021 – Board game community and price comparison tool Board Game Atlas is launching a new review feature unlike anything currently available on the market. Alongside its growing suite of tools to make the board game experience more accessible, a new aggregated critic score will be added to the current review system in addition to the user score.
With this new feature, reviews from hand-selected critics will contribute to a separate score so users can see the community reaction, as well as, the overall critical consensus. Games are rated on a 100 point scale.
“With any current platform, all reviews regardless of source are grouped together. It is hard to distinguish what is real or whose opinion you are listening to. This new system would allow you to get a definitive answer from only the most trusted sources in the tabletop gaming community.” Said Chief Marketing Officer Phil Ryuh.
“Implementing this new feature brings us closer to achieving our mission of being the place where the conversation about what games to choose happens. Expert board game opinions can be found across numerous different platforms and mediums. With this new feature, we are bringing together the critical consensus of a title in an easily digestible way.”
The platform will launch May 15th partnering with key figures in this field, but as of today, is also launching an open enrollment period to accept additional reviewers into its inaugural class of accredited critics.
Critics that satisfy the minimum content and audience requirements, detailed at their site, can apply by filling out an application form. The enrollment period for accepting applications will run for ten days April 14 – April 24, 2021. Vetting and final selections will be made at the end of April.