Board Game Atlas revamp enhances user experience

Board game community, knowledge base and price aggregation tool Board Game Atlas has made a major revamp to its games pages. New tools and streamlined information now allow users to quickly find anything they might be looking for that relates to board games, whether that is to make a purchase at the best price or just browsing to discover something new.

Originally founded in 2019, the site has grown to a database of 125k board games, 200k community reviews, 950k price listings, 150k content creator assets, 1.3M play logs and 13k lists. This change, created by the newly revamped UX and engineering teams, takes a big step in organising all of that information in a way that is in line with modern techniques.

The new design boasts quick and intuitive navigation, clean snapshots of information that allow you to dive deeper at will, a quick glance at the top online store prices wherever you are in the English speaking world and tons of discoverability for finding new content, whether from trusted sources or popular things from the community.

“We have been working on many back-end and partnership priorities so it is very exciting to launch something consumer-facing again,” says CEO Trent Ellingsen. “We have a roadmap of great new features to make our experience the best it can be and we are ramping up our staff to help achieve our ambitious goals. This is just the start.”

In April of 2021, Board Game Atlas rolled out a new review system that took into account both reviewers from the community, as well as reviews from established critics. That programme has grown to over 40 trusted names, with over 5,000 reviews in the system and more being added every day.See the new game page in full action on some of the heavily trafficked game pages such as Root, Terraforming Mars, Lost Ruins of Arnak, Dominion, and Carcassonne.

About Tessa Clayton

A former Chief Sub of Red magazine, Tessa Clayton is the Digital Editor of Licensing.biz and ToyNews. As a freelance journalist she specialised in writing about parenting and family life, and has contributed to a wide variety of publications and websites including Tesco online, Mother & Baby, Livingetc, Junior, Boots Health & Beauty, Practical Parenting and babycentre.co.uk. Get in touch at tessa.clayton@biz-media.co.uk

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