Board Game Revolution is creating board game related media content and a cross platform mobile app
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patrons



"The Revolution is on the Table!" The internet’s fastest growing board game community has become bigger and better than we ever anticipated. Built on a group of energized, passionate, and dedicated gamers, Board Game Revolution (BGR) has become much more than just a "Facebook community". From our numerous Kickstarter promotions, weekly giveaways, and keeping fans up-to-date on the all latest board game news, BGR has quickly turned into a go-to source for all your board gaming needs.

To keep this momentum, we have begun the process of developing an all-encompassing, cross-platform application for gamers, plus original content in the form of written articles, video previews, interviews and even our own eventual podcast. With the help of our generous members, we’ve engaged numerous charitable organizations to give back to the community. Join the Revolution as we continue to grow and push the envelope of what our hobby can be!



Your commitment to us via Patreon is your personal expression of support for the community that you believe in and helping make it continue to grow and mature. However, we also feel that, in return, our supporters deserve a little bit extra as a way of saying thanks. To that end, for as long as you continue to send us your monthly gifts, you will gain access to a host of "Patreon supporter only" extras; exclusive content, unique giveaways, bonus entries to our other contests, early access to an awesome first player token, keychains, shirts and other planned swag, insider news before it hits the rest of the world, and much, much, more. We will do our best to keep things interesting.
 


Since starting a little over two years ago, BGR has consistently stood out from other social media groups. Our friendly and diverse environment has quickly grown to over 15,000 loyal members able to discuss their passions and express their feelings without fear of judgment. Showing no signs of slowing down, our social media presence has expanded to Twitter, Instagram, and even Reddit. Members from all walks of life and all corners of the globe provide a diversity that isn’t found in any other communities. This passion for the hobby that brought us all together continues to fuel the growth of our once small endeavor.

The Facebook group has a reputation for its passionate and engaging discussions, and BGR has never hesitated to tackle tough subjects while always remaining a welcoming and respectful community for all. In 2017, we received the 2017 Nonstoppy Award for Best Board Game Group through Nonstop Tabletop. They described BGR as "oozing ambition" and providing "a bit of edginess in your Board Game social media feed."



While BGR has developed relationships with some of the "big players" in the industry, we continue to look for innovation wherever it may be found. Let’s face it, we were once a small group that some people took a chance on, and we want to return the favor when we can. We pride ourselves on working with independent publishers and designers to promote and cultivate their games. Our regular promotional giveaways provide tangible boosts and exposure to new projects and Kickstarter campaigns alike.

But hey, we have views of our own we want to share! Developing original content is huge on our list of things to do, including forming a network of game reviewers, podcasters and content writers to collaborate with and help promote each other. We have also recently launched BGR Vanguards, a volunteer program dedicated to keeping the community growing in a healthy and rewarding way. In addition to being a valuable resource,  BGR is eagerly embracing the opportunity to help the board game community give back. Worthy causes such as pediatric medicine, support of combat veterans with PTSD, and victims of disaster relief all stand to benefit from the continued hard work of our wonderful community.



As BGR has continued to expand what it offers, we’ve run into a very common issue in life: most things aren’t free. In addition to our regular giveaways and community maintenance, our planned reviews, interviews, charitable support and content generation have made us realize that it’s only with our community’s support that we can reach our full potential. Our virtual footprint has attracted the attention of many professionals in the industry, and we’re thrilled to be able to give our members exclusive insights written and produced by professional content creators.

In addition, we’re developing what we believe will be a “revolutionary" board game application and accompanying website. The goal is to keep the app free, if possible, but it will be a costly endeavor due to a laundry list of features and innovations that are planned. From unique ways of managing your collection and finding new games, to social media integration, this intuitive app will change the way you interact with your games and everyone in the hobby. 

Part of the funds raised through this Patreon will be directed to project costs associated with building a professional-looking, user friendly, cross platform mobile utility app (and future site). In addition, we are considering a Kickstarter later in the year as a source of final funding. As an added thank you, we would like to include Patreon members within our test group and offer first-chance access to this fantastic tool. While we can’t announce specifics yet, our partnerships with creators and publishers will likely yield additional benefits for our members that aren’t available to the general public.



Thomas Covert




Board games introduced themselves to Thomas in early 2005. Because of his job at the time and culture pushing farther in that direction he realized that he was spending too much time in front of his computer screens. A friend of his was working on playtesting the Call of Cthulhu CCG, designed by Eric Lang, and introduced him to the game. He soon found an analog way to escape his technological reality. It didn’t take long for him to begin delving into other Lovecraftian and horror themed games. As is usually the case, “you can’t have just one” - his interest soon spread into all themes and mechanics.

It is no question that Thomas has been a polarizing figure in the board game community. His passion for the hobby is undeniable, and that enthusiasm has often come out in animated debates with other gamers. Even so, there is also no denying that this same passion has been the force that pushed him to make the group the tremendous success it has become today. In the past, Thomas also worked as a composer for film and television. His work has appeared in shows like SyFy’s Face Off and America’s Next Top Model. For fifteen years he also doubled as a live sound engineer for a wide array of artists from Type O Negative to Willie Nelson.


Jeff Mertz




With his experience in programming and database management, Jeff turned his family's "sheet of paper on the fridge" method of recording winners into a private website for logging games and viewing stats that no one else cares about. Coming from a small midwestern town in the USA, he spends most of the day asking coworkers if they've tried restarting their computer.  If he gets any free time, you'll find him playing indie PC games, weightlifting, or hiking with his dog.


Tiago Soares




Tiago is a full stack developer with 14 years experience working on enterprise software for financial companies like Indra Systems, Wolters Kluewer FS or Bank of America. He started loving the hobby playing games like Risk and Monopoly and now he's trying to bring his family, especially his 12 year old daughter into the hobby. He's a Euro gamer. He's originaly from Portugal but lives in Dublin, Ireland for the past 6 years.

Karsten Schulmann




Karsten is a hybrid multimedia designer/web developer who operates from Germany. He has 20 years of experience and has had his own agency for almost as long. In the past he has worked for both small and large clients. Some include Chevrolet, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Hard Rock Cafe, and the Bavarian Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs, and has also translated rulebooks from English to German. He is a lifelong game enthusiast including tabletop, roleplaying, and video games.



Your commitment to us via Patreon is your personal expression of support for the community that you believe in and helping make it continue to grow and mature. However, we also feel that, in return, our supporters deserve a little bit extra as a way of saying thanks. To that end, for as long as you continue to send us your monthly gifts, you will gain access to a host of "Patreon supporter only" extras; Exclusive content, giveaways, early access to an awesome first player token and other swag (spending credits), insider news before it hits the rest of the world, and much, much, more. We will do our best to keep things interesting. 

Tiers
Believer
$1 or more per month
  • Eternal thanks and gratitude 
  • Bonuses in all BGR gleam events
Helper
$3 or more per month

 

  • All previous rewards plus the following
  • Access to Patreon only "events"
  • Custom BGR 3D Embossed PVC key chain (shipping not included) 
  • Your name included on the supporter section of our upcoming website
  • Access to the Patreon only Discord/Skype channels. Think of it as a perpetual chatroom with us and your fellow Patrons! 


 

Includes Discord rewards
Collaborator
$5 or more per month

  • All previous rewards plus the following: 
  • Get beta access to our upcoming mobile app
  • Custom game recommendations catered for your needs  
  • Early access to all our upcoming BGR media content 
  • Vote and contribute to what content we create (interviews, articles, reviews, etc) 
  • Participate in BGR board game arena tournaments 


Includes Discord rewards
Advocate
$10 or more per month

  • All previous rewards plus the following:
  • BGR embossed collapsible dice tray (pending funding goal) after two months of support  
  • Digital game code to your choice of either Through the Ages or Galaxy trucker (limited supplies)
  • No 30 day wait period for winning prizes 
  • Free premium access to our upcoming mobile app
  • Monthly private game sessions via platform of your choice
Includes Discord rewards
Sponsor
$20 or more per month
This tier for publishers and creators who want to work with us to coordinate a unique promotional giveaway, interview and write up/featured email for your project, scheduled at your convenience. There may be additional fees depending on the package you choose for your project (which is subject to team approval first). 
Producer
$50 or more per month

Similar to sponsor tier but  includes a live stream interview on our twitch channel which will be re-streamed to Facebook the following day.  

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"The Revolution is on the Table!" The internet’s fastest growing board game community has become bigger and better than we ever anticipated. Built on a group of energized, passionate, and dedicated gamers, Board Game Revolution (BGR) has become much more than just a "Facebook community". From our numerous Kickstarter promotions, weekly giveaways, and keeping fans up-to-date on the all latest board game news, BGR has quickly turned into a go-to source for all your board gaming needs.

To keep this momentum, we have begun the process of developing an all-encompassing, cross-platform application for gamers, plus original content in the form of written articles, video previews, interviews and even our own eventual podcast. With the help of our generous members, we’ve engaged numerous charitable organizations to give back to the community. Join the Revolution as we continue to grow and push the envelope of what our hobby can be!



Your commitment to us via Patreon is your personal expression of support for the community that you believe in and helping make it continue to grow and mature. However, we also feel that, in return, our supporters deserve a little bit extra as a way of saying thanks. To that end, for as long as you continue to send us your monthly gifts, you will gain access to a host of "Patreon supporter only" extras; exclusive content, unique giveaways, bonus entries to our other contests, early access to an awesome first player token, keychains, shirts and other planned swag, insider news before it hits the rest of the world, and much, much, more. We will do our best to keep things interesting.
 


Since starting a little over two years ago, BGR has consistently stood out from other social media groups. Our friendly and diverse environment has quickly grown to over 15,000 loyal members able to discuss their passions and express their feelings without fear of judgment. Showing no signs of slowing down, our social media presence has expanded to Twitter, Instagram, and even Reddit. Members from all walks of life and all corners of the globe provide a diversity that isn’t found in any other communities. This passion for the hobby that brought us all together continues to fuel the growth of our once small endeavor.

The Facebook group has a reputation for its passionate and engaging discussions, and BGR has never hesitated to tackle tough subjects while always remaining a welcoming and respectful community for all. In 2017, we received the 2017 Nonstoppy Award for Best Board Game Group through Nonstop Tabletop. They described BGR as "oozing ambition" and providing "a bit of edginess in your Board Game social media feed."



While BGR has developed relationships with some of the "big players" in the industry, we continue to look for innovation wherever it may be found. Let’s face it, we were once a small group that some people took a chance on, and we want to return the favor when we can. We pride ourselves on working with independent publishers and designers to promote and cultivate their games. Our regular promotional giveaways provide tangible boosts and exposure to new projects and Kickstarter campaigns alike.

But hey, we have views of our own we want to share! Developing original content is huge on our list of things to do, including forming a network of game reviewers, podcasters and content writers to collaborate with and help promote each other. We have also recently launched BGR Vanguards, a volunteer program dedicated to keeping the community growing in a healthy and rewarding way. In addition to being a valuable resource,  BGR is eagerly embracing the opportunity to help the board game community give back. Worthy causes such as pediatric medicine, support of combat veterans with PTSD, and victims of disaster relief all stand to benefit from the continued hard work of our wonderful community.



As BGR has continued to expand what it offers, we’ve run into a very common issue in life: most things aren’t free. In addition to our regular giveaways and community maintenance, our planned reviews, interviews, charitable support and content generation have made us realize that it’s only with our community’s support that we can reach our full potential. Our virtual footprint has attracted the attention of many professionals in the industry, and we’re thrilled to be able to give our members exclusive insights written and produced by professional content creators.

In addition, we’re developing what we believe will be a “revolutionary" board game application and accompanying website. The goal is to keep the app free, if possible, but it will be a costly endeavor due to a laundry list of features and innovations that are planned. From unique ways of managing your collection and finding new games, to social media integration, this intuitive app will change the way you interact with your games and everyone in the hobby. 

Part of the funds raised through this Patreon will be directed to project costs associated with building a professional-looking, user friendly, cross platform mobile utility app (and future site). In addition, we are considering a Kickstarter later in the year as a source of final funding. As an added thank you, we would like to include Patreon members within our test group and offer first-chance access to this fantastic tool. While we can’t announce specifics yet, our partnerships with creators and publishers will likely yield additional benefits for our members that aren’t available to the general public.



Thomas Covert




Board games introduced themselves to Thomas in early 2005. Because of his job at the time and culture pushing farther in that direction he realized that he was spending too much time in front of his computer screens. A friend of his was working on playtesting the Call of Cthulhu CCG, designed by Eric Lang, and introduced him to the game. He soon found an analog way to escape his technological reality. It didn’t take long for him to begin delving into other Lovecraftian and horror themed games. As is usually the case, “you can’t have just one” - his interest soon spread into all themes and mechanics.

It is no question that Thomas has been a polarizing figure in the board game community. His passion for the hobby is undeniable, and that enthusiasm has often come out in animated debates with other gamers. Even so, there is also no denying that this same passion has been the force that pushed him to make the group the tremendous success it has become today. In the past, Thomas also worked as a composer for film and television. His work has appeared in shows like SyFy’s Face Off and America’s Next Top Model. For fifteen years he also doubled as a live sound engineer for a wide array of artists from Type O Negative to Willie Nelson.


Jeff Mertz




With his experience in programming and database management, Jeff turned his family's "sheet of paper on the fridge" method of recording winners into a private website for logging games and viewing stats that no one else cares about. Coming from a small midwestern town in the USA, he spends most of the day asking coworkers if they've tried restarting their computer.  If he gets any free time, you'll find him playing indie PC games, weightlifting, or hiking with his dog.


Tiago Soares




Tiago is a full stack developer with 14 years experience working on enterprise software for financial companies like Indra Systems, Wolters Kluewer FS or Bank of America. He started loving the hobby playing games like Risk and Monopoly and now he's trying to bring his family, especially his 12 year old daughter into the hobby. He's a Euro gamer. He's originaly from Portugal but lives in Dublin, Ireland for the past 6 years.

Karsten Schulmann




Karsten is a hybrid multimedia designer/web developer who operates from Germany. He has 20 years of experience and has had his own agency for almost as long. In the past he has worked for both small and large clients. Some include Chevrolet, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Hard Rock Cafe, and the Bavarian Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs, and has also translated rulebooks from English to German. He is a lifelong game enthusiast including tabletop, roleplaying, and video games.



Your commitment to us via Patreon is your personal expression of support for the community that you believe in and helping make it continue to grow and mature. However, we also feel that, in return, our supporters deserve a little bit extra as a way of saying thanks. To that end, for as long as you continue to send us your monthly gifts, you will gain access to a host of "Patreon supporter only" extras; Exclusive content, giveaways, early access to an awesome first player token and other swag (spending credits), insider news before it hits the rest of the world, and much, much, more. We will do our best to keep things interesting. 

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Tiers
Believer
$1 or more per month
  • Eternal thanks and gratitude 
  • Bonuses in all BGR gleam events
Helper
$3 or more per month

 

  • All previous rewards plus the following
  • Access to Patreon only "events"
  • Custom BGR 3D Embossed PVC key chain (shipping not included) 
  • Your name included on the supporter section of our upcoming website
  • Access to the Patreon only Discord/Skype channels. Think of it as a perpetual chatroom with us and your fellow Patrons! 


 

Includes Discord rewards
Collaborator
$5 or more per month

  • All previous rewards plus the following: 
  • Get beta access to our upcoming mobile app
  • Custom game recommendations catered for your needs  
  • Early access to all our upcoming BGR media content 
  • Vote and contribute to what content we create (interviews, articles, reviews, etc) 
  • Participate in BGR board game arena tournaments 


Includes Discord rewards
Advocate
$10 or more per month

  • All previous rewards plus the following:
  • BGR embossed collapsible dice tray (pending funding goal) after two months of support  
  • Digital game code to your choice of either Through the Ages or Galaxy trucker (limited supplies)
  • No 30 day wait period for winning prizes 
  • Free premium access to our upcoming mobile app
  • Monthly private game sessions via platform of your choice
Includes Discord rewards
Sponsor
$20 or more per month
This tier for publishers and creators who want to work with us to coordinate a unique promotional giveaway, interview and write up/featured email for your project, scheduled at your convenience. There may be additional fees depending on the package you choose for your project (which is subject to team approval first). 
Producer
$50 or more per month

Similar to sponsor tier but  includes a live stream interview on our twitch channel which will be re-streamed to Facebook the following day.