OverBoard Overblog posted up an article about the state of board game journalism and specifically how Kickstarter has affected how games are changing journalism. Go have a look-see.
In recent years, the board game industry has seen some massive growth; the popularity and number of board games in the United States is greater than ever before. It can be quite a task to stay informed on new releases and to gauge the quality of a game before buying it. Fortunately, board game journalists help hobbyists navigate a veritable sea of cardboard and dice, and their work continues to expand. Through articles, reviews, and podcasts, board game journalism is a powerful ally to the hobby: informing us, helping to drive the industry, and bringing us together.