Will Work for Games
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In the spirit of giving this season, I wanted to pass on to my fellow Geeks a legitimate opportunity to work for games! Yes, it's true, although when I came across this deal at BestDangGames.com, [http://www.bestdanggames.com/whowafrga.html] I was admittedly skeptical. As a writer by profession and an avid boardgamer, though, I thought the opportunity was too good to pass up. I took a chance and submitted a few articles.

I can report now, though, that the deal is legitimate, and I've thus far received two games from BestDangGames for articles that I submitted. How cool is this?

Furthermore, owner Barry Nadler is a great guy and is working hard to get his business up and running, and thus is looking for board gaming articles, videos, etc. for his site. Admittedly, their selection of games right now isn't huge, but some good ones are there.

Here's a brief recap of my experience with Working for Games.
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1. Board Game: Puerto Rico [Average Rating:8.06 Overall Rank:16]
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I started off with an article about basic strategies in Puerto Rico. It is posted at http://bestdanggames.wordpress.com/2008/11/23/puerto-rico-bo.... Barry got it up right away.
 
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2. Board Game: Kingsburg [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:266]
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I followed up my Puerto Rico article with a brief review of Kingsburg, which is here: http://bestdanggames.wordpress.com/2008/12/10/kingsburg-dice....
 
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3. Board Game: Scrabble [Average Rating:6.29 Overall Rank:1505]
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Then came a look at Scrabble as a strategy(!) game! http://bestdanggames.wordpress.com/2008/12/12/the-board-game...


So, with another article submitted but not yet published, that gave me 60 Best Dang Points, which I have redeemed for.....
 
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4. Board Game: 1960: The Making of the President [Average Rating:7.59 Overall Rank:157]
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1960 The Making of The President,

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5. Board Game: San Juan [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:228]
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San Juan!

Both games arrived promptly and were well packaged. Barry has also been very prompt in replying to my emails.

With such a favorable experience, I am more motivated than ever to continue writing for BestDangGames.com! Next on my list to trade "words for games" are.....
 
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6. Board Game: Zooloretto [Average Rating:6.86 Overall Rank:607] [Average Rating:6.86 Unranked]
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Zooloretto, and.....
 
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7. Board Game: Steam [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:109]
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Steam! (as a preorder)

The moral of the story? I've learned that Working for Games can be a reality. Thanks to BestDangGames.com, bartering lives!
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