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I'm getting a few advanced copies of my upcoming game Shadow Throne soon, and I'd like to share them with reviewers. The game is a drafting, hand management game of Machiavellian intrigue.

Which reviewers do you think I should offer an advanced copy to? I'm looking for reviewers who have a moderate to large audience and who would enjoy the theme and mechanics.

Thanks for your advice!
 
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Perhaps your search can begin here, with this list of the most prolific BGG reviewers:

http://boardgamegeek.com/geekaccount.php?action=browse&sort=...
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Video Reviewers, if it plays 2+, not much "Take That!" then I'd say Rahdo Runs Through, who has done videos for over 300 games, most over an hour of play time.

edit: doesn't play with 2, not even a variant?
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I have tested a bit with two player variants, but they miss out on so much of what makes the game fun that I don't include an official two player variant.

Even with the 3-5 player range, I will probably reach out to Rahdo to see if he's interested. Thanks for the suggestion!
 
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I would look through the reviewers, watch what they do, and find one who is favorable to the type of game you've designed. A reviewer who simply doesn't like the type of game you have may not grasp all the intricacies of the gameplay. I wouldn't send Spaceballs to be reviewed by a guy who only reviews tearjerking dramas.

Also look at the enthusiasm and detail level of the person who does the review, whether they're going to grab the audience's attention well.
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