I worked for about three years at Snakes & Lattes Board Game Cafe when it first opened up. By the time I left, I was in charge of the social media. That task included writing short articles about games and posting some images of them. I had really loved that aspect of my work and started The Daily Worker Placement, so I had an excuse to keep posting about games. For the past six years, we’ve had a number of different contributors join in and lend their voices and opinions to the site. It has been a fantastic experience being able to publish stories three times a week about all aspects of this hobby that we love so much.
Nothing stays the same forever, and the DWP has got to grow and evolve to maintain its current trajectory. I realize that I do not have as much time to spend on the day to day operations and so David Weiss will be stepping up and taking on much more of the editing tasks. He’s been writing for us on a weekly basis for five years and lately has branched out with our Game Changers podcast. He has some exciting ideas about different directions to take our content, but our commitment to a journalistic approach to the board game hobby will remain the same.
One of the biggest fundamental changes that we are adding to the site is a Patreon support page. This will allow readers who have enjoyed our content over the years to help us offset some of our costs. We struggled for a long time with going ahead with a user-support system. We love doing what we do with the DWP, so it weird to consider charging anyone for it. At the end of the day, myself, David, and many of the other writers have put in countless hours to provide entertaining and engaging stories. We think that effort is worth some level of compensation. If we’ve provided some insights with our articles, some fun with some of our puzzles, our even saved you money with some of our reviews, we’d love it if you’d consider supporting us. Of course, this is totally optional. We only want you to contribute if you’ve gotten something of value from the site and if you can afford to do so.
Reward tiers include early access to articles, exclusive content, one-on-one board game consultations and more. You can see a full list of the various rewards here.
It has been an incredible experience being able to bring you our perspective on the industry. We can’t thank you enough constant readers. We can’t wait to report on where board games are going to take us next.