Journals and academic societies

Analog Game Studies – An open access academic journal dedicated to the academic and popular study of games containing a substantial analog component.

Board Game Studies: Online Journal – An academic journal for historical and systematic research on board games. Its object is to provide a forum for board games research from all academic disciplines in order to further our understanding of the development and distribution of board games within an interdisciplinary academic context.

DiGRA – Digital Games Research Association – Founded in 2003, DiGRA is the premiere international association for academics and professionals who research digital games and associated phenomena.

Please note that this website is not affiliated with the DiGRA Mailing List of the same name. You can sign up to that list here.

The Games JournalThe Games Journal was a monthly magazine about boardgames which ran from July, 2000 until September, 2005. All past articles can be found on this online archive.

Lincoln Games Lab – The Games Lab at Lincoln University hosts a blog and organises reading groups and a seminar series on (predominantly digital) gaming.

Simulation & GamingSimulation & Gaming (S&G): An International Journal of Theory, Practice and Research is a forum for the exploration and development of simulation/gaming methodologies used in education, training, consultation, and research.

Gaming links

BoardGameGeek – Game rankings, forums, news, etc.

The Esoteric Order of Gamers – The place to find well-designed play aids for tabletop gaming.

TableTop – Wil Wheaton’s tabletop game show.

Watch It Played YouTube Channel – One of the many You Tube channels offering play-throughs of board games.