Some, hopefully useful, links…
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.
The Games Journal – The 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 & Gaming – Simulation & 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.
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.