Release Update #2 – The Friend Update

We’ve got some new features to announce!

Over the last week and a half, we’ve added a bunch of new features. The common theme of these new features: Friends!

  • Find your friends! You can now connect your account with Facebook and see which of your other Facebook friends are already on the Game Table. First friend to connect? Connecting will make it easier for your friends to find you!
  • Play with friends! Looking for a game with a certain number of players? Try searching “4 player games” in the search bar now — a quick way to find what you’re looking for.
  • Share with friends! Find a game you like? One-click share to your favorite social media platform.
  • Talk with friends! Discussions added to every game page. Share your opinion, discuss the game’s mechanics or pieces, talk about anything, really.

In addition, a few other things we couldn’t make sound friend-related:

  • Added Twitter feed to home page
  • Improved home page navigation
  • New logo! We may be trying out new logos in the future, so your feedback would be very helpful as we change it.

We’re also settling in to a schedule for Featured Games: a new one every Wednesday! Check out the home page this upcoming Wednesday to see the new game our resident board game expert will recommend for you and your friends.

That’s all for this update. Have fun out there!

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Release Update #1 – The First Week

Last week’s first-access release went very well. Over 30 people created accounts, and over 500 games were added to shelves — awesome! Thank you to all of you for making it happen.

We’ve been pushing updates out over the last week since our initial release, so some of you may have already noticed some changes to the Game Table. We got good feedback from our new users, and we’re excited to announce these new features:

  • User profiles – see fellow users at a glance! Upload a photo to make your profile your own.
  • Import games to your Shelf from lists somewhere else on the web.
  • Support for more international characters in game names and descriptions.
  • Improved mobile navigation.
  • A handful of bug fixes.

One more announcement: we’re on Twitter! Want to get shorter, more frequent updates on Game Table news? Follow us on our new Twitter account, @GameTableSite.

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Have any more awesome ideas for the Game Table? We can’t wait to hear them.