Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Thank You! 1000 Member Celebration is over!

I just wanted to send out a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the 1000 Member Prize Celebration I've been running for the past month in celebration of the Tabletop Game Giveaways and Contests group that I administer on Facebook.  At the end of January the group reached 1000 members.  And a ton of awesome people banded together to celebrate.  The contest grew bigger than I could have ever imagined, but that's the nature of the board game industry.  Everyone is so tight knit and willing to help out everyone, colleague or competitor.  It's a really inspiring community to be a part of and I look forward to continuing to meet more and more gamers of all sorts.

So, I just wanted to share with you a few numbers, just to share how amazing this giveaway has been.

The Tabletop Game Giveaways and Contests group now has 1553 members!  That's incredible!

The giveaway had 23 different sponsors donating 28 different prizes to 28 different winners (I'll be selecting the winners randomly tomorrow).

The giveaway had a total of 38302 entries from 33034 actions by 1181 users.  That's an average of over 32 entries per person.  

3006 times the daily bonus entry was activated.  1691 Tweets were sent out.  

Personally, I saw my Facebook page (GJJ Games) receive about 250 new likes and racked up about 350 new Twitter followers.  I also saw my rank on Boardgamelinks.com shoot up to the 9th highest rated website.  I also saw more traffic on my webpage (the giveaway page in particular) in the past month than the previous two years combined!  I hope other sponsors of the contest saw similar increases in their followings (please let me know how the giveaway helped you out in the comments).

This week I'll be contacting the winners to get shipping information and then forwarding that information on to the appropriate sponsors.  Hopefully, if all goes smoothly, everyone should have prizes soon.  It would be awesome if those winning prizes would take pictures and post them on your favorite social media channels and tag me and the sponsor that provided the prize.

Hopefully there will be more giveaways like this in the future.  Maybe another big one when the group hits 5000 members.  In the mean time, I'm hoping to have more giveaways on my website, so keep it tuned to GJJ Games!

Again, I just wanted to repeat, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, and THANK YOU!  I hope you all had as much fun entering the contest as I did running it.  

- George -

About the Sponsors:
  1. GJJ Games is me, George Jaros!  I review games, including Kickstarter previews.  I also design my own games, which I'm hoping to publish someday soon.  A few can be purchased on The Game Crafter and Drive Thru Cards.
  2. Everything Board Games provides information about board game deals, giveaways, reviews and more.
  3. Happy Otter Games is currently having their first game, Creature College, manufactured to send out to the Kickstarter backers that brought the game to fruition.  There are a few additional games in development that will be Kickstarted in the months ahead.
  4. The Game Crafter is the world’s first web-to-print game publishing company and offers a print on demand game publishing service. TGC empowers game designers around the world by allowing them to make a board game, card game, and custom playing cards through a website.
  5. The Game Crafter is sponsoring two prizes!  Thank you!
  6. Smarter Backer is a community of crowdfunders where you can learn about and discuss the merits of Kickstarter campaigns.  Smarter Backer is for all types of campaigns, but the primary focus is on tabletop games.  Smarter Backer also features the weekly Zayas Index of the top campaigns each week as well as reviews and live video interviews.
  7. Know Chance Games is the publisher of the successful Kickstarter games, Stealing Mona Lisa, Cabaret, and The Treasury.
  8. Set Enterprises is the publisher of a number of award winning games, including SET, Quiddler, Five Crowns, and Karma.
  9. Geeky Goodies designs and creates T-shirts and other cool goodies for the board game community and geeks of all stripes and fandoms.
  10. Jester's Hand Publishing is the publisher of Siege of Verdan, launching on Kickstarter very soon!  They are also half of Just Got Played, tabletop game reviews.
  11. Grey Gnome Games is the publisher of a number of games, including Dig Down Dwarf, Virgin Seas, Trainmaker, Four Tribes, and more!  Watch for their latest Kickstarter for Siege of Sunfall coming soon!
  12. SRG Universe is the publisher of The Supershow and The Supershow: The Backlash, wrestling games set in the Legendary Fighting Federation universe!  Check out the Kickstareter for The Supershow: The Backlash, live now!
  13. BOOYAH Games is the publisher of N30N City Rumble and their current Kickstarter for Pocket N30N City Rumble.  Check them out now!
  14. PieceKeeper Games is about to launch their first game on Kickstarter.  Check out Flag Dash now!
  15. V3G, aka Vision 3 Games is the publisher of Strife: Legacy of the Eternals and the sequel, Strife: Shadows & Steam, which is on Kickstarter now!  Check it out!
  16. Pencil First Games is the publisher of several family friendly games, including the successful Lift Off! and the much anticipated The Siblings Trouble and GemPacked Cards, both currently preparing for shipment to backers in March.  Pencil First Games also brings you Edo's Game Reviews.
  17. Terry Hawkins & Andrea Carroll are just board gamers that want to give back to the community!  Thank you so much!
  18. Michael Vannoy is another board gamer looking to give back to the community!  Thank you so much!
  19. Gate Keeper Games is a family-run business that is devoted to creating high-quality games, worthy of your time, that can be enjoyed by the whole family.  Check out their current Kickstarter for Adapt!
  20. Gate Keeper Games is sponsoring three prizes!  Thank you!
  21. Gate Keeper Games is sponsoring three prizes!  Thank you!
  22. Genius Games is a game design company that strives to publish high quality table-top games that are both entertaining and educational.  Their successful Kickstarter games include Linkage, Peptide, Ion, and Covalence.
  23. Genius Games is sponsoring three prizes!  Thank you!
  24. Genius Games is sponsoring three prizes!  Thank you!
  25. Andrew Charles is another board gamer looking to give back to the community!  Thank you so much!
  26. Undine Studios is the publisher of games designed by Ben Haskett (and friends), including Project Dreamscape, Tower, and Baldrick's Tomb.
  27. The Gaming Goat is a chain of game stores in the Chicagoland area (and Henderson, NV).  The Gaming Goat in DeKalb, IL is the FLGS of choice of GJJ Games!
  28. Board Game Giveaway.com is a site that hosts several giveaways for board games every month. They also share and promote other giveaways for board game related items.
The contest small print...

Winners will be contacted via the email they supplied via the the contest widget.  Winners will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be selected.  Winning entries will be checked for validity, so any shares must be publicly visible.  Shipping locations will be determined by the prize sponsors.  Winners will be selected from all eligible entries.  Winners will be limited to winning two prizes from the pool.  I will do my best to match up non-US winners with prizes that can be shipped internationally.  Prize awards are the responsibility of the prize sponsor.  I will do my best to facilitate the awarding of prizes, but ultimately it is the responsibility of the prize sponsor to deliver the agreed upon award.  GJJ Games will only be responsible for providing prizes sponsored by GJJ Games.  Prize sponsors are welcome to enter, but cannot win their own prize.  GJJ Games and my immediate family are ineligible.  No purchase necessary, void where prohibited, etc., etc....

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