The Board Game Book, Volume 2, launches on Kickstarter

Published on: 22nd August 2019

Clyde & Cart Press, a publisher of books for geeks and gamers, has announced that the Kickstarter campaign for The Board Game Book, Volume 2, will launch 2nd September. 

Co-author of the Board Game Book Volume 1 and 2, Owen Duffy.

Compiled by a team of top games journalists, the upcoming release is the second instalment in an annual series exploring the world of tabletop gaming. It combines in-depth games criticism with studio photography and exclusive interviews with some of the world’s most innovative game designers.

The first Board Game Book was met very positively upon its release in May, quickly selling out at the UK Games Expo in Birmingham. It also became the best-selling tabletop gaming book on Amazon UK and earned strong praise from gaming media outlets.

Volume 2 will focus on the most exciting gaming releases of 2019-2020. Existing authors Owen Duffy, Matt Thrower and Richard Jansen-Parkes are joined by new contributors Anna Blackwell and Dan Jolin. Between them, the team’s work has appeared in outlets including The Guardian, BBC News, Vice, Empire, Tabletop Gaming Magazine, Shut Up & Sit Down, Wireframe and others.

The new edition will feature 100% new content, with deeper coverage of everything from simple family and party games to complex strategy titles and role-playing releases.

Editor Owen Duffy said: “We were absolutely delighted with the reaction to The Board Game Book, Volume 1, and we’re looking forward to bringing fans the next edition in the series. It’s already been a fantastic year, and we’ve really enjoyed new releases like Copenhagen, Treasure Island and Star Wars: Outer Rim. We’re keen that the book has something for all sorts of board game fans. If you’re just starting out in the hobby, there are some fantastic games for newer players. If you’re a bit more experienced, we cover lots of more advanced options. We want the book to be useful to folks whether they’ve been playing games for 10 years or 10 minutes.”

The Board Game Book, Volume 2 is live on Kickstarter from 2nd September. Backers can pick up the hardcover edition for £20 (US$24.30) or the PDF and eBook versions for £14 (US$17). The book is set for release in May 2020, with copies delivered to backers before its public debut at the UK Games Expo.

A free preview of pages from The Board Game Book, Volume 1 is available to read online. Follow the book on Twitter at @BoardGameBook and boardgamebook on Instagram, and find it on the web at

Readers can look forward to a comprehensive interview with Owen Duffy, appearing in our bumper Games & Puzzles Supplement, which will be landing on desks from Monday 2nd September – the same day the Kickstarter campaign goes live.


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