Why CGE blog now?

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In CGE, we were toying with an idea to write a blog for many years. After careful considerations, we always came to a conclusion not to do it. There were several reasons, like the fact that we like to make games more than write about it, or that it would require us to quite a big commitment, to name a few.

But the current situation in the world and our unique position convinced us that it is the right time to start one. Thanks to the success of Codenames, which are now translated into 41 languages, we have partners all over the world. At least in those countries, where modern board games are played.

Since the Coronavirus outbreak started, our partners began informing us about their situation in their country and how it affects the board game industry. Our colleagues who are communicating with them pasted that information to our company Slack, where everyone in our company was reading it. It was fascinating to read unfiltered details on how it looks like in different countries and with a bit of board gaming flavor.

After over two dozens of those, we finally realized that it would be the shame if nobody else would have access to these. So we tried to contact a few first of our partners to see if they will be OK to share those stories on our blog. And the response was overwhelmingly positive.

So here we are. For now, it will contain posts connected to the current situation in the board gaming world and what lies ahead of us. Since nobody knows how it will unveil, or how much our world will change in the following months, it is hard to say now how this blog will evolve. So we will have to explore it together.

On behalf of the whole CGE team, I wish you, your family, and your friends good luck and strong health. Let’s hope that our hobby, which we all love so much, will thrive even in these troubled times.

Petr Murmak
CEO of Czech Games Edition

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