Help me name a boardgaming website!
June 4, 2014 11:59 PM   Subscribe

I'm setting up a new board gaming site but am having difficulty coming up with a name that isn't cliched. Can you help?

Most of the names I am currently generating seem far too cliched with either some kind of play on boardgame or meeple - far too similar to existing sites. Names such as 'Shut Up Sit Down', 'Rock Paper Shotgun' and 'Cardboard Children' all appeal to the theme/effect I am looking for.

Care to help a struggling fool before he loses all his meeples?
posted by SRMorris to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (19 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
What's the content and focus of the site, generally? Board game reviews? Playable web versions of games? Forums?
posted by NMcCoy at 12:11 AM on June 5, 2014 [1 favorite]

are you ruling out puns? If so I'm so so sorry:

Board to tears
Boarding pass
Boarding school
Room and Board
Board to death
Above Board
Board and sorcery
All A Board
Under the Boardtalk
Forward Boardward
Boardering on insanity
Broad Board.
posted by smoke at 12:13 AM on June 5, 2014 [1 favorite]

Boarding Street
Aboard and Abroad
Not Board With Play
Boards For The Initiated
Unfolding Boardom
Board up the windows, there's a party coming out
Spin the Board
posted by aroweofshale at 12:20 AM on June 5, 2014


New Game Smell
posted by aubilenon at 12:22 AM on June 5, 2014 [6 favorites]

Meeple Magazine
Swamp Meeple
We The Meeple
Stuff Board Meeple Like

You might also do okay by taking game elements if you can find one that sounds cool out of context and is also an in-joke for people familiar with the game in question, or a reference to that game of some kind.

If I had a boardgame website, I would name it "Grabby Cube Man" or "Grabby Cube Dude", because those are what I call the Field Operative in Pandemic (I can never remember the name "Field Operative", I had to look it up just now).
posted by NoraReed at 12:49 AM on June 5, 2014
posted by hal_c_on at 12:56 AM on June 5, 2014

Die boardgames, die
posted by sodium lights the horizon at 1:17 AM on June 5, 2014

Just spitting ideas out, here; sorry if they suck.

Game Faces
Free Parking
Until Needed Or Sold
Pasteboard Battlefields
You Shanked My Jengaship
Act Like A Rock
Triple Nerd Score
The Wrench in the Library
posted by Mister Moofoo at 2:28 AM on June 5, 2014

We're Going to Need a Bigger Table
Boardgamers Without Borders
Whose Move Is It Anyway?
All the World's a Board
RTFRB (Read The Fucking Rule Book)
posted by permafrost at 5:00 AM on June 5, 2014

Games Meeple Play
posted by carmicha at 5:24 AM on June 5, 2014

Department of Worker Placement
The Cubes Represent Resources

Maybe play on an aspect of games:
Perfect Information
Analysis Paralysis
The Rules Lawyers
Territory Control
Runaway Leader
posted by yeti at 6:13 AM on June 5, 2014

Roll Again
Victory Point
Wood For Sheep
Heft Factor
Hex Map

I also really like Unpunched.
posted by painquale at 6:29 AM on June 5, 2014

Move Already!
One Piece Short of a Boardgame
Move A Space Take a Card
Anger Your Friends
Cheating at Pachisi
Liubo Expert
posted by Slap*Happy at 6:31 AM on June 5, 2014

Token Hero
Advance Two Squares
House Rules
posted by adamrice at 7:06 AM on June 5, 2014

The Boarding House
Parker Sisters
(A) Level Playing Field
posted by Iris Gambol at 7:27 AM on June 5, 2014

Big Cube of Cardboard
Meeple's Court
Beyond Catan
And We're Not Playing Catan! (maybe shorten to notplayingcatan)
posted by codacorolla at 8:36 AM on June 5, 2014

Roll of the Dice
All Aboard (or along those lines, with "board" a different color than the rest)
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing at 9:53 AM on June 5, 2014

Are you gonna move, or what?
Cracked Dice
Victory Conditions
Cardboard Punchout
Stephen's Game Site
posted by Rob Rockets at 4:42 PM on June 5, 2014

Braindeer Games
posted by argonauta at 9:37 AM on June 8, 2014

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