BGG user gollum‘s great geeklist holding “coffee-table-book-images” got me thinking about creating a real tangible book. So, I gathered 55 of my favorite images from BGG, added borders to provide a common theme to them all, and uploaded them to MyPublisher.com. The end result arrived today and I have to say I’m very happy with the results. Okay, I’m not just very happy…I’m ecstatic. I know I’m strange but man this thing is so cool!
The leather cover is very nice and the binding appears strong. The print quality is better than I expected with the image resolutions I had to work exhibiting little to no pixelation that I can detect. I chose the middle size at MyPublisher (mainly due to cost and the resolution of the images I was working with) resulting in an overall cover dimension of 8 3/4″ x 11 1/4″ x 1/2″.
The first page includes the following text:
I am a great fan of board games and of the online community that has developed around them at BoardGameGeek.com (BGG). In this book, I’ve selected approximately fifty images, submitted by myself and the community, that I wanted to preserve in a tangible form.
There are thousands of games, thousands of images, and thousands of community members supplying content to BoardGameGeek and selecting these images was a difficult task. Many of the images have had a border added to provide continuity to the book as a whole. However, the base image remains consistent with that uploaded to BGG. With each image I have supplied the name of the game, the name of the designer, and the BGG user name of the image submitter.
I hope you enjoy this collection of board game art and most of all, I hope it encourages you to find out more about these games.
Matthew D. Marquand
I’m extremely happy that I took the time and effort to organize the book and now I have something that I can set out on the coffee table and take with me to show off this great hobby.
Please visit My Coffee Table Book Geeklist on BGG to see some of the individual images.