An Open Letter to the G33k Community

We at G33k-hq and Hungry Gamer have recently learned of a large exodus of writers from Everything Board Games due to their continued silence on the topic of Black Lives Matter.  You can read their statement below. We at G33k-hq and Hungry Gamer are in full support of Black Lives Matter.

As recently as a few weeks ago we previewed and made recommendations about the EBG Magazine that was on Kickstarter.  Due to these recent revelations we can no longer support EBG, and we no longer feel comfortable recommending anyone support their platform.

We also understand that many of you may have backed the Kickstarter as a purchase of ad space in their magazine as a result of our coverage.  In response to this, we are offering free ad space on G33k-hq to anyone who purchased ad space in the EBG Magazine and chooses not to use it (whether they are refunded or not), or for anyone that chooses to use that ad space to post a pro Black Lives Matter message.  If you would like to speak to us about the free ad space email us here at adverts@g33k-hq.com.

There is no space in this hobby for silence on basic human rights, and we believe this hobby should be a place of joy for all.  Black Lives Matter.

Update:

Here is EBG’s Official Stance:

A screenshot taken from their page, you can visit the page here

Update 2: (From Our Editor-in-chief)

Like we have said on a few post

“We do not feel that we can in good conscience have supported the magazine, and make statements that we support BLM. Both cannot be true.”

The statement is not meant to be a direct slam or attack on EBG, but as we did review/post/ran ad space for their magazine, before they actively decided to not take a stance, we wanted to be sure our stance on the issues directly related to EBG was clear; We will no longer be recommending them or supporting their page/business, you, however, are free to support them all you want, and we do wish them the best in the future but we can not in good conscience keep supporting the,m or sending our readers to their platform.
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We also know that with this going on, there will be, at least potentially people who will not have their adverts ran as they had hoped, for whatever that reason may be – that is between them and EBG., and we just want to help them out if we can by giving out free advert space.

We also accept guest articles over at G33K-HQ, so if any content creators directly affected by this, or not as we have always accepted guest articles, are looking for an outlet please feel free to contact us via the form on our website.

About Will "Hungry" Brown

Will "Hungry" Brown is an actor, producer, teacher, and passionate board game player, hoping to find new games and help you find new games to play. Will AKA The Hungry Gamer, has stepped up to fill the role of Lead Board Game Reviewer here at G33K-HQ!

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