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Board Games are great for entertaining friends and family. However, finding the right board game for you can be difficult with hundreds available to choose from. Here at boardgamesupply.com.au, we’re trying to make it easier to find the right board game. In this blog post we will explain the 9 different ways you can shop here at boardgamesupply.com.au:

  1. Shop by age rating

  2. Shop by number of players

  3. Shop by game category

  4. Shop by game theme

  5. Shop by brand/publisher

  6. Shop by price range

  7. Shop by game complexity

  8. Shop by BGG rating

  9. Shop by game mechanics

1. Shop by age rating

Board games are commonly designed for specific audiences and one common consideration is the age group. Shopping by age rating is a great option when searching for games for children.

To shop by age rating on the boardgamesupply.com.au website you have two options:

1a. Browse all games with a certain age rating range.

(example: I want to see all games age rated between 7-9+ years old)

When browsing by age rating, I would recommend browsing by a range of age rating so you can have more options. Shopping by a single age rating can limit your options and games at a slightly lower or higher age rating are often good options.

To browse board games by age rating:

  1. Open the board games shop or any other catalogue page
  2. Click the ‘SHOW FILTERS’ button
  3. Scroll down to locate the slider with the heading ‘Filter By Age Rating’
  4. Click and drag the left and right slider handers to set your minimum and maximum age ratings
  5. Click the ‘Apply Filters’ button, and the page will now show appropriate games
Board Games Filtered By Age Rating

1b. Browse all games of a certain age rating.

(example: I want to see all games age rated for 7+ years old)

To browse all games of a certain age rating, you can find buttons with the age rating on boardgamesupply.com.au home page under the heading ‘SHOP BY AGE RATING’ or via clicking the buttons below:

When shopping by age rating, we recommend checking the age ratings slightly below and above the board game recipient. For example, if I was shopping for a 7-year-old, I would look at games age rated for 6+, 7+ & 8+.

2. Shop by number of players

Shopping by the number of supported players is a common way to shop; this ensures you have a board game for every occasion. If you regularly play with the same number of players or are looking for a party game that supports a lot of players, this may be the best way to find a suitable board game.

2a. Browse all games that support a range of players.

(example: I want to see all games that support 3, 4 or 5 players)

  1. Open the board games shop or any other catalogue page
  2. Click the ‘SHOW FILTERS’ button
  3. Scroll down to locate the slider with the heading ‘Filter By Number of Players’
  4. Click and drag the left and right slider handers to set your minimum and maximum number of players
  5. Click the ‘Apply Filters’ button, and the page will now show appropriate games
Board Games Filtered by Number of Players

2b. Browse all games that support a certain number of players

(example: I want to see all games that support 4 players)

To browse all games of a certain age rating, you can find buttons with the age rating on boardgamesupply.com.au home page under the heading ‘SHOP BY AGE RATING’ or via clicking the buttons below:

1 Player Games2 Player Games4 Player Games6 Player Games8 Player Games10 Player Games12 Player Games14 Player Games16 Player Games18 Player Games

When shopping by age rating, we recommend checking the age ratings slightly below and above the board game recipient. For example, if I was shopping for a 7-year-old, I would look at games age rated for 6+, 7+ & 8+.

3. Shop by game category

Shopping by game category is a great way to browse games when looking at specific types of games such as Dexterity, Card or Dice Games.

The easiest way to browse by game category is to click on the categories in the ‘Board Games’ dropdown menu in the main navigation of the website.

Shop Board Games By Category

4. Shop by game theme

Shopping by game theme is great when looking for a gift for a fan of a certain theme or a themed event or birthday.

To shop by game theme, you can visit the ‘BROWSE GAMES BY THEME’ section on the boardgamesupply.com.au homepage. Otherwise you can use the button below:

5. Shop by brand/publisher

Do you have a favourite game publisher or brand of games? Shopping by brand or publisher may be the perfect way for you to browse games.

To browse board games by brand/publisher:

  1. Open the board games shop or any other catalogue page
  2. Click the ‘SHOW FILTERS’ button
  3. Scroll down to locate the slider with the heading ‘Filter By Brand’
  4. Scroll and select the brands/publishers you would like to browse
  5. Click the ‘Apply Filters’ button, and the page will now show appropriate games

Alternatively, you can open a board game page with the brand/publisher you wish to browse and click on the brand/publisher in the additional information section of the product page.

Board Games By Brand or Publisher

6. Shop by price range

Shopping on a budget? Shopping by price range is a great way to only browse games within your budget.

To browse by price range:

  1. Open the board games shop or any other catalogue page
  2. Click the ‘SHOW FILTERS’ button
  3. Scroll down to locate the slider with the heading ‘Filter By Price’
  4. Click and drag the left and right slider handers to set your minimum and maximum price
  5. Click the ‘Apply Filters’ button, and the page will now show appropriate games
Board Games By Brand or Price

7. Shop by complexity

Shopping by complexity is a great way to find the perfect game to play with others. Playing a low complexity game will ensure individuals new to board games have an easier and more casual experience. Conversely, board games with higher complexities are perfect for individuals looking for longer and more in-depth playing experiences.

To browse by complexity:

  1. Open the board games shop or any other catalogue page
  2. Click the ‘SHOW FILTERS’ button
  3. Scroll down to locate the slider with the heading ‘Filter By Complexity’
  4. Click and drag the left and right slider handers to set your minimum and maximum levels of complexity
  5. Click the ‘Apply Filters’ button, and the page will now show appropriate games
Board Games By Complexity

8. Shop by BGG Rating

Shopping by BGG Rating can be a great way to explore and discover games based on the average review/rating of users in the boardgamegeek community.

To browse by BGG Rating:

  1. Open the board games shop or any other catalogue page
  2. Click the ‘SHOW FILTERS’ button
  3. Scroll down to locate the slider with the heading ‘Filter By BGG Rating’
  4. Click and drag the left and right slider handers to set your minimum and maximum BGG Rating
  5. Click the ‘Apply Filters’ button, and the page will now show appropriate games
Board Games By BGG Rating

9. Shop by Mechanics

Browsing games by Mechanics can be a great way to explore and discover new games with similar mechanics to the loves you already know and love. For example, if you like Catan, you may want to browse other games with the mechanic ‘Modular Board

To browse by Mechanics:

  1. Open the board games shop or any other catalogue page
  2. Click the ‘SHOW FILTERS’ button
  3. Scroll down to locate the slider with the heading ‘Filter By Mechanics’
  4. Scroll and select the mechanics you would like to browse
  5. Click the ‘Apply Filters’ button, and the page will now show appropriate games

Alternatively, you can open a board game page with the mechanic you wish to browse and click on the mechanic in the additional information section of the product page.

Board Games By Mechanics

Looking for more advanced ways to browse games? Try using a combination of the filter methods mentioned above by applying multiple filters on the board game shop page or any other catalogue pages. Alternatively, you can click on any Tags, Categories or product attribute links found in the additional information section of every product page.

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