What is boardgames.social?

Welcome to the first Mastodon Instance (that I know of) for board gamers! Join others in a free (libre!) and user supported social network for board gamers and the games they love. Robert (draft13 on BGG) is the admin. Be sure to invite your fellow BGGs to join up. The more the merrier.

Updates and news for this instance can be found on the blog.

Home to 139 users
Who authored 1,866 statuses
Connected to 1,295 other instances


I would like to keep this instance relatively family friendly.

If you are new to Mastodon, there are some quirks you might want to learn:

  • When you see birdsite, that person is referring to Twitter.
  • "Tweets" are called Toots here.
  • Same thing with bookface: Facebook
  • Sometimes people say woolly, meaning something is hot or viral. (Get it? Woolly, on a big Mastodon.)
  • You really should look at the user guide. It is well written and easy to read. Pay attention to the privacy settings, and what the different timelines are, e.g., Local vs Federated.

Remember, this is a new(ish) system. It is reminiscent of the birdsite in its first days. There may not be many people you know, but you are sure to make new friends! Don't be afraid to talk to people!

The No No's.

Please don't post anything relating to illegal activity. I will do my best to respect people and limit censorship, but I will silence or suspend accounts and domains that don't respect these wishes.