Game Club

Game Club is a play on a book club, with the emphasis on play. Games are nominated and played as part of a group individually, discussing thoughts whilst beating the game.

At the end of each month the people that beat the nominated game get put into a raffle. Winner gets to pick the next months nomination.

Anyone is welcome and encouraged to join in, just come to the Discord!

Leaderboard

51 Games beat
51 Games beat
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14 Games beat

Nominations

Planet of Lana
Jun 2023
OhNoSpyware
Beat: 4
3.5/5
Yakuza: Like A Dragon
Apr 2023
Discord
Beat: 0
-/5
Unheard - Voices of Crime
May 2023
Artur
Beat: 11
3.3/5
Cube Escape Paradox
Apr 2023
OhNoSpyware
Beat: 17
3.2/5
Koudelka
Mar 2023
sleepless_swan
Beat: 6
3.5/5
Pentiment
Feb 2023
Lobotomaxx
Beat: 11
3.5/5
Chained Echoes
Jan 2023
Discord
Beat: 13
3.7/5
Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising
Jan 2023
ostubash
Beat: 19
2.9/5
Norco
Dec 2022
OhNoSpyware
Beat: 16
3.4/5
Mirror's Edge
Nov 2022
fatyoshi
Beat: 10
3.2/5
Cyberpunk 2077
Oct 2022
Discord
Beat: 9
3.4/5
Immortality
Oct 2022
Baybob
Beat: 12
3.4/5
Tanuki Justice
Sep 2022
OptionalObjectives
Beat: 17
2.3/5
Sly Cooper
Aug 2022
sleepless_swan
Beat: 11
3.7/5
Ghost of Tsushima
Jul 2022
Discord
Beat: 12
4.5/5
Cruelty Squad
Jul 2022
Sku
Beat: 6
3.3/5
BioShock Infinite
June 2022
Cormaximus
Beat: 13
3.2/5
Titanfall 2
May 2022
Yamaci17
Beat: 15
3.8/5
Disco Elysium
April 2022
Discord
Beat: 9
4.7/5
Mafia
Apr 2022
whatever6352
Beat: 17
3.6/5
The Friends of Ringo Ishikawa
Mar 2022
fatyoshi
Beat: 6
3.5/5
Pyre
February 2022
KOfLegend
Beat: 9
3.7/5
Hitman 3
Jan2022
Discord
Beat: 11
4.4/5
Parasite Eve
Jan 2022
OptionalObjectives
Beat: 12
3.4/5
Cthulhu Saves Christmas
Dec 2021
sleepless_swan
Beat: 10
3/5
Child of Light
Nov 2021
sleepless_swan
Beat: 9
3.1/5
Okami
Oct 2021
Discord
Beat: 9
3.9/5
999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors
Oct 2021
Bugsnax
Beat: 13
4.2/5
Carrion
Sep 2021
Yamaci17
Beat: 10
3.2/5
Psychonauts
Aug 2021
Estew
Beat: 16
3.7/5
Death Stranding
Jul 2021
Discord
Beat: 8
3.8/5
A Hat in Time
July 2021
William
Beat: 11
3.5/5
Carto
June 2021
OhNoSpyware
Beat: 17
3.3/5
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun
Apr 2021
Discord
Beat: 13
3.9/5
Hypnospace Outlaw
May 2021
Brandon!
Beat: 13
3.5/5
Battle Chef Brigade
Apr 2021
2B or not 2B
Beat: 6
3.5/5
Axiom Verge
Mar 2021
Wozzer
Beat: 15
3.3/5
Return of the Obra Dinn
Feb 2021
OhNoSpyware
Beat: 18
4.1/5
Grand Theft Auto V
Jan 2021
Discord
Beat: 9
4.3/5
Outer Wilds
Jan 2021
OhNoSpyware
Beat: 16
4.3/5
The Pathless
Dec 2020
Wozzer
Beat: 10
4.2/5
Jet Set Radio
Nov 2020
Fatyoshi
Beat: 6
3.3/5
Hades
Oct 2020
Cormaximus
Beat: 15
4.6/5
Kingdoms of Amalur: (Re-)Reckoning
Q4 2020
Discord
Beat: 6
3.3/5
Kentucky Route Zero
Sep 2020
Skikgg
Beat: 8
3.3/5
The Banner Saga
Aug 2020
Cormaximus
Beat: 10
3.7/5
Tomb Raider: Anniversary
Jul 2020
Fatyoshi
Beat: 6
2.7/5
No Man's Sky
Q3 2020
Discord
Beat: 7
3.7/5
Binary Domain
Jun 2020
ImSam
Beat: 11
3.5/5
Underhero
May 2020
Illusionary
Beat: 8
2.1/5
Metro 2033 Redux
Apr 2020
CreatureTypeSorcery
Beat: 8
3.8/5
Final Fantasy IX
Q2 2020
Discord
Beat: 8
4/5
Ori and the Blind Forest
Mar 2020
Wozzer
Beat: 13
3.7/5
The Sexy Brutale
Feb 2020
Cormaximus
Beat: 7
3.7/5
Baldur's Gate
Q1 2020
Discord
Beat: 6
3.8/5
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
Jan 2020
ImSam
Beat: 11
3.9/5

FAQ

How do I take part?

First things first, hop into the Discord and say hey! Next register to join Backlog Beat, so you can be added to this website and have your thoughts on nominations shared. Lastly, and the best bit, play the games!

Discussion and thoughts will be shared in the dedicated Discord channel throughout the games nomination, and those that beat the game(s) will be entered into a raffle to pick next!

When I beat the game, where do I share my review?

You'll need to drop your review in the GameClub tab of our shared Google sheet! This will allow the review to be visible on this website, and also enter you into the raffle to pick the next game.

How do the raffles work?

By completing the game and adding your review, as per above, you'll be granted a 'Game Club MVP' role in Discord. At the start of a new month a Discord bot (Nadeko) will run a raffle, choosing one person to nominate the next monthly game!

Are there any rules to what can be nominated?

Monthly game nominations should aim to be less than 15hours long (reference HLTB). Games longer than 15hours can be chosen for a quarterly nomination. Though few on rules, also consider accessibility (platforms available, price point, etc). The more accessible a nomination is, the more participation it'll see!

What there's also quarterly games!?

Yup; the monthly nomination is chosen by the winner of the raffle but we also do quarterly (four per year) nominations for longer games that are decided as a group. We suggest and place votes collectively in the shared Google sheet, and discuss in the Discord!