Counter magazine is fortunate to have the support of numerous companies.  This support takes many forms, including advertisements inside the magazine, selling magazine copies through their stores, and  publicity on their websites.

We encourage all of our readers to support these businesses and organizations.

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BOARDS ALIVE – Boards Alive is a podcast that discusses tabletop games.  The goal is to show that tabletop gaming can be just as exciting and engaging as Hollywood movies or big budget video games. They try to highlight games that have a rich theme that connects with the mechanisms of the game.  The goal is to help people escape into tabletop games and enjoy the competition and camaraderie of gaming.


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BOARDGAME GEEK – The most massive and comprehensive online gaming resource.   Search the database, read reviews and commentary, participate in forums, find gamers in your area — you can do it all on “The Geek!”


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FUNAGAIN GAMES – The world’s largest internet game store, carrying a full range of German, European and American strategy games, abstract games, war games, party games, family games and children’s games.


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GAME SURPLUS – Game Surplus is the home of great games at great prices!  They offer hundreds of games available to suit a wide range of tastes and interests.  Their service is fantastic, friendly and timely.


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HAPPY MEEPLE – Happy Meeple is a beginner-friendly online platform where you can play a great selection of simple board games, card games, dice games.  The whole platform has been thought out to make your first steps in the hobby easy.  Every game comes with a nice tutorial. It is the ideal place to delve into the board game world.  Among other games, you can play award-winning “Lost Cities” on Happy Meeple.


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LEISURE GAMES – Based in London, England, Leisure Games is boasts both a retail and online store, stocking an enormous range of games, gaming supplies and magazines.


MEEPLE NATION – Meeple Nation is a boardgame podcast hosted by a dedicated family of gamers.  Their podcast focuses on the latest boardgames, as well as news and information about our hobby.


On Board Games

ON BOARD GAMES – On Board Games is an audio program about board and card games from the perspective of game scholars, industry veterans, and game enthusiasts. The duration of shows are usually around 60-120 minutes. The show is crafted to explore aspects of games and the game hobby from the viewpoints of professional reviewers, designers, and game scholars  allowing listeners to enjoy games more thoroughly.


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RIO GRANDE GAMES – Rio Grande Games is dedicated to bringing folks the best in family entertainment.  They have games for younger children to play with their older siblings and parents, games for their older siblings to play with their friends, and games for teens and parents to play with each other or when they get together for social occasions.  They publish a large variety of their own games, but also import many other games they feel could have a place in your homes.