Gamerules.com Expands To Cover Rules From….EVERY Game
Sometimes, when a business is successful, even though they could stop there, they feel the need to expand. Pricecharting.com, for example, is a pretty popular resource to track the value of physical video games — but they recently started charting comic books and sports cards as well. The most famous example is Amazon.com which started as an online bookstore before wondering if they could sell something else.
Gamerules.com was founded to be an easy resource for board and card games. If you have a game and you lost the rulebook or rule sheet, you can look up how to play the game on their website…..that’s the basic idea. It’s grown to be the #1 place people head to look up the rules for games, so the owners figured they’d start offering more than that….like rules for EVERY game.
The site sent out a press release today announcing they now cover rules for games you don’t play on a table. In addition to the 2000 sets of game rules that previously existed there, they have expanded to supply rules for “every sport, such as discus, bull riding, and beach volleyball.” They’re not kidding about the bull riding.
What kind of new market is Gamerules targeting? The PR says they want to be “an ideal resource for teachers, parents and sports enthusiasts” and can “offer you the history, rules, essential techniques, and equipment needed for a range of sports.” A quick glance at the main page reveals easily accessible rulesets for croquet, luge, equestrian vaulting, and Quidditch (you heard me).
So we can say the ultimate resource for game rules now exists. But I’d like to know how many people will be referencing their Jousting rules page in the near future.
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