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Editorial Policy

Last updated: May 7th 2024

Dicebreaker publishes news, features, reviews and other original journalism, criticism and analysis of the tabletop gaming hobby, industry and community. This coverage includes both written content on the Dicebreaker website and videos on our YouTube channel, TikTok and other platforms.

The Dicebreaker team is committed to producing professional coverage that upholds the highest possible standards of accuracy, integrity and quality.


We report stories as we see them, and strive to be fair, accurate and comprehensive in our reporting. Our editorial content may express a point of view on a story, but will always uphold our standards of honesty, transparency, impartiality and value to the reader.

When reporting on stories that reflect on individuals or organisations in a manner which they may disagree with, we will seek comment directly and offer right to reply. Stories will be updated with the most accurate and up-to-date information possible, or supplemented by a follow-up story as necessary. If you believe you have something to add to a story we have reported or feel you deserve the right to reply to a story, please contact the team.

We do not report on rumour, speculation or unsubstantiated claims without attempting to verify the information with credible sources. Any potential factual errors we are informed of will be verified and corrected as necessary, with a necessary disclaimer or notice of correction.

We will respect the request of any sources to remain anonymous, and protect the identity of any confidential sources. Any information provided confidentially will be verified with additional sources before publication. No sources will be paid for information.

We will always provide clear and prominent attribution when reporting on information from another publication, including a link to the original source. Approved imagery from photographers and other sources will be appropriately credited.

Our editorial coverage - including news, reviews, feature articles and more - is decided directly by the editorial team. Coverage is based on our evaluation of its relevance and interest to our audience, as well as what we believe to be the respective priority of other coverage at the time. We cannot guarantee coverage of any specific game or press release that we are provided by a publisher or company, but will strive to make clear when coverage is based on a game that we have been provided, as outlined in our Review Policy.


We will only accept samples of games, accessories or other products when necessary for us to fully perform the responsibilities of our jobs.

When the edition of a game received for coverage differs from the version most widely available to our audience (for example, in the case of differences between the Kickstarter-exclusive edition of a game and a retail release) we will make the differences as clear as possible for our audience. We will always attempt to cover the version of a game closest to that accessible to our audience.

We will not review a non-final version of a game (such as a prototype or pre-production copy) unless we believe it accurates reflects the final product available to consumers, but we may use such versions to produce previews, impressions or other content.

We will clearly disclose when a writer or contributor has backed the crowdfunding campaign of a game.

Conflicts of interest and professional relationships with publishers and other companies

We will provide clear disclosure if any of our coverage is enabled by travel or accommodation provided by an organisation such as a publisher or PR agency.

Sometimes we may have to agree to non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) or embargoes that require us to publish our content after a certain time and/or date to enable us to cover certain games, events, individuals or organisations. We will only agree to such agreements if we feel they will not compromise the related coverage in any way.

Our coverage will always strive to be as accurate and truthful as possible. In the case that an organisation or individual, such as a publisher or designer, stops talking to us, we will make every effort to continue to provide coverage with the same standard of impartiality, fairness and accuracy. Out of professional courtesy, the details of any such relationship will not be disclosed unless the team feels it absolutely necessary to preserve the integrity of our coverage or the Dicebreaker brand.

Dicebreaker staff and contributors may not provide paid consultancy or “mock reviews” for publishers, designers or other game creators. Members of the team and external contributors may not write about a company for which they have worked in the last two years.

In all cases, we will strive to avoid any potential conflicts of interest arising from individual authors' personal connections to companies, brands or other members of the industry. Where possible, authors will be assigned to coverage to minimise any conflict of interest while maximising the accuracy and depth of our coverage. If necessary, any conflicts of interest between individuals, brands or companies, including Dicebreaker, will be clearly stated as appropriate within necessary coverage.

Advertising and Sponsored Content

Dicebreaker’s editorial output and advertising are handled by separate teams. Dicebreaker’s website and video content will never be influenced or impacted by commercial considerations. However, the editorial team reserves the right to final approval of any advertising deals and wording of sponsored content to ensure they align with Dicebreaker's values and ultimately respect our audience.

Dicebreaker occasionally publishes 'sponsored content', which may include articles, videos and other content that advertises and promotes a game, company or product. Any sponsored content that we publish will be clearly labelled as such, as well as explicitly stating who sponsored the content, and produced in a way that preserves the editorial integrity of the team and other Dicebreaker content. Sponsored content will never include content that directly expresses a recommendation or buying decision, such as reviews or opinion articles, but will remain neutral and informative in their tone.

We sometimes link to retailers such as Amazon using affiliate links, from which we may receive some money. When present in content, these links will be expressed using impartial language. Affiliate links have no influence on editorial content or coverage.

All content that appears on the Dicebreaker website and on the Dicebreaker YouTube channel is at the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief and strives to uphold the standards set out above. If you feel that any of our content has failed to uphold these standards, please contact the Editor-in-Chief.

In-game promo codes

At Dicebreaker, we seek out in-game promo codes to help get readers free stuff in them. An example would be promo codes for free booster packs in Magic: The Gathering Arena. To make sure that these pages are always up-to-date, we test every one of these codes to make sure they work and do regular sweeps to remove expired promo codes. We have no affiliation with these promo codes and do not make any direct revenue from readers using them.