The Wargamer

17 December 2014

The History Of The Wargamer


The Wargamer has been recognized as the leading web site for the coverage of war and strategy gaming by numerous international PC gaming magazines and publications. In addition, Wargamer.com has received nearly two-dozen accolades and awards for content and design excellence from such organizations as Encyclopedia Britannica, Microsoft France, PCGamer, Computer Gaming World, and PC Magazine.

The Wargamer was founded in September 1995, as a vehicle for locating and pairing up potential opponents for the play of computer and table based war and strategy games. Since then, under the domain name Wargamer.com, the site has more than doubled annually in terms of web site scope, content, functionality, readership, and traffic.

(In 2001 alone, the site grew in traffic by over 500 percent and, in Spring 2001, Hot100.com rated Wargamer.com as number 66 of the most popular Internet gaming sites on the World Wide Web. In February 2002, PC Magazine rated it among the top 100 Internet destinations, alongside such websites as The Onion, StarWars.com, and National Public Radio.) It is now a highly popular Internet destination and the cornerstone of The Wargamer Network.

In March 2003 The Wargamer merged with MilitaryGamer forming the largest strategy wargamer community. The site and the network’s operational headquarters are located in Staten Island, New York, one of the five boroughs of New York City. The web site is managed by a team of six professionals with diverse backgrounds that span military service, e-commerce, journalism, information technology consulting, financial services, and human resources. Most importantly, each also has an extensive background in designing, playing, reviewing, or evaluating board, miniature, and PC games that focus on war, strategy, history, and military simulations.