Gaming's FAQ states that it is inappropriate to ask for computer game recommendations.

Which Stack Exchange site is appropriate for such a question?

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    I doubt there'll ever be one either.
    – badp
    Dec 7, 2011 at 15:41
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    This is the ultimate subjective question, and the StackExchange Q/A format just isn't well suited for it.
    – user229044
    Dec 7, 2011 at 19:05
  • @meagar Although you're perhaps generally correct there, some StackExchange sites have somewhat different rules than each other about what makes a good question. For instance, on Gardening and Landscaping, it's perfectly okay to ask for plant recommendations (but on Seasoned Advice, you can't ask for recipe recommendations). Nov 3, 2017 at 5:55

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None currently. I had a proposal in Area51 for it but it appears to have been closed.

I recommend Gaming's Chat, there are (mostly) nice people that love to talk about games there.


If you mean video games, there is a StackExchange site where this is on-topic. It's called Software Recommendations. Video games are software—so, yeah. There is a games tag. See the help center for more information on what kind of game recommendation questions you can ask.

Anyway, if you also want to ask about board games, pen-and-paper RPGs, social games, night games (e.g. capture the flag) and stuff, I've begun looking for such a site—but, I haven't found one, yet.


The Stack Exchange sites are a place for asking questions which have real, objective answers. It is not a full-on replacement for a discussion forum. Not all things that you could talk about on a forum are legitimate SE questions.

  • Programmers have no problems with recommending programming books. I would ask an objective question -- e.g. name titles that satisfy some conditions.
    – ipavlic
    Dec 7, 2011 at 23:04
  • (by programmers I meant programming.stackexchange.com)
    – ipavlic
    Dec 8, 2011 at 9:39

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