When we started building Boomerang and the Email Game simultaneously back in 2010, we weren't sure if building productivity tools into Gmail or if building a rapid-fire gamified workflow for clearing out a full Inbox would be more valuable. Eight years later, Boomerang has been successful beyond our imagination, and the Email Game has um... proven that a rapid-fire gamified workflow is probably not what most people want to use to process their email.
We've kept the Email Game running over the years, but it's reaching the age where it needs a pretty significant rewrite. We'll get a lot more bang for the buck if we invest that effort into Boomerang instead.
We know there's nothing else quite like the Email Game out there, but with help from our core product Boomerang and a few settings changes, you can get an experience inside Gmail that's pretty close to it. Here are our recommendations:
They will continue to be delivered for at least several months, though you won't be able to play the Email Game with new messages. If you have messages scheduled further out than that, we'll email you with instructions on how to handle them.
Thank you for playing! If you want a memento of the Email Game, feel free to buy one of these snazzy mugs! Or you can buy a Boomerang subscription, which is how we keep this place running.
Email us at email@example.com, and we'll talk. Especially if it's aboard your yacht. We'll tactfully pretend to not notice your so-2017 rose gold plates.
Still feeling nostalgic? Read more about The Email Game in Fast Company's eulogy here.