In the 3 months I have participated in Board and Card Games, I have seen Magic the Gathering nearly spun off (then not). I have read of other game stacks that started independently or spun off from B&CG but I don't really understand the whole timeline or reasoning behind all these events. I think it would be useful for enthusiastic gamers who are new to Stack Exchange to have this reference post for information like:
When did each game-related stack start it's Beta? Did it start independent or part of another stack to be later spun off? Was a new stack proposed but purposely NOT spun off? Why did it spin off and/or not spin off?
I don't want to see long explanations - just a date, title, and 0-20 words for each event with perhaps a link to a more in depth explanations of why various game stacks split off B&CG or started independently.
Why is this useful? I think it will be a good place to point to every time a new game proposal is considered (new stack, merger between stacks, etc.), so people can quickly get up to speed on past efforts. It will also help people like me (no expert in how Stack Exchange works but an avid gamer and participant in B&CG) get up to speed. Lastly, it will also help orient people toward the stacks that will best fit their gaming interests.
So, while all this is still young and tractable, who can answer the question:
What is the history of game stacks on Stack Exchange?