We’ve discussed lately about the circuit of money in the hobby industry and the margins of each party involved, from publishers to distributors and to retailers. But there’s a lot more to be said about how the hobby industry is trying to get itself established as a relevant market. Today, let’s talk about Minimum Advertising… Read More Let’s talk about money… again: MAP
I am sure that since you’re reading this article you are in the same situation as my younger self, wondering how much board game production actually costs and what’s the fair price of board games. I admit, it is a rather peculiar question, but with more and more board games hitting or closing onto the… Read More Let’s talk about money!
It has become a tradition to have a huge and detailed post about the history of NSKN every April. Around this date, 6 years ago, a small publisher was born out of passion for board games and the need to prove something in the business world… that’s how the usual story goes. And it is… Read More NSKN Games at 6 years
It’s been a while since a new title with my name on it hit the shelves of board game stores. Expansions aside, my last published board game was Versailles in 2014. I have stated many times that publishing turns out to be challenging enough so that I can no longer dedicate time to board game… Read More Back to the drawing board
What do Terra Mystica and Tzolk’in have in common? Apart from being some of my favourite games of all time, together with Agricola or Puerto Rico back in the day, they lack the luck factor. As a player, I love luck-free games. As a designer? Not so much.
In my first post about the fresh dungeon-crawling-character-building game we are planning, I talked marginally about a story telling element which will be almost central to the game, both in terms of questing and character progression. But there are not that many games out there which use story choices as one of the main mechanisms… Read More The Love/Hate for Storytelling Games
A few days ago I had a very interesting conversation about cheating and cheaters in board games which made me think a lot more (than needed probably) about this topic. As it turns out, there are people who cheat while playing board games… and I am not talking here about poker for money or Russian… Read More No cheating!
It has become a trend to say that 2016 was a bad year, that it brought the worst in the world and everyone is happy it’s over. Yes, the politics and world conflicts have brought disturbing news and a lot of celebrities passed away. But for the entertainment industry 2016 came with a significant growth… Read More 2016 – A year in review
If I were Horace, this would be my ars poetica, a game I always dreamed of making but I never felt ready. But today, almost 6 years after NSKN Games was born, I feel ready…
With more than 1000 board games released every year and an increase from year to year of at least 25%, nowadays there are more board games on the market than ever before and it becomes increasingly difficult for publishers to make a mark and get a game at the top of the gaming preferences of thousands… Read More How fan made content makes every game special