I’m sure you know at least one person who came to you one day saying they’d got the job of their dreams. An aviation fan got employed in an airline, a sports enthusiast started working for an illustrated magazine, or a fellow board game geek has finally decided to join one of the publishing teams.… Read More A soul to sell: when hobby turns into fulltime job
Last week I went to China to audit a factory which has just become our newest supplier, manufacturing our brand new Paladin premium sleeves. Normally I love travelling and I do not shy away from overseas trips. I enjoy experiencing new cultures as I believe it expands one’s understanding of the world and of life.… Read More How much is your time really worth?
When asked about what makes a good strategy game, people talk of multiple paths to victory and a wealth of meaningful decisions. While “meaningful” is great, it’s the “wealth” that often becomes a problem.
Since Kickstarter has launched, literally hundreds of games have been successfully crowdfunded and delivered to backers. While delays are still rather common, it happens less and less often that backers are left with no reward in the end. Yet, it does happen, and here’s what you can do to minimize your chance of wasting your… Read More Kickstarting a game: Part I: the Backer.
Many board game enthusiasts, and, among them, many first time designers, are also video games players. With the incredible advancements of video games for the past two decades, they have become an amazing source of inspiration for board game designers, especially newbie in our industry. That is both good and bad.
Let’s say you got a copy of a copy of the game you’ve been dying to play for the last few months, and after cracking open the box, you’ve found a damaged or misprinted component. What do you do?
Over the last few years, UK Games Expo has become one of our favourite conventions. Just a few days after its 2017 editions I can again vividly remember why.
During the last few weeks I’ve been spending a lot of my gaming time with Descent. Specifically, with its app-driven cooperative variant, which turned out to be both a blast, and a possible peek into the future of tabletop gaming.
If you are a little bit more into board games, you have probably heard at least once that reviewers get paid for doing what they do, that the reviews are basically kind of paid advertisement, and that you can’t trust any reviewer, because, in principal, they’ll write or say anything they are told by the publishers.… Read More Paid reviews – true or false?
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!