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!
Saying that there are a lot of live projects in Kickstarter’s “Tabletop Gaming” category is a bit of an understatement. Backers pledge for thousands of dollars daily, but their disposable income is not an infinite resource, and competition is becoming fierce. How to come up on top?
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
Reputedly once said by Raymond Chandler, a writer can seek inspiration by rummaging by other writers’ desks, when they are not home. But how does a game designer find inspiration to theme their game? Let’s take a closer look.
Were you ever about to pledge for an awesome new game on Kickstarter, just to be deterred by a prohibitively high shipping price? Were you irritated by better shipping deal residents of other countries got? If it happened to you – or if you’re a Kickstarter project creator about to set up a campaign –… Read More Kickstarter Shipping Confidential
The Paladin Card Protection project has just finished on Kickstarter, with a whopping sum of over 140 thousand dollars. Still a little worn out after the wild ride of the final 72 hours, I want to share with you what the experience has been overall.
Being a game designer sometimes brings new and unexpected challenges. Last week I was asked to help out with an event at a local community centre, where a group of people banded together to make a game. Here’s a bit of the story – and perhaps a challenge for all of you!
“A great game should be able to defend itself even if it’s made of two pencils and a sheet of paper”, I was told a few years ago by a game buddy. I agree with one caveat: defending oneself is very different from being successful.
As you may know, we are in the process of launching Paladin Card Protection, our own brand of premium card sleeves. As the Kickstarter project is still up – being over 280% funded with 9 days still to go – we are gathering data from backers and Board Game Geek users about games you simply… Read More Paladin Card Protection: Make the Impossible Sleeve Possible!
In my previous post I have written about games that got expanded a bit… unnecessarily. You might even have gotten the idea that I’m against expansions in general. And that is an absolutely untrue statement. I believe there are games who wouldn’t last long if not for the expansions! Let’s see, how it actually works.