Facebook Pages & Groups

 

FacebookThere are other places to get help on the internet like the BGG design forums or the BGDF, but I’ve found this year that Facebook has served me well. I personally run 3 or 4 groups/pages but there are many more that are active.

I’ve been spending a lot of time recently, attempting to keep discussions relevant to the page they are posted to. Face it, who has the time to read dozens of posts each day – especially if they are not relevant to your current interests.

So, I thought I’d share a listing of pages that I find most helpful on Facebook. Be kind and don’t pollute.

DISCUSSION GROUPS

Card & Board Game Designers Guild (game design help)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/320445024722916/

Art & Graphic Design for Tabletop Games (art/layout help)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/TabletopArtDesign

Tabletop Game Publisher’s Guild (publishing help)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/TabletopPublishers/

Tabletop Game Kickstarter Workshop:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/630412297019422

Kickstarter Best Practices and Lessons Learned (crowd-funding help)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/KickstarterBestPractices/

Game Industry (insider talk – YOU MUST WORK IN THE INDUSTRY ALREADY)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/gameindustry/

Game Store Retailer (game store talk – RETAILERS ONLY)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/gamestores/

The RPG Brain Trust (RPG creation)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/rpgbt/

PROMOTIONAL PAGES (press releases & news)

Kickstarter Games Fan (moderated)
https://www.facebook.com/KickstarterGamesFan

RPG Kickstarter News
https://www.facebook.com/groups/430556803645272/

EVENT PAGES

Protospiel (game design convention)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2261144717/

 

LOCAL AREA DESIGN GROUP PAGES

Midwest Tabletop Game Design (Milwaukee)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/315018301973567/

BOGA DAP (Greater Akron)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/119509201456458/

Board Game Designers and Play Testers of Austin TX
https://www.facebook.com/groups/177417465760051/

Colorado Game Design Collective
https://www.facebook.com/groups/285771471556867/

Dallas Designer Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/dallasdesignergroup/

Gamer’s Grind Playtesting
https://www.facebook.com/groups/320445024722916/

Game Designers of Carolina
https://www.facebook.com/GameDesignersOfCarolina

Game Designers Guild – Syracuse
http://becauseplaymatters.com/

Game Artisans of Canada
https://www.facebook.com/gameartisans

Calgary & Area Board Game Designers & Playtesters
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1461771630746608/

Tabletop Game Designers of Halifax
https://www.facebook.com/groups/halifaxgamedesigners/

 

If you know a Facebook page that is ACTIVE feel free to leave it in the comments below.

~ James

6 thoughts on “Facebook Pages & Groups

  1. There is a game design group in Columbus Ohio that meets the last Saturday of the month at the Columbus area boardgaming society. It has a Facebook page not much used, iirc cabs design… No URL just now, on by tablet I don’t know how to use that well 🙂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


*