Facebook Pages & Groups

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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/

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

Board Game Design Lab Community
https://www.facebook.com/groups/BGDLCommunity/

Tabletop Game Playtesters Guild
https://www.facebook.com/groups/BoardGamePlaytestersGuild/

Playtesters Wanted
https://www.facebook.com/groups/322599114904230

Consortium of Game Developers
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Consortiumofgamedevelopers

STARTUP Board & Card Game Designers
https://www.facebook.com/groups/528406633897241/

 

INDUSTRY GROUPS

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/

Game Retailers who back Kickstarter
https://www.facebook.com/groups/gameretailers/

Board Game Reviewers & Media
https://www.facebook.com/groups/boardgamereviewer

Designer/Publisher Speed Dating
https://www.facebook.com/groups/DesignerPublisherSpeedDating

Card & Board Game Designers Skill Exchange
https://www.facebook.com/groups/349024355566278/

 

PROMOTIONAL PAGES (press releases & news)

Tabletop Publisher Announcements
https://www.facebook.com/groups/gameannouncementsGRC/

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

Kickstarter Calendar
https://www.facebook.com/groups/KickstarterTabletopCalendar/

The Boardgame Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/theboardgamegroup/

Kickstarter Board Games
https://www.facebook.com/groups/kickstarterboardgames

BoardGameGeek Crowdfunding Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/444598639306816/

Board Game Revolution Community
https://www.facebook.com/groups/boardgamerevolution

UK Tabletop Kickstarters
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ukboardgamesKS

Tabletop Promotions – Crowdfunding, Reviews & Giveaways
https://www.facebook.com/groups/tabletoppromotions

Board Game Exposure
https://www.facebook.com/groups/BoardGameExp

Euro Board Game Kickstarter Notifications
https://www.facebook.com/groups/434936473252663

European board game crowdfunding network
https://www.facebook.com/groups/EuBoardgameCfNetwork

European tabletop Kickstarter network
https://www.facebook.com/groups/EUTabletopKSNetwork

Boardgame Giveaways & Contests – Tabletop, Board, and Card Games
https://www.facebook.com/groups/TabletopGameGiveaways

Tabletop Kickstarter Late Backers & Pre-Orders
https://www.facebook.com/groups/255704404979930/

EVENT PAGES

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

 

NEWS PAGES

Topical Industry News
https://www.facebook.com/groups/132129343974864/

Board Game News
https://www.facebook.com/groups/373176966425055

 

LOCAL AREA DESIGN GROUP PAGES

Tabletop Game Designers Australia
https://www.facebook.com/groups/TGDAus

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

Chain Reaction

 

  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 🙂

  2. Callie on

    Gainesville Chapter of SUP Guild

    This is a game designers/play test group in Gainesville FL

    SUP=superior unpublished prototype

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