SITE INDEX

On my site, you’ll find many posts about the tabletop hobby game industry. From how to run a Kickstarter campaign to things to avoid when designing a board game to where to find manufacturers for your game.  My blogs tend to be long and information packed, so try to use the search feature if you’re looking for something specific. To help you navigate my vast collection of advice articles here is an index:

GAME DESIGN TIPS

Getting Started

– Prototype
– Tips & Tricks
– Forums & Blogs
– Pod/Vid Casts & Video
– Resources & Books
Basic Design Tips
Misconceptions
Pitching to Publishers

– Speed Dating
– Publisher List
– Sell Sheets
– Submissions
Contracts

– Types of Contracts
– Typical Terms
– What to Look For
Don’t do CCG
Games to Play
Best Practices
Facebook Resources
 

 

OPENING A GAME STORE

Game Store Owner

Exclusive Deals

KICKSTARTER ADVICE

Getting Started

– Before you start
– Add-Ons & A la Carte Menu
– Shipping
– Reward Levels
– Stretch Goals
– Marketing
Don’t Panic!

A Checklist

Request for Quote

– Cards
– Chipboard
– Wood/Plastic bits
– Boxes
– Dice
– Miniatures
Social Media

– Marketing
– Mailing Lists
Print & Play?
Slumps & Reboots

– When to Cancel
– How to Reboot
After the Campaign

– Survey
– Communication
– Manufacturing
– Logistics
– Pledge Managers
– Selling Your Game
Lessons Learned #1

– Don’t lowball price
– Don’t over customize rewards
– Don’t intermingle campaigns
– Beware true shipping costs
– Expect damage/loss in shipping
– Don’t do it alone
Lessons Learned #2

– When to launch
– EU Friendly
– Exclusives & Add ons
– $1 Plidge
– Early Birds
– Retailer Rewards
Success & Failure

– Best day to launch
– Best month to launch
– Trends of success
– Duration
Usage & Marketing Survey
Indie Go Go
Referral Tracking
Game Manufacturers
Game Reviewers
Video & Audio Talent
Best Practices
Facebook Resources
Useful Links
Interviews

TABLETOP PUBLISHING

Getting Started

– Game Development
– Hiring Freelancers
– Campaign Pages
– Marketing & Conventions
– Logistics & Shipping
– Accounting
Legal Stuff

– Business Entities
– Accounting & Taxes
– IP, Copyright, Trademarks
– Contracts, Licensing & NDAs
– Liability & Breach
Contracts

– Types of Contracts
– Typical Terms
– What to Look For
Request for Quote

– Cards
– Chipboard
– Wood/Plastic bits
– Boxes
– Dice
– Miniatures
Cutting Costs

– Expected MSRP
– Alternate Bits
Game Distributors

– Consolidators
– Distributors
– Fulfillment Centers
Getting into Distribution

– What to put on your box
– UPC, SMC codes
– What distributors look for in a game
Game Manufacturers
Game Reviewers
Checklist
Best Practices
Facebook Resources

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