Re-Chord Coming Soon

Yanaguana Games brings us Re-Chord, a strategy board game for 1-4 players which plays in 30-45 minutes. Using real guitar picks and chords, guitarists have to use clever strategies to become the most popular guitarist of all time!

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Montana: Heritage Edition

Recruit, Work, and Build, as you settle in the American West in RĂ¼diger Dorn’s latest for 2-4 players.

End of the Trail

Search the land, press your luck, pitch your tents, and play your cards right to strike it rich in this game for 2-4 prospectors.

Loot and Recruit

A quirky, combative, goblin-stacking card game for 2-5 players

Manaforge

Where do magic items come from? Find out in this dice-rolling, resource management, game of crafting magical equipment.

AEGIS

Command your robots. Unite their power. Blitz your opponents in fast-paced, strategic combat. 2 to 4 to 6 players. Quick game time.

Bridges to Nowhere

Strategically draft cards and build your custom bridge to win a lucrative contract in this light, but deep, micro-game for 1-4 players.

How New Creators Changed the Game on Kickstarter in 2017

It’s easy to lump successful Kickstarter campaigns into one batch and attribute their riches attained to expensive viral marketing, in-demand artists, and expert staff. The truth is a bit more nuanced and grassroots, especially for new creators. I am writing this post as a way to build context for all the new creators in 2017 and explain all the beautiful changes which happened this year. Many campaigns were developed by veteran Kickstarter creators, but a majority of trends we take…

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Marketing Board Games with Multiple Touch Points

I don’t think would-be Kickstarter creators really grasp the tireless work that actually goes into effectively marketing a game. That’s why I invited Joseph Z Chen to talk about his experience marketing Fantastic Factories. Joseph and his team are doing exactly what new creators should be doing to build their brand and give their projects the best shot at doing well in the future. You can find out more about Fantastic Factories and learn about their next steps by checking…

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Guest Blog: The Very Basics of Game Prototyping, Part One

While creators seem to be getting better at the prototyping process, there are still new creators making waves on Kickstarter every week. That’s why I wanted to start covering elements of crowdfunding that I often take for granted, but are crucial to the process of self-publishing. I invited Jonathan Thwaites to contribute a two-part lesson on prototyping and I hope you enjoy it. Part One will focus on rapidly creating basic prototypes, while Part Two will focus on manufacturing higher…

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A short post on Kickstarter funding goals

This is going to be a very short post exploring working backward from the gameplay experience to arrive at your funding goal. Step One: Take a Field Trip If you take a trip to your Friendly Local Game Store, you will see a setup of box sizes with varying complexities of games and you will feel varying literal weights of the games as well. In being a games publisher, you should have a well rounded knowledge first of what retailers…

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Joan of Arc Raised the Most Money LAST Week

Board Game Badger lists the top five funded campaigns and top five (un)funded campaigns from the prior week. These campaigns have only been active at most for one week. Be sure to watch the videos below and follow the links to learn more about the most funded new campaigns! You can register for a free Future Creator School account now to see my feedback on what to look for as a new creator on these campaigns! No opinions this week…

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Stephanie Kwok: Getting Lost in the Crowd

Stephanie Kwok of First Fish Games knows a thing or two about having the oxygen stolen out of the room by larger and more successful publishers. Seeing as a lot of campaigns were being negatively affected by 7th Continent’s massive success recently, I figured it was timely to invite her to talk about what she experienced during her relaunch effort and why she may have been better off in the long run for doing so. You can pre-order the First…

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Essen Spiel: Unreleased Games You Should Demo

Essen Spiel is upon us and everyone is excited to spend all of the monies on products, so I wanted to do something a little different! Typically, most attendees at Essen Spiel will make their purchases in the halls, clear out by early evening, then fill every restaurant, bar, and hotel lobby playing their new acquisitions. I wanted to draw attention to 10 games you cannot yet buy, but that you should definitely make time for demoing while wandering the…

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Tiny Epic Defenders Raised the Most Money LAST Week

Board Game Badger lists the top five funded campaigns and top five (un)funded campaigns from the prior week. These campaigns have only been active at most for one week. Be sure to watch the videos below and follow the links to learn more about the most funded new campaigns! You can register for a free Future Creator School account now to see my feedback on what to look for as a new creator on these campaigns! Most Funded New Campaigns…

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Eduardo Baraf: Theme is a Product

Eduardo Baraf is the head honcho over at Pencil First Games, having published many critically acclaimed titles and helped out the community at large with his YouTube content and guest posts online. His product, Herbaceous, even made the Reviewers Game of the Quarter this Spring. I asked Ed to write this guest post about how he got into the specific niche of serene theming in games, and he graciously accepted. You still have a few days left to support Eduardo…

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