This advice is mostly for the future when conventions are able to go ahead again. I’ll mention online cons but our experience of them is limited to the few we’ve attended this year (2020). So, you’ve picked an idea, created a prototype and playtested your game; now is a good time to look at goingContinue reading “Kickstarter Guide: Its Convention Time”
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Kickstarter Guide: The Wide Web of Social Media
This is only based on my own experiences but there are a many people who are both skilled and experienced in Social Media and have their own channels and blogs, follow them and learn from their example. Once your game is in a rough form, it’s good to start talking about it online. Having aContinue reading “Kickstarter Guide: The Wide Web of Social Media”
Kickstarter Guide: The Wonderful World of Playtesting
Playtesting is critical if you want to publish your game, but it is one of the more difficult elements of games development. So how do you go about it? Firstly, start with press ganging your friends and family into playing your game as many times and as regularly as possible, this will shake out aContinue reading “Kickstarter Guide: The Wonderful World of Playtesting”
1-4 Players Age 8+ Designed by Scott R. Smith Published by Phase Shift Games Dungeon Drop was a smash hit on Kickstarter raising $259,695. A simple game using euro cubes to create dungeons full of both treasure and monsters, part of the appeal on Kickstarter was the humorous chibi artwork by Marilia Nascimento, which notContinue reading “Dungeon Drop”
My Self-isolation Game List
For anyone self-isolating here is a list of some of my favorite games to play solo, 2 player or with family. It is also applicable for holidays, long journeys or at Christmas (when you’re stuck with your family for 2 weeks anyway). Solo Games: I don’t really play solo games but my husband does, andContinue reading “My Self-isolation Game List”
Kickstarter Guide: How to Pick Your Favorite Child – Which of your fantastic ideas is best to launch on Kickstarter?
Now, there are games which are passion projects and games that are fun for your friends and then there are games with which to launch your budding business. All are valid but you have to work out which you want to do. Working out at this stage, before you’ve spent your money, what you wantContinue reading “Kickstarter Guide: How to Pick Your Favorite Child – Which of your fantastic ideas is best to launch on Kickstarter?”
Kickstarter Guide: Concept – The perils of picking a game
This series of blogs will set out to give first time, small scale tabletop games designers practical advice on how to take your game from initial idea to fulfilling a Kickstarter.
Review: Greenville 1989
Greenville 1989 is a narrative co-operative game in which players take on the role of a typical 1980s teenager who just wants to go bowling.
Review: Just One
Just One is a party game where, in true parlor game fashion, you get a card with a word on it and your friends have to communicate it to you.