Hosted by the fine folks at Tabletop Tycoon The Life and Times of a Board Game offers a glimpse into the behind-the-scenes world of crafting and publishing tabletop games. Through interview with industry professionals such as designers, artists, and publishers, every episode offers a new perspective on the tabletop world.
How to Get the Most Out of Conventions
We're back from our summer hiatus! Brenna sits down with a group of seasoned convention-goers to discuss what to expect from attending a convention as a company, and how to get the most out of them. We cover common mistakes, how to set yourself up for success, and of course, #GenConHauls. See you at the next con!
Alex Roberts & Star Crossed
Writer, game designer, and podcaster Alex Roberts is on the podcast this month to discuss her new game Star Crossed, on Kickstarter through May 10. We also talk about player safety while role playing, bringing more romance and intimacy to tabletop games, and Jenga!
Back Star Crossed on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bullypulpitgames/star-crossed-the-two-player-game-of-forbidden-love
Follow Alex at @muskularpikachu
Follow Brenna at @brennanoonan
Follow the podcast at @boardgamepod
Brenna sits down with Dan Yarrington to discuss GAMA, MAP, Kickstarter exclusives, and counterfeiting. Is the board game industry really in a bubble? How has Kickstarter changed buying habits? Are board games becoming a more finite experience? How can publishers protect the value of their products?
Also, our Flying Meeple Kickstarter is live! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/flyingmeeple/flying-meeple-2018-releases-dig-dog-dig-and-roll-a
Everdell with James Wilson
Brenna is joined by James Wilson, the designer of Everdell. We discuss Kickstarter success as a first-time game designer, navigating the publishing process, and what's next for Everdell. Everdell is currently available for pre-order.
Nemo's War with Alan Emrich & Chris Taylor
Designer Chris Taylor and developer Alan Emrich of Victory Point Games join Brenna to talk about the new Kickstarter for the first expansion pack for Nemo's War, as well as a reprint for the base game. They also talk about bringing a solitaire game to market, interpreting the source material, and what's next for Nemo's War. Back the Kickstarter here: http://kck.st/2ycOTZI
Full disclosure: Tabletop Tycoon is now a co-publisher of Nemo's War.
Essen Spiel Recap with Erin Granbery
Brenna is joined by shipping spcialist Erin Granbery of Ship Naked as well as Dan Yarrington to discuss Essen Spiel '17. We review the international inspection issues that caused trouble for so many exhibitors this year, and Erin tells you everything you need to know customs clearance, ocean vs. air freight, and how to get your games to a convention on time.
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Great podcast about board games and the industry
So glad I found your podcast. I'm enjoying the banter about my favorite hobby. Very insightful and fun to listen to during my commute. Keep up the great work!!