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How the Best Board Game Designers get Playtesters

How the Best Board Game Designers get Playtesters

Posted by Jonathan Grothe on Sep 19th 2018

From concept to finalized game, there is a lot to do to finish your game design. One of the most important is play testing your game at conventions. Protospiel is the perfect convention for this, they … read more
How to Find Board Game Playtesters

How to Find Board Game Playtesters

Posted by Brandon Raasch on Mar 5th 2018

After several years of Unpubs, meetups, conventions and game design events, it is clear that having a great game idea isn't enough to get players to your table. Here are some strategies to get your … read more
How to Have a Successful Playtest

How to Have a Successful Playtest

Posted by Eric Kearney on Feb 25th 2018

You’ve created a game, now time have to mold it into something beautiful. How? Playtesting. Playtesting is where game math, rules and player interaction all come together in a blender. You have to fil … read more
How to Help a Kickstarter Succeed

How to Help a Kickstarter Succeed

Posted by Eric Kearney on Jan 28th 2018

Photo by "My Life Through A Lens" on UnsplashNot Over Till It's Over Crowdfunding doesn't end when you pledge. Your new goal is increased funding to support the designer and unlock rewards for fell … read more
What to Do at DunDraCon

What to Do at DunDraCon

Posted by Brandon Raasch on Jan 23rd 2018

Your Adventure Starts Here Are you new to game conventions? Will DunDraCon 2018 in San Ramon be your first game convention? I remember my first game convention, it was Dundracon 1984! Board Game c … read more