BOARD GAME BINGE

BOARD GAME BINGE

Do you love board games? I do! But do you ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes? How do meet-up groups get organized? What is the difference between a successful and an unsuccessful Kickstarter campaign? How do publishers get their games to market? How are people reaching their market in an ever more competitive market? What type of social media personalities are springing up in support of this industry? James interviews experts from across the industry and takes a peak under the hood in his quest to understand this far reaching community. Each episode is bite-sized, clocking in around 30 minutes, so you can take nibbles, or binge several episodes at once.

Episodes

October 4, 2022 44 min

Tanner Yarro is CEO of Yarro Studios, a toy and games maker that has raised over 2 million dollars on kickstarter, has multiple utility patents in the gaming world, and has sold and licensed toys & games all over the world. Currently Tanner has a Kickstarter campaign running for Flip Die, and ground breaking innovation in dice, immersive dice coins.

Check out his campaign here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/atlasmundi/pie...

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Meeple Pug is a small indie board game company based out of Greece. The company is led by Vasilis Tsirkinidis, a software Engineer from Thessaloniki and Vasilis Antoniadis, a geophysicist and game designer.

Their current title, Age of Inventors, is currently on Kickstarter. Check it out: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/meeplepug/age-of-inventors

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September 27, 2022 32 min

Lucas Vagner is the creator of Lying Pirates, and the Creative Director of Nordic Pirate Games. Nordic Pirate games was founded in 2018 by four board game enthusiasts with many years of experience playing board games.

They have spent years perfecting Lying Pirates, gathering feedback from playtesters around the globe to provide backers with a fun, competitive, and beautiful game that combines easy accessibility with genuine engageme...

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We are celebrating our 200th episode!!! What a ride. Of course, the natural guest for such a huge milestones is none other than Jamey Stegmaier.

Jamey Stegmaier is the founder of Stonemaier Games and the designer of Viticulture, Euphoria, Scythe, Charterstone, and Tapestry. His lifelong passion for playing and designing board games has culminated into one of the industry's leading indie board game publishing companies. His eight...

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September 19, 2022 34 min

Noah Adelman is the founder of GameTrayz, the industry leader in custom board game inserts. Their inserts are featured in popular games such as The Grimm Forest, Parks, Wingspan, Vindication, My Little Scythe - to name a few. They have recently launched an open sandbox game on Kickstarter called Forsaken. Check it out: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gametrayz/forsaken-5

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September 13, 2022 31 min

Marie Eckl and Cathy Tenaglia are sisters and creators of Race To Stupid, a super fun party trivia game where you don’t have to know the answers to win. After playing a bad trivia game, being full of holiday cheer and having no knowledge of the gaming industry, the sisters decided they could create a trivia game that is fun for everyone. Now 2 1/2 years later they are launching their latest game Pirate Blast! Battle for Monkey Isla...

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Gabe Barrett is the founder of the Board Game Design Lab podcast, a show that has aired more than 300 episodes about game design and been downloaded over two million times. The Lab is also home to the largest community of game designers on the internet. 

Gabe is constantly creating things and will have seven books and seven games on the market by the end of this year. He loves bringing new ideas to life, but his main focus is encour...

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Cloud Puncher Games is an over-the-top board game accessory company, founded by Dan Blacklock. In 2017, he created the BoxThrone, the world's first modular board game storage solution, andsince shipped more than 10,000 BoxThrones to gamers across the world. Since then, he has followed up with Token Sesame, a modular Board Game Bit holder, and LAX RAX, a shelf insert for Kalix shelfs. His most recent campaign is for Project Iron...

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Derek Jouppi is the creator of Blackoot. Prior to creating board games, he was the COO & co-founder of Suncayr, a CPG company who created the now viral product SPOTMYUV. Some major accomplishments include a granted US patent, selling into 10k+ retail stores including Walmart, CVS, Boots, and 40+ major retail chains, as well as winning over 50+ pitch and technology awards.

Check out Blackoot on Kickstarter: https://ww...

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Andrew Lowen is the CEO of Lowen Games and founder and CEO of Next Level Web (Crowd Funding Nerds), a digital marketing agency established in 2009 that spends a lot of time marketing awesome board games on Kickstarter and beyond! They have worked with board game brands such as Elder Scrolls, Star Trek, Fallout, Conan, Dune, Star Realms, Ascension, and more, and have helped creators raise nearly $15M on Kickstarter through through m...

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Ryan Courtney is game designer based out of NYC. He enjoys creating thinky games that provide opportunities for folks to challenge themselves. He is the designer of Pipeline, Curious Cargo, and Bear Raid. His most recent game, Trailblazers, is currently live on Kickstarter.

Check it out: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bitewinggamesnick/trailblazers

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August 14, 2022 34 min

Jay Banna is a board game enthusiast and entrepreneur with a passion for game design. His interest towards game design started as early as 2003. One of his most notable achievements can be found within published articles at a university level where he was involved in projects that involve sustainability, ethics and self discovery. Jay now owns and operates a board game company called Grinly Games where he hopes to leave a memorable...

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Marc Schwämmlein is an opera singers, writer and game designer. Maxvill Witt is a game designer with a background in terrain design for wargames like Warhammer and Star Wars Legion, the missions Cotrolle Board for Star wars Legion and the Heroes Board for the Lord of the Rings.

Together, the make up the design team for their first title under Wood Pecker Games, Nanolith. Nanolith is coming soon to Kickstarter. You can see more here:...

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August 1, 2022 31 min

David Thomas is an instructional and game designer who has designed and published multiple educational video games. As a co-founder of Absurdist Productions, he has also written and published multiple RPG products and card games. Including his first game Churrascaria, a game of fighting over food at a Brazilian steakhouse.

Will Thompson is a professional game designer, writer, and instructional designer. He has written and published...

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Josh Derksen is a game developer and graphic designer from Toronto, Canada and co-owner of Lynnvander Studios. Known for Heroes of the Aturi Cluster, his free, unofficial co-operative campaign expansion for X-wing Miniatures.

Josh has worked on everything from initial concepts to design to layout and manufacturing files for a wide range of games, both original and licensed. Games he's worked on include Buffy the Vampire Slayer t...

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Lan Krajnčič is a game designer, project manager, owner of Bona Fide Games. Bona Fide Games is a team of passionate board based out of Slovenia. 5 years in the making, Silver Coin; Age of Monsters is an action-selection adventure game set in a huge open world where you take control of unique asymmetrical characters, solve puzzles and confront challenges.

It is currently on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bonafidega...

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Tamas and Krisztina love gaming and travel! They founded Lemery Games in 2019 to create games inspired their adventures. From the theme, to art, to game mechanics, they strive to incorporate bits and pieces of their travels into every single game they publish. Currently, they are running a project that’s really close to their hearts, trying to save the ancient game of Nepal from being forgotten.

Check out their Kickstarter for Bagh ...

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Jason Anarchy is an absolute mad man who started an indie publishing company to put out his own silly games. Starting with the Drinking Quest series and moving onto a series of comedy games with different webcomic artists, Jason has published nearly 20 different games. He believes you should be able to open a game, learn it and play it within a group of friends who have no attention spans.

His current title, Cheese Factory, is curre...

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July 10, 2022 30 min

Scott Pease is the co-inventor of Snap Ships and the tabletop game version now funding on Kickstarter, Snap Ships Tactics. The Snap Ships toy line has 22 individual kits, with 48 core builds, hundreds of unique components, and thousands of mind blowing user creations. The tabletop game system uses Snap Ships technology to let players create unique miniature ships and then battle across the tabletop in versus, co-op, and solo play. ...

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July 6, 2022 32 min

Described by San Francisco Weekly as “a hilariously sharp observer, not one of those tired white-guy bellyachers,” Grant was once a collegiate soccer player. He decided to pursue a career on stage instead of on the field, and that decision’s been rewarded by being chosen as a New Face in comedy at the Just For Laughs Festival, winning the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, and being a finalist in the Big Sky Festival. 

He’s appeared on...

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