also run some Designer/Publisher Speed Dating events at Gen Con and BGG. They are a great place to get 6 minutes in front of dozens of publishers in one night.These are scheduled in our FB forum: Card & Board Game Design Guild Some more info from the perspective of designers and publishers was posted over at the League of Game Makers: Published after attending a Speed Dating event: https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/196559/games-publishers-signed-speed-dating Games Published after attending a Protospiel event: https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/173032/published-protospiels Tabletop Generation is also a valuable resource for showing off your prototypes: https://tabletopgeneration.com/ Some pretty common threads in what hobby publishers are looking for and more telling, NOT looking for…Die New Automation Technology“ von Beckhoff steht für universelle und branchenunabhängige Steuerungs- und Automatisierungslösungen, die weltweit in den verschiedensten Anwendungen, von der CNC-gesteuerten Werkzeugmaschine bis zur intelligenten Gebäudesteuerung, zum Einsatz kommen. Browser kann das Frame-Layout der Beckhoff-Site nicht darstellen.Interested: Any games that can be translated and good in all languages.Not-Interested: – Games that we can’t make changes or already in production, send your projects to the distribution team instead – Concept around a trademark, without the rights – Older game with a new theme, without the rights ATLAS GAMES Interested: card games – edgy or humorous games that don’t require a lot of bits Not-Interested: – abstract – educational games – CCG COSMIC WOMBAT GAMES Interested: medium to light games, about 30-60 minutes in length unique themes and gameplay Not-Interested: – zombies, sci-fi, or D&D type of fantasy themes FOXTROT GAMES Interested: Accessible and engaging strategy games Light to medium Euros Card-only games Open to abstract games Open to games with children’s themes Not-Interested: – CCG – Heavy Euros – Party games GAME SALUTE Not Interested: – Variants on classic games, like a chess or poker variant GOZER GAMES Interested: Lightweight card games or medium weight Euro-style games Nothing over 3 hours play time for board games, 45 minutes for card games New or interesting theme – Space or Steampunk fine Unique hook or interesting game mechanic Should have a good number of players – 4 minimum, 6 preferred Worker placement Co-operative or competitive Exploration games Games where something is built Not interested: – Zombies – CCGs, Deckbuilding – Dice or “press your luck” style games – Party games, Trivia games – Children’s or Sports games – 2-player games GREENBRIER GAMES Interested: science fiction, military & Weapons realistic, or plausible fantasy w/o magic mad scientist, monster building, robots/mechs/cyborgs traiter dynamic, moral ambiguity (tough choices) tactical miniature combat trading, leveling, ecomnic, resource management modular terrain, worldbuilding micromanagement of simcity/civilization style games worker placement voluntary co-op or voluntary pvp, not forced.AEG Not Interested: – RPGs – CCGs – Variants on classic games, like a chess or poker variant – Games thematically dependent on acquiring a license.APE GAMES Interested: family games, but they need enough meat on the bone for more serious gamers Not-Interested: – overly-heavy games – CCG’s, RPG’s or wargames – Thematically no sports game, zombies or fantasy ASMODEE & CO.
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LEEDER GAMES Interested: adventure games asymmetrical games fantasy games MAYDAY GAMES Interested: teach in 5-20 min euro & party games light fillers with unique bits MINION GAMES Interested: Unique theme with a great hook Not Interested: – deck builders – party and trivia games – sport simulations – abstracts – educational games – word games – twists on classic games NORTH STAR GAMES Interested: Family Games Party Games Ideally no individual game turns Light Strategy Gaems 1 hour or less Crazy simple with lots of replayability, but with interesting decisions Not-Interested: – Heavy/hard-core Euros games – No Wargames STONEMAIER GAMES Interested: roundless seemless play medium-heavy euro games TMG Interested: Small dice games medium-heavy euros interesting card games space / fantasy Not-Interested: – Party games – word games – children’s games – zombie stuff – horror TWILIGHT CREATIONS Interested: board games Not Interested: – no overly complicated games ZMAN Interested: Unique with a great hook Not Interested: – party and trivia games – sport simulations – abstracts – educational games – word games – twists on classic games Don’t forget to join our Facebook Group for more interactive discussions: Tabletop Game Publisher’s Guild – https:// Publishers/ Tabletop Game Kickstarter Advice – https:// Kickstarters/ Card & Board Game Designers Guild – https:// Designers Guild/ Check out these pages…
Editable Google Doc of Publishers (Thanks Aerjen Tamminga): https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Jt XSb77QLDPDFFV3nu Ybd Eb6BC6d Xax Ti RTPHKQMiro/edit#gid=1454920329 BGG Publisher’s Accepting Submissions List Publishers List Some more writing on this topic:
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