It's half way through March and it feels like it was February just last week. So much going on that I almost forgot to post this. It's still Friday somewhere. Tempus Quest is moving along. You can sign up for the Button Shy Board Game of the Month Club to get each episode when it … Continue reading The Ides of March
In the board game industry, like most industries, networking is very important. Unlike most industries, networking is built right in. Just play a game with some people and you’re networking. I’ve never been great at networking. In college my video production major was harder because I didn’t connect with other video students and when it … Continue reading Networking
Last month I wrote about what would qualify you to be a judge for The Board Game Workshop Design Contest. It basically came down to anyone is qualified to judge if they want to and can give kind feedback. One of my original goals with the contest was a very simple judging process. So if … Continue reading Who Should Enter The Board Game Workshop Design Contest?
When you play test a game you will most likely get feedback that points out “problems” with your game. This is good. It’s the whole point of the play test. I was thinking today that those problems can be sorted into three categories. The first is the easiest. You agree that it’s a problem and … Continue reading Three Problems
On Monday I had the first blind play test of Comic Auction. Players had some confusion with a few parts which need to be clarified in the rules. The game play went well though. The play time and game flow are about where I want them. We raised it back to 10 characters across 3 … Continue reading Comic Auction is Coming Along
I came up with a saying a while ago that encapsulates my plan for success in anything. At the time it was more being clever than any meaningful thing. But, since then, I have thought about it a lot and it seems to be true, at least in my endeavors. Currently I’m working a lot … Continue reading The Two Steps For Success
While recruiting judges for The Board Game Workshop Design Contest, I always get a few people that say they don’t think they are qualified to be a judge. This always makes me wonder why they think this. What do they think a judge has to do? Is it that they think the job is difficult … Continue reading Are You Qualified To Judge?