About the Blog
Welcome to Board Game Business! Jeremy Commandeur and Brian Henk discuss the business side of the tabletop game industry in this bi-weekly podcast. Our older episodes and videos also feature the amazing Richard New.
Check out our episode 0 for an introduction to the podcast, our YouTube intro to learn more about the video portion, reach out on any of these social media platforms below, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact one of us individually.
Brian, a Los Angeles resident, is the co-founder of PULL THE PIN GAMES, a tabletop game publishing company. Brian has over 10 successful Kickstarter campaigns under his belt and has co-designed many games, such as Good Cop Bad Cop, Leaders of Euphoria, and New Salem. He primarily designs and publishes very social games that create memorable experiences from very few rules.
Since 1998 I’ve worked professionally on various card and board games. Now I design board games as a hobby. I also organize a monthly prototype night, weekly game night and annual Unpub Protospiel event. You may have bumped into me at Protospiel Houston, Protospiel Austin, Protospiel Michigan, Protospiel San Jose or in the prototype zone at Gen Con or BGG. I’m a dedicated student of the board game industry from the designer’s perspective will share all that I have learned with you here on the Forbidden Limb podcast.
I’m a nerd, plain and simple. I take my interests to the extreme. I still build LEGOs like I did as a kid. I’ve seen thousands of movies and every episode of over a hundred TV shows. I write my own screenplays and am going to make a living at it. I love puzzles (crossword, Ken Ken, Rubik’s, etc.) and any game where I can test my ability to think strategically. Apart from that, I was a math and science teacher for six years, I’ve been married to my beautiful pathologist wife, Ryanne, since 2012, and our first son will be born in February 2015.