Episode #84: Top 5 Biggest Changes in the Board Game Industry in the Last 5 Years

How has the board game industry changed in the last 5 years? Brian co-founded Overworld Games about 6 years before this was recorded so it’s also a view of how things have changed between when he started publishing games and now.

Here is the top 5 list we cover in this episode:
5) More games in big box retailers
4) It’s easier to make games
3) Kickstarter explosion
2) Growth of games at conventions
1) Distribution is harder

Audio Direct Link:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/theforbiddenlimb/BGBP084.mp3

Are Pledge Managers Worth It?

Today’s episode covers an important behind-the-scenes part of being a Kickstarter creator. We dig into how CrowdOx works and use it as a vehicle to discuss some topics on how a pledge manager can and should be used on a campaign.

http://traffic.libsyn.com/theforbiddenlimb/BGBP068.mp3

Topics:

  • Paypal processors and freezes
  • How is CrowdOx different than competitors
  • Charging shipping through PM
  • Selling old catalog of games
  • Tip jars
  • Customer data and security breeches

 

References: