We give you our top 5 tips for advertising your board game and how to learn which sources are best for you and your game. This is a little more focused on ads for a Kickstarter campaign, but is applicable to any type of advertising for a board game.
When you’re trying to build up a crowd for your game before Kickstarter or to build your resume for selling your game to a publisher, there are a lot of places to put your time and money, but some are better than others.
5. Create a Facebook page or group
4. Build/support your local gaming community
3. Use other’s crowds by getting your game to reviewers and other influencers
2. Send infrequent newsletters
1.Create a landing page and funnel people to it through flyers, ads, social media, and everywhere
Jeremy and Brian cover the top 5 things that are most commonly wrong with a pitch a game designer gives to a publisher. If you’re a designer, you’ll probably find something in here that you can use to improve your next pitch.
Thanks to Mark Edwards for editing this and adding the intro/outro!
When you’ve been working on a design for a while and you’re not sure if there’s enough there to keep going with it, we have some signs that it might be time to give up on it. If you want a spoiler, the signs are:
5) No market opportunity 4) Design colleagues don’t ask about the status or encourage you to keep working on it 3) Too long to play/too long to explain the rules 2) Not fun enough (playtesters don’t ask to play again) 1) No hook or the hook is not good enough