Thursday 25 August 2016

Publishing Advice #9: Connect with Other Designers

I believe that all experienced game creators know other authors. They stay in touch with them and help each other. If you are new to the board game design, or you moved to another place, it is time for you to get in touch with others in your area!

Wednesday 17 August 2016

Gaming with Kids #2: Board Games - A Great Tool to Train Your Brain

Recently I have had the privilege to test my new board game in St. Chad's Primary School. I decided to finish testing the game in the school with the questionnaire. One of my questions on the survey was: What skills the game help kids to develop?

I received great feedback from children and teachers. I knew that games have a positive impact on our brains; however, that survey have had encouraged me to look closer to the benefits of the board games.

I don't want to concentrate on the survey I received from the school but on the benefits of the board games in general. And I won't write about social skills, but about “brain” skills.

Thursday 11 August 2016

Publishing Advice #8: Challenge Yourself and Design a Better Game

The board game design is vital for me! I'm still learning new things, changing my views and perspectives. I want to share some of my thoughts! Maybe it is normal for other designers, but for me, it's something new! Maybe someone won't agree with me, and that's ok.

Wednesday 3 August 2016

Publishing Advice #7: The Best Time to Publish Blog Entries

Running a blog is an excellent way to stay in touch with people who share your passion, to engage your customers and fans. It's particularly important to the board game authors/publishers! I learned all that from Jamey (Stonemaier Games), and I am following his great advice. I enjoy running a blog, writing. It's all amazing and interesting.

When you make a decision of starting a blog, one of the first questions is: when and what time I am going to publish my entries?

I would suggest starting with a different question: why?

But WHY you want to choose the best time?

I don't like the idea that a reader is just another number. Idea “more readers = more money” is so selfish! I hate that kind of thinking!