April 12, 2016
Kim and Sye have been busy attending some game industry conventions, GAMA in Las Vegas and the Australian Toy Hobby and Licensing Fair in Melbourne, so we catch up with them to find out what goes on at those events. We also chat about playtesting etiquette, especially in typical board game convention settings.
What we talked about
1:00 - Playtesting etiquette, tips on playtesting
6:08 - Pitching and promoting a game while playtesting
11:00 - Information on local playtesting events in Melbourne and Sydney
13:30 - What goes on at the GAMA Trade Show?
16:05 - How to get to the GAMA Trade Show
19:30 - How costly is the GAMA Trade Show?
20:18 - Dealing with distributors
23:45 - Being a designer at GAMA
26:54 - Investing in graphic design for board games
32:22 - Going to GAMA as a publisher
34:18 - Importance of US presence for publishers outside the US
38:56 - Alternate avenues for board games outside specialty retail
42:54 - What goes on at the Australian Toy Hobby and Licensing Fair
Links to what we talked about
Games we mentioned
Music: Something Small (Instrumental) by Minden is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License. Based on a work at http://needledrop.co