When someone wants a boardgame designer…


The Boardgame design business is hard… truly… for those who doesn’t knows it (as much as me, and i now little) only 20% of all ideas, are kinda good, and maybe only 3% turns into a game, and maybe only 1% is in fact a great game and a profit business (this numbers are fiction…).

However, most of the boardgame designers that i know, do it for the fun of it, for the magic that is turning an idea in something that can make others smile, and having fun (at least i do!)

But, it’s like a secret wish boardgame designers want to someday, somehow, get at least one game with is name on it… it’s true! And there is so little opportunities to do it…

But what if someone needs a Boardgame designer to design a game for a product?

  • How can they choose from? is there a list of boardgame designers… ?
  • What’s the skills that that designer must have? awesomeness, coolness, must be fast, and eat all the vegies… ?
  • Does he have to know the product? study it, eat it, live it… ? 
  • Does he have to have a produced boardgame? or 2, or 10…
  • Does he know how to write rules? how can they measure that..
  • Does a boardgame designer must have a Blog, or some kind of social page, to have is work known? tumblr, facebook, twitter, worldpress, blogger…
  • Does a boardgame designer must have a portfolio or some kind of curriculum vitae for each prototype? boardgamegeek, the game crafter, etc… 

each time another question…

My advice is to be ready if such opportunity arises… however, those who had or have that opportunity please… if you need help ask!

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