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Breaking Into Board Games

Breaking into Board Games is a podcast about breaking into the hobby game industry. Every week, we interview a person of note, and give tips and tricks to make your way into the business of games. Hosts: Gil Hova -- Publisher -- @gilhova Gil Hova has been designing games since 2000. He has three published games, a fourth one on the way, and is now self-publishing as Formal Ferret Games. Gil lives in Jersey City, NJ, with his girlfriend and two adorable ferrets. Ian Zang -- Developer -- @ianzangdesign Ian Zang is a developer that has been making games from an early age. His most recent work has been on corporate game design, and rulebook editing. Ian lives with his wife in Pittsburgh, working as a consultant. Tony Miller -- Designer -- @beardedroguegames Tony Miller is an unpublished designer looking to land his first contract. He lives in Northern KY where he is furiously getting his designs ready for publishers between working at his IT job and taking care of his family.
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Mar 22, 2017

Tony and Gil talk to Jason Tagmire of Button Shy Games, publisher of wallet games such as Pixel Lincoln, 7 Sevens, and Ahead in the Clouds.

You can reach out to Jason on Twitter @jtagmire

 

Hosts:

Tony - Designer - @beardedroguegames

Ian - Developer - @ianzangdesign

Gil - Publisher - @gilhova



"There It Is" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Mar 8, 2017

The hosts talk to Suzanne and Chris Zinsli of Cardboard Edison about their entry into the media/design side of the industry. The Zinzli's saw a lack of a hub in the board game design world, and decided to take it upon themselves to be that hub. 

Reach out to them @CardboardEdison on twitter, facebook, and at cardboardedison.com

 

Hosts:

Tony - Designer - @beardedroguegames

Ian - Developer - @ianzangdesign

Gil - Publisher - @gilhova



"There It Is" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Feb 22, 2017

The hosts talk to Chris Rowlands and Matt Christianson of One Thousand XP about being media in the hobby, then transitioning into designing and publishing. They have their new game, The Last Garden, up on Kickstarter now. In fact, you can win a copy of the game by listening to this episode. 

Chris can be reached on twitter @npcchris.

Matt can be reached on twitter @matty1kXP

 

Hosts:

Tony - Designer - @beardedroguegames

Ian - Developer - @ianzangdesign

Gil - Publisher - @gilhova



"There It Is" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Feb 8, 2017

We talked to Michael Eskue, designer of Council of Verona, and Trash Pandas (a Hasbro game design finalist). We talk about working with a significant other and the philosophy of what it means to "break in" to the hobby. We also talk about his foray into publishing with Trash Pandas.

 

Hosts:

Tony - Designer - @beardedroguegames

Ian - Developer - @ianzangdesign

Gil - Publisher - @gilhova



"There It Is" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Jan 25, 2017

We talked to Rob Daviau about his unique path into the industry. Rob has lived two lives in the game world. One in mass market with Hasbro, and another on his own with his own designs and companies. 

You can reach out to Rob on twitter: @robdaviau

 

Hosts:

Tony - Designer - @beardedroguegames

Ian - Developer - @ianzangdesign

Gil - Publisher - @gilhova



"There It Is" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Jan 11, 2017

The hosts discuss their ideas on the upcoming year in rapid fire ukelele format. Please feel free to add your voice to the mix! Let us hear what you think. 

 

Hosts:

Tony - Designer - @beardedroguegames

Ian - Developer - @ianzangdesign

Gil - Publisher - @gilhova



"There It Is" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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