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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: Dan Letzring -- Publisher -- @letimangames Dan Letzring has been publishing games through his company Letiman Games since 2014 and is also the co-owner of Galactic Raptor Games. A designer, publisher, and father, Dan lives in Rochester, NY with his family. Ian Zang -- Developer -- @ianzangdesign Ian Zang is the lead developer with Deepwater Games. He has been making games since an early age with his most recent work being in the realms of corporate and educational game design. Ian lives with his wife in Pittsburgh, PA. Tony Miller -- Designer -- @beardedroguegames Tony Miller is the designer of Fire in the Library and is currently pitching other designs that you may see soon. He lives in the Portland, OR area where he continues to furiously get his designs ready for publishers while working at his IT job and taking care of his family.
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Aug 21, 2019

Hello all! 

Thank you for listening for these 100 episodes! If you haven't, please follow us on twitter and facebook @breakingintobg.

We celebrate hitting 100 with some listener questions and a surprise giveaway at the end of the episode. 

 

Hosts:

Tony - Designer - @beardedrogue

Ian - Developer - @ianzangdesign

Dan - Publisher - @letimangames

"There It Is" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Aug 9, 2019

Dan asks Ian and Tony about their experience at GenCon 2019 as a full-bore developer and designer. 

You can send all clips of you telling us about your growth to breakingintoboardgames AT gmail.com. Please format your audio recording as a .flac or .wav if possible, and keep recordings to under two minutes. 

Thanks for being on this ride with us. We're looking forward to episode 100!

 

Hosts:

Tony - Designer - @beardedrogue

Ian - Developer - @ianzangdesign

Dan - Publisher - @letimangames

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

Jul 24, 2019

Tony and Ian talk to Emma Larkins about designing games for experience and how she utilizes her background in storytelling and product design to create great games. 

You can find Emma on twitter! @emmalarkins

 

Hosts:

Tony - Designer - @beardedrogue

Ian - Developer - @ianzangdesign

Dan - Publisher - @letimangames

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

Jul 3, 2019

The hosts talk about their own personal journeys at Origins. We're very pleased with the convention, and are looking forward to sharing our progress with you!

 

Hosts:

Tony - Designer - @beardedrogue

Ian - Developer - @ianzangdesign

Dan - Publisher - @letimangames

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

Jun 19, 2019

Ian, Tony, and guest host Chris Zinzli (of Cardboard Edison) talk to Dr. Lauren Woolsey, host of the Playability Podcast and professor of astronomy about her foray into the gaming world.

You can read up on her work on her website: cgsunit.com

She would love to hear from you on twitter: @cgsunit

 

If you enjoy this podcast, please consider supporting our Patreon.

https://www.patreon.com/breakingintoboardgames

 

Hosts:

Tony - Designer - @beardedrogue

Ian - Developer - @ianzangdesign

Dan - Publisher - @letimangames

Chris - Publisher/Board Game Advocate - @cardboardedison

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

Jun 5, 2019

Tony, Ian, and Dan talk to Daniel Newman, game designer behind the games Dead Man's Cabal, Ahead in the Clouds, and Roll'd West. If you're interested in talking design with Daniel, you can reach out to him on twitter:

@dnlnwmn

 

If you enjoy this podcast, please consider supporting our Patreon.

https://www.patreon.com/breakingintoboardgames

 

Hosts:

Tony - Designer - @beardedrogue

Ian - Developer - @ianzangdesign

Dan - Publisher - @letimangames

 

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

May 22, 2019

Dan and Ian talk to Omari Akil about starting a brand new business, finding success on kickstarter, and transitioning to full time as a game designer.

You can reach out to Omari on twitter:

@OmariAkil

@BGBrothas

 

If you enjoy this podcast, please consider supporting our Patreon.

https://www.patreon.com/breakingintoboardgames

 

Hosts:

Tony - Designer - @beardedrogue

Ian - Developer - @ianzangdesign

Dan - Publisher - @letimangames

 

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

May 9, 2019

Tony and Dan talk to Erica Bouyouris, co-host of the Meeple Syrup show, and designer of many games (Bosk, Roar, etc) over the past few years. Her rocket-path to design stardom has taken off by storm, and we discuss how she has managed the fast success.

You can reach out to Erica on twitter:

@FrienemyGames

https://www.facebook.com/groups/540950783092439/

 

If you enjoy this podcast, please consider supporting our Patreon.

https://www.patreon.com/breakingintoboardgames

 

Hosts:

Tony - Designer - @beardedrogue

Ian - Developer - @ianzangdesign

Dan - Publisher - @letimangames

 

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

Apr 24, 2019

The hosts talk to Cassie Elle about her diverse work in the industry. We talk about localization, development, design, and creating media for indie publishers.

You can reach out to her on twitter: @friedmancassie

cassieelle.com

 

If you enjoy this podcast, please consider supporting our Patreon.

https://www.patreon.com/breakingintoboardgames

 

Hosts:

Tony - Designer - @beardedrogue

Ian - Developer - @ianzangdesign

Dan - Publisher - @letimangames

 

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

Apr 10, 2019

Tony and Ian talk to JT Smith, the owner of the Game Crafter and Tabletop.Events about how he has turned his hobby into his career. 

You can reach out to JT on twitter:

@plainblackguy

@thegamecrafter

 

If you enjoy this podcast, please consider supporting our Patreon.

https://www.patreon.com/breakingintoboardgames

 

Hosts:

Tony - Designer - @beardedrogue

Ian - Developer - @ianzangdesign

Dan - Publisher - @letimangames

 

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

Mar 27, 2019

We talk with Travis Severance, who owns Millenium Games in Rochester NY. His experience with the retail side gave us a peek into what happens behind the scenes before you get your game. 

You can reach out to him on Facebook. @Travis A Millenium

 

If you enjoy this podcast, please consider supporting our Patreon.

https://www.patreon.com/breakingintoboardgames

 

Hosts:

Tony - Designer - @beardedrogue

Ian - Developer - @ianzangdesign

Dan - Publisher - @letimangames

 

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

Mar 13, 2019

We talk to the designer of Wingspan, Elizabeth Hargrave, about how the hottest new game came to be. We also talk about introverts at conventions and the power equity in design!

You can reach out to Elizabeth on Twitter:

@elizhargrave

 

If you enjoy this podcast, please consider supporting our Patreon.

https://www.patreon.com/breakingintoboardgames

 

Hosts:

Tony - Designer - @beardedrogue

Ian - Developer - @ianzangdesign

Dan - Publisher - @letimangames

 

"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 27, 2019

We interview Anna Maria Jackson-Phelps about her work in the board game media realm. From running kickstarters to dealing with social media, she does it all!

 

You can find her at all these places!

https://girlsgameshelf.com/

Twitter: @girlsgameshelf

Instagram: @annamariajacksonphelps

 

If you enjoy this podcast, please consider supporting our Patreon.

https://www.patreon.com/breakingintoboardgames

 

Hosts:

Tony - Designer - @beardedrogue

Ian - Developer - @ianzangdesign

Dan - Publisher - @letimangames

 

"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 13, 2019

Join us as we talk to Daniel Zayas, designer of When Cutie Met Patootie and Tangled Timelines. He also works as with LongPack Games Manufacturer as a consultant. 

You can reach out to him here:

dzayas.com

@zayasgames

 

If you enjoy this podcast, please consider supporting our Patreon.

https://www.patreon.com/breakingintoboardgames

 

Hosts:

Tony - Designer - @beardedrogue

Ian - Developer - @ianzangdesign

Dan - Publisher - @letimangames

 

"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 30, 2019

Tony, Dan, and Ian talk to Shannon McDowell, researcher at Laurier University, specializing in Escape Rooms. Isn't that just the best job in the world? We talk about puzzles, accessibility, and her work in the industry.

You can reach out to her on twitter: @shannoncreates

Or, if you'd like to email: smcdowell at wlu dot ca

 

If you enjoy this podcast, please consider supporting our Patreon.

https://www.patreon.com/breakingintoboardgames

 

Hosts:

Tony - Designer - @beardedrogue

Ian - Developer - @ianzangdesign

Dan - Publisher - @letimangames

 

"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 16, 2019

The hosts are joined by a special guest to review their predictions from 2018, and make new ones for 2019!

 

If you enjoy this podcast, please consider supporting our Patreon.

https://www.patreon.com/breakingintoboardgames

 

Hosts:

Tony - Designer - @beardedrogue

Ian - Developer - @ianzangdesign

Dan - Publisher - @letimangames

 

"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 2, 2019

The hosts talk to Deirdre Cross, Vice President of Product Development, and Chris Rowlands, Game Producer, at Forrest Pruzan Creative, the studio behind many of the hot titles you've might have seen on shelves across the country. (Villainous, Nosedive, etc.) 

 

You can find out more on their website:

forrestpruzancreative.com

prosperohall.com

 

You can reach out to Chris on twitter: @npcchris

 

If you enjoy this podcast, please consider supporting our Patreon.

https://www.patreon.com/breakingintoboardgames

 

Hosts:

Tony - Designer - @beardedrogue

Ian - Developer - @ianzangdesign

Dan - Publisher - @letimangames

 

"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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