Questions about the business, legal, and packaging aspects of making a new game.

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Self-publishing options for a card came with box

I would like to self-publish my card game with a service that will ship the game to buyers. The game would include 45 poker-size cards, 17 A5-size cards, 6 small cards carrying 1-6 numbers (as a ...
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Do board game publishers design games 'in house', or do they merely publish games by external designers?

My understanding is that a book publisher typically publishes the work of an author, and takes responsibility for the printing and distribution of the book, and take some kind of percentage of the ...
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What do board game publishers do? What are the difference between them? [closed]

Board games are usually published by one of a variety of different board game publishers - such as Fantasy Flight or Z-Man Games. My question is - what do the publishers do - and what's the ...
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Board Games development online course

Are there any online courses like codecademy.com or teamtreehouse.com for Board Games development? Or something similar where you can learn BG development? Also if you know any other useful resources ...
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Where can I find a printer for a budget game board?

I'm trying to get a board printed for a game I'm making. Are there any companies/websites that can provide this service relatively cheaply? Ideally, each board would cost $5 or less. The material ...
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Where online can I post my (free) rules and materials for games I've created?

I'm looking for websites that specialize in providing rules and digital resources for card/board games online. Recently I've been creating lots of simple games for my design classes and I would like ...
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Designing - How do you approach finding the right font for your game?

I'm working on making my own card game, and I'm wondering how to approach picking a particular font. I know that this is partially subjective, however, I also know that from a designer's stand point ...
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Are There Any Good Tools For Developing CCG Or Other Card Games?

I've been brainstorming a new card game idea for a while, something that could be described as "Cards Against Humanity" meets "Munchkin" but while I mostly have the rules and everything together I ...
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Tic-Tac-Toe card games? [closed]

My family is developing a game based off of Tic-Tac-Toe. Only the objective is the same though. Are there any other games out there with similar goals and objectives based off of Tic-Tac-Toe?
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Implement unique occurrence against each other [closed]

I am trying to develop a card game, in which I have a situation like I need to present cards against each other in such a way so that they have never played with each other. So in general, I will have ...
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Roll-and-Move Board Design [closed]

Some games (like Chutes and Ladders) have a single track that players move along by rolling a die to see how far they travel. (These are often called roll-and-move games.) Many of the spaces on a ...
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How to make a hexagonal board?

Two of my friends and I are developing a board game based on moving around a hexagonal board. We're testing it on the map printed on 4x A4 sheets merged with adhesive tape. What I'm trying now is to ...
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Is there an industry standard definition between “Board”, “Card”, and “Table Top” game genres?

A friend and I have been developing a game but we've had some difficulty establishing the specific genre we think it should fit in. Our game design uses printed cards to be distributed CCG-style in ...
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What impact will Kickstarter have on how Designer Board Games are released? [closed]

There have been some notable releases through Kickstarter. Eminent Domain - one of the earlier big successes. Eaten By Zombies D-Day Dice - most successful board game kickstarter to date. How do ...
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How are M:TG cards printed in regards to the rarity of each card?

I've seen pictures of the source sheets. They pack many different cards per plate, not one card repeated a hundread times in the same plate. Suppose that a set contains 300 cards and there are 3 ...
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How do I promote a board game to the masses? [closed]

I created a board game for playing while watching American Football with your friends. We always had a great time playing it and anybody outside of our group who saw it immediately loved it. So I ...
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Where I can buy good resources to build games? [closed]

Where I can buy boards, cards, dice, fake money, figures, and any sort of pieces? It would be nice if the store sells on the internet. Another good reason is to buy replacements for damaged or lost ...
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Creating A Board Game [closed]

I'm no expert in Board Game making and wanted to ask you people a question. I'm making a board game me and couple of friends can play. The problem is that i decided to keep 200 tiles for a very big ...
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Board game boxes

It seems like most commercial board games come in the same kinds of boxes. Where can you buy such boxes (without labels already on them)?
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Implementing a map exploration mechanic cheaply

I'm building a game in which players explore and steal from a castle. There needs to be an element of surprise and risk, so I've been considering a tile-based system like that used in Carcassonne. ...
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Can I create my own version of Monopoly and distribute it ?

Can I create my own version of Monopoly and distribute it online or physically ? I see that there were patents filed in 1923 . Can I create an improvement on the existing game and sell it online ? ...
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A game for two. Should I make it playable by more?

I am developing a strategy game for two players. It is something somehow in the line of 1960: The Making of the President (but less complicated and with a quicker gaming rhythm…) Both the theme and ...
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Playing Risk in an arbitrary graph

A Risk board represents the map of the world, or of Europe. Thus, it implies some constraints for example on the connectedness of a territory. I would like to explore how graph theory could help your ...
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What is the duration of copyright on a board game map? [closed]

If copyright on a board game map exists, how long will it last? When does the map become public domain? For example, there are plenty of Sokoban maps on-line. Some of them were created by Thinking ...
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Formal Format for Documenting the Game Design Process

Is there a formal format for documenting the game design process? Before you answer with "The Game Design Document (GDD), of course!", in my opinion (and lots of people's opinions as well, I think) a ...
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Tri-dimensional board games: How does the additional dimension extend possible player requirements & game structure?

Recently I saw the Star Trek chess game in a serial and looked it up on wikipedia. It exists as a real game, but it seems it's not too popular, too tricky, too unwieldy to carry and play everywhere, ...
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How do I become a professional game designer? [closed]

How I can become a full- or part-time professional developing games? Are there specific courses? What specific knowledge should I be looking to learn? How do I enter the industry?
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How Would I Get A Modern Diplomacy -“Like” Game Produced?

Some years ago, I created a modern Diplomacy "takeoff" game (with a new name to be determined). The five "countries" are U.S., Russia, China, Europe and the Middle East. The pieces are fleets (F), ...
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What set of attributes can be used to describe, compare and contrast various board games?

A recent question about a good mix of board games got me thinking about how one could even objectively define "a good mix". My idea is to try and define a set of attributes that could describe, ...