This week, The Game Crafter posted a link to one of their developer's blog, Galasoft Games. The article made me smile, since it was about Gaétan Lanthier and his five year old daughter who have, in the past couple of years, produced no less than eight different games, three of them board … Read more about Father-Daughter Team Create Family Card Games (And We’re Not Talking About Ourselves)
Ah, delays. You gotta love them. So unexpected. So troublesome. So… so… delaying. OK. So, the original plan was to ship the games by the first week of December (which also gave us a two week buffer to December 17th.) Figuring in manufacturing and freight shipping time, we needing to launch the … Read more about Delay Fish
The Trouble With Tucks We’re sure that you have also noticed that the standard fare for packaging your card games is the traditional tuck box. While tuck boxes seem to be a good fit - they are the right size, lightweight, and inexpensive - again and again they prove they are simply not up to the … Read more about Moving Beyond the Tuck Box When Creating Custom Card Games
One of the biggest issues we have had so far while working through the needs of our Kickstarter campaign has been figuring out what to set our minimum goal at. We have all of these miscellaneous costs and fees, several of which are on a sliding scale, getting bigger the more we sell. After failing … Read more about Calculating Your Kickstarter Project’s Goal So You Don’t Go Bankrupt
Paper or plastic? For us, the answer to that question is most often ‘paper’. When we first started thinking about producing card games, we just assumed we’d be looking at plastic-coated paper decks. It wasn’t until we started talking with the extremely friendly and knowledgable sales reps from … Read more about Paper or Plastic? Creating Custom Card Games.
With several decades of experience between us in running our own businesses, we still knew that while working in uncharted territory we’d likely learn many new things. While we’d both dealt with printers and manufacturers before, neither of us had ever tried to create card games. We were prepared to … Read more about Interesting Things We’ve Learned About Creating Custom Card Games