In this episode…
Lately we’ve found ourselves discussing the ideas of being successful versus selling out. On one hand, it’s the goal of any business to be profitable and successful. Also, many of us enjoy watching the board game industry grow as many independent games are finding their way onto mass market shelves. On the other hand, some critics have accused different publishers of selling out and turning their backs on the independent community. So where is that line between being successful and selling out? Is there a line? These questions, along with other tidbits, tips, and updates, are all covered in this episode.
We welcome you to our second show and discuss some of the games we’ve been playing like King of Tokyo, Survive + Giant Squid Expansion, and Pluckin’ Pairs.
Feature: Making it Big
- Most of the conversation was spent discussing the pros and cons of publishers becoming very successful in the board game space.
- We took an in-depth look at the Geekdad article, “Good Board Games Are Hitting Target, But Are They Missing the Point?”
Also, we discussed questions like:
- The board game community does have an intimate, niche feel. When publishers “make it big,” does it taint that feeling?
- Can businesses maintain the integrity and quality of their games when they reach a mass market level?
- The board game industry is growing. Does this have more positive or negative effects?
- What are your thoughts on the topic? Please leave a comment below.
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