Hello, my name is Don Lloyd and like many of you out there I have been playing board games since childhood. I started Knight Works back in 2000 with my family and a few close friends. Although, I have been working on game ideas in my spare time since childhood. Our recent game Dark Horse will be our first professionally printed game and we are looking forward to the project being a success.
Designing board games is a unique hobby in of itself. Once someone feels that they have an excellent idea the realities of how hard it is to publish a game slowly set in. I have dabbled with serious board game design since around 2000. The first game that I self published was Shadow Wars and it was produced by hand. My wife and I printed, cut, collated, laminated, and boxed all of the components by hand. The game materials, pieces and printer ink costs me roughly $16 per game and I only charged $32 for the game. Not to mention each game took over two hours to produce. I ended up selling roughly 75 games before my supplies ran out. I learned very quickly that producing games by hand was tedious and really not something that I wanted to do in my spare time.
This is the main reason why our group Knight Works has chosen to use www.kickstarter.com to raise the funding for our current game Dark Horse. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, thanks!
- Don Lloyd - Cowboy