Recommend
2 
 Thumb up
 Hide
9 Posts

BoardGameGeek» Forums » Board Game Design » Board Game Design

Subject: Where to pitch a 21 card 2-player game rss

Your Tags: Add tags
Popular Tags: [View All]
Jon Perry
United States
Los Angeles
California
flag msg tools
designer
Avatar
I have a 21 card 2-player game called "Air, Land, and Sea" that is working extremely well. I expect it to be finished in a month or two in time for BGG Con.

My question is, which publishers would be interested in such a game? I'd like to pitch it. I've done some research into companies & my knowledge is growing, but I still don't feel like I have a good handle on which companies would go for such a small 2 player game.

Any advice greatly appreciated!
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Andrew Rowse
New Zealand
Wellington
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
I've never dealt with AEG (other than trying unsuccessfully to resist buying all their stuff), but they've published several microgames of about that card count, so maybe approach them?

2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
maf man
United States
Waunakee (madison area)
WI
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
Portal Games make Tides of Time which is an 18 card game. They dressed it up to be a very nice game so I assume theyknow how to handle small games like yours well.

Z-Man Games might be worth a try they have quite a range, I found this one is the publisher for Fairy Tale though it looks like other were too.

and +1 to AEG as they have lost legacy, another small game that I believe is liked.
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Austin Andersen
United States
Berrien Springs
Michigan
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Best of luck to you. AEG seems to do the most as far as small games go. Fantasy Flight does some as well.
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Ben Pinchback
United States
Leonard
Michigan
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Buttonshy Games http://buttonshygames.com has a line of wallet card games that maxes out at 18 cards I believe. The company is owned and run by Jason Tagmire who's a great guy. I'm not sure if he does BGG con, but he's very approachable on social media.
3 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Matt Lee
United States
East Meadow
New York
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Blue Orange Games did BraveRats (aka R) uses 2 sets of 8 cards (one per player) and a single reference card for conflict resolution assistance. Same designer as Love Letter.
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Jon Perry
United States
Los Angeles
California
flag msg tools
designer
Avatar
Thanks for the feedback, everyone!
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
maf man
United States
Waunakee (madison area)
WI
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
OH! also don't forget about going and trying to find playtesting conventions big and small. Publishers occasionally make an appearance and that could give you good connections.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Isaac Shalev
United States
Stamford
Connecticut
flag msg tools
designer
publisher
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Sounds like a great game to take to BGGCon speed dating. You'll see about 15-20 companies, including some like AEG, who already have a small-box line.
4 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.