Want to run a board game company?

As some of you already know, I’ve decided to start my own board game company called Off the Page Games! Whaaaa? Really? Yes. Yes I am. Not only that, but I’m going to document my process of starting this business through YouTube videos. If you’ve ever wondered what it would take to start your own board game company, check it out, subscribe and follow along as I’ll be posting a new video every week detailing my process. Now I’m not claiming to be an expert, but I’ll share with you what I’m doing and also react to suggestions from you as well! Here’s the announcement video, and then the first video of the series is below that.

 

For a long time Sen and I have been asked why we don’t just run our own publishing company and we’ve always answered that we would rather spend our time designing games than running a business. So what’s changed? Well, I recently ran the Kickstarter for my Fail Faster Playtesting Journal and learned a lot throughout that process, so I feel like I have more of the skills that will be needed. Also, one of the games that Sen and I designed was with a publisher that no longer exists – so we got the rights back. This game was based on my favourite comic book of the last 20 years. When discussing what to do next with the game, it was the creator that recommended that we do it ourselves! So here we go!

I hope you follow along and help me out whenever you see me do something that’s not so smart! 🙂

Jay Cormier

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Interview with the designers of Belfort!

Belfort board game box frontJeff Temple, who has teamed up with the infamous board game reviewer Ender Wiggins  (seriously – have you seen their reviews? They’re extremely thorough to say the least. Examples here.) has interviewed the also infamous duo known as Sen and Jay!

Check out the interview and also the link within the interview that takes you to a 10 minute Youtube video of Sen and I explaining and showing some prototype examples of the history of how Belfort came to be! This was a great interview for us – thanks Jeff!

Check out the interview here!