Bx-VDE3IEAA1XWLIn one of our podcast episodes I described how we may have found a way to save $7500 in the cost of producing a board game with miniatures. I’m going to summarise the main points here because I know not everyone listens to podcasts.

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Here’s a question for you: As a board game buyer would you prefer:

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Follow up: James Mathe of Minion Games pointed out that Eclipse and Eminent Domain both use ships from Galactic Empires, so clearly this idea has precedent!

*You can find out more about the process of mould making here

2 Responses

  1. Answer is “depends” as always! I think it’s mostly important that the game play itself is different enough – new techniques or new assembly of existing technique, with an interesting theme.

    Btw: I’m amused that this post is in “design lessons”, and I can’t read at all the date that this was posted, it shows up as light grey on white here.. I almost didn’t find it at all! Could you maybe fix it?

    1. Hi Jess, thanks for your comment. I can’t seem to change the format of that field but I’ll keep trying!

      I suppose it isn’t really design, more like publishing/manufacturing but this was the closest category we had for something like this!