Second Star To The Right And Straight On To – A Conversation With…Scott Almes

Scott Almes is my guest this time. We focus on Scott’s latest game, The Neverland Rescue. It’s a new game from Letiman Games. As always Scott is a lot of fun to talk to and in addition to this game we talk about some that he is working on. I hope you enjoy. Feel free to leave a comment here or tweet me @tomgurg. http://traffic.libsyn.com/goforthandgame/2018_05_15__scottbalmes_final.mp3

Cassie’s Learn to Play: The Neverland Rescue

Welcome to the Learn to Play for The Neverland Rescue from Letiman Games. To visit a specific section, jump to the time stamps here: Introduction 0:53 Setup 1:45 Round Walkthrough 3:20 Letiman Games’ website: www.letimangames.com The Neverland Rescue Kickstarter campaign: www.tinyurl.com/neverlandrescue Music Intro and outro: Rainbow Street by Scott Holmes

Before and After: Groves

Groves is a beautiful game designed by Steven Aramini and Dan Letzring, with artwork by Nolan Nasser, and published by Letiman Games. Groves had a very successful Kickstarter campaign, reaching a funding amount of $38,123 (433% of its goal) and 957 backers. This game recently began fulfillment to its Kickstarter backers, including me! I was lucky enough to own one of the prototype copies of this game and super stoked to compare it to the final production copy. Now that I have both in my possession, I can do just that! Without further ado, Before and After: Groves edition.

Lesson #21 – BoardGameGeek Tips and Tricks for Kickstarter Creators

Board Game Geek (BGG) is a fantastic site but most creators that use it have a love/hate relationship with it. The site has a lot of users, is a fantastic resource for all things tabletop, and is a great way to spread word of your crowdfunding campaign. However, although useful, the site is archaic and can be troublesome to navigate, especially for newer users.

Lesson #19 – Using Tabletopia to Drive Interest in Your Campaign

I recently concluded my Kickstarter campaign for Groves. During this campaign, I found many ways to help spread word about the campaign but what surprised me the most was how interactive people were with our Tabletopia version of the game. I expected potential backers to be interested in the prospect of playing the game digitally but I did not realize how many would actually play it. We were lucky enough to get data directly from Tabletopia and this post will dive into all the juicy details on how Tabletopia helped drive interest to our live Kickstarter campaign.

Circle The Circus in the Grove – A Conversation With … Steven Aramini

  I’m BACK! And now a proud member of The Indie Game Report network. This time out I’m talking to Steven Aramini. Steven is the hot designer at the moment. He just had TWO successful Kickstarters (Barker’s Row and Circle The Wagons) and two more going on right now (Groves and Coin & Crown). Steven and I have a real nice talk about those games and some of his game design philosophy. I hope you enjoy it.