Vanilla Forums has been nominated for a second time in the CMS Critic "Critic's Choice" awards, and we need your vote! Read more here, and then do the thing (please).
Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!
I'm currently looking for work, mostly to do with editing/writing/communications, as well as teaching and tutoring stuff. But one of my wonderfully nerdy hobbies is designing and making board games, and I am curious about the potential for monetization therein.
How does one go about selling a board game idea to an existing company? How plausible is it to start one's own small business creating and selling games (probably online, since local markets for this kind of thing are fairly minimal, presumably)? Is it a good idea to approach local game store owners with prototype copies and try to get them to sell your games?