NOVEMBER 30 - DECEMBER 6, 2021

  • A week long free event for board game designers
  • In-depth interviews with board game industry experts
  • Discord Server access to connect with other participants to chat, playtest, and network
  • Live Q&A panels with speakers from the Summit (paid passes)
  • Lifetime access to all the content (paid passes)

New interviews will be released at 10am EST each of the first 4 days. You can watch them any time after this during the week of the Summit.

The Discord Server will also open up on November 30th at 10am EST and will be available for the duration of the event so that you can connect with other game designers.

SCHEDULE & SPEAKERS


NOV 30th:

DESIGNING THE EXPERIENCE

PHIL WALKER-HARDING  

Designing Games with Simple Rules but Lots of Strategy

SHEM PHILLIPS 

Designing a Series of Games

ROB DAVIAU

Designing Legacy Games


DEC 1st:

GETTING INTO THE INDUSTRY

FERTESSA ALLYSE  

Networking and Finding Your Role in the Industry

ALEXEI MENARDO 

Finding Your Niche

JEREMY HOWARD 

Becoming a Content Creator


DEC 2nd:

GETTING TECHNICAL

DAVE ENG

Game-based Learning: What is it and How to Apply it in Your Own Life

ANYA COMBS

How to Run a Successful Kickstarter Campaign

LUKE PRIOR 

The Ins and Outs of Pledge Managers


DEC 3rd:

WHY WE DESIGN GAMES

GORD HAMILTON

Facing Adversity and Never Giving Up

SYLVAIN PLANTE

The Joys of Game Design

MICHAEL CHARTRAND 

Why Games Are Inspirational – A Personal Story


LIVE Q&A PANELS

DEC 4th and 5th

(For all paid pass holders)

DEC 4th 1-2pm EST: Finding Your Way into the Board Game Industry with Fertessa Allyse, Alexei Menardo, and Jeremy Howard

DEC 4th 7-8pm EST: Why We Create Games with Gord Hamilton, Michael Chartrand, and Sylvain Plante

DEC 5th 7-8pm EST: Game Design Ask Me Anything with Phil Walker-Harding, Shem Phillips, Dave Eng, and Gord Hamilton

Includes Lifetime access to the replays


HOSTED BY JOE SLACK

BONUSES

ALL ATTENDEES WILL HAVE ACCESS TO THE BOARD GAME DESIGN VIRTUAL SUMMIT DISCORD SERVER WHERE YOU CAN CHAT, PLAYTEST, AND NETWORK WITH OTHER GAME DESIGNERS


LIFETIME ACCESS TO BONUS INTERVIEWS
WITH ALL SUMMIT SPEAKERS
(Platinum and Ultimate Pass Holders Only)

Here are all the bonus interviews included:

PHIL WALKER-HARDING 

Finding Success Through Game Design Contests

SHEM PHILLIPS

Becoming a Board Game Publisher

ROB DAVIAU

Working Effectively with Co-designers

FERTESSA ALLYSE 

The Pros and Cons of Working for a Publisher

ALEXEI MENARDO 

Designing Board Games and Adapting to Covid-19

JEREMY HOWARD

What Solo Gamers are Looking For

DAVE ENG

Teaching and Game Design

ANYA COMBS 

Kickstarter Trends

LUKE PRIOR

Crowdfunding Kickstarter Alternatives

GORD HAMILTON

Designing 2-player Gaming Experiences

SYLVAIN PLANTE

How to create an amazing looking prototype (instructional video)

MICHAEL CHARTRAND 

How to be a Better Playtester

BUT DON'T JUST TAKE IT FROM ME

HERE'S WHAT OTHERS SAID ABOUT
LAST YEAR'S SUMMIT

“I have been attending a few online events in the last 5 months and this was definitely one of the most engaging and useful!”

- Daniela de Angeli, 2020 Board Game Design Virtual Summit Attendee

Excellent content from front to back, Joe! Sen-Foong Lim’s talk on contracts was eye-opening and a wealth of information.” 

- Peter Thull, 2020 Board Game Design Virtual Summit Attendee

"Great job in putting all this together... Very detailed and informative."

- Warren Loewen, 2020 Board Game Design Virtual Summit Attendee

"Really enjoyed it... what I’ve seen so far was great!"

- Simon Weinberg, 2020 Board Game Design Virtual Summit Attendee

Great work Joe. You should pat yourself on the back too!"

- Joost Dantuma, 2020 Board Game Design Virtual Summit Attendee

"All of the information presented by the guest was insightful, useful and achievable... Very impressed"

- Charles Moisant, 2020 Board Game Design Virtual Summit Attendee

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What if I can't attend live?

Don’t worry! All the interviews are pre-recorded, so you can watch any of them after they are released for the entire week. Plus, if you pick up one of the paid passes, you'll have access to all the material for life.  

What stage should my game be at if I want to attend?

The Board Game Design Virtual Summit was created for anyone interested in board game design. You may be working on your first game, brainstorming ideas, or not have a clue where to start. Or you may already have a game signed and published. Anyone who wants to learn more about board game design or grow as a game designer is encouraged to attend.

What's Included in the Board Game Design Course that comes in the Ultimate Pass?

This is a course taught by Joe Slack that will take you from idea to playtesting to improving your game to understanding whether pitching or self-publishing is right for you. It is also the only course that includes a membership community, group coaching calls and bonus material. It's structured to be taken over 8 weeks, but you have all the material for life, so you can take it at your own pace. Also, when you buy the Ultimate pass, you will be upgraded from 1 month to 6 months community membership. Click HERE to find out more about the course.

How can I pay?

Attending the event for the duration of the week is free. If you'd like access to the Q&A panels, bonuses, and lifetime access to the event, you can pay by any major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) or by PayPal.

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Want to know what's included in the Board Game Design Course that comes with the Ultimate Pass?

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