THE SUMMIT HAS ENDED BUT YOU CAN STILL OWN IT FOR LIFE
A week-long free event for board game designers
In-depth interviews with board game industry experts
Replay of 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
DESIGNING THE EXPERIENCE
Designing Games with Simple Rules but Lots of Strategy
Designing a Series of Games
Designing Legacy Games
GETTING INTO THE INDUSTRY
Networking and Finding Your Role in the Industry
Finding Your Niche
Becoming a Content Creator
Game-based Learning: What is it and How to Apply it in Your Own Life
How to Run a Successful Kickstarter Campaign
The Ins and Outs of Pledge Managers
WHY WE DESIGN GAMES
Facing Adversity and Never Giving Up
The Joys of Game Design
Why Games Are Inspirational – A Personal Story
LIVE Q&A PANELS
(For all paid pass holders)
PANEL 1: Finding Your Way into the Board Game Industry withFertessa Allyse, Alexei Menardo, and Jeremy Howard
PANEL 2: Why We Create Games withGord Hamilton, Michael Chartrand, and Sylvain Plante
PANEL 3: Game Design Ask Me Anything withPhil Walker-Harding, Shem Phillips, Dave Eng, and Gord Hamilton
Includes Lifetime access to the replays
HOSTED BY JOE SLACK
ALL ATTENDEES WILL HAVE ACCESS TO THE BOARD GAME DESIGN VIRTUAL SUMMIT DISCORD SERVER (NOV 30-DEC 6, 2021) 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:
Finding Success Through Game Design Contests
Becoming a Board Game Publisher
Working Effectively with Co-designers
The Pros and Cons of Working for a Publisher
Designing Board Games and Adapting to Covid-19
What Solo Gamers are Looking For
Teaching and Game Design
Crowdfunding Kickstarter Alternatives
Designing 2-player Gaming Experiences
How to create an amazing looking prototype (instructional video)
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.