HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL GET

  • A week-long free event for board game designers
  • In-depth interviews with board game industry experts
  • Live Q&A panels with speakers from the Summit (paid passes)
  • Lifetime access to all the content (paid passes)

3 new interviews will be released every day at 10am EST for each of the first 4 days. You can watch them any time after release during the week of the Summit.

The Discord Server will also open up on February 21st at 10am EST and will be available for the duration of the event so that you can connect with other game designers and even playtest your games.

SCHEDULE & SPEAKERS


DAY 1:

GETTING INTO GAME DESIGN

AZHELLE WADE 

Pitching Toy-like Games & Working with Mass Market Publishers

LESLIE SCOTT

Exploring Why Jenga was Such a Hit

GABE BARRETT

How to Find Time to Work on Games


DAY 2:

MAKING GAMES & MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES

FLATOUT GAMES COLLABORATIVE  

Making Puzzle-y Games

BRUNO CATHALA

Bruno's Game Design Process

ALAN MOON 

Persistence Pays Off


DAY 3:

PUBLISHING AND PITCHING

JUSTIN DE WITT

How to Pitch Your Game to Publishers

ALEX RADCLIFFE

Where Crowdfunding is Heading Next

MATT McKEAN 

Shipping & Fulfillment Explained


DAY 4:

MARKETING YOUR GAME

ANDREW LOWEN

The Most Effective Ways to Market Your Board Game

DINA RAMSE

How to Hire and Work with a Marketing Specialist

ORI KAGAN

What Makes a Great Crowdfunding Video


LIVE Q&A PANELS

(For all paid pass holders - panels subject to change)

FEB 25TH AT 1PM EASTERN

PANEL 1: MARKETING AND MORE

with Azhelle Wade, Andrew Lowen, and Dina Ramse

FEB 25TH AT 4PM EASTERN

PANEL 2: ASK A PUBLISHER

with Gabe Barrett, Justin De Witt, and Flatout Games Collaborative

FEB 26TH AT 1PM EASTERN

PANEL 3: CROWDFUNDING CONFIDENTIAL

with Alex Radcliffe, Dina Ramse, and Ori Kagan

Paid passes 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 (FEB 21 - 27, 2023) 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:

ALAN MOON 

Working Well with Co-designers

LESLIE SCOTT

Designing Games for Niche Markets

ANDREW LOWEN

Facebook Ads Do's and Don'ts

GABE BARRETT 

How to Work with Others as a Publisher

MATT McKEAN 

What to do with Your Extra Games After Your Crowdfunding Campaign

AZHELLE WADE

Must Attend Events

BRUNO CATHALA

The Impact of Winning the Spiel des Jahres

JUSTIN De WITT 

How to Work with a Publisher

DINA RAMSE

Where to Advertise and Where to Avoid

FLATOUT GAMES COLLABORATIVE

Working as a Collaborative Group

ORI KAGAN

Crowdfunding Page Layouts the Work

ALEX RADCLIFFE

Creating Content Consistently

BUT DON'T JUST TAKE IT FROM ME

HERE'S WHAT OTHERS SAID ABOUT
PREVIOUS SUMMITS

“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, 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, Board Game Design Virtual Summit Attendee

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

- Warren Loewen, Board Game Design Virtual Summit Attendee

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

- Simon Weinberg, Board Game Design Virtual Summit Attendee

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

- Joost Dantuma, Board Game Design Virtual Summit Attendee

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

- Charles Moisant, 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 3 months to 6 months of community membership. This includes twice monthly group Q&A calls to get all your questions answered. 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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