I have been selling games for four years now and I have never made any money. I’ve generated income to pay for manufacturing, distribution, conventions and marketing material. I have even generated enough income to support five amazing and talented freelancers at various points in time over the last four years of my board game development journey. Still, my board game development company has yet to turn a profit.
Now I’m not saying that you can’t make money from board games, or even that I can’t make money from board games, I’m sure that I will in the next couple of years just due to compounding effects. However, the point is that this is coming from the perspective of someone who has been working flat out full time for the last four years, developing three games and growing a business from the ground up, and hasn’t been rewarded monetarily for their efforts.
Here’s 5 reasons why you should definitely make board games:
If you were on the edge about making a board game, but you were worried you weren’t going to make a profit, then hopefully this blog post gave you an alternate perspective from others out there. People say you need to be a big company to make substantial profits from board games, and they are right, but you can still make substantial improvements to your life, wellbeing and your mental health with some good ol’ board game making!
Hello, my name is Niall Crabtree, and this is my comprehensive blog showcasing all of my game development
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