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Board Game Jam 2014!

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Board Game Jam 2014 is happening March 1 & 2!

Similar to previous years, early bird tickets are $15 (available until Feb. 15), late bird tickets are $20. Get them here! As before, all ticket sales go towards purchasing a cornocupia of supplies, and other fun things.

Media coverage from previous years:


You can follow on Twitter and we  have a Facebook page this time around!

Insights Into Making and Pitching Board Games

At this year’s Board Game Jam we were lucky enough to have two professional board game designers share their knowledge. Sen Foong Lim and Jay Cormier, who are the Bamboozle Brothers made the popular games Belfort and Train of Thought.

They spoke to the attendees of Board Game Jam via Skype about what it’s like to design and sell games around the world.

  • In something akin to a questions and answers session they covered:
  • Prototyping games and getting them ready to pitch
  • What conferences and conventions are like
  • How to playtest and get good feedback
  • What level of finished art should you have in your game to show a publisher
  • The growing trend of mixing board games and digital games

We recorded their words of wisdom and you can listen to them below. Feel free to connect with them at BoardGameGeek (Sen, Jay).

You can buy Belfort at Amazon and Train of Thought at Tiny Minstrel Games.

Board Game Jam 2013 is a GO!

We’re running Board Game Jam again this year and we’re super-excited about it because we have room for even more jammers!

Like the previous two years, early bird tickets are $15, and available until Wednesday February 6. After that, late bird tickets are $20. Get them here! As before, all ticket sales go towards purchasing a cornocupia of supplies, and other fun thing

You can check out media coverage of previous years here:

  • The Toronto Star – Board Game creators compete tech-free at Board Game Jam
  • Torontoist – Battle of the Boards
  • BlogTO – The choose your own adventure of board games
  • You can buy your tickets over at Eventbrite!

    Gamercamp and ZED.TO This Weekend

    Gamercamp 2012 is this coming weekend and it’s looking like the best camp yet! Tonight they are doing a halloween screening of Ace Attorney.

    I’ll be running a workshop from 2-3 on Saturday about board games and Board Game Jam, so if you’re new to board games you should come check it out. See the schedule for more fun things happening at Gamercamp.

    Also this weekend, ZED.TO is having their climactic event on Friday and Saturday. It’s looking like it’s going to be the most intense interactive theatrical experience to ever be staged in Toronto.

    A Special Message from ByoLogyc CEO Chet Getram from ByoLogyc on Vimeo.

    To catch up on some background of the ZED story be sure to check out the web comic.

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