Essen 2018 - State of the Industry

Release Date: Nov. 1, 2018

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Running Time:   54 min.

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We are living in an era when board games are more popular than ever. More people are playing, more people are designing, more companies are manufacturing and publishing than ever before.

BUT… the purpose of this panel is not to take a victory lap.

We’re going to dig deeper and take a look at the state of the industry from many different perspectives - as members of the media, as players, as designers, as manufacturers. The goal being to take the pulse of the industry on each layer or level.

What trends do we see? Are there problems or issues simmering that need to be addressed? And since the industry is so global, no one person can get a full glimpse of the entire playful world. But collectively, we hope to assemble a clearer picture and provide a snapshot of where the game industry is today and perhaps even where we think it’s headed.

The panel:

Katie Aidley (Katie's Game Corner)

Helena Tzioti (Board Game News Online)

Odd Hackwelder (InkPlay Games)

Darrell Ottery (Eclectic Games)

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.


Katie Aidley  |  Katie's Game Corner  |  Twitter

Helena Tzioti  |  Helena Plays Games  | BG News Online 

Odd Hackwelder  |  Hacko Games  |  InkPlay Games

Darrell Ottery  | Eclectic Games