Monday, October 17, 2016

Commentary On "The Steal This Game" Board Game Kickstarter By LudiCreations

I'm not usually into kickstarters but this is a bit different. This is a small board gaming publisher whom I've heard about on the edges of table top & board games  for years. Here's the situation;"
Imagine for a second that you are selling your latest board game at Essen. You recruited volunteers, set up demo tables, and built up your booth. Your games are selling like cardboard hotcakes. All is well until you turn around, and your shiny new cash box is gone..."

Now to have this happen to your company is a complete blow in the stomach and face especially given the delicate time that LudiCreations is in. Watch the video or read below to find out what I mean.

On Saturday, 16 October 2016, around 4 pm, our cashier realized that in the 10 seconds it took to look in our warehouse for a game, our cash box was gone.
For a small indie board game publisher, this represents a significant loss. Besides the financial hit, this has also affected us on an emotional level.
Games are fun. Gamers are fun. They are also some of the most welcoming, generous, and trusting people around. For this to happen during the greatest celebration of cardboard & wood in all of boardgamedom is a devastating blow.
According to what venue security told us when we submitted the police report, this is likely the work of professionals. Fellow friendly publishers have indicated that they noticed similar attempts or approaches by individuals that did not seem to know much about the hobby. We hope and assume that this was not done by any gamer."
Now normally I don't do any board games on the blog but this is a bit different & when Tim Snider put the word out on this this morning I knew I had to help. So here's the deal here these folks have had their cash stolen in the middle of the development & testing of their board game season. This can be quite devastating for a small mom and pop publisher let alone one going through the middle of some major stuff like this.
Want to see a play test of this game? Well I happen to have seen this on the Kickstarter video.

So when it comes to helping boost the signal I'm trying to help get the word out for these folks. If you want to know more about 'Steal This Game' and to help support it they have a copy of the rules for download and take a look at their efforts as well. You can drop them some money if your interested in getting in on the action too!


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