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A list of Facebook groups to join

10th March 2022 by Frank West2

Facebook is full of countless communities and when it comes to publishing there is no shortage of useful groups to join.

I recommend you spend some time researching groups that can help you succeed and to get you started here are some recommendations!

Board game communities

This first list of Facebook groups are all gaming communities.

These have been created by gamers for gamers and should not be used for direct marketing or asking publishing questions. However, they are still a great tool for engaging with the wider community and watching trends.

Crowdfunding specific communities

Tabletop Game Kickstarter Advice (7.5k+ members)

This is a fantastic place to ask crowdfunding questions.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/TabletopKickstarters/

Board Games Launching on Kickstarter (5k+ members)

You may post your live campaign in this group.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/tantrumhouseblok/

Tabletop Kickstarter Late Backers & Pre-Orders (500+ members)

You may post successfully funded campaigns in this group once they have finished, if they offer late pledges.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/255704404979930/

BoardGameGeek Crowdfunding Group (5k+ members)

A general community for gamers to discuss crowdfunding projects.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/444598639306816/

Game Retailers Who Back Kickstarters (2.5k+ members)

The best place to inform retailers about you crowdfunding campaign and to learn how to get retailer backers

https://www.facebook.com/groups/gameretailers/

Industry specific communities

Art & Graphic Design for Tabletop Games (10k+ members)

A great place to find artists and graphic designers.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/TabletopArtDesign/

Tabletop Publisher Announcements (1k+ members)

The sole purpose of this group is for publishers to post game announcements or solicitations for specific games.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/gameannouncementsGRC/

Tabletop Game Job Talents (1k+ members)

Advertise jobs within the industry (and also find a job!)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/182537099475989/

Game Industry (1k+ members)

A place to discuss the industry with other professionals.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/gameindustry/

Game Industry News (1k+ members)

A place to make announcements about games to other industry professionals.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/game.industry.news/

Board Game Reviewers & Media (5k+ members)

The best place to find board game reviewers and media who are right for your game!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/boardgamereviewer

 

Do you know any other Facebook groups that you think publishers should be aware of?

Frank West

Frank West is a gamer and designer based in Bristol, UK. He published his first board game, The City of Kings, in 2018 and now works on other games and organising events in the local area. His goal? To design and publish games focusing on immersive themes, fun mechanics and beautiful components. If you have any questions or would just like a chat, feel free to get in touch at any time!


2 comments

  • Kyle

    13th April 2022 at 12:21 am

    Just starting on this journey my self, thank you for all the information across the blogs I have read already. Not alot of this information is shared and it really helps me create a plan of attack.

    Thanks

    Reply

    • Frank West

      13th April 2022 at 11:52 am

      It’s my pleasure Kyle, I hope it proves useful and that your are successful on your own journey!

      Reply

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