Happy New Year!
I hope you had a fantastic December and that your 2023 has started well. For me, the beginning of a year is a special time as it marks the anniversary of Sara moving to England and gives me a chance to set new goals.
I’ve always found it important to have something to aim for and would love to know if you have any big goals this year in the comments below.
Annual demographic survey
I like to start the year by sending out a survey so I can better understand the people playing my games and hope you can spare just a few minutes to fill it in.
You can fill in the survey here.
On the 20th of January I will randomly select 5 people who completed the survey and email them a £75 voucher for my online store.
Your answers will help me decide where I will focus my time in 2023, thank you for taking the time to help.
This month in publisher lessons I discussed the following topics:
- What is ROAS?
- 4 things I learned in 2022
- 2022 – A year in review for The City of Games
- Stats from successful first-time creators
- 100 publisher lessons are now available!
- Professional board game photographers – Some recommendations
- Requesting samples from your manufacturer
An update on Frank
Last week I finished watching All of Us Are Dead which I thoroughly enjoyed, it was one of my favourite shows in 2022. I also completed my first jigsaw in over 20 years and received a popcorn machine which has been fantastic, although somewhat messier than expected!
Until next time
I’m currently working on the sampling process for Race to the Raft and will be spending much of January planning out conventions for the year. I expect to be at Dice Tower West in March, UK Games Expo in June, and Gen Con in August, but I’ll be using the next few weeks to decide where else to go.
Have a fantastic January and I hope 2023 brings you wonderful things.
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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!
5th January 2023 at 10:02 pm
In 2023 id like to produce my fist working prototype for playtesting.
6th January 2023 at 10:38 am
That sounds like a great goal Chris, I hope you manage to achieve it and I look forward to hearing how it’s gone later in the year!
6th January 2023 at 9:51 pm
I just want to play a lot more games in 2023 and encourage others I know to do the same, because it’s often healthier and cheaper than going out, more fun, and is better for the friendship long term.
7th January 2023 at 10:27 am
I couldn’t agree more Mark, that’s a great goal to have. I’m certainly hoping to play more games in 2023 as well!