It’s nearly spring here in the UK and I’m excited to start seeing some blue skies and baby animals running around soon!
Over the past 2 weeks I have started fulfillment for The Isle of Cats latest Kickstarter and I am happy to confirm that Kittens + Beasts, Boat Pack, Explore & Draw, and a number of promos and other items are now available to pre-order in my store!
It really is a fantastic feeling to finally start seeing these being played in people’s homes and I hope you all enjoy them as much as I have!
Volunteer at conventions
I am looking for several volunteers to help demo games at either Gen Con or UK Games Expo 2022. If you are interested in helping please fill in the form here.
A full global re-stock of The Isle of Cats and Late Arrivals, along with the release of Kittens + Beasts, Boat Pack, and my new game Explore & Draw will be happening in the last week of March / first week of April. Make sure you let your local board game store know if you’d like them to get them for you!
With the latest Kickstarter fulfilling I am starting to sign off on a number of parts of Project Smoke, my next game which I hope to announce later this year.
While it is a little bit too early to start talking about details, I’d love to hear what you think the game might be based on the codename in the comments.
This month in publisher lessons I discussed the following topics:
- What to do if you fail?
- Finding your voice
- 5 must watch videos for publishers
- How many reward tiers should you have?
- Helping people get to the fun
- Managing replacement parts
- Delivering a Kickstarter on time
- Designing the perfect box part 2: The back
An update on Frank
February was a very busy month for me due to fulfilling the Kickstarter but I did get to enjoy Lost Ark and ARK: Survival Evolved for a few hours, which were both a lot of fun. I also made the final preparations for my trip to the USA next week and I am very excited about visiting Las Vegas and San Francisco!
Until next time
I’ll be heading to the USA on March 12th for 3 weeks where I’ll be attending GAMA in Reno to launch the new expansions for The Isle of Cats and Explore & Draw into retail. I’m looking forward to some sightseeing and perhaps will see a few of you there, don’t be afraid to say hi if you pass me in a corridor!
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