Indie Boards and Cards is looking for additional games to add to its line up.
Indie Boards and Cards looks to publish a wide range of games that offer the hobby gaming market new and innovative themes, mechanics and concepts. While we cover many areas, our goal is to emulate the diversity and integrity that Bruno Faidutti has demonstrated in his Ideal Game Library
That being said there are some common characteristics of a game that we are most interested in, a successful small publisher game tends to be smaller, shorter and lighter than the overall gaming market. We don't look at abstracts, wargames, 18xx, CCGs/LCGs though, it is just not our market space.
We prefer games that are not listed on BGG (yet!) and haven’t been web (PnP) published.
We only look at finished games – having all the rules, components, mechanisms, and functional art/graphic design completed - we will worry about the final art ourselves! . I do want to make sure that you've already taken the game beyond the first steps of playtesting, and would look to get written feedback from at least five established BGG members who played your game “blindly”.
If you are ready to submit your game Send us an email that describes the game including: number of players, playing time, theme, core mechanics, components and an external playtesting you've done already. You should expect to hear back from us in a week, if we aer interested then we will ask for a playtest rules first and then a prototype.
Want to self publish?
While Indie Boards and Cards is no longer in the busines of being a marketing collective for self-publishers, the decision to self-publish your game should still be a difficult one!
You should know that the best way to make a big pile of money publishing games is to start with a huge pile and only manage to lose half of it! Self publishing is hard work that doesn’t pay. A good self publisher is equal parts game designer, graphic artist, craftsman, financial planner, salesman and optimist. For most the decision to self publish is based on an individual’s desire to be more engaged in their board gaming hobby.
You’ll need to love your game to make this work. Let us know if you have any questions, we have some experience and would be willing to share.