How to make money designing board games - Jamey Stegmaier -

How to make money designing board games – Jamey Stegmaier

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Jamey Stegmaier talks about various things to think about if you want to make money designing board games. We discuss what he would do if he had to start over from scratch, his biggest financial failure, and much more!

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  1. I'm working on making my first game (maybe my only game), and your videos have been such a great resource. Thank you very much.

  2. Being a talented artist isn't the same as being an artist who makes things that people are willing to pay money for. There are things that you look at and impulsively desire and want to buy. Then there are things that you look at with a sense of awe or respect for but don't have the desire to own or purchase (or can't afford the cost the artist is asking). The 'artist's artist' doesn't always make money and desirability isn't just about artistic talent.

  3. I disagree with this conversation in principle even if its reality. People should expect to earn well if they create well. Why should a talented person create something people love but not expect a fair return from it. People should have to be a builder on the side to support themselves.

  4. Jamey trying to beat around the bush that he's a millionaire, lol.

  5. Wow, your humanity and advice is so rare, i salute you!! I have been afraid to start my game design yourney for 17 years. And i believe you just pushed me over the edge! Hats off, i wish you all the best and success!

  6. Thank you, gentlemen. Some very good thoughts and reflections!

  7. this was phenomenal. Thank you both sincerely

  8. Really in detail conversation and some great viewpoints.

  9. Hey Jamey! I have a question. I'm in the making of a boardgame since 2 years back and I've started to realise I might have to protect my product when I do boardgame testing with other people, including my friends. So I'm wondering, which ways can I do that? I'm starting my own boardgaming company in about 1-2 years but before that, is there any good way I can do it, protect my product?

  10. Very insightful interview! You two have inspired me over the last few years and this was a real treat to hear both of you 'talking shop'. THANKS!

  11. Awesome interview. Some really encouraging content for a new designer like myself. Thanks for taking the time to do this.

  12. Thanks so much for this conversation, Gabe! If anyone has any questions for me about what Gabe and I discussed, feel free to reply to this comment so I can get an alert and respond promptly. 🙂

  13. Thank you both for sharing your insights and experiences with us all ❤

  14. Great intro! Definitely got me hooked in the first 45 seconds!

  15. Great talk. Love to design games and create the art, but find the business side intimidating. Whenever I start thinking of monetizing my craft I seize up and my creativity dries up. I appreciate your thoghtful and inspiring videos and will use them to overcome the obstacles I have been creating for myself.

  16. Awesome BGDL new season, I was already finish listenning a second time the podcast… =)

  17. Another great addition to your channel of insight and optimism for table top designers. Thanks Jamey.

  18. Thank you for this video… It is extremely motivating and insightful. As I am currently working on my first game and hoping to release early 2024, I find these types of videos extremely helpful in every aspect – art, expectations, monetizing, asset management etc….

  19. Fantastic information here. Love the philosophical side of this.

  20. Everything you do has an opportunity cost.

  21. Wonderful! 2 voices of acquired wisdom through experience! Thank you so very much for letting us eavesdrop your conversation.

  22. A lot of great information here. Gabe, when you described how creativity is pulled from us, I think you really hit the mark. I think it ties in with the fear of failing. It is easier to laugh at creative things and call it “kid stuff” than to put it out there, and see what happens. Funny thing is, the older I get, the less I care about being laughed at. 😎

  23. Жолудь Добровольський says:

    Thanks a lot for this video.

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