Boda Games Manufacturing

Boda Games @ Gencon 2022!

Gencon 2022: who else is joining us? We’re very excited that after more than 2 years, Boda Games will be an exhibitor at an American convention again. And not just any convention, the legendary Gencon! Once again being held in Indianapolis, Indiana, Gencon is without a doubt one of the biggest and best known board game conventions in the entire world.

You’ll find Boda Games at booth 2501! We’re bringing a lot of stuff that you definitely don’t want to miss. At the booth we’ll bring a lot of samples of games we’ve produced. As well as samples of different components to help further explain the manufacturing process. But that’s not all! We’ve also got our usual supplies with us. So if you want a Boda Games brochure where you can see all our manufacturing capabilities. Or you’d like to pick up a Boda Games sample box? No worries, just come on over to the booth and we’d gladly give you one.

New cardstock sampler kit

But we’re also bringing some new stuff over. We’ve got this amazing card stock sampler that we think everyone will really like. It’s got different card stocks in it. And each card has every finish we could think of on it. So next time you’re deciding between card stocks, you can touch and feel the difference and how it works with a specific type of finish yourself. And it’s not just card stock, we also prepared different thicknesses of punch board. Again, with all the different types of finishes, so you can make a well informed choice of components for your next board game project.

Needless to say, we’re very excited to be coming back to America and attending Gencon. We hope to see all of you at our booth soon!

Set up a meeting with Boda Games

Would you like to set up a meeting for Gencon to discuss your next board game project? Contact us here through the website or send an email to marketing@bodagames.com and we’ll get back to you quickly.

 

 

 

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