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Boda Games launches a Youtube Channel

Boda Games launched a Youtube channel! One of the main goals we set out to achieve at Boda Games was to be more than a board game manufacturer. Of course manufacturing your favourite card and board games is what we are known for. But we feel very passionate about the board game industry. And we want to do our best to help new and existing game developers and publishers create the best games. The latest step we have taken is to launch our very own Youtube channel.

 

 

Resources for game developers

We first started with our Board Game Resouces page as a source of information for aspiring board game developers and publishers. As we built up content, we started to look for other ways we could help provide more information. From our many discussions with developers and publishers we have learned that many things that are normal to a board game manufacturer. Can be difficult to understand for game developers and publishers. After bundling all the essential information for preparing your artwork files for printing in our Artwork Guidelines PDF. We went a step further and made a template generator. No longer will you have to email us asking for a template. Now you can make your own, sized exactly to your specifications!

Boda Games Youtube Channel

And now we are taking it one step further and moving into the video domain. The great thing about videos is that it is very easy and intuitive to explain things. Because we can show it, step for step! For the first videos, we felt it was logical that the first videos are tutorials. Specifically, tutorials on how to use our template generator to prepare your files for printing. The first two videos we published are for the card templates and the game board templates. But we have a lot of plans for a wide variety of other tutorials! If you are interested in board game design, board game development and how to prepare games for printing, then you have come to the right place. Besides tutorials we will create a lot more video content, so make sure to let us know what kind of things you’d love to see from Boda Games. And don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube channel!

 

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Boda Games Chinese New Year Announcement

As we enter February, a very important Chinese national holiday is approaching: Chinese New Year. Thus, we enter the final days of the Year of the Rat and start preparing ourselves for the new year ahead, the Year of the Ox! The Chinese New Year or the Chinese Lunar Year begins at sunset on the day of the second New Moon following the winter solstice (21st December). Each year in the Chinese calendar is represented by one of twelve animals in the Chinese Zodiac. 2021 will be the year of the Ox. The Chinese New Year will begin on the 12th of February. Office and factory schedule So, what does this mean for all of our customers who are not in China and not celebrating it? There will be some adjustments to the working days of the factory and the office. For Boda Games, our factory and our offices have the following closing and re-opening dates: Boda Games Factory: close February 5th,  open February 27th Boda Games Office: close February 10th, open February 18th.  Please note that the periods the factory and the office are closed may cause delays in our staff replying to your messages. We thank you for your understanding and will be 100% ready to support you after...

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“What Board Game” Blog interviews Boda Games director

When we're not busy manufacturing board games, on of our other favourite pastimes are talking about board games! So when Jim Cohen from What Board Game asked if we would be interested in doing an interview with him, we immediately said yes. Boda Games' director, Jeff, talks with Jim about the history of Boda Games. Some of the past projects we have had the honor of working on. The finer details of board game manufacturing and much more. We had a great time trying to come up with the clever questions we received from him, and hope that you guys will enjoy reading it and learning more about Boda Games and board games manufacturing in general. Click here to read the full interview on the What Board Game website. What Board Game? What's that? Jim runs the "What Board Game" website. He is a massive fan of board games who wanted to share his hobby with the world. Or, in his own words: "I am commited to only featuring the greatest of games, especially ones that have not had as much press elsewhere. Get in touch if you would like to be a part. Or head on over to the forum to start right now! I would like...

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Box Markings and Labels for Board Games

A board game or a card game needs to have the right markings on the outside of the box. Some of these markings are mandated by law, such as health related matters. Other markings are for stores and retailers their benefit. And some of these markings are for potential buyers of your game! What's important to remember is, all markings serve a purpose. Not all of them, however, are compulsory. Then, which markings are necessary for your box? This depends on a few things. Kickstarter or retail? First of all, Kickstarter has disrupted the traditional way to publish a game. Not all published board games  will be sold in retail stores. A game that isn't sold it in retail requires fewer markings than one that is meant to be sold in retail. Be sure to check the specific regulations and rules of the country / region that you are planning to sell your game in. For example, once at Essen Spiel publishers were taken by surprise when convention staff visited their booths. And informed them that all games sold at the convention must have an address printed on the box for contact purposes. What markings are often on game boxes? All games need a...

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