Play the game speed dating 2
There are dozens of lists out there telling you what to bring to a publisher speed dating event like this, and I read most of them before I went on this adventure.Common suggestions include having upwards of 30 sell sheets, which is essentially single page advertisements built to sell your game to publishers, and having 10 or more extra copies of your game to give to publishers if they want it for further review.While there was plenty of space for all of the designers to display their game, the setup was essentially long rows of tables with designers on one side and the publishers on the other.This made it easy for the publishers to just move down the line to the next game, but it could have an impact on how you decide to display your game.Furthermore, with a two-hour duration, my voice quickly grew tired which leads me to my first tip: 1) Be sure to bring something to drink, so to keep you hydrated.Nothing with too much sweetener in it as it can increase unwanted mucus unless it is honey which helps soothe the throat.
I still have some left over, but that is better than not having one when you need it.
Not only was it the 50th anniversary of the convention, it was also our first time attending, the first time in Indianapolis let alone Indiana, the first time using an Air Bn B, and of course the first time pitching our board game to real life publishers.
Needless to say, it was surreal, and one of the greatest experiences of my life.
Due to the limited time of each pitch — six minutes — I chose to omit an explanation of some of the components but I still prominently displayed them to encourage the publisher to ask the burning question — “what are these cool looking things?
” No matter how prepared I tried to be, nothing could prepare me to stand up to the all powerful publishers. ” 3) Publishers are just people like you and me, and most of them are at the convention to have a good time, meet people and do what we all love — play board games.Ask your mystery men five questions and choose the guy whose answers you like best.