Yesterday, Grant Rodiek – founder of Hyperbole Games – wrote an excellent article about his struggles as an indie board game publisher: “So, you want to be a tabletop publisher?”

His article hit close to home because he is a local to me and another small publisher that started around the same time as Pencil First Games. It got me thinking, so I decided to do a response piece with my perspective. Hope it helps you succeed with your business!

Another Perspective on Being a Publisher

Eduardo Baraf is a game maker from Mountain View, California. He is married with two boys (5/8) and loves playing games with his family and friends at home. He owns Pencil First Games (Lift Off! Get me off this Planet, The Siblings Trouble, GemPacked Cards) and runs the YouTube channel: Edo’s Game Reviews. Professionally his career spans Video Games, Startups, and VR technology.

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  1. James Mathe on May 13, 2017

    Another great video and thanks for your honest insight. I too lost money for the first few years of Minion Games till we had an evergreen hit in our 8th game… now life is easier obviously. But it’s not a simple matter of one or two games making you a living.

  2. Tirolês on May 13, 2017

    Man! Couldn’t agree more with you! Thanks for your videos! This website rocks!

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