Ludonomics – Pricing in the Tabletop Industry

A few weeks ago I happened across an article on the Stonemaier Games website, titled 'What do Retailers Want?'. This particular article by prolific blogger/publisher/designer Jamey Stegmaier was written in response to the news that industry colossus, Cool Mini or Not...

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Codebreaking and deduction: three of our favourites

Most board games require logical thinking, the ability to calculate risk and the skill to plan ahead. Games like Mysterium, Codenames, and Deception: Murder in Hong Kong demand something entirely different: imagination. Often seen as party games because of the silly...

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Sub Terra in Numbers

It's been just over 4 months since the end of Sub Terra's Kickstarter campaign, which propelled Inside the Box from a one-person team to a thriving creative studio - and it's now high time we went back over our numbers with the beauty of hindsight to learn from that...

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Do board games have a colonial problem?

The tabletop hobby has grown significantly in recent years. Not just in terms of the number of players or games available, but in ideas and innovation too. We are living through a golden age of board games, with new and exciting ideas seeming to appear every week. But...

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An A-Z of board games for beginners

Board games are such a broad hobby that it’s impossible not to find at least one example that everyone can enjoy. Whether you’re drawn in by complex simulation-like tactical games or easy-to-learn party games there’s something for everyone. But getting the most out of...

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What can we learn from board games’ ancient history?

Now that our latest game, Sub Terra, is in production, ITB Board games at future projects in the pipeline. This week we’ve been playtesting a couple of incredible concepts that we can’t wait to share – as well as taking notes on some amazing board games made by other...

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The Intern Churn

Since days of old, companies of various sizes have adopted the approach of mass hiring flocks of fresh young people, shoving average pay and "exposure" down their throats in exchange for cold hard labour. For many people, it's a chance to broaden their horizons and do...

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