Unpub at Origins Game Fair
Jun08

Unpub at Origins Game Fair

Good Morning Fellow Gamers! As many of you are aware, we here at Unpub are busy preparing for our next ProtoAlley at Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio! We’ve been a guerrilla feature at this convention for several years, and this year thanks to our awesome sponsor Renegade Games, we’ll be there in an official capacity! Origins will be at the Greater Columbus Convention Center (400 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215,) Starting Thursday June 15 through Sunday June 18, 2017. This is 5 full days of gaming and Unpub is proud to be in the heart of it all. Our rooms will be C171 and C172 and we’ll be active for at least 4 days of the Convention starting at 10am each morning. Thursday, Friday and Saturday we’ll play till 5pm. Each of those days consists of two shifts, 10am to 1pm, and 2pm- 5pm. Sunday starts at 10am like the other days, but it will end at 2pm and we only have one shift for designers to demo their games. We might be open for a period of time on Wednesday evening, as well…and we will look for other times to throw open the doors and hoist our noodle, so stay tuned to our social media for extra times! Registration for the event has been going on for a few weeks now, and we are excited about the 64 games currently registered from 41 different designers! As of this writing there is still space in every shift across the event for more designers. We have 28 tables each shift and while it looks like some shifts are full, there is still space due to the way things will adjust.  If you want to get involved Register your game for the event! Get on the waiting list if you have too. How do you Register?  If you’re in the system, hit the registration button to the right. Sign in using your username and password. Hit the event management link to your right. Select the shift you want and show up with your prototypes in hand! If you’re not in the system, the steps are identical…except you have to Sign up for an account and then enter your games into the system. If you have any questions reach out and we’ll do our best to help you. Word of warning: to get the best possible exposure for this event, get registered by midnight Sunday! We’ll be packing up the office and hitting the road, so the more we know before we do that, the better off everyone will be. We are very thankful for the opportunity to be present at a whole...

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Unpub 7
Jan09

Unpub 7

March 17-19, 2017, we will host our seventh annual Unpublished Games Festival (Unpub 7) at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Unpub 7 was attended by over 1,400 people and Unpub 7 is expected to nearly double this number. With over 120 game designers, a special guest (TBA), more vendors, and more play testers we are estimating a public attendance of over 2,000 people. In the past 6 years, Unpub has moved from a small community meeting hall in Dover, Delaware to a 16,000+ sq. ft. space in the Baltimore Convention...

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Unpub returns to BGG Con 2016
Oct28

Unpub returns to BGG Con 2016

    Unpub will be taking over the BGG Con ProtoAlley for the third year! Come join us, in room 1106 on Thursday (November 17), Friday (November 18) and Saturday (November 19) from Noon to 7pm each day, to play test the games of tomorrow. We will have special guests, special games, and a few surprises- so don’t miss out this year!       You MUST have a BGG Con pass to attend this event, as this event is held within BGG Con. Obvious, I know, but needs to be stated. About BGG...

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Hasbro’s Fall 2016 Challenge
Oct17

Hasbro’s Fall 2016 Challenge

Hasbro Gaming Lab’s mission is to discover and develop great new games, connect with the growing gaming community, and bring fresh experiences to gamers everywhere. Hasbro’s Fall 2016 Challenge to find the next great family game is open until October 23rd   2016 at 11:59PM EST. Hasbro will give five finalists $2,000 each to develop their game and run an Indiegogo campaign and one Grand Prize Winner will win $25,000, a trip to Hasbro, and the opportunity to work with Hasbro to make their game a reality. Find full details, terms and conditions here...

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Board Game Licensing Contracts
Nov17

Board Game Licensing Contracts

Finding a publisher for your design can be hard, and knowing a fair contract when you’re offered one can be even harder. Over this past year, we’ve been releasing reports about board game licensing contracts at cardboardedison.com, based on an industry survey we ran. The final series of six infographics–included below–reveals the industry’s standard terms, where the industry is falling short and how it’s changing, how designers can get what they want from a publisher, and lots...

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PAX East 2015
Feb26

PAX East 2015

Unpub is back at PAX East 2015 in beautiful (and cold) Boston, Massachusetts! Unpub will be located in the Table Top area at booth #C601! We have 7 tables available for the convention and will be splitting those up into 4 hour slots. So if you would like to come and participate as a designer, sign up now for your day/time! If you’d like to participate as a play tester, designer table shifts mean you have twice the games on a daily basis! So stop by and play play play! So designers, you want in on the PAX East action? Then you know what to do:   About PAX In 2004, the folks at Penny Arcade decided they wanted a show exclusively for gaming. Sure, comics, anime, and other nerd hobbies were cool, and those activities all had their own shows… so what about games? From that idea spawned a small 4,500 person event in Bellevue, Washington, focused on the culture and community that is gaming. [READ...

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