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If you know of any links to resources that you think should be added here, or if you find broken links on this page, please email them to Mike Petty (mpetty at protospiel dot org)

Notes from Protospiel Seminars
50 Uses for Cards - Alex Yeager, 2006
The Joy of Components - Alex Yeager, 2007

Board Game Designers Forum
Board Game Design Forum - at Board Game Geek
Discover Games - portal for traditional game publishing resources
PowWow Yahoo Group - game designer gathering in Charlottesville, VA
Protospiel Yahoo Group - general Protospiel discussion
SpieleAutorenZunft - Game Designer Association

Design Anecdotes
Championship Stockcar Racing Card Game - Mike Garton
Citadels - Bruno Faidutti
Head to Head Golf - Larry Levy
Illuminati - Steve Jackson
Spree - James Ernest
Torres - Wolfgang Kramer
Who Stole Ed's Pants - Jim Doherty, Eight Foot Llama

icv2 Distributor List - list of game distributors including contact info

Industry Insight
Advice to Aspiring Game Designers - edited by Tom Vasel
Submitting Games - tips on submitting your game design to an existing publisher
The German Game Market - by Wolfgang Kramer
What Those Credits Mean - by Greg Costikyan
Why Games Cost What They Do - by Greg Costikyan

Protospiel Alumni
Games by Protospeil Geeks - a GeekList at BoardGameGeek.com
Black and White Games - Mike Petty
Glastyn Games - James Kyle
Kory Heath - Kory Heath
MetaMemes - Kes Sampanthar
North Star Games - Dominic Crapuchettes
SDR Games - Don Beyer
Toccata Games - Ken Stevens

Prototyping Equipment
Accu-Cut Die Cutters - roller cutter with many available dies
Dick Blick's Photo Supply - silkscreening supplies and kits
Ellison - flat-press rule cutter with many dies available
Lamination Station - variety of brands and sizes of hot laminators and supplies
Marvel Photo - stock and custom photo die-cutters
PB Plastics - Xyron cold laminators and supplies

Prototyping Materials
American Science and Surplus - many kinds of bits, boxes, and materials
Bear Woods - wood components
Benny's Woodworks - wood components
Brown Wood Products Co. - wood components
Casey's Wood Products - wood components
eBottles - metal tins
H. Arnold Wood Turning, Inc. - wood components
Lara's Crafts - wood components
Oriental Trading Company - dobbers, tokens, stickers, playing cards
US Toy Company - dobbers, tokens, and playing cards
Wood & Shop, Inc. - wood components
Woodworks - wood components

Prototyping Tips
Groovy Prototypes - by Frank Branham
Hints From Hell, Louise 1 - by Ray Smith
Hints From Hell, Louise 2 - by Ray Smith
Making a Game Board - describes the process of building a folding board
Making Your Own Counters - describes the process of printing, mounting, and cutting game chits

Publisher Submissions Guidelines (scrolling often required)
Atlas Games
Hans im Glueck (in German)
Kenzer & Company
Out of the Box Publishing
Steve Jackson Games
Wingnut Games
Wizards of the Coast


this page last updated 31 July 2007