How a board game is manufactured
Have you ever wondered what it takes to make a board game?
There’s a lot to the board game creation process. It all starts with a game idea and ends with the game on store shelves. But what happens in between?
We’ve seen a lot of resources to help board game designers bring their board game ideas to life. They typically cover the design process of taking an idea, creating prototypes, and play testing. They also suggest ways to work with board game publishers and distribution. But we haven’t seen much about the actual production aspect of making a board game…until now.
Our friends at The Spiel published a video documentary last month that provides an amazing view into the manufacturing process of board games – Made for Play: Board Games & Modern Industry.
While they were in Germany last year for the Spiel Essen (the largest board game tradeshow in the world ~ 200,000 attendees), they visited a major board game manufacturing company – Ludo Fact – to document this fascinating process.
The Made for Play documentary shows incredible detail of what it takes to make and assemble all the components of board games and card games.
- Game boards
- Cardboard Tokens
- Wooden pieces
- Plastic pieces
- Insert trays
- Game boxes
It’s a fascinating look into all the work that goes into the 4-6 week process of manufacturing great board games and card games.
We hope the film gives you a greater appreciation of the time, effort and investment that goes into every quality board game that makes it to the marketplace and your home. The business of fun requires a lot of hard work! – The Spiel
We’d highly recommend you watch this cool documentary.