Vox Republica 152: The Business of Gaming

Episode 152

Length: 1:05:34

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DESCRIPTION: This week, Erin and Ryan talk about the business side of gaming. Is the board game industry really so different from other industries? It feels like it sometimes. Why is that and where do we think it’s going?




  • Whether you consider board games to be art or not, the idea that designers make poor business people persists in the board game industry. Why is this? And why do fans tend to react poorly when game companies grow and become more professional? This week, we’re talking about all that, plus the idea of companies from other sectors coming into the board game world.

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Audio Credits: Intro music track is “Swing!” by Bargo!, used under Creative Commons license.