The Naylor Games blog

Producing Fun #10: David Digby – Solo Mode Developer

Producing Fun is a podcast about making tabletop games from a product perspective. David Digby is a game designer and developer based in the UK. As a developer, he specialises in developing solo modes for existing game designs. Within only a few years he’s established a very strong reputation for his work, collaborating with a […]

Producing Fun #9: Sophie Williams and James Hewitt – Game Studio

Producing Fun is a podcast about making tabletop games from a product perspective. Sophie and James run Needy Cat Games – a tabletop game studio based in Nottingham, UK. As a studio they have a nearly unique model – designing games on demand for clients with IPs, miniatures and other assets rather than pitching their […]

Producing Fun #8: Duncan Cowan – Convention Director

Producing Fun is a podcast about making tabletop games from a product perspective. Duncan Cowan is a convention director of Tabletop Scotland – a mid-size UK tabletop game convention that launched to a hugely successful debut in 2018, garnering more than 1000 unique attendees. In this episode we talk about creating a convention designed to […]

Producing Fun #7: David Weiss – Boardgame Website Editor and Podcaster

Producing Fun is a podcast about making tabletop games from a product perspective. David Weiss is the managing editor of Canadian boardgame review site the Daily Worker Placement as well as the creator of scripted tabletop game podcast the Game Changers; a 26 part history of tabletop games. In this episode we get under the […]

Producing Fun #6: Nick Smith – Boardgame Cafe Co-owner

Producing Fun is a podcast about making tabletop games from a product perspective. Nick Smith and his wife Carrie are the co-owners of the Ludoquist boardgame cafe in Croydon, London: a hugely successful venue which won the global award for best retail store at GAMA in 2020 and has been featured multiple times on UK […]

Producing Fun #5: Annie Norman – Miniatures Producer

Producing Fun is a podcast about making tabletop games from a product perspective. Annie Norman is the founder and owner of Badsquiddo Games – a company specialising in making believable female miniatures. In this episode we discuss how she built the business from absolutely nothing, bringing women in history to life, key practical questions about […]

Producing Fun #4: Paul Grogan – Rulebook editor & Content creator

Producing Fun is a podcast about making tabletop games from a product perspective. Paul Grogan runs “Gaming Rules!”, a rulebook editing business and YouTube channel focused on videos that teach people how to play games. As one of the industry’s top editors, Paul has worked on around 100 different rulebooks; closely collaborating with several of […]

Producing Fun #3: Paul Brook and Liam Kirkman – Startup Publishers

Producing Fun is a podcast about making tabletop games from a product perspective. Paul and Liam run East Street Games –  A UK tabletop game publishing startup. In this episode we discuss the financial costs of game complexity, the personal costs of game development, developing and marketing games under pandemic restrictions and accidentally offending eurogamers. […]

Producing Fun #2: Chris Eggett – Magazine Editor

Producing Fun is a podcast about making tabletop games from a product perspective. Chris is the editor of Tabletop Gaming Magazine, the UK’s largest board game, RPG and miniatures game magazine. In this episode we discuss what good tabletop game writing looks like, the ethics and effectiveness of Kickstarter previews and what ‘product’ really means. […]

Producing Fun: The new podcast from Naylor Games

I just launched a new podcast about games. Here I explore the thinking behind it and introduce the first episode. Time for something new? For a while now, I’ve been finding myself less and less inclined to spend time writing a blog. This has probably been very clear from how sporadic, in general, my posts […]

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