In all professions, networking with your peers is always a good practice to help get your foot in the door to new places and to improve your skill whether it be coding, engineering, or designing board games. So Geoff Engelstein, Tim Fowers, and Jeff Beck has decided to launch a new board game design retreat called Tabletop Network. This will be a two day retreat out in the relaxing Snowbird mountain resort near Salt Lake City, Utah starting on Friday June 8th.
There will be lots of people presenting including Rob Daviau, Ryan Laukat, Tom Lehmann, Geoff Engelstein, Stone Librande, Tim Fowers, and more. Some of the subjects that will be discussed will be engagement, balance, and emerging trends in board games. Also, while there will some time set aside for playing games, this conference is meant to be about learning together and sharing ideas to improve everyone’s board game design skills, so you might want to leave the prototype at home.
In order to fund this trip they are using Kickstarter for selling the tickets. To attend in person a physical ticket will run you $295, while a virtual pass where you can watch all the panels and talks online will run you $55. So if you are itching to rev up your game designing engine, this retreat may be just the jump start you need.