How much can I sell a board game idea?
A typical royalty for a game is between 3% – 8% of the wholesale price – the price the publisher sells it to the store. It's hands off money – the publisher does all the hard graft and puts up the money for manufacture, shipping, storage, delivery and marketing.
What makes a successful board game?
In my opinion, a good board game is one that allows you and the people you are playing with to have a great experience together, as a group. Something you can talk about, make jokes over, comment on, and remember those good moments.
Is making a board game profitable?
This may not seem like a lot, but trust me, profit margins in the game industry are very, very tight on small to medium production runs (2000 to 20000), and 2% is generous for some companies. If your game sells 20,000 copies, you can consider it a moderate success, but you won't make much money."
How much does it cost to create a board game?
Your game should cost you $50-75 to build a decent prototype by yourself.
How much do board game inventors make?
On average, board game designers make between $56,000-$113,000 a year. A board game designer with less than 1 year's experience makes between $42,000-$87,000. With 7-14 year's experience, a board game designer can expect to earn between $51,000-$113,000. Hi!