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TabletopPublishers.com notes:
* It's all updated for PAX Unplugged - sort / search / filter by the con as you like.
* The backend now runs on the same server as the website, and not on a third-party service. New tech on the back end means a faster / stabler service that's better set up for the long term.

(ICYMI: If you're a game designer trying to pitch your games to publishers, this service is here to help you pitch your games better. Think 'sniper', not 'shotgun'. See tabletoppublishers.com.

Great real world last night - printed off the first version of Carolina (a poker-like game more about outwitting than bluffing) and Taco (gateway card game about drafting ingredients and making tacos). Great to finally get to some new games =)

I'm making a list of potential reviewers for a game we've recently Kickstarted (with 2,000+ backers!). Naturally, many of them are in English, but the translators and I worked hard to ensure there would be a ton of languages available: Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish.

If you review in one of these languages, I'd love to send you a game. See noboxgames.com/spies for details =)

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I'm Chris Backe (rhymes with hockey), and I make . I also help designers make board games by creating tools and offering advice. I was an / from 2008-2022, and currently live in Birmingham, England.

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