Once Upon a Game - A new book on the dicey career of a games inventor

The intriguing and frustrating world of games inventing from an inventor with 55 years experience – the true story behind your favourite board games.
Once Upon a Game
Once Upon a Game
DARTFORD, U.K. - May 16, 2013 - PRLog -- How do you get an idea for a game? What’s involved in developing it and making an initial prototype? How important is play-testing, and whom do you involve in that process? What are the tips for writing rules? How do you go about trying to get your idea onto the marketplace? What are the important parts of a contract?

This book won’t provide all the answers but it will give you an insight into the fascinating, and sometimes frustrating world of games inventing based on Michael’s 55 years of experience of the
successes and failures; the laughter and tears, the delight and the boredom. Along the way he met his wonderful wife, Maggie, and had a child who loves games - what a surprise!  And worked with some great friends and colleagues. For about 30 years, Maggie and Michael and some of these people shared in the writing of books, mainly ones to do with groupwork, communication, teamwork and social care. You will also find out about a collaboration which saw a couple of books about cryptic crosswords launched.
Michael Kindred says “My first job was as an articled pupil in an architect's office, and I stayed in the profession for several years. My hobby of inventing board and card games went alongside work in architecture and other office jobs until I had my first few successes at having games marketed. I then decided to take the risk of turning the hobby into a full-time job, and became self-employed when I was 40. My wife, Maggie, and I now live in France and we write educational books together and I still try to invent games.”

For more information or to arrange an interview with the author of this book, please contact Olu Akinpelu on 07790432029 or email: Press@pneumasprings.com

Once Upon a Game - my precarious career as a games inventor! can be obtained from Pneuma Springs Publishing at the following address: http://www.pneumasprings.co.uk/Onceuponagame.htm

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