Developing a Board Game
Developing a Board Game takes a significant amount of time and energy. To assist you in this endeavor, the Professor’s Lab provides a wide variety of services. From the very beginning of your board game development journey, we offer Design Analysis as a fresh perspective on the whole of your new title…from the mechanics and theme to rules, board, cards, and gameplay. From there, the Professor’s Lab can serve as your Editor/Proofreader for the myriad cards and pages of rules, tightening the grammar, spell checking, and ensuring the final product remains clear and cogent. Finally, and the most important aspect of development, the Professor’s Lab provides Playtesting services for one or multiple playtests.
While the Services & Rates below provide a broad overview of costs, the Professor’s Lab has worked with designers and fellow-developers, each possessing different expectations and budgets. When you’re ready to begin developing your game, contact us and we can take that journey together.
Services & Rates
As an Editor/Proofreader, I’ll make and recommend edits to your rules, cards, and other written material with a focus on providing a concise and cogent final product.
Two Editor/Proofreader Options:
Option 1: 4-hr period (typically 24 pages or 60 standard cards), plus two 30-min video-conference sessions (Zoom, Skype, etc).
Option 2: 1-hr period (6 pages or 15 standard cards).
Design Analysis provides both a comprehensive review of the game, rules, and components and a multi-page analytical report, outlining strengths and areas for improvement.
Intensive series of in-person and blind playtesting for solo-to-4 player titles, including a comprehensive critique of rules and components.
Two Playtesting Options:
Option 1: 3-hr period (multiple playtests), feedback report, and two 30-min video-conference sessions (Zoom, Skype, etc).
Option 2: 1-hr period (single playtest) and formal feedback