Publishing with Board Game Hub

We want to see more people playing games from independent and small companies/creators. As such, we are publishing our own games under the Board Game Hub label. Our first publication, Tranquility by first-time designer James Emmerson successfully funded on Kickstarter on 1st December 2019. We've signed up another first-time designer, Robert Elliott, and will be publishing his tactical robot arena knockout game in Q2 2020 but remain interested in submissions for future projects. But why would you want to publish your game with us?

The perks

  1. Creative input- a recent survey stated that many designers have no input into the creation of their games once signed with a publisher. BGH believes in partnerships and will heavily involve designers in the whole process. This will be good for the game and for our customers to see all parties working closely together.

  2. Rising royalties- stats show that many designers choose not to continue to use the services of publishers after a campaign has finished. We hope that creators will want to work with us again and one of the perks we will offer is a rising percentage of royalties. Designers will receive a competitive 7% royalty of retail price rising to 8% for a second project and 9% for the third and any future projects.

  3. Just like any game being promoted and sold in our shop, your creation will have its own dedicated page with loads of content such as short videos, a written summary of the game, game mechanics, player count, playing time, previews and reviews from third party content providers.

What do we like?

  • The game mechanisms have to be solid. While we love beautiful thematic games, we're not going to publish a sub-standard game with above-average components to compensate.
  • Appropriate number and quality of components. Not every game needs a hundred high-quality miniatures and components should be appropriate to the experience. Also, in a world of complexity and waste, sometimes it's nice to keep things simple.
  • Plenty of playtesting. It's really helpful to have submissions for games that have already been thoroughly playtested and balanced.
  • Co-operation. At Board Game Hub, we like to work in partnerships. We want our designers heavily involved throughout the process and that means that they need to be active and available.

Game submission

If you wish to submit a game to be considered for publication by Board Game Hub, please complete a Game submission form and email it to Submissions.