The Hackers Guild Is Now on Twitch.TV

The Hackers Guild Is Now on Twitch.TV

The Hackers Guild will now be streaming live content occasionally on Twitch TV. Check out our broadcast page to see what is playing. Read More

The Newest Version of The Hackers Guild is Now Available on Steam Workshop

The Newest Version of The Hackers Guild is Now Available on Steam Workshop

The newest version of the Tabletop Simulator mod for The Hackers Guild is now available from the Steam Workshop. Check it out by subscribing today! Read More

The Hackers Guild is Now Available on Tabletopia

The Hackers Guild is Now Available on Tabletopia

Games By Ray is excited to announce that The Hackers Guild is now on Tabletopia giving more players access to playing a digital copy of The Hackers Guild. Click on the link to get started. Read More

I Have a Board Game Idea – Now What? Part 16: Interview with Matt Holden from the IGA

IGA Logo

As a follow up to part 14 I reached out to Matt Holden of the India Game Alliance to learn more about him and what his organization offers to the board game community. Enjoy!

I Have a Board Game Idea – Now What? Part 15: The Hackers Guild Prototype Printing Postmortem

Shot of all game components including non-printed items like the dice and tracker pawns.

In the 15th entry in the I Have a Board Game Idea - Now What? series Raymond does a postmortem post on his experiences working with Chris Newton and MyGamePrinted.com in getting the review copy prototypes printed for The Hackers Guild.

Prototypes for The Hackers Guild Have Finally Arrived

A little bit of chaos that was created with the unboxing of my new game prototypes for The Hackers Guild

Hey Everyone,

I have some really exciting news. After waiting for over a month, the final review copies for The Hackers Guild finally arrived yesterday. I took some pictures as I was unboxing the games and thought I would share them with you.

I Have a Board Game Idea – Now What? Part 14: You’re Not Alone

Featured image for Part 14 of the I Have a Board Game Idea - Now What? series

One of the many challenges you will come across in your journey of becoming a game designer is the vast amount of information that is available on the subject. If you are planning on becoming a Kickstarter creator as well, that amount of information seems to grow exponentially and it is very easy to become overwhelmed with all of the things you "should" or "need" to be doing. The good news is that you don't have do this all by yourself. The gaming community is full of other designers, publishers, and players that are more than happy to help you along they way and share some of their wisdom and experience so you don't need to be reinventing the wheel. In today's post, I will be sharing with you some of the resources that I have found that were a great help to me in hopes that they will help you as well.

Raymond Northcott and Games By Ray Make Podcast Debut

@GamesbyRay's interview with Chris Renshall of @TGIK_Games_CR and The Cardboard Architects (@cbapodcast) podcast is now live.

I Have a Board Game Idea, Now What? Part 13 – Updates from The Hackers Guild Team

It has been a little while since I last posted an update on the progress of The Hackers Guild and I wanted to catch everyone up on what has changed and been accomplished in the process of developing The Hackers Guild.

The Hackers Guild Gen Con Photo Contest

3D Rendering of the game box for The Hackers Guild

Games By Ray is excited to remind their followers that The Hackers Guild will be making an appearance at #GenCon2016 this upcoming weekend in the IGA Games Library available Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 AM to 8 PM in the ICC Red Hall. As an incentive for those attending Gen Con to check it out, we are going to be giving away a set of promotional cards. Continue reading for more information.

Repost of I Have a Board Game Idea, Now What? Part 9 – Finding the Right Manufacturer

Wooden meeples

The last couple of blog posts have been re-posts of blog entries I previously posted to the blog when it was living at gamesbyray.com. This final post was originally post on March 16, 2016 and goes over finding the right manufacturer for printing your game project.

Repost of I Have A Board Game Idea – Now What? Part 8 – Alternatives to Traditional Protyping

First physical prototype for The Haackers Guild

As I mentioned last time, I will be posting a couple old blog posts that I was able to recover from the posts I wrote on my old homepage www.gamesbyray.com. The next entry was originally posted on February 11, 2016 and is all about digital alternatives to traditional prototyping.

I Have A Board Game Idea – Now What? Rerelease of Part 6: Kickstarter Basics

A couple of month ago I lost access to my previous website at http://gamesbyray.com including the first 9 articles in my I Have A Board Game Idea - Now What? Series. I was able to retrieve a couple of the entries from Google's page cache and will be re-posting those articles here. The first one was the 6th entry in the series all about what exactly Kickstarter is and some tips on creating a great project page.