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We're not the only games company to have a web presence. Here's a few of our favourites.

Dice & Games provide us with games components, including the cyclists for Breaking Away and the plastic discs in Office Politics and Traffic Lights.

Gibson's Games is just about the last major UK owned board games company around now. It is good to see Diplomacy still in their line.

It's almost embarrassing to have to admit it, because I see the guy quite regularly at cons and naturally we insult each other gratuitously, but Martin Wallace is just about my favourite game designer. Through Treefrog Games he releases games that combine the flavour you would expect from Anglo-American games with the elegance and playability you get from German games.

I've invented a board game, what do I do now? We quite often receive this sort of e-mail and for those doing a "hobby" type game we try and give some advice but if your game is aimed more at Toys R Us then try  The Interational Toy & Game Innovation Conference. Alternatively, see the Fiendish game design section of this web site.

Tom Jolly of Diskwars fame also has a game design page

You might also want to try Taylor & Clifton, a printing company in Oldham, Lancashire (is it still Lancashire or some ludicrous new made up county?). Geraldine Dick was the contact name I had back in 2005.  

You gotta love Cheapass Games. You provide the game counters, they provide the board and the games.

"Hmmm, nice bits" is the first thing you normally hear when one opens a German game for the first time. There's something pleasing about wooden components. Vintage Games Woodworking Plans have a nice "woody" site, featuring woodworking plans for vintage board games: mechanical table hockey, pin-ball baseball, crokinole board.

Cactus Game Design. Seems to be a game designer's agent.

There are a number of independent game publishers out there (we are not alone). Here are some of them.

Guild of Blades Home Page - Grunt, Dark Realms, The War to End All Wars
Real Action Games - Makers of The Ultimate Racing Board game 

If you have a site which you think should be listed here, drop us a line.




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