This Week in IGA: April 24, 2017

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IGA is going to Origins Game Fair!

We’re thrilled to announce that after three years on the waiting list, IGA has just acquired a booth at Origins Game Fair this year! Miracles happen after all! The show’s in just seven weeks, so there’s a ton to do to prepare and not much time to book your demos and get us sales stock!

Because this is such a short notice booking, we’re going to shorten the IGA Pro exclusivity window to two weeks for this show, after which point it will become available to all members.

In celebration of this new opportunity, and to replenish our coffers from this surprise expense so we can get hotels and rent a truck for stock transport, IGA has not only reduced the pricing on demos for Origins, but put demos for Gen Con and Dice Tower Con on sale as well! Demo time has been reduced by $20 on off-peak days and $25 on peak days. They will certainly go fast at this pricing, though, so get yours now!

IGA’s Store is Live!

After literally years of design and development, IGA’s game store is finally live!

We’ll be using this store to supply our Minions with games and swag for their demos, as well as to launch a new micro-distribution service to help get member games into friendly local game stores around the world. The new software also delivers an incredible amount of transparency to our process; members can now see what we have and where it’s going in pretty much real-time.

We notified the Minions of the store’s launch on April 8, and we’ve already processed more than 25 orders. Minions, if you haven’t gotten out to run some demos in a while, now would be a fantastic time to do so!

Members, we’re sure you have questions. No worries! We’ve put together an interactive guide to help you get a handle on everything having to do with our new store software, stock policies, and the tools available at your disposal. We strongly recommend that all member publishers check this out, especially if we already have stock on hand from you.

Please direct any questions or concerns to our warehouse team at Thank you so much to Victoria, Sherri, Jason, and all the other Minions who helped out with testing and development.


IGA in the News

New Partnerships

Massif Games LLC

Folding, compact, and travel-friendly display stands for board games. Usable with cards, tuck-boxes, small and big-box games. Perfect for designers, publishers, game cafes, FLGS, and more.

Massif Games is offering a IGA members a discounted rate of 15 sets for $49. This is enough stands to use with your table or booth, and have extras for promotional giveaways.

Now on Kickstarter

Tailgating GameCards, the perfect game for the pre-game.

sue schroeder $95 of $6500 raised (1%) 8 days left

Battle for Biternia - The MOBA for Boardgamers

Stone Circle Games $6708 of $22000 raised (30%) 22 days left

Massif Displays: Compact Stands for Games, Cards, and More!

Corey Wright $4896 of $8900 raised (55%) 7 days left

Fantasy Fantasy Football: Draft & Management Game

CSE Games $2815 of $5000 raised (56%) 16 days left

Manaforge - A Game of Crafting Magic Items

Bryan Kline $10618 of $18000 raised (58%) 5 days left

God Hates Charades: Wrath

God Hates Games $3192 of $5000 raised (63%) 16 days left

Rayguns & Rocketships

IDW Games $45089 of $60000 raised (75%) 15 days left

Chimera & More, an exciting card game by Ralph H. Anderson

Gryphon and Eagle Games $2140 of $2000 raised (107%) 14 days left

King's Champion

Talon Strikes Studios $20536 of $15000 raised (136%) 4 days left

Clustered - a strategic pattern recognition card game

Sculpin Games $3494 of $2500 raised (139%) 8 days left

Stars Reach space ship miniatures

Twilight Game Designs TJ $2533 of $1500 raised (168%) 6 days left

EXCEED Fighting Card Game

David B. Talton Jr. $54631 of $30000 raised (182%) 6 days left

Five Seals of Magic Board Game 2-5 Player 60 Minutes

Seth Hiatt $11994 of $5000 raised (239%) 13 days left

CrossTalk: The Party Game of Subtle Conversation

Nauvoo Games $24588 of $10000 raised (245%) 3 days left

Maximum Apocalypse

Mike Gnade $62593 of $14700 raised (425%) 10 days left

Peak Oil, a tabletop game about Crisis and Profit

2TOMATOES $52863 of $10000 raised (528%) 2 days left

Centauri Saga: Season 1

Vesuvius Media Ltd $83771 of $15000 raised (558%) 6 days left

The City of Kings: A Cooperative Adventure for 1 - 4 Heroes

Frank West $254672 of $35702 raised (713%) 3 days left

Rise to Nobility

Final Frontier Games $221608 of $19000 raised (1166%) 9 days left


Black Forest Studio $102400 of $3456 raised (2962%) LAST DAY!

Did You Know?

IGA is going digital! We've secured partnerships with Tabletopia, Tabletop Simulator, and PlayTable to provide members new revenue streams and playtesting opportunities. Find out more!Minions: Earn loot points for playtesting or demos online!

Upcoming Conventions

Buffalo, NY USA
Apr. 28 - 30, 2017

San Diego, CA USA
Apr. 28 - May 1, 2017

Omaha, NE USA
Apr. 28 - 30, 2017

North Tonawanda, NY USA
May 6, 2017

The Dalles, OR USA
May 5 - 7, 2017

Flower City Comiccon
Rochester, NY USA
May 20 - 21, 2017

Welcome New Members!

Amalgamated Games
Lost Treasure Games
Massif Games
Narrative Obsession Games

Welcome New Minions!

Jon L.
Josh W.
Peter H.

New & Restocked in the Store

The Refuge
B&B Games Studio

Cutthroat Caverns
Smirk & Dagger Games


Beasties and Bygones: Parody RPG
Critical Hit Media

Beasties and Bygones: Taint Stones
Critical Hit Media

Zombie Sheep
Casual Dragon Games

IGA by the Numbers

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