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Around the Table is a quarterly publication organized by the Game Manufacturers Association to foster and support our industry with a new communication avenue. Each issue will feature articles by thought leaders across the industry sharing their insights and experiences, previews of upcoming games, as well as practical tips and advice on how to create, promote and sell games.

We hope these articles will stimulate both your imagination and a lively exchange of ideas. We also encourage your input on topics to be covered in future issues. Article contributors, advertisers, and general feedback are always welcome. To get involved, please contact GAMA's Communications Manager Jen Kuhn.

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Peruse an archive of past issues below:

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Issue 1 | Fall 2019

Feature articles:

  • Renegade Games connects with fans through clever Easter Eggs
  • Cephalofair Games reveals big plans for Gloomhaven
  • My store is a T.A.R.D.I.S. Exploring the various dimensions of Organized Play in your store

Download Issue 1 here »

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Issue 2 | Winter 2020

Feature articles:

  • Parallel Games shares Designer Diary for City of the Big Shoulders
  • Top Five 2-Play Games that You Can Play with Your Significant Other
  • The Superstar Effect, or Why Games Sell Out

Download Issue 2 here »

around the table winter 2020
Issue 3 | Spring 2020 

Feature articles:

  • Chip Theory Games: Entering the Retail Market
  • Tenants & Landlords: Effective Negotiations During Covid-19
  • Playing Tabletop RPGs Online: Getting the Most from Games at a Safe Distance

Download Issue 3 here »

around the table summer 2020
Issue 4 | Summer 2020

Feature articles:

  • The Rise of Good, Accessible, Licensed Board Games: Licensed Games? Aren't they usually rubbish? Not anymore. 
  • Consent & Safety: How social emotional learning fits in
  • HUB Games Virtual World Tour: Demoing games in stores during lockdown. 
Download Issue 4 here »


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