Launching The Art of Science in the UK

Three things I’m working on right now are: To find retailers for The Art of Science, both to create new windows for people to spot the game, and for people who have found out about the game and prefer buying it in a store. The second, and crucial, issue is to get publicity in any form: both paper and web exposure, by for example sending out samples to be reviewed. Exposing the game on different websites, for example board game sites and gift sites. The third thing; the ranking, and feedback, on these websites is everything. Which often is the result of a review. A bad note wouldn’t be very encouraging for potential buyers, would it…

So, first of all I’ve basically tried to contact all suitable book and gift chains this week. Got some very positive response, but frustrating enough the chains are so slow in their decision making and evaluation! But just now a manager asked me for the price of 3000 copies(!) I don’t want to say anything before anything is settled, but it’s certainly a good opportunity to spread our game throughout the UK, haha. There is only one hatch, and that is that with such a good trade price they can get for this many copies, they will probably offer the game at a cheaper price than us and other small shops that now hold the game, which will not be appreciated.

Two appreciated reviews lately:

Popular Science UK, Gift Review – The Art of Science , by Brian Clegg, popular science author and reviewer.

BenchTwentyOne,The Art of Science – a review of the new boardgame and an amusingly budget video tasterby PhD Chemist and Science writer Joshua Howgego, who we met in Bristol last week. He also published a very nice article in the Bristol university paper “Epigram”, but I haven’t got hold of the web version yet so can’t display it here..

Have a nice weekend everyone!

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