Recently, a local game store allowed a bunch of us local game designers a chance to rent some tables from them and sell the games we all have made. We call it the Locally Crafted Games Fair (LCG Fair). So, how did we do? Eh....
Who's Who of the Fair
We did a Locally Crafted Games Fair in July. Back then, there were 6 vendors then. This time, there were a total of 9 vendors at the LCG Fair, including us. In addition, TheGameCrafter.com was kind enough to send us game bits and coupons for people to be able to make their own games. It was awesome seeing people go over to their table (the unofficial 10th vendor), pick up pieces with dreams of making their own games in their eyes.
We were set inside the game-play area of the Miniature Market Superstore in St. Louis, MO. This place is really big compared to a lot of other game stores, and can hold a lot of people. This particular Saturday, Miniature Market had an RPG Demo Day, a Miniatures Game Club, and a huge garage sale going on in the store. So, this place was packed this Saturday.
Sales and Successes
For AnSR Games, we had a pretty rough day of game sales. Our goal was to sell $500 worth of product. We did not make that goal, and it was disappointing. So what went right?
There is always something that we look back at and say "what were we thinking". So, what could we have done better this time? A few things.
What's Next for the LCG Fair?
This is a great question. We are successful running these events at Miniature Market once in a while. One in July and one in October seemed to work for us this year. There is interest from others who could not make it this Fair. The other vendors seem to want to do more of these from time to time. So, what's next? Here's some ideas.