This interview was born from my previous article Board Games and Finance: A Roll of the Twenty-Sided Die. Which quickly became extremely popular.
In that article, I featured a board game called Scythe. A game that I enjoy very much and play quite often. I enjoyed it so much, I kicked up my creep factor and emailed the creator, Jamey Stegmaier, of Stonemaier Games to see if he would answer some questions about board games and their ability to be used as investments, instead of just “games.”
Jamey replied, promptly I might add, and said that he would be glad to answer some questions! He turned out to be one of the coolest and nicest people I’ve ever had the pleasure of talking to, and I learned he has been extremely successful with Kickstarter, funding over several successful of his own gaming projects (Scythe alone raised $1,810,295). Jamey is a people-first type of guy, and now, I can personally tell you how great he is. I believe that his site and views on his company can help us all on the path to Financial Independence that pursuit of happiness we crave.
Jamey quit his day job and now runs Stonemaier Games, a board game publishing company, full-time. For a geek like me, it does not get much better than that (unless the board game company is a brewery, too. That might be better).
Jamey also runs his own blog and is the author of the book A Crowdfunder’s Strategy Guide: Build A Better Business By Building Community. I scorched through this book in two days, even while taking notes. It is an absolute must read.
With all of that being said, I could not be more excited to share this with all of my readers!
So, grab a brew if you are at home or hide from your boss if you are at work and enjoy!