Make sure your game reaches its audience.

The Esoteric Order of Gamers is different from other game channels. I only cover games I personally like and play—usually thematic-rich, attractive, imaginative games, often with miniatures.

My name is Peter and I’m known as Universal Head. I’m an experienced graphic designer whose passion is tabletop games, and over the last 15 years I’ve made a respected name for myself in the industry. I’ve created more than 300 top quality rules summaries, considered the best in the business and incredibly useful for players to quickly pick up and play a game, and this experience has made me an expert on boardgame rules. And I’ve also designed the visuals for popular games like Tales of the Arabian Nights, Inkognito, Ninjato, and Atlantis Rising.

The EOG offers a lot more than just another review video. I’m a design and gaming personality whose goal is to make entertaining videos that target a large audience of the kind of gamers who want to play your games.

Game Promotion

How many people does the Esoteric Order of Gamers reach? Here are the current numbers:

YouTube subscribers

Twitter followers

FaceBook followers

Website users/week

14.7K

2,250

1,700

2,200

And most importantly they’re not ‘general’ boardgamers—they’re specifically into thematic, imaginative games like yours.

The Kickstarter Package

US$ 300

Per Month

– Promotion of your campaign on Twitter and Facebook
– Mention of your campaign on my monthly Action Points video
– Comprehensive rules summary and reference, posted and maintained on the EOG and BGG

The Promotional Package

US$ 650

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– Promotion of your game on Twitter and Facebook
– Mention of your game on the monthly Action Points video
– Comprehensive rules summary and reference, posted and maintained on the EOG and BGG

Rules Summary & Reference Services

Nobody, but nobody, makes rules summaries like the Esoteric Order of Gamers. I’ve been making them for 15 years and honed their production to a fine art. As a professional graphic designer they look like they came with the game. Many people have told me they don’t buy a game until they know I’ve made a summary for it. Make things easy for your customers—get an EOG rules summary and reference made for your game!

Rules Summary & Reference

US$ 400

1-16 page rulebook

Send me a PDF of your completed rulebook (up to 16 pages) and any art files required, and I’ll create a world-famous Esoteric Order of Gamers rules summary and play reference! You can print it and put it in your game, add it as a stretch goal to your Kickstarter campaign, and put it on your website. In addition, it will be uploaded to Boardgamegeek and the EOG, and mentioned on EOG social media channels.

Rules Summary & Reference

US$ 650

17-32 page rulebook

Send me a PDF of your completed rulebook (up to 32 pages) and any art files required, and I’ll create a world-famous Esoteric Order of Gamers rules summary and play reference! You can print it and put it in your game, add it as a stretch goal to your Kickstarter campaign, and put it on your website. In addition, it will be uploaded to Boardgamegeek and the EOG, and mentioned on EOG social media channels.

Rulebook Consultation, Writing & Design

Your rulebook is the most important part of your game. Without a clearly written and well-designed rulebook, people can’t play your game properly, and you’ll waste time and money answering questions and perhaps even reprinting the entire thing! So why do publishers so often end up with rulebooks that don’t do the job properly?

Well, it’s because it takes professional writers, editors and designers to make rulebooks that work. Peter ‘Universal Head’ Gifford has decades of experience in all of these fields, and is the acknowledged expert to turn to when you need a rulebook for your game. After playing games and being a professional designer all his working life, and creating more than 350 rules summaries, there’s no one more knowledgeable about what makes a rulebook work. And that means more fun for your players, better reviews, bigger Kickstarter results, and more sales!

Rulebook Consultation

US$ 500

per rulebook

Send me a PDF of your finished rulebook and I will write you a report telling you how it can be made better. The report will include comprehensive, practical advice on structure, writing, and layout design.

Up to 32 page rulebook; larger rulebooks quoted on request.

Rulebook Editing

US$ 1,250

per rulebook

Send me your final rulebook text and I will rewrite it to be clear, clean and comprehensible. I can also rewrite translated text to make sure the English is perfect.

Up to 32 page rulebook; larger rulebooks quoted on request.

Rulebook Editing & Design

US$ 2,000

per rulebook

Send me your finished text and any relevant graphics and I will edit the text to make it as clear and comprehensible as possible, then design a professional, beautifully-formatted rulebook for you as print-ready and downloadable PDFs.

Up to 32 page rulebook; larger rulebooks quoted on request.

Game Graphic Design

Your game needs to look and play beautifully. Don’t cut corners; get a professional, experienced visual communicator to turn your game design into something exceptional. And if you can’t afford to get him to create all the design, you can still reap the benefits of his years of experience as a design and gamer.

Peter has over 25 years of graphic design experience, and understands tabletop games inside and out. It’s a winning combination that results in gorgeous, functional games. Here are just some of his creations:

Game design consultation

1,000 US$

Per Month

A high level report on your game’s visual design: notes and suggestions on visual and thematic choices, typography, layout, art, and functionality. Pick the brain of an experienced professional and turn your game from OK to world class.

Game graphic design

US$ by quotation

Per Month

Contact Peter to discuss your project.

Notes

Please note the prices above are guidelines only, and a final quote will be made after I’ve examined the specific requirements of your project.

A page is defined as roughly 250-300 words.

Promotional services require payment upfront. Design service require 50% of the quoted amount upfront, and the remainder before I send you the final files.

You can pay using PayPal or bank transfer to an account in your country (I use TransferWise so it’s easy, and you don’t have to pay any fees).

Please allow at least a month for your project. Shorter timelines may incur extra charges.

Please understand I cannot and do not take responsibility for the final output from print-ready artwork I supply, as I have no control over proofing and printing of the job and cannot guarantee the quality of the final output without actually being there in person at press time. I recommend you always have a professional proof made before going to print, check it carefully for errors and colour accuracy, and make the proof available to the printer for checking the final print output.

While all care is made to avoid them, I do not take any responsibility for errors. Final proofreading and checking is the client’s responsibility.