MVP062: Marketing Your Game Store


How would you like to wake up every day, knowing that your game store is steadily growing. Events are pulling in larger and larger numbers of people. The number of sales is going up, along with the size of each transaction. And your customers are happy to spend money in … Read More

MVP061: Building Mind Sculpt Games From The Ground Up


In today’s episode of the Manaverse Podcast we’re talking about Great Bend’s newest game store, Mind Sculpt Games. So new it doesn’t exist yet. Usually, I interview game store owners that have been in business for a few years and have found some success already but we’re doing things differently in … Read More

MVP060: The GameBoard – How To Make Your Customer The Hero With Lynn Potyen

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In today’s episode of the Manaverse Podcast, our special guest is the most excellent Lynn Potyen. Lynn is the owner of the The GameBoard in Sheboygan, WI and in the words of the Geek and Sundry article she was recently featured on: “She is a pioneer in many ways for … Read More

How to Use Facebook WIFI To Connect Your LGS to New Customers


Facebook is giving your LGS a great way to reach new customers. WiFi is pretty ubiquitous at this point, it’s almost a guarantee that your business has an internet connection and there’s a very good chance that it’s set up on a wireless network. Instead of going through the standard … Read More

MVP059: Guardian Games and Fostering a Magic Community with Gene Joo


Guardian Games, the Grandest Game Store in Portland is the subject of this episode of the Manaverse Podcast. Gene Joo is the special guest today, he’s the Magic Department Manager of Guardian Games in Portland, and he shares the strategies that he’s used to build up and foster a thriving Magic community. … Read More

MVP058: Business is War – Mark Koh on MegaCorp


Megacorp was created and designed by Mark G. Koh, a serial tech founder with a lifelong love of card games and business. Growing up in Singapore, southeast Asia, Mark discovered tabletop games at an early age of 8- beginning with Advanced Dungeons and dragons. He wished to become a science … Read More

What do you do differently?


In business, as in life, we tend to want to emulate what everyone else is doing. It feels safe. We take the beaten path instead of venturing out on our own into new frontiers. Even as game store owners we do it. And we’re a pretty unorthodox bunch to begin … Read More

The end of the Panini DBZ TCG era, the beginning of a new one


For those who haven’t heard the news, Panini, the company that published the Dragon Ball Z TCG has decided to pull the plug on the game. Check out the announcement on Panini’s website here: Panini’s decision was essentially motivated by the introduction of a competing game published by Bandai … Read More

MVP057: Breakout Games, Surprise Winners, Unexpected Stinkers, And The Lessons Of 2016 Round Table


In this episode of the Manaverse Podcast, the hosts of the show look back on 2016 and do a postmortem report. It’s always a good idea to look back on what went right and what went wrong. You can learn some very valuable lessons from your past if you have the … Read More

The Death Spiral


The dreaded death spiral. The downward slide into oblivion. Before we get into that, though, a story is in order. Not so long ago… A few months ago I walked into a restaurant I had never been in before. I was looking for something yummy to fill my belly with … Read More

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