MVP062: Marketing Your Game Store

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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

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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

MVP056: November in review, plus a special announcement

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The round table hosts of the Manaverse Podcast come together to discuss the past month. We live in exciting times and November has been an interesting for the guys. John Coviello, Wayne Mittlesteadt, Gary Sproul, and Tom Traplin share their experiences and lessons learned in the past 30 days.  We … Read More

MVP055: How to move/renovate your local game store without going insane

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  Every owner of a profitable game store will eventually face a difficult decision. Do you move your store or do you expand? Well, lucky for you this episode of the Manaverse Podcast covers both! Gary Sproul from the Haunted Game Cafe and John Coviello come on to share their … Read More

MVP054: Why Game Stores Fail

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In today’s show the hosts of the Manaverse Podcast discuss the reasons why game stores fail. Some percentage of businesses fail. The question is how do you make sure that your game store isn’t one of them? The sad truth is you can’t protect your business from failure completely. Many of … Read More

MVP053: The Problem With Pucatrade

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  The problems with Pucatrade are the subject of the show today, specifically the release of the Future Site update and the effects of its crumbling economy. After a fundraising campaign and many months of development time, Pucatrade’s newest incarnation has left many of its user disappointed and wondering at the … Read More

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