MVP088: The Mana Boardgame Tavern is Open For Business

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Shannon Ebbitt is the co-owner with husband Vince, of the Mana Boardgame Tavern in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, a steampunk inspired venue offering a variety of adult beverages combined with a library of board games for their patrons to enjoy. The Mana Boardgame … Read More

MVP087: Three Major Changes for Qualifying as a WPN Premium Store

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Wizards of the Coast made an announcement recently on the WPN site detailing the changes to the program and what it takes for local game stores to qualify for WPN Premium status. So let’s dig into the announcement and talk … Read More

MVP086: Now Is Not The Time To Open a Game Store, Do This Instead

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If you’re in the planning stages of your future game store or were about to launch, you should put everything on hiatus right now. Hold off on opening your doors or making any major purchases in the near future because … Read More

MVP085: Resources and Advice For Staying In Business During The Covid-19 Pandemic

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The situation is changing day by day and for many game store owners, business is anything but the usual. Social distancing and isolation have made the traditional model for local game stores unfeasible if not impossible. Hosting events is no longer … Read More

MVP084: Get In Front of More Customers with WeTabletop

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Joe Masilotti is on the show to talk about how WeTabletop can help game store owners get in front of more customers and fill up their events more consistently. WeTabletop allows players looking for games to connect with store owners … Read More

MVPX: Coronavirus Is Here, Now What?

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Do you think the coronavirus isn’t as bad as the flu? I disagree, and maybe at the end of this podcast you might think differently. But at this point it doesn’t matter, the panic and fear is real. Governments are … Read More

MVP083: Justice Has Been Served

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For those who haven’t heard the tale, Pat’s Games was robbed a little over three years ago and the bad guys made off with over $60,000 worth of high value Magic cards. The story of the burglary went far and … Read More

MVP082: Pete Hoefling on Star City Games

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Since the day I started the Manaverse Podcast I’ve wanted to interview certain people in particular. John Coviello and Gordan Johansen were high on my list, as well as Pat Johnson and Kelly Ackerman, KYT, Derium’s, Card Kingdom, and many, … Read More

MVP081: Chatbots: What They Are And Why You Should Care

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Over the course of the last year, Chatbots have been making a lot of noise in the industry. They are either the cutting edge in marketing technology, poised to change the way people interact with businesses, or they’re a fad … Read More

MVP080: How Gordon Johansen Sold $36,000 Worth Of Product In One Day

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  Gordon Johansen is back on the Manaverse Podcast along with John Coviello and Wayne Mittlesteadt to talk about holiday sales and driving big numbers during the holiday season. Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and the Christmas season are the … Read More

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