Are You Currently Developing a Game, Feeling Stuck, or “Gave Up” on a Big Idea?
This course is designed to help tabletop game inventors at any step. Over the course of 8 weeks you’ll learn from a seasoned industry expert everything you need to make your game idea a reality.
This new Master Class in Tabletop Game Design will teach you to be a professional game developer. During the course, you’ll take a deep-dive into the toy & game industry from someone who’s experienced it all over the course of a 22-year career.
In this course, you’ll meet twice weekly with your instructors for 8 weeks. After the 8 week course is complete, you’ll practice your skills by pitching directly to your instructors.
You will learn to research, understand, and design tabletop games from a true professional. You’ll also learn about play-testing, rule and graphics making, marketing your game, and finally how to pitch it to licensees that want your idea!
This inventRight Master Class is limited to only 24 participants, so sign up now to secure your spot!
What You’ll Learn in Your 8-Week Master Class:
Week 1: Research, Inspiration, and Ideation
Week 2: Understanding Game Design
Week 3: Make the Game
Week 4: Play-testing, Iterating
Week 5: Rules, Graphics Make the Game
Week 6/7: Shooting Footage of Your Playtests – what do you want to capture?
Week 8: The Wrap-Up: Sell Sheets, Pitch decks, Videos
Week 9: Set up a meeting to Pitch to April & Ed – Send in your pitch video or sizzle video
- Sample spec sheet design
- Editable presentation deck
- Ed’s favorite research sites
- Playtest questionnaires
- Game creator’s guide
Master Class Begins June 2nd – Only 24 Spots Available!
Special Introductory Price
Call Now: +1 (800) 701-7993
About Toy & Game Expert Inventor Ed Gartin
Ed Gartin is a 22+ year veteran in the Toy and Game industry and is currently the founder and Creative Catalyst behind Paper Bag Creative.
During that time Ed has been designing, developing, and manufacturing innovative new toys and games at places such as Hasbro, Toys R Us, Kosmos, Decipher TCG, and SwimWays, just to name a few. He’s lead multiple design teams in the creation of highly successful brands and innovative new products.
His career highlights include: Monopoly Gamer – the largest prime time launch based on sales in the 87-year history of Monopoly. Monopoly Millenials which Generated over 1.5 billion media impressions at launch. The Lord of the Rings Trading Card Game, which won the Origin Awards for Best Trading Card Game of 2001, and Best Graphic Presentation of a game in 2001.
Today Ed continues inventing and developing toys and games that bring families together through play, and inspire children to become the amazing people that they were destined to be. He also spends time mentoring and coaching Inventors while working with Toy and Game companies to grow their businesses and launch new, innovative products.
Having worked in every genre of gaming from Trading Card Games at Decipher, Family Board Games at Hasbro, and German Board Games at Kosmos; working in boardrooms to factory floors, Ed has seen it, heard it, and done it. Now, he would love to share that wealth of experience with you so you can master tabletop game inventing!
Ed Gartin is THAT guy everyone should get to know. The combination of his fun, kind, and helpful personality with his knowledge, experience, and creativity is something that just can’t be beat- it is contagious to say the least! He has the ability to help you step up in your creativity and pitching game, as well as dive deeper into gameplay, theme and trends. A few years ago while pitching to Ed I had the opportunity for ED to pitch my product back to me- it was eye opening and truly a pivotal moment in my inventing/product development career. I know for a fact that what Ed taught me set me up for success and is one of the reasons I have licensed four concepts in the last six months. As the head of inventor Relations Ed gave me great feedback on my concepts as well as encouragement to find my place in the toy/game industry. I am truly grateful to have Ed as a mentor and friend. I highly recommend working with Ed in any capacity if you ever have on opportunity to do so.
Ed is amazing, and his help is absolutely invaluable. He is incredibly knowledgeable but also very approachable and kind, and he transformed my confused concept into a pitch I can be excited about, and now feel ready for. I am beyond grateful. Thank you Ed!
Man! after having a one on one conversation with Ed Gartin via Zoom and listening to him on how I should pitch my product, I was convinced Ed is the real deal. He did such a great job pitching my product to me, that I was ready to open my wallet and buy my own product from him. Ed truly will help you take your product to the next level. He even gave me pointers on pricing the market and product positioning. If you're serious about your product and need help getting it to the next level, Ed is the man you need to consult with. I'm glad I did. Thank you Mr. Gartin.
Ed is one of those special people who has an enthusiasm for helping others while sharing his expertise in the Toys and Game industry. A creative force of nature, Ed took the time to not only understand my product line but also my personal goals. From that foundation, Ed helped develop realistic and actionable plans that are now pushing forward. I feel very fortunate to have found Ed and always look forward to working with him. 🙂
I had the pleasure of speaking with Ed about the ins-and-outs of submitting invention ideas and what it takes to open the doors into this industry. Simply put, Ed offered valuable advice, set some realistic expectations, and provided encouragement to hone in on the industry I am passionate about. I'd definitely recommend Ed as a resource and source of enthusiasm when it comes to getting your product concepts where they need to go. I'm glad we were able to connect and will definitely be reaching out for future endeavors. Thanks Ed.
Speaking to Ed about the Toy Industry and my product concept was a Game Changer! The advice that he provides is genuine. His knowledge is unparalleled, and his goal is only that he just wants to see you and your product succeed. He not only told me what to do, but he used his connections to put me in the right room, with the right person to get my product licensed. I learned a lot working with Ed and I know that today I have someone that I can go to, when I need to know the answers that I just can’t get anywhere else.
Ed is an extremely knowledgeable and creative professional in the toy and game industry, providing a treasure trove of insights through decades of expertise. Keep a pen and paper close by when you talk with him, because you'll want to take really good notes.
Ed is one of those unique individuals who can connect to everyone and anyone and gets things DONE. Since the first time meeting Ed both personally and professionally...things seemed to just HAPPEN, and in this way I’d best describe him as a creative and social catalyst . His design and leadership experience speaks for itself , but Ed’s true superpowers lie in his social energy , tenacity and honest and open approach that builds bridges between people and ideas.
Ed and I worked together at Hasbro on the gaming team. His designs led to successful games for Hasbro. Ed also had incredible problem solving skills. He could solve any challenges and be relied upon to get things done. If I had a question or needed something figured out he would be first on my list to ask and he always came through. He’s an incredible team player and leader.
About inventRight Coach April Mitchell
April Mitchell is a successful entrepreneur who is passionate about natural health and wellness to help others feel their best. A lifelong learner, she was a teacher before focusing on raising her four children with her husband Tony, who is an active duty Marine.
Growing up, April remembers that her father was always creating new things, be it tools for his trade or fishing. Inventing runs in her family, actually; her grandfather received several patents for his inventions, and her great-grandfather was an inventor as well.
While studying to become a teacher, she began using her creativity to design her own games and interactive activities. About a decade ago, she invented and licensed a patented device that prevents towels from slipping off towel bars and onto the bathroom floor. (It did not make it to market and is still available for licensing.)
She found success with her next product idea, the Right Height Adjustable Heights Over-the-Door Hook. The company she licensed it to displayed it at the 2019 International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago. It will be distributed on-line and at retail stores!
Since then, she has licensed products in several industries. She specializes in the toy and game industry, having licensed 7 toys and games in the last 18 months – she is truly a professional inventor!
She has been working with Ed Gartin for 7 years to help inventors master their toy & game ideas, and is now bringing that experience to current and past inventRight members with this Master Class.