The Rise of Tabletop Games During the Pandemic

Mar 16, 2021

10:15am – 11:10am CT

When the pandemic first hit the US in March, social distancing and virtual game nights began to become the new norm. To supply this demand, gaming companies had to quickly figure out solutions to create connections -- even at a distance. Hit tabletop games creator Exploding Kittens pivoted their games to be compatible with social distancing protocols and video chat to provide a sense of connection when the world was safest in isolation.

In this session, Carly McGinnis, Head of Production, Sales, and Logistics, will delve into how the company continued to provide connection during disconnection, how this will impact the tabletop game industry in the future, and why the future of tabletop gameplay will evolve.

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Carly Mcginnis

Exploding Kittens

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Jaime Wolanski

The Upside Agency

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