The Manaverse Podcast: Magic: the Gathering Business / Game Store Entrepreneurship / LGS Professionals
About This Show
The Manaverse Podcast is a podcast created for you, the gamer with aspirations of building your own local game store (LGS), the entrepreneur running an LGS who wants to grow their business, and the player who wants a behind the scenes look into the favourite hobby. If you’re looking for inspiration, new ideas, and interesting perspectives then Tom Traplin has you covered. Once a week, Tom talks with some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the game industry and pulls out the strategies, tactics, and systems that make their business so effective. Learn how to level up your LGS and build a better community with Tom Traplin and the Manaverse Podcast.
Most Recent Episode
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 this episode.
Today our special guests are Darcy and Daniel Leech, they are the soon to be proprietors of Mind Sculpt Games in Great Bend Kansas. Darcy has been buying and selling Magic cards online since she was thirteen years old and she's parlaying that into opening up a friendly local game store with her husband Daniel.
We talk about the process of opening a brand new game store, the challenges, the opportunities, as well as what they've been doing to build their community before their doors even open.
Main questions asked:
* How did you get into gaming?
What's your strategy for reaching customers and building a community?
* How are you funding the business?
* How do online sales of Magic cards fit into the brick and mortar business model?
* What does success mean to you?
* The Mind Sculpt Games survey
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