The Manaverse Podcast: Magic: the Gathering Business / Game Store Entrepreneurship / LGS Professionals
By Tom Traplin: Online Entrepreneur, Business Strategist, and Blogger
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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 their favourite hobby. If you’re looking for inspiration, new ideas, and interesting perspectives then Tom Traplin has you covered. Learn the business of selling some of the best games in the world including Mtg, Warhammer, Warmachine, Dungeons and Dragons, board games and Euro games from some of the best retailers in the industry. 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 businesses so effective. With a special focus on Magic: the Gathering, you will learn how to level up your LGS and build a better community with Tom Traplin and the Manaverse Podcast.
||CleanMVP071: Round Table – Distribution… It’s Not Just The Games That Are Analog, It’s The Industry||John Coviello (Little Shop of Magic) and Gary Sproul (The Haunted Game Cafe) join me to discuss every retailer's favorite topic: dealing with distributors and figuring out your supply chain. If you want to run a game store, you need to … Read More||12/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMVP070: Round Table – MTG Arena And Counterfeit Games||The round table is back. John Coviello (Little Shop of Magic), Wayne Mittlesteadt (Dueling Grounds), and Gary Sproul (The Haunted Game Cafe) join me to discuss two things: Wotc's new digital offering MTG Arena and the impact of counterfeit games … R||9/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMVP069: 3 Growth Hacks For Your Game Store That You Can Implement Today||Learn about the three growth hacks that you can implement in your game business today that can potentially lead to exponential growth. Discover how to build in a viral component into your events and your offers that will make your … Read More||9/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMVP068: The Future Of MTG E-Commerce||Nate Petersen is the owner of Backstage Hobbies and Games, West Michigan's premier vintage Video Game, Board Game, and Trading Card Game store. This episode isn't just a feature on Nate's game store in Michigan. Nate is also the Director of … Read Mo||9/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMVP067: The New Dueling Grounds||Welcome to another episode of the Manaverse Podcast. Wayne Mittelstaedt is back on the podcast for a one on one interview and we're going deep into the trials and tribulations of a major business move. Wayne shares a ton of valuable … Read More||8/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMVP066: How To Build A Winning Team||Welcome to another episode of the Manaverse Podcast. We've got a great show for you today because today the whole round table is here to talk about finding and hiring the right people so you can build a team that … Read More||8/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMVP065: Personal Development And Tools For Success||This is the third episode in the series where we're exploring the question "If a game store wants to grow their game store business today, what should they do?" If you haven't listened to the previous episodes of this … Read More||8/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMVP064: Round Table – The Games Industry Is Changing||The round table is back! John Coviello and Gary Sproul join me to discuss the recent changes in the gaming industry and their impact on the business. We go over Game Workshop changing their policy about online shopping carts, minimum … Read More||7/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMVP063: How To Craft An Exceptional Experience||One of the most common threads among the game stores that have been featured on this podcast is that they provide their customers with an exceptional experience. Each transaction in your business fundamentally comes down to how your customer feels … R||7/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMVP062: Marketing Your Game Store||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 … Read More||5/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|