I'm UK based and am currently living in London. I've always had an interest in games and used to invent ones for myself and friends to play when I was eight or nine.
I am working on a word based game with different game mechanics from what is on the market right now. My dilemna now is whether to approach a manufacturing company, or go 'kickstarter' to get it up and running with the rules and quality of pieces I want, and then hopefully sell it on for royalties.
I found these articles very useful and realistic. It's either a game or a totally consuming business.
I presume this guy is well known to you all?
At the moment I will be weighing up the implications of importing from china and all that's involved with it. UK manufacturing does not seem cheap.
Welcome to the forum! Your word game idea sounds interesting. My wife always kicks my butt in Scrabble, so I'd definitely be up for trying something with a new mechanic. Looking forward to having you in the community.