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Freelancer in the Spotlight: Krzysztof Baran

Krzysztof Baran has won two IBPA board game photography awards. Paulina asked him to share some of his secrets with The Geeky Pen!

Playing With Fire (Ants) – Adventures in Video Game Localization

The Geeky Pen localized this video game in Dutch, Polish and Czech. Paulina talks about the challenges she faced above and below ground!

Roll-and-Writes: History of a Popular Genre

Roll-and-write games have taken the board gaming world by storm. Where did they come from, and what makes them so popular?

Freelancer Profile: Hanna Björkman

Hanna is a professional freelance graphic designer from Sweden, who has worked with us on Stroganov. Find out more about her!

An Exclusive Look at Bruxelles 1893

This week, I visited the headquarters of Geek Attitude Games to try out the new expansion for Bruxelles 1893 that's coming to Kickstarter in early 2022.

The Process Behind a Board Game Translation

Game Localization How does The Geeky Pen organize a board game localization in up to 12 languages? Discover the process from A to Z!

How I Coined Some Terminology for Harry Potter

That's right! Translating "A Year At Hogwarts" gave me a new-found admiration for literary translators... and earwax flavored jelly beans.

Board Games and Their Educational Value

The best way to learn something new is to do it while you're having fun. Find out how board games function as low-key educational tools.

How Much Does a Board Game Translation Cost?

The price of a professional board game localization depends on various elements. Let's break down exactly what it is you're investing in.

How to Translate Your Board Game Into Russian

Creativity plays a huge role in Russian localization. Find out how to ensure your games are culturally adapted in an appropriate way!

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