Five years ago my wife and I created a board game as a side hobby. It did way better than we expected so we took a risk and left our jobs to make games full time. We have now created 5 games, sold over $2 million in revenue, and we sell on Amazon, Kickstarter, and in stores.
Ask me anything about making board games, quitting my job, working from home, or anything else!
Edit: Thank you everyone for some great questions and discussion! I really enjoyed doing this. If I did not respond to your question it means that I probably answered a similar question somewhere else in the AmA, so feel free to look at some of the other questions and comments that were made. Some of the most common links we shared during the AmA... keep reading on reddit ➡
About three years ago my dad was injured in a really bad hit and run car accident. He broke just about every bone in his body, and left him paralysed from the waist down. Our relationship has always been really good, but I hate seeing him in pain and admittedly try to avoid seeing him because it just makes me uncomfortable.
In November I’m getting married. I’ve been with my fiancé for 4 years and he and my dad get on really well. Naturally the discussion of who was going to give me away came up in the family group chat, and I kept silent after I realised my dad would be in a wheelchair. We always talked about him giving me away and having a dance at my wedding and I don’t want to be reminded of what could’ve been at my wedding. I messaged my mom privately and told her I want my uncle to walk me down the aisle as we’re incredibly close.
She naturally asked why and I told her that my dad being in a wheelchair would add complications to the wedding. The walkway would have to be widene... keep reading on reddit ➡
I am 24 now and left home because i got a well paying job as a planner. Anyways 12 years ago ,i was a kid and my sister came out as gay, they beat her up to our horror,it was my dads doing and made her move out,she was 17 years old. They refused for me to speak to her and shunned her entirely from our lives. So i couldnt get any contact with her until recently where my one grand uncle took care of her then he sadly passed away. She then went into depression and drugs after getting kicked out and it went worse when he died. You see a cousin had managed to get ahold of her a few years back but told no one until i moved away and then met him at his place for drinks. I hunted the streets and everywhere until contacted everyone i knew and didnt know to speak with her. When i found her she hugged and cried ,we both did. She now lives with me and we both cutting my parents out. He went to church and preached fogivness and they fucking knew what hed done. So i am out of their lives. I now hav... keep reading on reddit ➡
It's just basic stuff but I know friends of mine that have watched his videos in the last couple of weeks and it has made a real positive difference to their life. He does videos from how to tie a tie to even how to check your car's oil. Very helpful stuff that everyone who doesn't have a dad or just wants some DIY tips should know.
So this is an old story, from when I was about 11, so somewhere in the early 2000's. I was working on my homework in my room, when suddenly an unrelated question came to mind. Considering my dad is pretty knowledgeable I decide to ask him for the answer. I walk into the living room where my parents are watching television. Since this is before you could simply pause your show, or at least before that technology was common, I decide to ask my dad if its okay to interrupt his show, thinking he would tell me to wait till a commercial or something. Me: "Dad, is it okay if I ask you a question?" My dad stiffens and slowly turns his head to look at me. He looks a bit pale and stricken, "W-what?" Me: "I was wondering, if you aren't busy, if I can ask you a question?" Dad: "Uh, yeah... just... go wait in my room." I happily go to my parents bedroom, the only other room with a TV, and turn it on as I wait.
This next part is my mom's perspective, which she shared with me years later. She was st... keep reading on reddit ➡
My dad grew up with his family slamming him for not being his father's biological son. The rumor was that grandma had an affair with a man named "Tillery" when she got pregnant with my father. My grandparents always denied it, but the rumors have always hung around my dad. Grandpa was a Native American man grandma was white, and dad was their only biological child (his siblings were adopted). My dad was blonde as a kid but got darker as he's aged, and he looks like grandpa, so because we all believed 100% that he was biologically grandpa's son, we decided to finally set his fears aside and prove it with a DNA kit for his 61st birthday. The kit came back today after nervously waiting several weeks, and there's a lot of matched relatives, with the name "Tillery". No native American DNA results at all, no one with his fathers family's name. He's crushed and I feel awful. This has to be the worst thing I've ever done to my dad.
Tldr: I bought my dad a DNA kit to prove he wasn't the result... keep reading on reddit ➡
One of my close friends lost his father to the virus on 28th of April and hence was in no state to do any submissions. Recently he contacted one of his Professors on Whatsapp and very politely explained the whole situation to him. The Professors response was "The Deadline was 4th May. Dont give me any reasons" All my friend could muster up the courage to say was "Ok sir" I think its sad that the education system only cares about their work and not the mental peace of its students and its downright outrageous to talk to someone who lost his father like that. Ive been thinking about this a lot, and its depressing me a bit and its very sad. I just had to put it out there. Talking to reddit helps maybe. Thank You Guys.
Edit : I was pretty sad thinking about all this when I wrote this and though I'd get like 5 people to talk to,But I was SUPER wrong, I appreciate the comments and Im trying to reply each and every one. Im extremely sorry if I miss anyone.
Edit 2: I dont know what awards ar... keep reading on reddit ➡
This happened when I was around 12 years old. It was my birthday, and in the morning I came out and asked my dad what he got me for my birthday. He didn't even wish me, and he was quite busy with work as well so just smirked and said I got you the bunch of bananas there.
I was so upset and mad because he wouldn't even look up or wish me, I ate all 12 bananas because they were my present and I could. I'll never forget my dad's face when he found out.
Cast: Me My dad My sister
I'm 17 and I do my share if chores around the house. Have been doing for years. They involve taking out the trash, mopping the whole house,etc.
One evening I was mopping the dining room and the living area(common room), when it started raining lightly. My dad was outside and called me to take down the clothes from the Clothesline outside that was left to dry.
Since I was busy i called my sister to do it. Note that the clothes were not mine at all. They belonged to my mom ,my sister and my dad. I had left my mom's and sister's clothes to dry. Not my usual chore, just helping.
My sister is mostly a lovely person and goes out to do it. Then my dad yells at her and tells her that it's raining. It's barely raining. Just a few drops here and there.
So I go outside and he's sitting there FIDGETING on his ipad. I'm kind of pissed off and this convo follows
Me: Could you please do it this once? I'm actually mopping the floor.
Me: Why not? You'r... keep reading on reddit ➡
With everything going on, I (20F) haven't been able to get a haircut. This is not a big deal to me bc we obviously have more pressing issues at hand.
I've been talking about cutting my hair off for a while now. My hair is decently long: for reference, at my annual haircut, I usually cut 4-7 inches off and it takes it to just above my collarbones.
My mom mentioned once this is over, I'll need to get a haircut because my hair was getting split ends. I joked that I might just cut it all off seeing as we'll be in for a while and I want to anyways. My desire to cut off my hair apparently was news to my dad (I haven't been hiding in per se, but my dad has some opinions about appearances so I hadn't seriously brought it up with him also my haircut is my business especially since I pay for it) who thought the idea of me getting a short haircut was ridiculous.
I kind of laughed it off, figuring he wasn't serious.
Tonight, when my mom and I were watching tv together, I had my hair up in a po... keep reading on reddit ➡
So I’ll keep this brief.
My mom and dad have been together for 23 years and have been quite successful.
They had me (20M), 3 years into their marriage. My mom got diagnosed with cancer and it’s been horrible. Well apparently my dad didn’t find it that bad because it turns out he was cheating with one of their tenants. She has 2 kids and is pregnant with my dads.
When I found out I was furious and told my mom which made her condition worse. They proceeded with divorce.
It was lengthy and my mom got everything. My dad tried to convince me to let him in their house to get his stuff but I blocked him and want nothing to do with him.
My mom evicted my dads mistress and all was well.
Turns out my dad had been paying his gf’s. They’ve been house skipping and times have been tough for them.
I came home from shopping a few days ago and they were on the front porch. My dad, his gf and her kids were all there. They asked for a place to stay and I told them get bent. In fairness the... keep reading on reddit ➡
My dad (58) divorced my mom (58 too) 10 years ago, she got custody of me (24F) cause she made more money and is able to provide a stable home for me. Mom never remarried. He remarried my stepmom (441) two years ago and she’s a very nice woman. They’re very much in love and there are no hard feelings on any side of the family.
At the beginning of the year, my stepmom called me to tell me that she’s heartbroken cause she can’t have bio-children. She and dad have been trying, but they couldn’t conceive because she was infertile after many doctor’s visits. I think she didn’t want to accept that news, so she went to others to have someone tell her that the tests are wrong.
While I’m close with them, I’m not comfortable with knowing that type of intimate detail.
Stepmom told me that she’s looking into in vitro and she’s always wanted a child like me. I don’t consider myself special, but she wants me to be a mold for a biological child. She asked if I could consider donating my eggs to her... keep reading on reddit ➡
So my mom and step dad have been dating for a long time, like at least 7 years at this point and got married about 10-11 months ago. Me, my mom, my step dad and 3 step brothers all lived in an apartment for a bit. The youngest 2 shared a room and me and the oldest shared a room. I split time with my mom and dad, I am at my dad's for about 1 week at a time so its mainly always been at my mom's rather than at his. About 5 months ago they bought a 4 bedroom house, how they were going to do it was that they get their room, me and the oldest share a room and the younger 2 share a room while the spare room becomes a play area where a TV was going to be put in.
I was NOT happy about having to share a room, cause I frankly don't like him and why do I need to share a room when there is another room literally wide open. They wouldn't budge when I asked nicely, and I straight up told my mom that I will live with dad full time if she makes me share a room cause then at least there I would g... keep reading on reddit ➡
My mom and dad have been married for a little over 20 years, they got married when my mom was 18 and my dad was 21.
Apparantly the start of their relationship was a bit rocky and my dad cheated on my mom a few times which without his knowledge led to his daughter Tessa(19F). I don't know the details but my mom forgave my dad and they have been great since. They had 3 Kids Me(16M), and my sisters Danielle(15F) and Tanya(13F).
My parents are pretty great all in all, as an example my dad teaches me how to fix cars and me and my mom watch movies together and we also do stuff as a family quite often.
Now months ago prior to all this crazy stuff a girl reached out to my dad on social media, told her she was his daughter, they checked it out, turned out to be true and my dad started spending time with her and honestly everyone was fine with it after all how couldn't you be? We(Sisters and me) were asked to meet her too which was fine but it did not go very well, she is a very selfobsessed... keep reading on reddit ➡
So I just saw my parents for the first time since Christmas this past week. My dad had a few friends over (his “quaranteam”) which consists of two neighbors. Older single guys. They apparently split cooking every weekend and do their social distancing in my dads man cave. Anyways last night when the friends were about to go home I hear a chorus of “I love you bro” “love you too man stay safe” “love you man make it home okay” and I started almost crying. How sweet is it that a bunch of 50-something men are able to express their love for each other and receive it in return. Anyways I’m sure as soon as the quarantine is over my dad will be kissing the homies goodnight. What an inspiration.
**Edit: Thank you for the awards and the kind words. For those who are suspicious because of a new account, I've explored Reddit for a little more than a year and only made an account in the last week because the quarantine and the situation of the world was getting to me and I wanted a place to speak what was crowding my mind. Speaking up is really hard for me and I almost never do so, even online. I've always been a watcher. I don't want to seem like I don't care about Black Lives Matter, because I do care about it. I don't want to seem like I'm for police brutality, I just don't want all cops to be branded as bad people simply because they have to serve a terribly flawed justice system in order to help people on their street. I want things to change, to be fixed, and I'm just one tiny voice amidst a million. My Dad has always loved me, my Mom has always loved me, the thing is we're all rather quiet people surrounded by incredibly vocal family members. My Mom and Dad taught me the va... keep reading on reddit ➡
A couple years ago my dad got remarried. His new wife had a daughter and a son that my dad eventually adopted. They both have conditions which affect how their behavior and honestly make them really annoying to me. This is when I started to dislike going over there, but since they’re “family” so I tried to be nice. It was ok for awhile.
But about 5 months ago my stepmother died. After she died we had to move into a small two bedroom apartment. This meant that my dad was sharing a room with my stepbrother and I was now sharing a room with my stepsister. The lack of privacy and her always getting into my personal space and into my stuff is driving me crazy.
Without my stepmom my dad needed a lot of help with the kids so I often have to watch and take care of them myself which is exhausting as they need constant attention. Even when my dad is there there’s nowhere to get away from them or have time to myself. I’ve talked to my dad about it and he says he knows it’s tough,but in the en... keep reading on reddit ➡
Disclaimer: This happened a LONG time ago, but still makes me giggle to this day.
So way back in the day (mid 90's or so) my family lived in a log cabin on 10 acres of land in a rural area 10 minutes or so out of town. It wasn't totally the sticks, but you could definitely hear banjo music in the background sometimes.
At the end of our nearly 1/4 mile long driveway was one of those roads that was also technically a "State Highway". In the AM I'd trudge down to wait for the bus, when I got home I'd grab the mail and carry it back.
Until one Monday morning when I went out and noticed the mailbox was gone. On closer inspection looked like it had just been ripped out of the ground.
Dad was obviously not pleased. He went to talk with the County Sherrif who happened to live a mile down the road. Turns out it had been happening up and down the road for months . . . someone was tossing a chain over mailboxes and yanking them out with their vehicle. He suspected a guy down the road w... keep reading on reddit ➡
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In a dad-a-base
So I'm gay. I've come out to my parents when I was 14. My mom was distraught and my dad didn't seem to care. My mom was mad at me for over 2 months, but eventually came to terms with it. Though she does make passive aggressive remarks saying she can't wait for me to marry a girl and whatever, she still asks about my bf from time to time and she's still amicable towards me so it's all good. My dad and I .. don't talk to often. Only when we work on things together do we really talk. He often makes comments on what traits are attractive in a girl, what kind of girl to marry, etc etc. When I was 15, I told my dad in a sort of awkward way "dad I'm dating Mike, he's been my boyfriend for 2 years" and he seemed to just brush it off and continued to talk about girls and well I didn't correct him going forward.
Last night, I told my mom me and Mike would be moving in together and were probably gonna get married soon (we're 23/23). I know it seems a bit early but we've been dating each other... keep reading on reddit ➡
They got married when she was 16, and he was 22. (Arranged marriage)
She had my older brother when she was 17, she was still in high school, about to graduate her last year, but my dad told her to drop out to take care of the baby, and he promised her to take care of her and she will never need to work or study in her life. She trusted him and dropped out of her last year of high school.
She had 5 more kids after that.
Fast forward 20 years and my dad got a second wife while still married to my mom. (Also legal and accepted by religion) — the second wife was a college graduate. 10 years younger than mom. While my mom only had a middle school degree; because of his pressure
My mom broke down, I’ve never seen her so hurt in my life it broke our hearts seeing her crying.
I’m the second kid and I was 17 at the time, my youngest sibling was 7 years old. We were all teens and kids seeing our mom breaking down like that it was really bad.
We pressured him into leaving the seco... keep reading on reddit ➡