I’m creating this post purely as a place for links to various board game design and publishing resources.
Board Game Geek — Board games reviews and forums.
RPG Now — Indie RPG games
Brisbane board game meetups and places
Brisbane Geek Social Club have regular board game meetups.
Critical Mass games nights in Chermside and Indooroopilly.
Board game design
Whatz Games — for mass production, in China.
The Game Crafter — good for prototyping except they’re in the US.
Make Playing Cards — custom playing cards. US, need Aust. equivalent.
3d Hubs — 3d printed plastic gaming pieces, etc. US, need Aust. equivalent.
HiTech 3D — 3d manufacturing in Brisbane
Board game success inspiration