Get a top-10 list of the best publishers to pitch your game to.

Think ‘sniper’, not ‘shotgun’.


You’ve heard the advice ‘pitch well’ or ‘pitch right’. You know not to pitch a 20 minute party game to a publisher that only makes three-hour wargames. You know there’s a ton of publishers out there, and one (or more!) of them may be a perfect fit for your game… but where are they? How do I find them?

Hi, I’m Chris Backe (rhymes with ‘hockey’). I make games over at As part of my own efforts to find the best publisher for my own games, I have spent literally hundreds of hours creating a huge database of tabletop publishers and learning everything I can about what publishers are looking for. The result is this website, and it’s an offering I’m really proud of. Learn more about the Dossier.

This ‘research-for-you’ service is your chance to learn about at least 10 publishers that are worth pitching your game to. This helps narrow the field a bit from hundreds of publishers to the few that are most worth pitching.

A few testimonials from satisfied customers:

Defied my expectations! Tabletop Publisher really dives into your project. The personal tips were especially helpful.

— Harry Arthur Nuss, Bad Guy Board Games

“The Research Done for you service provided by Chris is a great resource for any designer looking for the right publisher for their game. Not only will it save you time and effort, it will also give you suitable pool of publishers that best fit your game so you don’t go knocking on the wrong doors. It is well worth it.”

Robert Vella

Thank you so much. The report is super helpful in keeping me focused about designing and pitching my games and not having to also be an expert on publishers. I really needed this service to get back on the horse after a long pitching break and with no desire to trawl through hundreds of publishers. Also it is great to get your advice on the particularities of the game, getting some new eyes on the material and how it will be received by publishers.

Asger Høegh Christiansen, Scarcity Board Game

“Loved the detailed feedback on the sell sheet. The list of the publishers was spot on, and I especially liked that it included their preferred methods of communication.”

Mantas Minkauskas

How it works

  • Step 1: pay via Paypal via the big purple button ($49.99 USD).
  • Step 2: you’ll receive a link to a form to tell me about your game. The more details, the better!
  • Step 3: I carefully research publishers, looking for great fits based on public information, their previous games, social media channels, and so on.
  • Step 4: In about a week, you get a report in your e-mail with hand-selected publishers that look to be a great fit for your game.


What does a report contain?

  • At least 10 publishers that look like a fit for your game
  • Their website and preferred method of contact
  • A little bit about the games they have most recently published
  • Any public information I can find on what they’re working on, looking for, etc.
  • Any personal notes I can share

Get started.

Details, disclaimers, fine print, etc.

  • The obvious but necessary disclaimer: I am not responsible for your success or failure with your game, and cannot offer any ‘pull’ with any publishers. Once you receive the report, it’s on you to make something happen with it. Do some deeper research, connect with people on social media, put together a solid pitch, etc.
  • Reports are individually created and researched on a ‘best effort’ basis, as if your game were one of my own.
  • You will receive a link to a Google Docs report via email about a week after your order. Anyone with the link can view, so you can share it with whomever you like.
  • Once the report has been delivered, no refunds can be offered. (The one exception: If I can’t find 10 or more publishers to recommend for your game, I’ll send on a pro-rated refund automatically. If I could only find 7 great fits, for example, you’d get a 30% refund. I don’t expect this to be needed, but like a good game designer, it’s a contingency I’ve thought of.)