Why don't you allow all publishers who are interested?
First and foremost, we want the guarantee that we can make a qualitative offer available to retailers. Because there is a huge increase in small publishers creating their own games, this does not mean that these games are all qualitative games. That a game is fun to play or not is often a subjective choice that depends on the target group. But if the materials are worn after 2 game sessions, if a game has completely no originality or if there are problems with the game rules that make the game barely playable there is an important problem. We want to offer the retailers the guarantee our games are reliable and that they has been approved by us.
Moreover, we have a clear vision that should be shared with all publishers that join Hydra Games. We believe that we have to be aware of the the competition that is the result of the increased interest in board games. There are more and more stores and more and more publishers. We want to create a healty situation for all retailers and publishers we work with. We want to support retailers and give them the opportunity to learn about our games and giving them the possibility to show them in their store and offer playtests to their customers. We also want to ensure that there is fair price policy for these retailers. If they invest in the promotion of our games and the next day they notice that the game is made available for substantial discounts because a publisher urgently needs funds this will limit his future efforts. We do not require publishers to work exclusively with us, but we do expect fair play is used.