Are you a hobby games retailer looking for an attractive and convenient way to promote your products? The Fantasy Flight Media Center is a touchscreen terminal designed to be placed directly on your retail shelves. Using WiFi technology, this high-definition interactive device will showcase FFG’s spectacular game trailers, product news, video game tutorials, and more.
Running under the hood of the FFMC is a custom software solution, coded from scratch by FFG’s Interactive Department, designed to seamlessly and automatically update new content from FFG. With a Fantasy Flight Media Center your store will be among the first in the world to experience news and fresh visual interactive content from FFG.
Physically, the FFMC terminal is a custom built chassis (in gorgeous shiny black) constructed around an iPad computing device. The chassis is equipped with speakers, access to controls, as well as physical mechanisms to keep the chassis locked and (if needed) bolted to the retail shelf.
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overview of the Fantasy Flight Media Center
Why would you want an FFMC terminal in your store? Here are some good reasons:
Unique to the Hobby Games Industry, FFG maintains an internal media department that continually creates top-notch video trailers, presentations, and “learn-to-play” tutorials for FFG’s products. In the past, your customers would have been required to visit FFG’s website to be enticed by these creations. No more! The FFMC terminal brings FFG’s compelling visual content into your store, right onto the shelf where your customers and FFG’s products meet.
We wrote our software and designed the interface of the FFMC to be intuitive and unobtrusive. The result? It “just works”. Via the touch interface, your customers and staff will easily navigate the application, viewing content on demand.
When not in direct use, the FFMC’s “screen saver” will automatically broadcast a playlist of game trailers, news, and exciting visuals. When you’re busy with other customers or attending the register, your general customer traffic will surely be attracted to this content and the games advertised.
Via your WiFi connection, the FFMC will “check in” with FFG’s central servers on a frequent basis (several times an hour). As new content is available on our servers, the FFMC will start downloading that content behind the scenes. When ready for consumption, the new content is seamlessly integrated into the browsing and playlist experience.
One of the most remarkable discoveries learned from current FFMC retailers is that not only does the terminal entice customers, but that retail staff quickly learn about the products presented. Armed with this knowledge, retail staff was able to speak with more authority and detail about FFG products, an important step to increasing sales results.
Not only will the slick high-definition, interactive FFMC terminal give your store increased energy and modern “zing”, but as FFG can “push” new content to you hourly, your store will be broadcasting the latest and greatest news from FFG (including new videos, news, and attractive graphics) on an almost “live” basis. We want to hear your customers tell you: “I saw it here first”.
To be considered for an FFMC placement in your store, you’ll need the following:
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Are there any direct cost to me?
A: Other than the points listed above, and the daily use of your electricity and WiFi connection, there’s no further cost to you.
Q: Who owns the FFMC Terminal?
A: FFG owns the device. It will be placed in your store as per the terms of the placement contract.
Q: If I agree to the above and sign the placement contract, will I qualify?
A: The FFMC devices are very expensive. FFG needs to ensure that you stock FFG products and that you have a good plan for the placement of the device. To this end, you’ll be asked to fill out an application form along with signing the placement contract.
Q: So, after I fill out the application form and sign the placement contract, then what?
A: Within 7 days of FFG receiving your application form and placement contract, you’ll be contacted by the FFG Sales Department. They will let you know whether you’ve qualified for the device. We’ll then inform your vendor of choice (designated in the placement contract) to expect your $999+ FFG restock order (Alternatively, you may order $1200 in total FFG products over a single three-month period. Certain restrictions apply, so contact your sales rep for details).
Once we’ve confirmed that your restock order has been placed and shipped, your FFMC will be cleared to ship.
Q: When should I expect to have it in my store?
A: You can expect delivery of your FFMC within two to four weeks after the approval of your application.
Q: What if the device is stolen or harmed?
A: Other than normal wear and tear, you’re responsible for the safety of the terminal (as indicated in the placement contract). The replacement cost is $649. To help with security, the iPad is locked securely inside the chassis, and the chassis itself can be bolted to the retail shelf.
Q: How will you know I’m using the device for its intended purpose?
A: The device “checks in” with FFG multiple times every hour and automatically updates the content as needed. This check-in also allows us to ensure that the device is used appropriately within the terms of the placement contract.
If FFG determines a device is not used appropriately, or it fails to “check in” with us, we’ll contact you to help fix any problems. Ultimately, if the device is intentionally not exclusively used for the purpose agreed, FFG will have its terminal returned.
Q: Will I get help setting up the device? What if there’s technical trouble later on?
A: In addition to the instruction manual that comes with the device, FFG has full-time staff ready to help you with setup or any other issues that may arise during active use.
Q: What if, for any reason, I don’t like the device?
A: Contact Mark Schmidt and we’ll coordinate with UPS to pick up the device from your store, at no cost to you (Your required restock order, is, of course, non-refundable).
Q: What about international retailers?
A: We are happy to accept applications from international retailers.
Q: What are the physical dimensions of the device?
A: The FFMC terminal is roughly the same size as a copy of the Arkham Horror board game.
Questions? Ready to place an order? Visit our contacts page!
To place your order, fill out application and contract below. To complete your order, or for answers to your questions, contact Mark Schmidt.
Fax Number: 651 639 1764
Fantasy Flight Games
1975 West Cty. Rd B2, Suite 1
Roseville, MN, 55113