For every board game that I am learning, I am writing 1-3 page instructions about the game and how to set up the game and play it.
Having 3 page summary of instructions (as opposed to 20 pages) makes it easy to return back to the game later and to quickly lookup a rule.
I plan to:
- sell game instructions online for a few dollars
- compose game instructions using my own words
- briefly refer to names of characters, cards and game components as part of instructions
- take pictures of certain board elements and add it to the game overview
Does any of the above require me to seek permission from the owner of the game copyright / trademark?
How can I minimize or avoid infringing on copyright or trademark?