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Welcome to the Board Game Designers Forum

Well, the entry was a little bumpy, but you've made it to the Board Game Designers Forum. Welcome!

Please take a moment to start a thread introducing yourself in this Welcome forum. Tell us what brings you here to BGDF, what games you might be working on, or any questions you have in particular about game design, prototyping, or publishing. Please also note that there are many posts about these topics in the fora already which you may find very helpful!

[GDS] MARCH 2015 "A Team apart"

We have a winner!

Stanley Pool

by andymorris

Thanks for the thoughtful responses and questions regarding the challenge this month. This was exceptionally difficult for the "rules light" word limit, but our community proved themselves equal to the challenge! Share your thoughts in the critiques thread and look for a complete posting of results.

[GDS] FEBRUARY 2015 "Terribly Suspicious"

We have a winner!

Project Y Derailed

by Hook

A fairly loose challenge proved to be daunting. Thanks to all those who stepped up to bat! Share your thoughts in the critiques thread and look for a complete posting of results.

[GDS] JANUARY 2015 "Collecting Games"

We have a winner!

Seeking a Friend for the Zombie Apocalypse

by tsquared

Set collection forms the basis for countless classic card games. Finding a new way to implement this mechanic was a real challenge. Share your thoughts in the critiques thread and look for a complete posting of results.


[GDS] DECEMBER 2014 "MSP-Games' Micro-game Challenge"

We have a winner!

Cloak and Dagger

by jamespotter

The competition was fierce and the prize worth fighting for. Share your thoughts in the critiques thread and look for a complete posting of results.

The results from the all rounds will be posted in the critiques thread.


[GDS] NOVEMBER 2014 "Empires in autumn"

We have a winner: Geoengineering 101 by firstcultural

It was a close race this month, with 2nd and 3rd tying only 2 points behind. Congratulations go to those entries and designers

Mystic Fog and Dynasty by anthiasgames and Ruy343, respectively.

Now head on over to the critiques thread to check out the feedback schedule!

[GDS] OCTOBER 2014 "Thinking inside the box"

We have a winner!

Quadplex

by andymorris

Followed closely by:
Heistronic by mulletsquirrel
Camera Obscura by BubbleChucks

Themes and games are all over the place; congrats to all our participants! Join us in the Thinking Inside the Box Critiques thread for full results and discussion on this month's entries.


[GDS] SEPTEMBER 2014 "Stand up Games"

We have a winner!

Digger, Trader, Conqueror

by richdurham

Followed closely by:
I'm Waiting by kevnburg
TAGGED by anonymousmagic

Congrats to all our participants! Join us in the Stand Up Games Critique thread for full results and discussion on this month's entries.

[GDS] AUGUST 2014 "Immortal in Time"

August 2014 "Immortal in time"

We have a winner!

Ritual Statue Building

Congratulations to the winner, now let's head over to the critiques area for a discussion!

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