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A forum for discussion of the principles of good game design. We'll explore the elements that are common to good (and bad!) games. Discussions will typically try to synthesize commonalities between several games, but "case studies" may occasionally happen.
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If we figure out why people play differant game types......
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755 by sfictre
11/15/2005 - 17:27
by stumps
01/31/2006 - 23:24
Going beyond "risk/reward"
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752 by jwarrend
08/05/2004 - 11:24
by stumps
01/29/2006 - 18:56
Behavioral Game Design (Article by John Hopson) [requested]
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1345 by stumps
01/29/2006 - 18:54
n/a
[TiGD] Sources of tension
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827 by jwarrend
10/30/2005 - 22:16
by Horoku
12/08/2005 - 15:00
"one page" what's important when designing a game
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514 by Scurra
11/30/2005 - 13:30
n/a
Favours
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704 by Anonymous
10/30/2005 - 15:47
by Horoku
11/27/2005 - 21:53
[TiGD] Delta influencing choices with varying # of players
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636 by zaiga
11/09/2005 - 09:26
by FateTriarrii
11/19/2005 - 23:42
Random vs Targetted hazards
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673 by larienna
11/04/2005 - 20:16
by larienna
11/06/2005 - 14:55
Sharing the role of the vilain
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699 by larienna
09/26/2005 - 20:27
by Anonymous
11/05/2005 - 14:18
board games for children
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628 by Anonymous
09/30/2005 - 06:55
by HRPuffenstuf
10/01/2005 - 14:05
[TIGD] Seat order effect (Common Problem #3)
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805 by Anonymous
08/30/2004 - 12:38
by Sebastian
09/04/2005 - 14:01
Functional Game Design
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497 by Scurra
08/29/2005 - 07:38
by sedjtroll
08/29/2005 - 07:42
Rating board games
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775 by markmist
08/26/2005 - 13:13
by Scurra
08/27/2005 - 05:19
[TiGD] Theory Series #1: Decision Theory and Games
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812 by Zzzzz
08/03/2005 - 11:28
by Lor
08/21/2005 - 17:06
[TiGD] Theory Series #2: Game Theory (part 1)
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712 by Zzzzz
08/08/2005 - 08:04
by zaiga
08/09/2005 - 09:41
Giving newcomers a chance.
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614 by Anonymous
05/26/2005 - 17:59
by Qundar
08/04/2005 - 21:46
Customizable Two-Player Games
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514 by Anonymous
09/09/2004 - 10:52
by larienna
06/20/2005 - 07:22
[TiGD] Player interaction
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799 by jwarrend
04/02/2005 - 14:11
by Scurra
06/08/2005 - 06:41
Separating the thematic wheat from the chaff
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671 by jwarrend
04/22/2005 - 06:04
by Anonymous
04/28/2005 - 05:44
[TiGD] Deconstructing "Lost Cities"
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683 by zaiga
03/17/2005 - 10:28
n/a
[TiGD] "Fiddly-ness": Definition and design consid
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762 by jwarrend
02/28/2005 - 08:20
by Zzzzz
03/08/2005 - 00:32
[TiGD] Deconstructing Ticket to Ride
[Page 1, 2]
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2057 by zaiga
01/07/2005 - 10:43
by Scurra
02/23/2005 - 20:50
[TiGD] Player goals 3 -- Victory Point acquisition games
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677 by jwarrend
09/27/2004 - 11:26
by zaiga
12/23/2004 - 13:47
[TiGD] Determining project goals
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737 by jwarrend
10/18/2004 - 10:27
by Brykovian
12/02/2004 - 16:29
Roll-and-Move & Track Advancement Games
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2163 by Anonymous
07/26/2004 - 17:12
by Anonymous
11/18/2004 - 16:17
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