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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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[TiGD] - Designing Game Instructions
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749 by Anonymous
09/15/2004 - 22:11
by Anonymous
09/21/2004 - 17:24
[TiGD] "Fiddly-ness": Definition and design consid
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805 by jwarrend
02/28/2005 - 08:20
by Zzzzz
03/08/2005 - 00:32
Variety in Games
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1099 by larienna
03/07/2006 - 21:43
by Johan
03/09/2006 - 05:09
Traveling mechanics
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1227 by Rick-Holzgrafe
02/08/2006 - 17:49
by MattMiller
02/13/2006 - 10:43
TIGD Wk 4: Role Selection
[Page 1, 2]
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1684 by Anonymous
08/09/2004 - 15:22
by Scurra
08/11/2004 - 18:31
Sharing the role of the vilain
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748 by larienna
09/26/2005 - 20:27
by Anonymous
11/05/2005 - 14:18
Separating the thematic wheat from the chaff
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716 by jwarrend
04/22/2005 - 06:04
by Anonymous
04/28/2005 - 05:44
Roll-and-Move & Track Advancement Games
[Page 1, 2]
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2265 by Anonymous
07/26/2004 - 17:12
by Anonymous
11/18/2004 - 16:17
Re-Tooling Monopoly
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1143 by NetWolf
04/24/2006 - 16:42
by Zzzzz
04/26/2006 - 10:31
Rating board games
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831 by markmist
08/26/2005 - 13:13
by Scurra
08/27/2005 - 05:19
Random vs Targetted hazards
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706 by larienna
11/04/2005 - 20:16
by larienna
11/06/2005 - 14:55
Proposed TiGD series: "Common problems"
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627 by jwarrend
07/06/2004 - 13:34
by GeminiWeb
07/07/2004 - 18:40
Philips Entertaible - A new form of board game?
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1091 by MPT
02/03/2006 - 08:41
by phpbbadmin
02/08/2006 - 09:28
ORIGINS or GenCon Indy, anyone?
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895 by Willi_B
06/19/2006 - 08:36
n/a
Once more with feeling...
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1198 by Anonymous
11/14/2004 - 19:42
by Rick-Holzgrafe
06/19/2006 - 18:33
New Journal of Boardgame Design article: The Art of Scoring
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1100 by Jonathan
03/20/2006 - 14:59
by evilupine
03/30/2006 - 07:11
If we figure out why people play differant game types......
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814 by sfictre
11/15/2005 - 17:27
by stumps
01/31/2006 - 23:24
Going beyond "risk/reward"
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802 by jwarrend
08/05/2004 - 11:24
by stumps
01/29/2006 - 18:56
Giving newcomers a chance.
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651 by Anonymous
05/26/2005 - 17:59
by Qundar
08/04/2005 - 21:46
Functional Game Design
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526 by Scurra
08/29/2005 - 07:38
by sedjtroll
08/29/2005 - 07:42
Favours
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741 by Anonymous
10/30/2005 - 15:47
by Horoku
11/27/2005 - 21:53
Event Cards: A disappointing feature
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1312 by Triktrak
12/31/2005 - 12:33
by Ska_baron
06/01/2006 - 17:01
Empty hands in CCG
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1299 by larienna
06/24/2005 - 12:22
by Discord
06/07/2006 - 22:38
Deterministic Vs Random models
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2559 by Anonymous
02/01/2005 - 19:06
by CRasterImage
05/10/2006 - 15:02
Designer's Block
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941 by Anonymous
07/16/2006 - 12:47
by Hedge-o-Matic
07/16/2006 - 16:00
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