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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 o...
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Is '2 to 3 players only' for a game acceptable?
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1039 by senorbaub
09/19/2012 - 15:36
by senorbaub
11/15/2013 - 13:02
Soliciting Suggestions for Game Design Class
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1065 by Jonsan
02/09/2010 - 04:21
by royalfa
03/28/2010 - 14:46
Designing for well worn themes
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873 by capeverde
09/15/2008 - 21:41
by apeloverage
11/02/2008 - 00:04
Why do you design games?
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1141 by jeffinberlin
06/03/2011 - 05:10
by magic_user
06/15/2011 - 12:05
Hippodice 2011?
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1000 by dobnarr
11/17/2010 - 18:13
by mdkiehl
01/29/2011 - 16:08
TiGD : Multiple Victory/End Game Conditions
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1398 by Zzzzz
08/25/2008 - 01:13
by Gizensha
08/26/2008 - 02:30
Understanding Downtime
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2419 by GamesPrecipice
11/17/2014 - 14:10
by Jarec
04/14/2015 - 09:27
colour or color?
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884 by Katherine
01/30/2009 - 19:00
by hoywolf
02/03/2009 - 13:00
Drugs in Games
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1937 by wyldewah
04/15/2015 - 17:08
by wyldewah
04/19/2015 - 17:50
Searching for openSource implementation of strategic game
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1800 by oconer
10/13/2013 - 09:54
by pelle
10/19/2013 - 06:33
Realizations in Game Design
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810 by Casamyr
04/12/2010 - 21:43
by Rick-Holzgrafe
04/15/2010 - 14:55
Challenges for game designer
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1243 by Mikee
01/29/2010 - 17:32
by d3nial
02/03/2010 - 19:31
Card Games - what are you looking for?
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824 by Kirkatronics
09/18/2016 - 11:13
by Mr. ShinyObject
09/19/2016 - 05:09
Any interest in video interviews with publishers and designers?
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971 by Gabe
04/06/2016 - 21:06
by Gabe
04/07/2016 - 14:19
Making Games that tell stories
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2088 by larienna
05/23/2014 - 10:58
by lewpuls
05/30/2014 - 10:52
Several questions on opinions, knowledge and other
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1414 by Mansemat
04/01/2014 - 15:57
by McTeddy
04/02/2014 - 21:44
Types of Balance in Game Design
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1576 by GamesPrecipice
01/08/2014 - 20:21
by X3M
01/11/2014 - 09:25
Sharing the games: losing value by copies or stealing?
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896 by PauloAugusto
12/07/2011 - 19:27
by James Rex
02/12/2012 - 17:36
How important are thematics and illustrations?
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1407 by Ronschuijt
04/01/2010 - 08:31
by Kalmari Krapula
11/24/2010 - 13:13
The 5 player situation in hex based game - alternatives?
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1246 by Willi B
05/09/2009 - 04:19
by Willi B
05/10/2009 - 09:29
Market Research
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1182 by randrews0317
03/23/2009 - 15:36
by randrews0317
03/24/2009 - 15:03
Any suggestions for themes.
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620 by Katherine
10/20/2008 - 06:01
by bielie
12/10/2009 - 17:12
I'm speaking at indiecade
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929 by McTeddy
10/08/2016 - 01:57
by Kirkatronics
10/10/2016 - 04:57
Pick Up + Deliver Themes?
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1445 by el Traveem
11/28/2015 - 13:45
by el Traveem
12/04/2015 - 04:22
Looking to form a board game designers group in Kansas
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2150 by compman
10/14/2015 - 17:46
by compman
10/23/2016 - 01:40
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