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Designer Spotlight: Reiner Knizia

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Joined: 02/07/2011

Over 600 games in 33+ years of design... That's Reiner Knizia.

Interesting quote from the article (with my own emphasis added):

Often the goal of the design is not to perfectly mimic a particular experience, but to mimic the thought-processes that may go along with a particular theme. An example of this is his game “Modern Art”, in which players buy and sell different pieces of art to eachother or the bank. This game has a very simple rule-set, yet these simple rules are enough to get players into the right frame of mind that make the game feel like an authentic art auction.
Lots of insight can be drawn from this brief snapshot. Enjoy!

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Joined: 01/23/2018
Thanks! Too bad that's a

Thanks! Too bad that's a "spotlight" rather than an interview.. that could be very interesting.

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