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Topics in Game Design

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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Sticky: New forum: Topics in Game Design
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968 by jwarrend
07/06/2004 - 13:30
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Sticky: [TiGD] Topics in Game Design Schedule
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10790 by jwarrend
07/28/2004 - 13:02
by jwarrend
08/31/2004 - 09:21
ORIGINS or GenCon Indy, anyone?
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1020 by Willi_B
06/19/2006 - 08:36
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Behavioral Game Design (Article by John Hopson) [requested]
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1548 by stumps
01/29/2006 - 18:54
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"one page" what's important when designing a game
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637 by Scurra
11/30/2005 - 13:30
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[TiGD] Deconstructing "Lost Cities"
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823 by zaiga
03/17/2005 - 10:28
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Functional Game Design
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587 by Scurra
08/29/2005 - 07:38
by sedjtroll
08/29/2005 - 07:42
Designer's Block
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1022 by Anonymous
07/16/2006 - 12:47
by Hedge-o-Matic
07/16/2006 - 16:00
Customizable Two-Player Games
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636 by Anonymous
09/09/2004 - 10:52
by larienna
06/20/2005 - 07:22
[TiGD] Moving ahead -- where shall we start?
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672 by jwarrend
07/14/2004 - 12:01
by SVan
07/14/2004 - 13:41
"Stolen" ideas
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1136 by jwarrend
02/24/2006 - 10:13
by slam
02/24/2006 - 18:00
Complexity and unbalance due to successive expansions
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1114 by larienna
12/03/2005 - 00:09
by clearclaw
06/01/2006 - 13:13
[TiGD] Theory Series #2: Game Theory (part 1)
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888 by Zzzzz
08/08/2005 - 08:04
by zaiga
08/09/2005 - 09:41
Variety in Games
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1221 by larienna
03/07/2006 - 21:43
by Johan
03/09/2006 - 05:09
[TiGD] Player Goals 4 -- Cash acquisition games
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794 by jwarrend
10/25/2004 - 10:39
by RookieDesign
11/18/2004 - 03:31
Board Game Design Blogs
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1281 by markmist
03/06/2006 - 14:59
by markmist
03/22/2006 - 13:57
Random vs Targetted hazards
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794 by larienna
11/04/2005 - 20:16
by larienna
11/06/2005 - 14:55
[TiGD] "Fiddly-ness": Definition and design consid
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926 by jwarrend
02/28/2005 - 08:20
by Zzzzz
03/08/2005 - 00:32
Another proposed TiGD series: "Deconstructing [GAME X]&
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699 by zaiga
10/13/2004 - 11:25
by Zzzzz
10/14/2004 - 15:23
Philips Entertaible - A new form of board game?
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1233 by MPT
02/03/2006 - 08:41
by phpbbadmin
02/08/2006 - 09:28
[TiGD] Delta influencing choices with varying # of players
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739 by zaiga
11/09/2005 - 09:26
by FateTriarrii
11/19/2005 - 23:42
Rating board games
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978 by markmist
08/26/2005 - 13:13
by Scurra
08/27/2005 - 05:19
Giving newcomers a chance.
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758 by Anonymous
05/26/2005 - 17:59
by Qundar
08/04/2005 - 21:46
Separating the thematic wheat from the chaff
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822 by jwarrend
04/22/2005 - 06:04
by Anonymous
04/28/2005 - 05:44
Another proposed TiGD series: "Game mechanics"
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815 by jwarrend
07/06/2004 - 14:32
by jwarrend
07/15/2004 - 10:01
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