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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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Personal Challenge: 18 cards only
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285 by Aspirinsmurf
09/19/2018 - 13:19
by Aspirinsmurf
1 day 4 hours ago
Final Poll To Name My Game!
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863 by LoveInPaintCreations
08/10/2018 - 08:25
by LoveInPaintCreations
09/04/2018 - 15:43
Feelings on different sized cards in games
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584 by LoveInPaintCreations
06/20/2018 - 19:36
by DraconicParagon
07/16/2018 - 11:04
Adults in Children's Games
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862 by FrankM
04/18/2018 - 15:38
by Corsaire
04/19/2018 - 23:10
Inside Game Design Series
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665 by Tyson
03/12/2018 - 11:49
by Tyson
03/28/2018 - 13:01
Are there games similar to mine?
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513 by Xuper
02/17/2018 - 13:36
by lewpuls
02/18/2018 - 08:41
What is the hardest part of game creation, and what's your solution?
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839 by MAR
01/24/2018 - 22:27
by questccg
01/25/2018 - 20:43
Social Voting with deeper gameplay?
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776 by Corsaire
12/15/2017 - 12:31
by questccg
12/17/2017 - 16:23
Who are the best game designers?
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1286 by Gabe
10/16/2017 - 12:24
by X3M
10/19/2017 - 15:36
Victory First Game Design
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856 by Alex Lockhart
08/22/2017 - 12:04
by spaff
08/22/2017 - 17:23
Would you play an open world board game?
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4556 by Gabe
03/27/2017 - 19:22
by The Odd Fox
07/26/2017 - 01:19
Should every game of considerable length have a quick run-through section
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687 by cloa513
07/21/2017 - 20:15
by Super-Tooned
07/22/2017 - 02:09
Non game-design design books I recommend
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1208 by tikey
05/17/2017 - 14:52
by let-off studios
05/19/2017 - 16:24
How do you design?
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2917 by krone9
02/04/2017 - 06:31
by polyobsessive
04/25/2017 - 10:30
Addictive games, why (not) (!)(?)
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2095 by X3M
08/22/2016 - 18:37
by Rick L
04/13/2017 - 02:02
How do you define that a game has depth?
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2009 by larienna
03/11/2017 - 19:05
by lewpuls
04/11/2017 - 10:05
Discussing the interviews on Board Game Design Lab
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805 by Rick L
01/04/2017 - 11:16
by Rick L
01/04/2017 - 13:30
How to keep a large area of effect (or Possibility Space) for abilities in card games?
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1130 by larienna
09/30/2016 - 11:08
by larienna
10/23/2016 - 23:06
Looking to form a board game designers group in Kansas
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2382 by compman
10/14/2015 - 17:46
by compman
10/23/2016 - 01:40
I'm speaking at indiecade
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1152 by McTeddy
10/08/2016 - 01:57
by Kirkatronics
10/10/2016 - 04:57
Card Games - what are you looking for?
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1078 by Kirkatronics
09/18/2016 - 11:13
by Mr. ShinyObject
09/19/2016 - 05:09
When a problem is too hard to explain
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1538 by X3M
08/13/2016 - 19:28
by X3M
08/21/2016 - 07:05
20 Years, 20 Lessons. An interesting article on card design by Mtg's Mark Rosewater.
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2270 by JewellGames
06/13/2016 - 15:30
by lucyda
07/25/2016 - 08:19
What do you like to see in dice combat, and what do you hate?
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2204 by Willem Verheij
07/05/2016 - 09:36
by Willem Verheij
07/17/2016 - 04:27
Using a deck of cards or dice roll with results lists?
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2107 by Willem Verheij
06/11/2016 - 20:00
by Willem Verheij
06/29/2016 - 18:11
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