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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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space theme board game idea
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4005 by J16022
12/20/2010 - 12:54
by markbenaldo
01/17/2011 - 20:53
Designing a game to playtest a different game?
4
847 by agrandstudent
04/06/2010 - 04:36
by bielie
04/08/2010 - 10:10
Co-designer issues. Advice needed.
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1010 by Mrtwills
05/10/2016 - 13:09
by richdurham
05/10/2016 - 22:31
Text abilities, evaluating potential, a pain in board game design
3
1330 by larienna
09/24/2015 - 12:01
by X3M
09/25/2015 - 13:45
Mathematics Background
3
1286 by CCGer
04/07/2015 - 08:32
by richdurham
04/07/2015 - 17:32
List of games?
3
1414 by X3M
05/31/2014 - 07:22
by X3M
06/01/2014 - 07:05
Looking for examples of Iconography for complex ideas
3
1777 by Jacksmack
10/07/2013 - 10:43
by Jacksmack
10/08/2013 - 15:46
Movie on Game Design or Board Gaming in general
3
745 by Aerjen
05/21/2013 - 19:34
by RGaffney
05/21/2013 - 22:34
Inside Game Design Series
2
535 by Tyson
03/12/2018 - 11:49
by Tyson
03/28/2018 - 13:01
Victory First Game Design
2
794 by Alex Lockhart
08/22/2017 - 12:04
by spaff
08/22/2017 - 17:23
Non game-design design books I recommend
2
1142 by tikey
05/17/2017 - 14:52
by let-off studios
05/19/2017 - 16:24
Discussing the interviews on Board Game Design Lab
2
757 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?
2
1092 by larienna
09/30/2016 - 11:08
by larienna
10/23/2016 - 23:06
Artist available
2
1069 by Gabe
03/11/2016 - 16:44
by Fuucha
03/12/2016 - 01:26
Turn Order & Initial Resource Distribution
2
1690 by GamesPrecipice
09/19/2015 - 16:58
by GamesPrecipice
05/23/2016 - 13:58
pdf link test, Wattnott rules (WIP)
2
1218 by Chad Russell
02/21/2015 - 21:37
by Chad Russell
02/22/2015 - 13:49
How Bruno Faidutti makes games.
2
1263 by Dralius
02/20/2015 - 17:30
by anonymousmagic
02/21/2015 - 06:51
Teachability and how to assist players through game design and development
2
1083 by GamesPrecipice
03/25/2014 - 11:42
by GamesPrecipice
03/27/2014 - 09:44
Accessible Gaming
2
973 by let-off studios
02/25/2014 - 12:33
by ruy343
02/25/2014 - 15:31
Complexity in game design, strategic depth and the value of emergent gameplay
2
1844 by GamesPrecipice
02/04/2014 - 16:38
by GamesPrecipice
02/05/2014 - 17:19
External Balance in Game Design
2
1251 by GamesPrecipice
01/22/2014 - 17:24
by GamesPrecipice
01/23/2014 - 16:41
Internal Balance in Game Design
2
1347 by GamesPrecipice
01/16/2014 - 20:40
by X3M
01/18/2014 - 06:26
Finishing a Game
2
808 by gameogami
12/09/2012 - 19:52
by Horatio252
12/10/2012 - 15:00
Staying on Track
2
1017 by senorbaub
06/21/2012 - 13:37
by gabrielcohn
06/22/2012 - 09:51
Hippodice Advice
2
704 by NativeTexan
10/04/2011 - 16:56
by NativeTexan
10/05/2011 - 02:46
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