Gettin’ Figgy With It: Boston Festival of Indie Games 2016
Gaming

Gettin’ Figgy With It: Boston Festival of Indie Games 2016

We can demo Rocket Cats in Space about eight times in one hour. Eight demos an hour, four people per demo, for eight hours. By…

How to Design Tie-Breakers
Designing

How to Design Tie-Breakers

There are many ways to win a game. Some are a race ending when one player wins by achieving a desired condition first (Euphoria, Settlers…

Kickstarter Basics: 3 Days Left!
Kickstarter

Kickstarter Basics: 3 Days Left!

This is it for realz now! Your Kickstarter is ending in just 3 days. Are you ready? Have you mapped out the last 48hrs? This…

Game Elements: Conclusion
Mechanics

Game Elements: Conclusion

About a year ago, I wrote an article starting this series on Game Elements. Since then, I’ve written nine articles covering in detail some of…

Too Many Games, Too Little Time
Feature

Too Many Games, Too Little Time

Oooh, the possibilities in this snapshot of the prototype pieces at Print & Play Games! I can think of five moments in the last week…

The Game in the Museum
Musings

The Game in the Museum

Ok, I must confess I love to buy games. I especially enjoy buying the unexpected game in the unexpected place. Almost twenty years ago, I…

So You Want to Review Games…
Musings

So You Want to Review Games…

So you want to review games. You want to be heard and bring your voice to the internets. Here is a basic overview of how…

How to Playtest – Part 3, Being a Good Playtester
Playtesting

How to Playtest – Part 3, Being a Good Playtester

Given the upcoming Protospiel at Pacificon, it’s time to take another look at playtesting. The best games are yet to be made, and a key…

Win Ratios in First Time Cooperative Play
Designing

Win Ratios in First Time Cooperative Play

As a follow up to JR Honeycutt’s article on Cooperative Games: Advice From the Experts, we asked some of the top board game designers of…

Kickstarter Basics: 3 Days to Launch!
Kickstarter

Kickstarter Basics: 3 Days to Launch!

This is it! Your Kickstarter is launching in just 3 or 4 days. Are you ready? Have you double and triple checked everything? This video…

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