Game Elements: Interaction
Mechanics

Game Elements: Interaction

Today I continue looking at the basic elements that make up tabletop games with Interaction. The previous articles can be found here: Goals, Scoring, Actions,…

A Game Designer’s Convention Packing List
Gaming

A Game Designer’s Convention Packing List

Gearing up for Gen Con? Making a list for Metatopia? Before you hit the road, make sure you have the essentials. I don’t mean socks…

Taking Audio Feedback
Playtesting

Taking Audio Feedback

Today on the League we have a guest post from Franklin Kenter. By day, Franklin is a math professor, having earned himself a PhD in…

Deep Discussions: Interview with Doug Garrett, Veteran Board Game Podcaster
Feature

Deep Discussions: Interview with Doug Garrett, Veteran Board Game Podcaster

Doug Garrett, podcaster of Garrett’s Games and Geekiness, has been sitting down to discuss games with his wife, Shelley, since January 2006 for a staggering…

Friday Game Break: Just the Numbers
Musings

Friday Game Break: Just the Numbers

It’s Friday! And nothing says Friday like a math problem! …okay, we’re just kidding. But it IS important for game designers to understand the math…

Board Games’ Unsung Heroes
Musings

Board Games’ Unsung Heroes

Board Game Developers and Graphic Designers are a huge, often unrecognized, part of what makes all the games we play great. In this video I…

Giving Board Games New Meming
Musings

Giving Board Games New Meming

If you follow the League of Gamemakers at all on Facebook, you probably know that we work very hard to keep our followers engaged with…

Five Things I Learned While Developing SeaFall
Designing

Five Things I Learned While Developing SeaFall

Last summer I had the opportunity to work as the developer for SeaFall, a Legacy game from Rob Daviau and Plaid Hat Games that’s set…

“Ask the League” – What designer would you like to work with and why?
Feature

“Ask the League” – What designer would you like to work with and why?

Mike: Peter and I have shot ideas back and forth – we just need to get something together! I met Jason Kingsley earlier this year,…

Indie Lessons: Theory Soft
Musings

Indie Lessons: Theory Soft

Every project, team, and organization I’ve worked on, with, or for has taught me one indie lesson or another. This video highlights three lessons I…

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