“Ask the League” – What house rule, expansion or edition of a game is a “must-play” once introduced?
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“Ask the League” – What house rule, expansion or edition of a game is a “must-play” once introduced?

Scott: House rule: For Las Vegas, I like the house rule that the total amount of money per casino goes up by $10k per round….

Friday Game Break: Theme vs. Mechanics

There are battles, and then there are BATTLES. And what bigger battle is there than mechanics vs. theme? Ask any game designer which is more…

Are your Prototypes Good Enough?
Prototyping

Are your Prototypes Good Enough?

Building prototypes is time consuming, tedious, and often expensive. So, you might be wondering: How good does your prototype have to be? How much money…

The Best Game I Ever Designed
Musings

The Best Game I Ever Designed

When is a prototype good enough to be published? I would say it’s when you can make the argument that it’s the best game you…

Kickstarter Basics: Marketing
Kickstarter

Kickstarter Basics: Marketing

So you have a game, are planning a Kickstarter, got a review, but have no idea how to market your project? This video is for…

My World Was Fire And Blood And AWESOME
Musings

My World Was Fire And Blood And AWESOME

It’s Friday night at the Hammer Downs, Detroit’s legendary high-flying autoduel arena. Two levels, four pairs of launch ramps, and twenty-thousand bloodthirsty fans eager to…

Patents, Protections, and Boardgames – Part 1
Publishing

Patents, Protections, and Boardgames – Part 1

In the game industry, copyright, trademarks, and patents don’t work. We need something else. Recently, a federal court in Texas handed down a judgment that…

Friday Game Break: Contests! Contests! Contests!
Musings

Friday Game Break: Contests! Contests! Contests!

We’re big fans of contests here at the League of Gamemakers – in fact, many of us know one another from participating in game design…

Kickstarter Heroes and Princesses
Kickstarter

Kickstarter Heroes and Princesses

Over the past few years, Kickstarter has emerged as the primary entry point for small, independent game makers and publishers. However, even though countless first-timers…

The Khan of KublaCon: Interview with Japji Khalsa
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The Khan of KublaCon: Interview with Japji Khalsa

Japji Khalsa is the founder and executive producer of KublaCon, the largest board game convention in the Western United States. KublaCon celebrates its 16th year…

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