Rethinking Graphic Design

Rethinking Graphic Design

I’ve been a Graphic Designer for 14 years and a Boardgame Designer for almost 4 years. Most Boardgame Designers who are working towards a Kickstarter…

The Right Type of Fun for Your Game

The Right Type of Fun for Your Game

Game designers approach games in their own way. The goal, however, is essentially the same; make something fun. It’s easy to get caught up in…

Designing Boardgames Efficiently for Cost

Designing Boardgames Efficiently for Cost

Whether you’re self-publishing or pitching to a publisher, it’s important to keep in mind, the cost of the game you’re designing. When you’re pitching a…

Stretch Goals, Who Needs ‘Em

Stretch Goals, Who Needs ‘Em

The next Kickstarter from Kraken Games, Flippin Monsters, will not feature any Stretch Goals. There’s been an overwhelming attitude lately among creators that Stretch Goals…

Dealing with Bad Apples

Dealing with Bad Apples

One of the best things about being in the boardgame hobby is how inclusive and accepting everyone is. Every time I play a game at…

Demoing at the First BGG Family Con

Demoing at the First BGG Family Con

A few weeks ago I was asked by our good friend and publisher, Peter Vaughan of Squirmy Beast and Ad Magic/Breaking Games if I could…

Designing Five Tribes

Designing Five Tribes

One of the many benefits of being in the League of Gamemakers is talking with other designers. I asked designer, Bruno Cathala, if he’d like…

Stepping Up Your Game’s Theme

Stepping Up Your Game’s Theme

Kickstarter has gone through some significant changes over the last couple of years, and as a result, the boardgaming industry has as a whole. The…

Reflections #3: The Face of Success

Reflections #3: The Face of Success

Running a Kickstarter campaign can be a constant battle against negativity. When Asking for Trobils finally reached funding, I was elated, but that feeling didn’t…

Reflections #2: Micro-Goals

Reflections #2: Micro-Goals

If you’re lucky enough to have had Kickstarter projects that fund in the first day or two, then you’ve never had to contend with the…

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