Vacationer’s Guide to Cool Gaming Places in California
Musings

Vacationer’s Guide to Cool Gaming Places in California

For some people, summer vacation in California brings to mind sunny beaches, fun trips to Disneyland, or sightseeing in Hollywood or San Francisco. But if…

Kickstarter and Cookies: Defining Success
Kickstarter

Kickstarter and Cookies: Defining Success

Chocolate chip cookies are amazing. Unless you’re one of the few people on the planet who don’t like chocolate (I’ll pray for you) you understand…

A Brief History of Wiz-War
Musings

A Brief History of Wiz-War

Wiz-War was, as far as I can remember, the first actual game that I tried to design. Since this was in 1983, I would have…

Kickstarter Questions with James Ernest
Kickstarter

Kickstarter Questions with James Ernest

The League of Gamemakers brings you more Kickstarter tips! In our series, Kickstarter Questions, we’ve asked the same 7 questions of project creators who have…

Fine-tuning Scoring on Hundred Kings War
Designing

Fine-tuning Scoring on Hundred Kings War

Ever wonder what a game designer does behind the scenes? I thought it would be fun to share what kind of stuff I wrestle with…

Balancing Family Life and Gaming -Part 1
Gaming

Balancing Family Life and Gaming -Part 1

Maintaining a balance between work, recreational activities, intellectual pursuits, and home life can be a challenge for any family. However, being a dedicated geek, gamer,…

How Visitors View Your Kickstarter Page
Kickstarter

How Visitors View Your Kickstarter Page

I recently started a poll on BoardGameGeek asking how people looked at a Kickstarter page and what they thought was most important. At the moment…

What’s that Symbol Mean Again? Building Clear Iconography Into Your Game
Musings

What’s that Symbol Mean Again? Building Clear Iconography Into Your Game

You’re sitting at the table with four of your closest friends, playing a rousing game of Brains, Grains, and Trains. You play a zombie card…

Building your Game Mechanics – Tips from The League of Gamemakers
Mechanics

Building your Game Mechanics – Tips from The League of Gamemakers

The combined knowledge of the League of Gamemakers is a force to be reckoned with. Some of our most popular pieces are on game mechanics….

Try Anything Once, Oh and Free Games!
Gaming

Try Anything Once, Oh and Free Games!

Stephen DeBaun, (aka Professor What?!?) informs me that (paraphrasing here) calling it just a “Summertime Raffle” is weak sauce. He says we should just shout…

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