Hi-Yo Silver to Aloha – Part II
Musings

Hi-Yo Silver to Aloha – Part II

This is the second part of an introduction from Norv Brooks, designer of Aloha: The Spirit of Hawaii from Blue Panther Games, LLC. In PART…

How to Design a Worker Placement Game Part 1
Mechanics

How to Design a Worker Placement Game Part 1

Do you want to design a worker placement game? Are you working on a design, but want to make it better? Would you like to…

The Cards Against Humanity Deathmatch Experience: Jupiter Deep
Musings

The Cards Against Humanity Deathmatch Experience: Jupiter Deep

Coming up with a compelling and interesting board game design is tough, but what do you do when you’re trying to self-publish and you’re surrounded…

Perception is Reality: How To Be Bigger Than You Are
Publishing

Perception is Reality: How To Be Bigger Than You Are

So, you’re a small time game designer or publisher. How do you get bigger? How do you increase your presence within the industry? Answer –…

Transmogrify Your Mechanics
Mechanics

Transmogrify Your Mechanics

Sometimes when designing a game the mechanic that seems like an obvious fit is actually constraining you, preventing you from exploring interesting paths and alternatives….

Kickstarter Questions with Nicholas Yu
Kickstarter

Kickstarter Questions with Nicholas Yu

Here at the League of Gamemakers, we know enough about Kickstarter to know that there’s always more to learn! Not everyone kickstarts a campaign in…

Those Bastards Stole My Game!
Designing

Those Bastards Stole My Game!

At some point in time, every game designer who’s been around for awhile has to deal with non-disclosure agreements, either because he or she is…

Pile O Player Elimination
Gaming

Pile O Player Elimination

Here’s the verdict on the last Pile O Games! Looks like the Contessa from Coup blocked an assassination attempt on the King of Tokyo. The…

Tabletop Day: Play More Wheaton!
Musings

Tabletop Day: Play More Wheaton!

Disclaimer: Below are unofficial International Tabletop Day cards spoofs, just for fun. Please do not confuse these with actual 2014 promos from Geek and Sundry….

A Day in Tuscany
Feature

A Day in Tuscany

Meeting in an undisclosed location, deep in California’s wine country, three members of the League of Gamemakers joined forces to do a rigorous playtest of…

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