Patents, Protections, and Boardgames – Part 1

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…

“Ask the League” – Naming a Game

“Ask the League” – Naming a Game

Seth: I think game titles are a bit of an art form. I like the title to convey the feel and spirit of the game,…

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…

4 Tips for Finding the Perfect Board Game Artist

4 Tips for Finding the Perfect Board Game Artist

Guest post by Beth Sobel. From Christina: I have had the immense pleasure of working a bit with Beth’s illustration on Lanterns: The Harvest Festival….

The Game Name Gauntlet – Help me name my game!

The Game Name Gauntlet – Help me name my game!

Having trouble naming your game? Can’t tell which one of seven variations of your game’s name sounds the best? Listen to them and read them…

Sell Sheets for Game Designers 101

Sell Sheets for Game Designers 101

Having a good sell sheet can be a key part of getting your game picked up by a publisher. Sell sheets are useful for a…

Are You Playing Mind Games With Me?

Are You Playing Mind Games With Me?

This past weekend, over 300 people converged on sunny San Diego for an entire weekend of gaming. This was Mensa Mind Games, an annual competition…

“League of GameFakers” Game Title Challenge!

“League of GameFakers” Game Title Challenge!

Your challenge: For example… Ring of Tokyo A proposal of monster proportions! Female counterparts of legendary destructive beasts attempt to woo and win the affection…

For the Love of Play

For the Love of Play

This article was inspired by a rather in depth discussion on the Card & Board Game Designers Guild on Facebook. The question posed by our…

Teaching a Game

Teaching a Game

You know this game, inside and out. It’s easy to learn, but as you’re talking you see the wrinkle forming in between their eyes. Another’s…

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