Maximizing a Protospiel

Maximizing a Protospiel

Protospiels are an incredible opportunity to refine you design and meet your local gaming community. Here is some advice on how to maximize your next…

Play Games!

Play Games!

Want to make great games? Play great games! This is a short reminder why it is so important. Play Games!

How to Design Tie-Breakers

How to Design Tie-Breakers

There are many ways to win a game. Some are a race ending when one player wins by achieving a desired condition first (Euphoria, Settlers…

Too Many Games, Too Little Time

Too Many Games, Too Little Time

Oooh, the possibilities in this snapshot of the prototype pieces at Print & Play Games! I can think of five moments in the last week…

Pacificon Protospiel

Pacificon Protospiel

http://bit.ly/PacificProto You’ve probably heard of Pacificon, one of the longest running West Coast Conventions, currently held in the Santa Clara Marriott Hotel over Labor Day…

How to Decide If You Need a Game Design Partner

How to Decide If You Need a Game Design Partner

When I first started designing games, my husband Pete and I were very intentional about saying, “These are your games, these are my games, and…

Designing Outside Yourself

Designing Outside Yourself

A good designer can make something they love shine. A great designer can make something they hate shine. Now, this doesn’t mean you should go…

Embracing Thematic Design or: How I learned to stop hating and love the story

Embracing Thematic Design or: How I learned to stop hating and love the story

I have always been a lover of mechanics. For as long as I can remember, I have felt the pull of new and exciting ways…

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…

Winter Secrets 2015

Winter Secrets 2015

Our agents are deep undercover (or under covers?) for the Winter season, but we couldn’t resist a bit of fun in December. As your ‘not-so-secret’…

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