Rise of Tribes: The Path to a Better Game

Rise of Tribes: The Path to a Better Game

A little over a year ago I had an idea for an action selection mechanic using a queue of dice and designed a prehistoric civilization…

Mr. Board Games: Interview with Dale Yu, Editor, Reviewer, Designer and Developer

Mr. Board Games: Interview with Dale Yu, Editor, Reviewer, Designer and Developer

Maybe no one in the board game industry has worn as many different hats as Dale Yu. He is the Editor in Chief of OpinionatedGamers.com,…

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…

Where in Gen Con is the League of Gamemakers – 2016 Edition

Where in Gen Con is the League of Gamemakers – 2016 Edition

And now for our annual Gen Con where is everyone post … This year’s Gen Con promises to be a lot of fun yet again….

Five Things I Learned While Developing SeaFall

Five Things I Learned While Developing SeaFall

Last summer I had the opportunity to work as the developer for SeaFall, a Legacy game from Rob Daviau and Plaid Hat Games that’s set…

It’s OK to Play With Yourself: Designing Solo Rules

It’s OK to Play With Yourself: Designing Solo Rules

What do you do when your gaming group can’t get together and your family is busy with other endevours? You play with yourself of course!…

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…

On the campaign trail with Campaign Trail

On the campaign trail with Campaign Trail

I’ve talked a lot recently about Campaign Trail, our design process, our Kickstarter tips and advice, but today (on the day we launch our Kickstarter…

The League Rundown: July and August and/or GenCon!

The League Rundown: July and August and/or GenCon!

What was your primary project this month? What game is hot for you right now?

Top 3 Tips for Prepping Prototypes for Reviewers

Top 3 Tips for Prepping Prototypes for Reviewers

One of the most important parts of your Kickstarter preparation is sending your prototype out for review. A review is one of the best ways…

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