Are your Prototypes Good Enough?

Are your Prototypes Good Enough?

Building prototypes is time consuming, tedious, and often expensive. So, you might be wondering: How good does your prototype have to be? How much money…

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…

King of Tokyo: A California Gamer in a Japanese Court

King of Tokyo: A California Gamer in a Japanese Court

Recently I had the opportunity to visit Japan for my day job. This was my first trip outside the US and I was a little…

Books, Games and Movies; The Value of Entertainment

Books, Games and Movies; The Value of Entertainment

What makes a game worth more than a book or a movie? Humans like to get more bang for the buck. It’s just the way…

The League Rundown: April

The League Rundown: April

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

The Next Big Idea in Tabletop Gaming

The Next Big Idea in Tabletop Gaming

Okay, first off, this article does not have the next big idea in gaming in it. I mean, it might be here, but only by…

Pints and Pawns: Playtesting with London On Board

Pints and Pawns: Playtesting with London On Board

I was in London on business when I did a search for board game events and discovered London On Board, a London board gaming club….

Breaking the Habit of OD’ing (Over-Designing)

Breaking the Habit of OD’ing (Over-Designing)

“Everything was going fine for a while. I thought I had everything under control. But when I started sensing that, despite my best efforts, things…

Stepping into the Big Leagues at Essen

Stepping into the Big Leagues at Essen

Guest Post by Scott Caputo, designer of the boardgames Kachina and Völuspá, and author of a book of poetry: “Holy Trinity of Chiles“ Introduction by…

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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