The Heart of Hearthstone – Core Design Lessons

The Heart of Hearthstone – Core Design Lessons

I first titled this post, “I blame Hearthstone” – blame as in for completely sucking me in, perhaps to the cost of countless productive blog…

Leap Day: 24 Hours of Extra Games

Leap Day: 24 Hours of Extra Games

So it’s Monday. But it’s also magically… Leap Day. What should you do with it? Forbes tells us, don’t waste your extra 24 hours! Whatever…

Game Addictiveness – Wins and Losses

Game Addictiveness – Wins and Losses

A subject I’d like to explore more on the blog when the League comes back from Winter break is the topic of addictiveness in gaming….

IndieLand 2015 – At BoardGameGeek CON

IndieLand 2015 – At BoardGameGeek CON

BoardGameGeek CON (BGG.CON) is trying something new this year as they continue to evolve their exhibitor layout. In addition to the TWO full vendor rooms…

Past, Present and Future Blog

Past, Present and Future Blog

Last week I managed my past selves both in a fun time travel worker placement prototype by Aaron Vanderbeek and also in a recently published…

It’s all a Spiel – Publisher Takeaways from Essen 2015

It’s all a Spiel – Publisher Takeaways from Essen 2015

I recently attended one of the biggest tabletop gaming conventions in the world, the International Spieltage in Essen, Germany. I’m used to the tabletop circuit…

Kickstarter in Essen: Wunderbar!

Kickstarter in Essen: Wunderbar!

It’s Wednesday, which is the best day for Kickstarter news. Actually, J.R. and Luke Crane debunked that any day is better than another in a…

Tabletopia: The Imaginary Ideal For Design?

Tabletopia: The Imaginary Ideal For Design?

Tabletopia is a slick looking, inside-your-browser, online experience where board games go digital. It’s being supported by some big names in the industry due to…

Who Goes First?

Who Goes First?

Who goes first? The age-old question in games. One of the reasons to actually reference the rules. Tabletop games have come a long way in…

Rolling Up a Level 1 Survey

Rolling Up a Level 1 Survey

Happy Friday! Thanks for taking the time to read our blog. There’s 20 or so of us authors now, plus guest posters. We talk a…