Troublesome playtesters can drive a game designer insane but under the right circumstances they can provide valuable insights. Read this article to find out how to make the most of your playtest sessions.
Tag - Board Game Design
Have you ever looked at a tabletop game and thought I could do that? Maybe you can! Maybe you’re the next Vital Lacerda or Elizabeth Hargrave. But how does the initial spark of an idea become a collection of cards and cardboard interacting smoothly on the table in front of you?
Meeple Mountain is privileged to count several game designers as part of its team and we’ve persuaded them to give up their very best tips to help the budding game designer. Our Game Design articles cover the whole process, from creating your first prototype to stopping designing and starting developing. There are tips for the shy game designer, thoughts on using Kickstarter and a guide to creating a board game media kit.
Not planning on designing a game yourself but want to peer behind the curtain to find more about how the magic happens? Well, the various articles below are interesting for you too!
Is there an area of game design we’ve not covered? Drop us an email and we’ll see what we can do!
You can’t showcase a great game with ho-hum assets. Let us show you what you should include in a killer board game media kit!
Interested in board game design, navigating Kickstarter and where game ideas come from? Check out the second half of our interview with game designer Gary Chavez!
I held the lives of thousands in my hands as I facilitated the birth of a new colony in space. When I previewed Beyond Humanity: Colonies I saw the future of app-integrated board gaming, and it left me awestruck.
From Silent Lambs to Gumshoe Flimflams: Interview with Gary Chavez, designer of Saints and Scoundrels
Join Andrew Holmes as he interviews Gary Chavez, aerospace engineer, and designer of Saints and Scoundrels.
You’ve made a great game but now it’s time to show people how great it is. Even if you’re an introverted game designer, here are some simple things you can do to ensure your con demo is a success.
Bringing your game idea into reality may seem like a daunting task but it’s much easier than you think, especially with the right tools. Read about what simple actions you can take to ensure your game design success.
If you have ever mused, “There ought to be a game about X…” then you have dipped a toe into game design. Explore how flowing between design and development can improve your game design process.
Let's make a board game! Coax your idea out of its shell with this creative approach to board game design & early prototyping.
What are the 7 things that can help take your Kickstarter campaign to the next level? Find out now!