Browsing the "Game Design" Tag

Designer Diary: Power Struggle

November 19th, 2016 | by Luke Turpeinen

I wanted to design a game where everyone was a traitor, and the point was to figure out which player was which traitor- while not relying solely on a social deduction mechanic. I wanted the game to also be an interesting card game in its own right, outside of the social element


You Can Go Your Own Way

June 28th, 2016 | by Luke Turpeinen

It's weird to think that we've gone from "nothing" to "board game" in a year, but this is only the tip of the iceberg


Prototypes & Playtesting

September 14th, 2015 | by Luke Turpeinen

Thanks for sticking with us through some slow weeks here at Across the Board Games. While the site may have [&hellip


Board Games & Word Problems

June 5th, 2015 | by Luke Turpeinen

Board game designers face a lot of the same challenges that math instructors face in schools. We have this cool little mechanical puzzle that we think is really neat- but how do you get others to also think it's really neat


How to Make an Impression

March 11th, 2015 | by Nicole Jekich

Trying to get noticed as a first time game designer is difficult. Here are a couple notable things that indie game desingers have done that grabbed our attention


Representation & Theme

August 20th, 2014 | by Luke Turpeinen

"What assumptions does the creator intentionally and unintentionally use to build their characters, settings and narratives?" is an essential question in analyzing a board games


The Makings of a Better Theme

June 30th, 2014 | by Luke Turpeinen

"To make a game fun, you must think not about the mechanics or the design, but about the experience. What role do I want to put the player in? How should he feel before, during, and after the game?"


Beyond the Cube

June 27th, 2014 | by Nicole Jekich

The gaming community is a creative bunch and there is a market or at least a ton of gamers out there interested and passionate about customizing their games to make it their own


Follow Forward -May 2014

May 14th, 2014 | by Nicole Jekich

Follow Forward is a monthly segment on our site where we share some resources that we have found useful as members of [&hellip



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