Excerpt of “Secret Hitler: Designing Conflict & High Tension Moments”

This talk was given by Mike Boxleiter at the 2017 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Mike talked a lot about making the design focus for games about individual experiences.  A good game should leave your player with a story

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Jess Visits the Game Developers Conference

Each year Game Developers Conferences (GDC) occur all around the world in locations like China, Canada, Europe, and San Francisco. I ventured across the country to check out how board games have infiltrated this typically video-game focused event. This was my

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Women Game Designers Kick Butt!

It’s International Women’s Day so let’s give some props to these awesome designers! Mary Flanagan Mary Flanagan is a powerhouse of creation. When she isn’t designing games she is an educator and researcher. She founded the Tiltfactor Game Research Laboratory,

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Renegade Games’ Triple Threat for Toy Fair

Fun can come in many flavors, like building, racing, adorableness, and Renegade Game Studios is covering those three vectors with gusto. We met with Sara Erickson, Director of Sales and Marketing, to talk about the exciting new games coming out

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Memory Arcade Is Here! Episode 1: Kung Fu

Hey everyone!  Jess and I are starting a little side-project that we think you all might enjoy. Memory Arcade is our new Youtube channel where Jess and I (and anyone else we can wrangle) are going to play video games.

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Gameosity’s Letters to Santa

Christmas is tomorrow and the Gameosity staff has been busily assembling their wishlists for Santa. What do our little hearts desire for this year? Take a gander at our letters before we send them express mail to the North Pole. Dear

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The Top 10 Blah Blah Blah

Jess: So I stumbled across an article posted by The Telegraph entitled “The top 10 family games for Christmas“. I’ll state right here and now, this list mad me sad. Sad for the state of our world, that it has

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5 Next-Level Stocking Stuffer Games

Let’s face it, if your gamer friends wanted Hive, they’ve probably already bought it.  The Tiny Epic games are terrific—but not only do they appear on just about every other stocking-stuffer list, they are practically a stocking-stuff list of their

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Holiday Board Game Gift Guide: Board Game Accessories

Jess: Looking for a great board game gift, but your pals already have every game under the sun? Why not get them some amazing upgrades for the games they already own? This gift guide is a list of exciting accessories and designers

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Get Your Meeple Stealing Paws on National Cat Day!

Jess: It’s National Cat Day! Time to celebrate with your furry friends. Most of the time cats are the bringers of destruction bent on ruining our games with wanton flinging of pieces and butt-to-board placement, but today we rejoice in

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