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Game In A Minute Ep 42: Santorini

Title: Santorini Publisher: Roxley Designer: Gord! Artist: Lina Cossette & David Forest Player Count: 2-4 (best at 2) For People Who Like: Building Games With gorgeous bits, minimalist rules, and great gameplay variety, Santorini from Roxley Games is definitely a

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Game In A Minute Ep 41: Rococo

Title: Rococo Publisher: Eagle-Gryphon Games Designer: Matthias Cramer, Louis Malz, Stefan Malz Artist: Michael Menzel Player Count: 2-5 Rococo is as beautifully-presented as its fashion-focused name would suggest.  But is there actual substance woven into this area control game about

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Game In A Minute Ep 41: The Failed Episodes

Before we began Game in a Minute, we tried out some other versions of the show. We had a great time shooting some of them, but they didn’t quite resonate with our test audiences. Here are a few we had

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Game In A Minute Ep 40: Flip City & Flip City

Title: Flip City Publisher: Tasty Minstrel Games Designer: Chih-Fan Chen Artist: Chih-Fan Chen, Adam P. McIver Player Count: 1-4 For People Who Like: Light deck builders with a unique twist (that's not a pun, I swear) Flip City is a

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Interview with Northstar Games at PAX East 2017

Andrew talks with Scott Rencher VP Digital Division of Northstar Games about their upcoming app for Evolution and more! We are big fans of Evolution and if you are curious about the board game you can check out Rob’s review

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Game In A Minute Ep 39: Las Vegas

Title: Las Vegas Publisher: alea Designer: Rüdiger Dorn Artist: Harald Lieske, Markus Schmuck, Mia Steingräber Player Count: 2-4 For People Who Like: Rolling dice and getting stacks of cash With a name like Las Vegas, minimal components, and simplistic rules,

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Excerpt of “The State and Future of Board Game Design”

This talk was given by Rob Daviau, Geoffrey Engelstein, and Eric Lang, and moderated by Paul Dean at the 2017 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Oh my god, there was so much great stuff in this talk. I wish I

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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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Game In A Minute Ep 38: Herbaceous

Title: Herbaceous Publisher: Dr. Finn's Games, Pencil First Games, LLC Designer: Eduardo Baraf, Steve Finn, Keith Matejka Artist: Benjamin Shulman, Beth Sobel Player Count: 1–4 Players For People Who Like: Gardening Featuring gorgeous art from Beth Sobel and game design

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Game In A Minute Ep 37: Onitama

Title: Onitama Publisher: Arcane Wonders Designer: Shimpei Sato Artist: Jun Kondo, Mariusz Szmerdt Player Count: 2 For People Who Like: Chess-like abstracts with a twist Onitama is an abstract 2-player game baring some undeniable similarities to chess, but it features

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