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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5 Great Games for Younger Gamers

Gamers, awesomely, come in all shapes and sizes.  However, what is fantastic table-fodder for your crew of game night regulars may not be ideally suited for families with a wunderkind or two.  No matter!  There are a ton of games perfectly

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OffWorld Designs is Giving Away 2 Tickets to Gen Con!

Do you want to go to Gen Con 50, one of the largest gaming conventions in the world, but are lacking tickets? OffWorld Designs, the official merchandise partner of Gen Con, is giving away 2 tickets right now! You can enter

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Excerpt of “Creating ‘Burgle Bros’: The Fantasy of the Heist”

This talk was given by Tim Fowers at the 2017 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Tim’s talk focused on the way a game tells a story and how it makes players feel. In Burgle Bros he wanted to evoke

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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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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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Collaborate in Creation with Playsource

Creators Media, Inc. has announced the launch of Playsource, a new site where designers and fans can work together to create games. Playsource is focused on independent projects for digital games and board games and lets indie developers connect with their fans as their

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Budo Review

Diana: Let’s get this over with. Rob: Whoa, whoa, whoa. At least give me a chance to do the intro before launching into things. Diana: I’m sorry but I can’t get over how wrong the artwork is. The stances, the

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