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Board Yet?

A Guide to Designing Incredible Board Games

About the Book

Learn to be creative by crafting your own board game and enjoying each step along the way. In this book, the author guides you through the process of designing a board game from scratch. Especially helpful are the real board game examples of how these principles have been applied with games you already know and love. As the book progresses, you can use the exercises and principles found in each chapter to hone your game-making skills!

About the Author

Joshua Michalik
Joshua Michalik

My friends all know me as a big board game geek. For years, my biggest hobby has been playing board games and card games. Over the last several years, my experience in Software Development has opened my eyes to enjoying the creative process of building my own digital games, crafting my own board games, and writing.

Table of Contents

  • Prelude
  • Introduction
    • Book Overview
    • Section I: Designing the Game
    • Section II: Playing the Game
    • Section III: Finalizing the Game
    • How to use this Book
  • Section I: Designing the Game
  • Tip 1: Establish the Objective
    • Describing the Primary Purpose
    • Considering Player Interaction
  • Tip 2: Identify the Audience
  • Tip 3: Prepare the Mechanics
  • Section 2: Playing the Game
  • Tip 4: Be Adaptable
  • Tip 5: The 80/20 Rule
  • Section 3: Finalizing the Game
  • Tip 6: Play First, then Write the Rules
  • Tip 7: Finishing Touches
  • Conclusion

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