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How to Avoid Bad Mechanics in your Game Design

How to Avoid Bad Mechanics in your Game Design

Posted by Brandon Raasch on Oct 6th 2018

If rules are the tools used to make a game, some rules work better than others. In fact, there are some board game rules play testers consistently call bad game mechanics. Bad mechanics usually fall i … read more
How the Best Board Game Designers get Playtesters

How the Best Board Game Designers get Playtesters

Posted by Jonathan Grothe on Sep 19th 2018

From concept to finalized game, there is a lot to do to finish your game design. One of the most important is play testing your game at conventions. Protospiel is the perfect convention for this, they … read more
How to Find Board Game Playtesters

How to Find Board Game Playtesters

Posted by Brandon Raasch on Mar 5th 2018

After several years of Unpubs, meetups, conventions and game design events, it is clear that having a great game idea isn't enough to get players to your table. Here are some strategies to get your … read more
How to Have a Successful Playtest

How to Have a Successful Playtest

Posted by Eric Kearney on Feb 25th 2018

You’ve created a game, now time have to mold it into something beautiful. How? Playtesting. Playtesting is where game math, rules and player interaction all come together in a blender. You have to fil … read more
How to Help a Kickstarter Succeed

How to Help a Kickstarter Succeed

Posted by Eric Kearney on Jan 28th 2018

Crowdfunding doesn't end when you pledge. Your new goal is increased funding to support the designer and unlock rewards for fellow backers. According to statista.com, only 35.93% of campaigns in 2 … read more