Tag: board game design

Even less is even more: Cage Match final game update

About a year ago, we cut the elements of Cage Match! in half, and the game became much better for it.  Over the past couple of weeks, racing towards our deadline to print in time for the holidays, we reduced it even further, and what was a good game is really and truly a great …

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Good to great: Do you think about UI in your board game design?

“I think the tables are easy to read, for the most part,” states D in this review of Cage Match! by Board Crazy Games. “And, the results on these tables make a lot of sense to me as well,” adds Will.  “Because of these charts,” he adds a bit later, “This game could have easily been, …

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Board Game Design Diary: Our first Cage Match! review plus final game changes

We’re getting great coverage and feedback on Cage Match!, check it all out! Read an interview with Zatu Games. Watch 2 complete play-throughs from Board Crazy Games. Or watch the quick play-through version. See the Review from Board Crazy Games. Visit the boardgamegeek page to rate, review or ask questions. Sign up to follow the …

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Board Game Design Diary: Play Testing and the Art of Balancing Feedback

I see the question on other blogs:  How much play testing do you need to do?  Also, I’ve gotten some feedback, that I don’t respond to feedback, and got to thinking about how challenging it can be to handle all the feedback I get.  This post addresses both areas. As far as how much testing to …

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Chits and Upgrades: The Game Crafter and Meeple Source review

This post pertains to both upgrading your favorite game components, replacing lost components, and creating your own games.  If you or someone you care about loves the games Agricola, Orléans, Stone Age, Tzolk’in, Colt Express or others, you’re about to find out how to make those games even better! Upgrading your games This might be …

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Do Complex Games Need a Quick or EZ Mode?

I’ve been working on Cage Match (new site!) for nearly a year now, and the game is great, but one piece of feedback I’ve gotten is that there’s a lot going on.  More than one person suggested that it would be nice if there was an easy or quick mode to the game. The thing is, …

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Making Epic Games – Part 1 of ???

As I mentioned in a recent blog, though we still love and create for Star Wars Epic Duels, Geektopia is evolving into a creator of original games.  I’ve shared my process for making epic decks, now I’m going to share my process for making epic games.  Unlike my decks for Star Wars Epic Duels, I …

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