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Board Game Design Advice: From the Best in the World

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Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
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Take your games to the next level with advice from more than 60 of the best board game designers in the world. 

Game design is hard. We all need sound advice to guide our work and help us become better at the craft. In this book you'll find incredible wisdom and insight from the top designers in the industry today. You will learn:  

  • The advice Rob Daviau would give his younger self.
  • How Matt Leacock gets into the zone and flow of design.
  • Lessons Jamey Stegmaier learned from his biggest failure.
  • Donald X. Vaccarino's advice on pitching a game to a publisher.
  • The behavior that has helped Ryan Laukat's designs dramatically improve. 
  • What Bruno Cathala would tell you after a discouraging playtest.
  • And much more!
©2018 Gabe Barrett (P)2018 Gabe Barrett

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-01-19

Uncurated to its detriment

Random advice from creators, Uncurated to its detriment. Half the audio for some chapters is just the narrator repeating the question.

A few gems of advice present. But not worth digging for in my humble opinion. Search elsewhere my friend.

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  • Kayla
  • 28-10-19

great advice!

If I want my board game design career to be a good one I want advice from the best in the world. This book gives you a peek inside the world's best game designers. I highly recommend.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-10-19

Views that can help any game designer

Tons of good interviews that bring a lot of different in insights. Since all the interviews have the same questions you get different viewpoints on the same topic. Can be a bit monotone to listen to so I ended up taking it bit for bit.

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  • meekerms
  • 05-10-19

A wonderful headache

Imagine a journalist that interviewed 100 people, asking them 2-12 identical questions a piece. 12 questions, 100 people. Imagine then that this journalist recorded each answer, tagging them 1-12. The journalist then read their raw notes into audio book format.

The information is like gold and listening to the book is like digging for said gold. The format is so painful to drag through, despite the awesome insights, I stopped listening with 3hrs more to go.

Someone could make a very good and insightful book from this pool of headache fuel.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-07-19

phenomenal intro to game design

this is a fantastic book I highly recommend it to anyone looking to get into game design I have listened to it multiple times it is well worth every penny

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  • Myles T.
  • 08-02-19

Insightful

This is a neat and helpful book! It has advice from some of the worlds best board game designers. I would recommend giving it a listen if you’re trying to design a game.

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  • Nitoro Hakubo
  • 30-12-18

An amazing collection of thoughts

Listening to this book gave me a huge burst of inspiration to fix what's wrong with the game I've been working and has opened my eyes to many more possibilities once this one is done! Thank you so much!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-12-18

A gem.

Interesting thoughts about board game design. A gem. A bit hard till navigate between the different designers.