Posts Tagged ‘board games’

Warning: Has nothing to do with Vampires, or even vampires.



Designing a board game

Posted: December 17, 2008 in Games
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What drives someone to create a board game?  When there’s so many awesome video games out there and so many things you can do with pixels and polygons, why craft a game with a flat piece of cardboard and some boring six sided dice?  Well, I want to.  So what’s driving me?  Board games are the origin of multiplayer gaming.  They hold the dark secrets of what makes an awesome online game.  Risk, monopoly, ticket to ride, setlers of katan, twilight imperium, scrabble would be nothing without the people sitting across the table from you.  As much fun as rockband is (and it’s a lot of fun), it doesn’t have nearly the staying power of some of the previously mentioned board games.  Each of those games has amazing ideas locked away inside the design.  Even dice have a magic about them, and cards a mystique.