Launch of This War Without an Enemy Facebook Page

Exactly 375 years ago today, on the 22nd of August 1642, Charles Stuart, king of England, Scotland and Ireland, set up his Royal Standard on a tower of Nottingham Castle. On the 25th of August, he raised the standard on a mound outside the castle. At the same time, the king sent a "message of... Continue Reading →

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What matters in a board game – mechanics or theme?

I've been having a discussion online with another board game designer about how important theme is for board games. My point was that for many lighter games the theme is largely irrelevant for the game play, and is more of a marketing issue to persuade people to buy a game. I used the examples of Carcassonne:... Continue Reading →

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