The next in our series of imaginatively titled events will burst into action at Meeple Mayhem from midday on Saturday 16th June. That's (almost) a whole two weeks for you to recover from the UK Games Expo, so you have no excuse not to come along. This time, we have a quartet of specially-selected guest... Continue Reading →
Games Hack coming up
Ever wondered how easy it is to get from first ideas to working game? Wonder no more. Come and have a go! Vince at Asgard Games in Walsall is letting me put on a Games Hack this month. We'll meet up late afternoon on Saturday 22nd July in the shop, then teams and individuals will... Continue Reading →
How to Design a Boardgame Part 2 – Inspiration
So, after you’ve become a dedicated boardgamer (see part 1 of this series), what is the next step in designing a boardgame? Like in any field of creativity, you need to find inspiration. There are a number of ways in which boardgame designers are inspired and this is very closely linked to the different fundamental... Continue Reading →
How to Design a Boardgame Part 1 – The Cardinal Rule
unless you are Reiner Knizia or Uwe Rosenberg (and if you don't know who they are, shame on you!) then play boardgames. Play lots of them. Every week. Most days if you can. And don't limit yourself to your favourite genres, nor to your regular gaming buddies.