Why design a board game?

At some time or another, we all think we can do better than another person.  We play a game and think certain rules don’t work, certain mechanics don’t work, that games are broken and that maybe we could do better.  I don’t know whether these thoughts prompted me to start designing board games.  (I must stress that this is a ‘hobby’ and that I do not expect to be the next Knizia, Moon or Feld.)  What I do know is that in chatting with a fellow gamer we discussed the idea of forming a local board game design group.  Which is right now a group of one!  Mitch moved.

This discussion led to some ideas on how we might develop ‘simple’ games through a series of tasks.  The first task was to come up with a game that used a chess board and checker pieces.  This task led to my first prototyped game, Ant’s Picnic (see next post).

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About Clive

Just an average guy who loves board games, movies, musics, books, comic books, video games and anything else fun.
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