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).


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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