• The Board Game Designer's Guide

  • The Easy 4 Step Process to Create Amazing Games That People Can't Stop Playing
  • By: Joe Slack
  • Narrated by: Joe Slack
  • Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (55 ratings)

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By: Joe Slack
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Publisher's Summary

Do you have a board game idea but can't get it out of your head? Use my "four I's" framework and you'll get your game to the table and quickly discover if it will be the next Cards Against Humanity (hint: good!) or the next Trump: The Game (hint: not so good!).   

Have you made a game, but it's just sitting in a closet somewhere? Dust off that box and let The Board Game Designer's Guide get you unstuck and finish your game for good!   

Is your game done but you don't know what to do next? In section six, I'll walk you through all the options available so you can finally figure out which one is right for you and grow a huge legion of fans all proclaiming "Whoever invented this game is a friggin' genius!"   

Don't let your board game idea sit on a shelf or in your head. There are thousands of people out there who want to play it. You need to share your amazing game with the world! Now, you finally can....

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A good basic resource

This is a great beginners guide, very simple blueprint to walk you through the steps it takes to create and publish a game.

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Inspiring!

This book boils down a huge industry to easy bite-sized steps to understand. Loved it!

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Fast resource to get you excited

Fast paced, helpful, and to the point. A good starter for anyone interested in design at any level.

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so generic

This, to me, was nothing more than a generic pep talk which could apply to publishing a novel, making a game, or excelling at college, or getting a girlfriend. I think this appeals more to someone in need of "motivation" to try to make a board game versus someone needing the cold hard tools to create it with. Well narrated and well written, but definitely not what I was seeking. There's no table of contents on Amazon via the 'look inside' or on Audible, so I had to put in the time to find out it's a lot of fluff.

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Basic intro to the creative process

There really isn't much here about board games. Rather, it's about the basics of the creative process: keep a notebook, do your research etc.

Anyone looking for an actual guide to developing a board game will be disappointed.

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Amazing book on game design!

If you are thinking of designing games, buy this book! It talks about what factors make games fun, different mechanics of gameplay, game publishers, marketing etc.

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Essential

What an informative, insightful listen. Thank you so much of laying out this process in an actionable and achievable set of plans.

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Informative!!

This book helped answer many questions about the publishing side as well as being inspirational.

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Fine Book

Pretty great, i don't agree with everything he said, but most of it works wonders.

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Essential reading for game designers

I remember when Joe first revealed this book to the design community and I wanted to reserve judgement. I have read a few game design books over the years and I've been a little bit disappointed but this hit the spot. I finished it and immediately read over again. He covers the whole design process in a down to Earth way and delivers the advice with confidence. I'd love to see more books from Joe in the future.

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  • 05-19-21

Some repeat but good base

this is the 2nd book book I listen two from Joe slack I clearly enjoyed the first giving this one a try. it's a good basic knowledge point but not very different then the 10 biggest mistakes for boardgame design which I listened to before. this one I probably a better starting point though.