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Brett Myers
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Originally posted on Nick Bentley Games:This is the second post of a series on practical game-design techniques. Here’s the first.  In my years designing games, my methods have evolved from Games-Randomly-Emerging-from-the-Inchoate-Chaos-of-my-Brain-Area…
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playing catch up: my Gathering of Friends recap and more!

April is always a whirlwind month for me and this April was no exception. The big event, of course, was Alan Moon’s Gathering of Friends, a 10 day, invite-only game con, held annually in Niagara Falls, NY, and hosted by legendary game designer Alan R…
April is always a whirlwind month for me and this April was no exception. The big event, of course, was Alan Moon's Gathering of Friends, a 10 day, invite-only game con, held annually in Niagara Fa...
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Originally posted on SARAH E. BOND:☩ μὴ θεόμαχος νήων. ☩ ☩ ἀσβολόθη ὁ ῥονχάζων. ☩ Let the snorter / be covered in soot! [MAMA X, 330=PH 269278] Games of chance are never a silent endeavor; however, Romans found it rather uncouth to snort when Fortune was…
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I love games and history, and I love learning history through the medium of games. That’s why I’m enchanted with Fujian Trader, a game about Chinese merchant trading families in the 17th Century. It was inspired by co-designer Robert Batchelors’ own…
I love games and history, and I love learning history through the medium of games. That's why I'm enchanted with Fujian Trader, a game about Chinese merchant trading families in the 17th Century. I...
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  This is an image of a “remarkably rare” gold coin from very short reign of the Roman Emperor Otho, who ruled for only three months in the year 69. It is part of a collection of  Ancient Roman and Greek coins recently re-discovered in the Library of the…
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laying out a new prototype for #LXIX The Year of Four Emperors

Alan Moon’s The Gathering of Friends is coming up next month and I’ve got a big-box game to show to some of the publishers in attendance. I hammered on the design for this one heavily last year and, while it’s in great shape rules-wise, my old prototype…
Alan Moon's The Gathering of Friends is coming up next month and I've got a big-box game to show to some of the publishers in attendance. I hammered on the design for this one heavily last year and...
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I’ve signed a new game! I can’t give any details yet, but I’ve signed a contract with a great publisher for a game I’m very proud of. I developed the game with this publisher in mind and I think they’ll do awesome things with it. Cheers!
I've signed a new game! I can't give any details yet, but I've signed a contract with a great publisher for a game I'm very proud of. I developed the game with this publisher in mind and I thi...
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Congrats, Brett! Looking forward to hearing more about it in due time...
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The importance of designing a product

When designing a game you hope to license for publication, keep in mind that you’re not just designing a game: you’re creating a product. For your game to be successful, a publisher must be able to sell it quickly, in quantity, and for a reasonable…
When designing a game you hope to license for publication, keep in mind that you're not just designing a game: you're creating a product. For your game to be successful, a publisher must be able to...
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a quick peek at more of the LXIX prototype

I gootta admit, it's pretty nice having @TheGameCrafter so close: prototype parts in hand 15 mins after the email notification! A photo posted by Brett Myers (@brettspiels) on Mar 16, 2015 at 4:57pm PDT   I picked up the rest of the prototype pieces I’m…
  I picked up the rest of the prototype pieces I'm printing at The GameCrafter. They look great. The cardboard tokens are replacing the wood blocks in my current prototype. They're less expens...
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  I stopped in at the GameCrafter after work to pick up the first deck of cards for my LXIX prototype. They look awesome! Cant wait to get them on the table. I should probably photograph them in better light soon.      
  I stopped in at the GameCrafter after work to pick up the first deck of cards for my LXIX prototype. They look awesome! Cant wait to get them on the table. I should probably photograph them ...
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Wish me luck in April. I'll be showing it around to a number of publishers at The Gathering of Friends. 
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Ryan and Geoff are thrilled to welcome Richard Garfield, designer of Magic: The Gathering, Robo Rally, Netrunner, King of Tokyo and more, along with bonus guest Mike Fitzgerald, whose latest designs include Diamonds and Baseball Highlights: 2045.

We discuss Richard's design philosophy, the origins of Magic, types of gamers, and much more.

Please also visit our geeklist to share your memories of Ludology for our 100th episode spectacular!

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BGWS-like video review of this product that I fell in love with from the NY Toy Fair.
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Geeze, nobody told me there would be an essay portion.

I make stuff. My favorite things to make are games, beer and food. Not always in that order.

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TOM THE DANCING BUG: Paul Ryan's Tour of the "Inner City"
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Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Representative Paul Ryan (R- Wi.) explains what he meant when he said "inner city" men are lazy.

David Simon: 'There are now two Americas. My country is a horror show'
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Jimi Wallet: For People Who Hate Wallets
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Visit Fab.com now and check out this design sale, plus many more great designs at up to 70% off retail. Discover new sales every day. Membe

Rage is Back: graffiti crews save NYC from its lurking demons
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Daniel Solis: Pitch Tag
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Pitch Tag. This is a creativity game for two or more players inspired by word association exercises and writer jam sessions. You can play th

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The first ever trailer for Snow White and the Huntsman shows off who the real star of this picture is: Charlize Theron. Watch as the Evil Qu

Alan Moore announces new League of Extraordinary Gentlemen comic, featur...
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Over the weekend, Alan Moore engaged in a 2.5-hour webchat as a fundraiser for Cleveland's Harvey Pekar Library Statue. During this frank co

New Muppets trailer will make your Friday brighter
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Our excitement over the new Muppet movie just spiked dramatically with this hilarious, insane trailer. The fantasy world in which singing an

INCIDENTAL COMICS: Axes of Evil
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INCIDENTAL COMICS. Words and Pictures by Grant Snider. Monday, October 31, 2011. Axes of Evil. Happy Halloween! Beware of sinister graphs. P

How Board Games Are Manufactured — Tasty Minstrel Games
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TMG Dragon. Cart: 0 items. Our Mission: "To heal the world by providing games that strengthen family unity, communication, and love&quo

The Great Battles of History, in Miniature
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At a museum in Valencia, Spain, over one million toy soldiers stand at attention, prepared to reenact the wars that shaped the world

Board game designer Reiner Knizia interview
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http://www.submarinechannel.com/profiles/reiner-knizia Games need to reflect our high-paced way of life. That’s what Reiner Knizia thinks.

My SIGGRAPH keynote – Boing Boing
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This week, I gave the keynote address at the ACM SIGGRAPH conference in Vancouver, BC. The event's organizers were kind enough to record

Preserving human history in a National Park – Boing Boing
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Preserving human history in a National Park. Posted by Maggie Koerth-Baker on Wednesday, Aug 10th at 12:31pm. Northern Wisconsin, along the

Great Taste of the Midwest Preparties 2001
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In town for the Great Taste and wonder what you should be doing on Friday night? It has been a tradition for many years for visiting breweri