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Kobold Guide to Board Game Design

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Pull up a chair and see how the world's top game designers roll.

You want your games to be many things: Creative. Innovative. Playable. Fun. If you're a designer, add "published" to that list.

The Kobold Guide to Board Game Design gives you an insider's view on how to make a game that people will want to play again and again. Author Mike Selinker (Betrayal at House on the Hill) has invited some of the world's most talented and experienced game designers to share their secrets on game conception, design, development, and presentation. In these pages, you'll learn about storyboarding, balancing, prototyping, and playtesting from the best in the business.

Featuring a cover and interior art by John Kovalic, the book's 15 contributors include:

  • Richard Garfield (Magic: The Gathering)
  • Steve Jackson (Munchkin)
  • Dale Yu (Dominion)
  • James Ernest (Kill Doctor Lucky)
  • Lisa Steenson (Redneck Life)

Whether you're a game enthusiast who wants a deeper understanding of the hobby, an aspiring designer looking to break into the industry, or a seasoned pro who knows there's always more to learn, there's something for you in the Kobold Guide to Board Game Design.

Also available in a handy Print edition from Kobold Quarterly.


Written by Steve Jackson / Michelle Nephew / Matt Forbeck / Jeff Tidball / Rob Daviau / James Ernest / Richard Garfield / Dave Howell / Richard C. Levy / Andrew Looney / Lisa Steenson / Teeuwynn Woodruff / Dale Yu / Mike Selinker / Paul Peterson