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Top 10 Card Drafting Mechanisms in Boardgames

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There's more to drafting than Sushi Go! This video explores all the different types of drafting seen in modern boardgames.
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Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:29 am
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From Idea to Publication... to Award! An overview of the creation of Pikoko.

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This is a designer diary about how the trick-taking game Pikoko came about, and went on to win an award!
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Top Ten Ways that Boardgames use Action Selection

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"Actions" are a feature of many, many modern boardgames, but how do boardgames offer players a plethora of options without overwhelming them?

This video looks at how action-selection tends to work in modern boardgames, with loads of examples of great games!

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Wed Jun 6, 2018 5:34 pm
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Top 10 Trick Taking Types: A guide to card games using "tricks"

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In celebration of the release of my first trick-taking game Pikoko, this video is a guide to the ancient genre. It's not just a top ten trick-taking games. It's a...

- Beginners Guide to Trick Taking Games
- A brief history of Trick Taking Games
- An overview of 18 of my favourite Trick Taking Games
- A guide for designers and players to the mechanisms used in the many, many trick taking games on the market.

Is Honshū really a trick-taking game? Is a climbing game a sub-set of trick-taking? Or a totally different genre altogether? Argue below They all share a common ancestor (probably) so we can all be right! Even if we totally disagree.



I have another trick taking game coming out in 2019. But that's a story for another day...
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Sat May 12, 2018 6:23 pm
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Is Monopoly really a terrible game?

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This video looks at a variety of modern versions of Monopoly and considers whether the game is still worth playing in 2018!

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Thu Mar 8, 2018 7:48 pm
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Top Ten Boardgames of 2017

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A look back at the year 2017 in boardgaming, with a brief look at the best expansions, and a longer look at my ten favourite games of the year!
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A look back at Essen Spiel 2017: Games!!!

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Here are the games that caught my attention at Essen Spiel 2017!
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Sat Nov 4, 2017 1:47 pm
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From idea to publication: Doodle Rush (video from the designer)

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This video looks at my drawing game Doodle Rush and how I came to invent the game.
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Essen Spiel 2017 Preview: New games, reprints and expansions of note!

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A look at the upcoming Essen 2017 convention and the boardgames which will be released there.
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From idea to publication: Big Bazar

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In 2015, I created a prototype card game called Make It Snappy. In September 2017, this game hits the market under the title Big Bazar, published by the amazing Blue Orange Games. This video looks at that process.
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