Games, both digital and tabletop, have been undergoing an unprecedented explosion of creative growth over these past few decades. In Video Games the advancement of technology has allowed for incredible leaps forward in what is possible in this medium. As for tabletop games, the past few decades have brought wave after wave of innovative designs,…Read More
Video Article – History of Game Design Part 1: Race Games
For this week’s article I made a new video based on the article History of Game Design: The Oldest Games in the World. The topic was chosen by my followers over at the Rempton Games twitter account. I hope you enjoy, and I’ll see you next week!Read More
What is the Best Square in Monopoly + What is the Value of a Monopoly (Dual Repost)
Hey Everybody! I’m very sorry for not posting this on Saturday – last week was ridiculously busy. However, I promise that this week I will post a brand new design article on Saturday as usual. Until then, I have decided to reprint a pair of related articles about everybody’s favorite friendship-ending board game, Monopoly. See…Read More
Breaking the Boundaries of Game Design
Art forms can be more or less characterized by periods of stasis and evolution. A particular period of art reaches a level of equilibrium, then a new movement begins to emerge that upends the previously established state. This could be the discovery of a new artistic principle such as point perspective, or it could be…Read More
History of Game Design: Checkmate!
Hey everybody! For those who only started following this blog recently, you may not know that I have been doing a series on the history of game design, where I look at how games have evolved over time. Last year I did an article on Race Games, and another one on War Games. However, the…Read More
Game Design Fights: “Eurogames” VS “Ameritrash”
If there is one thing that nerds love to do, it’s argue. Whether its Marvel vs DC, Console vs PC gaming, or whether The Last Jedi was amazing or trash, there is no end to the topics that can be endlessly debated. The field of game design is no different. Arguments about game design go…Read More
Solo: A Board Game Story
Hey everybody! At the time of writing, the movie Solo: A Star Wars Story has just released in theaters, and I am very (read: mildly) excited to see it. In fact, I am planning on going to the theater later this afternoon. Because of that, I decided to talk about a type of board game…Read More
What is the Value of a Monopoly?
Hey everybody! A few months ago I wrote an article that compared the different colored monopolies on the monopoly board (you can find it here). In that article I used math and statistics to examine several different aspects of the Monopoly board game, but there is one aspect of these games that I didn’t really…Read More
How to Ruin Clue for Everybody
Much like Monopoly, Clue is one of those games that seems to be in pretty much every household in America. It seems like everybody has played it at least once, and it is so ubiquitous that it has simply become a part of modern culture. These days you can’t swing a candlestick without hitting a…Read More
What is the Best Square in Monopoly?
For the last couple of weeks I have been on a winter break from college, which for me means traveling all over the Midwest trying to see all the family members that I rarely get the chance to see throughout the year. Not only did I get to spend time with my family that I…Read More