Monday, February 19, 2007

The Board Game Design Process

Game Designer - A:

1. Think up great mechanic
2. Think of pieces and theme to go with it
3. Make some arbitrary points and conditions to go with it
4. Write it up
5. Test it
6. Throw in drawer for future reference

Game Designer - B:

1. Think up great theme
2. Think of pieces and mechanics to go with it
3. Make some arbitrary points and conditions to go with it
4. Write it up
5. Test it
6. Throw in drawer for future reference

Non Game Designer - A:

1. Think up theme
2. Change all places on Monopoly board to support theme
3. Commission artwork
4. Done

Non Game Designer - B:

1. Think up theme
2. Make 200 cards with trivia questions about theme
3. Change all places on Monopoly board to support theme
4. Commission artwork
5. Done

Yehuda
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