Designer Diary: Agency

This week I’m going to continue my designer diary. Previously I introduced Agency, a game I started (but moved beyond) with the restrictions for our Build A Board Game event, which we ran in August last year. Agency is a game about marketing; the player represents an advertising agency, looking to fulfil contracts in the market to earn cash. The player with the most cash at the end of the game, is the most successful. Just like real life cash is how we measure success, cash and victory points. Continue reading

Reflections on Build A Board Game

Phew! What a fantastic day. Last Saturday, September 3rd, we held our first ever board game design jam in Pulse College Dublin, and we called it Build A Board Game. You may remember we talked about this in a previous post and on the podcast. We had about 36 people turn up on the day, and spend about 6 hours designing games using components and a theme we provided. Continue reading

Build A Board Game

If you follow us on our social media channels, you may have noticed that The Crafty Players are running a board game design jam on September 3, 2016. Paddy also mentioned it on the podcast last week. What is a board game design jam? Who is it for? Where are we doing it? Why are are we doing it? Well, for these answers and more, read on!

The Crafty Players Build A Board Game Design Jam Dublin Continue reading