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Dized

If there’s one aspect of gaming that nobody particularly enjoys, it’s reading the rulebook.  Even if the rulebook is well written, it’s still a bit of a chore.  If it’s a bad rulebook, it...

Designer Spotlight: Ignacy Trzewiczek

When I first saw Ignacy Trzewiczek’s name on the box of Robinson Crusoe, I didn’t even try to pronounce it!  Like many Polish names, there always seemed to be too many unusual consonants to...
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Solo Games

Both my wife and son are away at the moment.  Noah is spending a week with his cousins and my wife has gone ‘wild camping’ with a friend of hers.  Apparently this means sleeping...
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How to Teach a Game Well

As the one who tends to introduce new games to my immediate circle of friends and family, I am the designated ‘rules explainer’.  I have read the rules and taught people how to play...
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Blind Playtesting

If you’ve designed your own boardgame, one of the first things you want to do is get it playtested.  You get some friends together, try out your new game and see what people think. ...

Rulebooks

I buy or Kickstart quite a lot of games.  Inevitably this means that I end up being the one who has to read the rules and explain how to play these new games to...