Game Designer's Guild

So! For this Game Designer's Guild Meeting, I may have a fancy new game to playtest from a fancy big publisher. Also a smaller game (elegant and simple) from a smaller, independent publisher.

Then there is also designing our own games. We have one on the table about mining and we could always start working on another!

The Primos Game Designer's Guild is a place where anyone – students, patrons, staff, designers, families, and members of the community – anyone who has an interest in game design can explore and develop new.

 Our goals are [in no particular order]:

• Play-test new games.

• Rapid prototypes game ideas.Demonstrate/discuss different game mechanics.

• Develop "templates" for new games. Blank tiles, cards, etc.

• Design new games in small groups for development.

• Develop a procedure for rapid development. (basics, # of players, rules, outcomes, end conditions, entry heuristics)

• Discuss other game design elements (randomness, theme, player downtime) and melding mechanics and elements (elegance).

• Invite amateur and professional game designers/reviewers and experts to speak.

• PLAY MORE GAMES and learn about the process of creating them.

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  • Joshua S.

    I had a great time as always. I big THANK YOU to the group for tolerating my +1 for the first 2 hours!

    December 15, 2013

    • John

      No problem at all! Gabriel was adorable and more than tolerant with the silly adults playing their games. Next time I'll bring my toddler and Animal upon Animal and they can have their own game day.

      December 15, 2013

    • Joshua S.

      He'd like that I'm sure. He love pieces to play with.

      December 16, 2013

  • Mary K.

    Your plus one was so precious. Smile

    December 15, 2013

  • Carol

    It really is great company, fun times. I would seriously like to try "Viva Java" again, as others have mentioned. Also would love to play "Pandemic" again. Thanks John, for your great instruction and organization... and Patience! :-)

    December 14, 2013

  • Mary K.

    Great company. I love to laugh

    December 14, 2013

  • Bonnie N.

    I am bringing a hoodie to wear when that air starts blowing on our heads!

    December 13, 2013

  • John

    Hey everyone! It is looking like 1-2 inches of snow tomorrow during the day and I plan on showing up and keeping the whole thing going despite the weather. GAME ON!

    December 13, 2013

    • Joshua S.

      I'll bring a snow shovel!

      December 13, 2013

    • Carol

      I'll bring some snacks, for energy. :-)

      December 13, 2013

  • Bonnie N.

    Hi. Are we starting at 10 or 11?

    December 9, 2013

    • John

      dernit. starts at 10 when we open. I need to fix that.

      December 9, 2013

  • John

    OK. We have Eldritch Horror (a euro-ish Cthulhu, very thematic game) plus something extra...think Pandemic with a touch of evil. I'd like to give it a run through if we can.

    We also have a slew of review games to play if we are interested and then work on our design or start a new one!

    December 4, 2013

  • Bonnie N.

    Regarding the game from the fancy big publisher... How about a plain little hint??

    December 4, 2013

    • John

      There could possibly have some ancient otherworldly horrors involved.

      December 4, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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