What we're about

Do you like board games more than the average bear? Have you ever thought of making one yourself?

This group is a network of board game designers and enthusiasts in NYC who want to help others with industry connections, game development, play testing and more. All levels of experience are welcome! Any/all game types and genres are being worked upon! The only requirements for group participation are passion about table top play and a good attitude towards others' ideas.

If you don't design board games... who cares! Our goal is to learn about game design as a community and share our experience with each other. Come be a part of our effort to bring game design and development to NYC!

Please join us on our Discord server: https://discord.gg/fRhrwDh

^^^ where we plan our groups and discuss the development of our games, and follow our blog (metromage.games) for first hand reports of our experiences and events!

Thank you to anyone who read all this, and I look forward to seeing you in the online discussions and Meetup events soon!

Ben Scaglione

Upcoming events (5)

CHALLENGE: Build a Board Game in under 2 hours! -- πŸ•› The Clock Is Ticking πŸ•

Hello! Have you ever tried to make a board game? Have you ever tried to make a board game in under two hours? Guess what, it is very hard! Come join our group of game designers and make use of our wide range of experience and knowledge. Our group hosts this Meetup every month to help others learn the art of rapid prototyping and hone their game design skills. We promise this exercise will push anyone from a beginner to a published designer to think about the parameters of building a good game, move through the phases of development and challenge themselves to build better games. All experience levels are welcome! Sales pitch time: This group has been called things such as, "Outstanding!", "Incredible", "An exciting new experience!", "Memorable!" and "Definitely a thing!". Can you really resit coming any longer? Didn't think so! Come join the race against the clock as we attempt to build a functional board game in __just under two hours__ πŸš€

CHALLENGE: Build a Board Game in under 2 hours! -- πŸ•› The Clock Is Ticking πŸ•

Hello! Have you ever tried to make a board game? Have you ever tried to make a board game in under two hours? Guess what, it is very hard! Come join our group of game designers and make use of our wide range of experience and knowledge. Our group hosts this Meetup every month to help others learn the art of rapid prototyping and hone their game design skills. We promise this exercise will push anyone from a beginner to a published designer to think about the parameters of building a good game, move through the phases of development and challenge themselves to build better games. All experience levels are welcome! Sales pitch time: This group has been called things such as, "Outstanding!", "Incredible", "An exciting new experience!", "Memorable!" and "Definitely a thing!". Can you really resit coming any longer? Didn't think so! Come join the race against the clock as we attempt to build a functional board game in __just under two hours__ πŸš€

CHALLENGE: Build a Board Game in under 2 hours! -- πŸ•› The Clock Is Ticking πŸ•

Hello! Have you ever tried to make a board game? Have you ever tried to make a board game in under two hours? Guess what, it is very hard! Come join our group of game designers and make use of our wide range of experience and knowledge. Our group hosts this Meetup every month to help others learn the art of rapid prototyping and hone their game design skills. We promise this exercise will push anyone from a beginner to a published designer to think about the parameters of building a good game, move through the phases of development and challenge themselves to build better games. All experience levels are welcome! Sales pitch time: This group has been called things such as, "Outstanding!", "Incredible", "An exciting new experience!", "Memorable!" and "Definitely a thing!". Can you really resit coming any longer? Didn't think so! Come join the race against the clock as we attempt to build a functional board game in __just under two hours__ πŸš€

CHALLENGE: Build a Board Game in under 2 hours! -- πŸ•› The Clock Is Ticking πŸ•

Hello! Have you ever tried to make a board game? Have you ever tried to make a board game in under two hours? Guess what, it is very hard! Come join our group of game designers and make use of our wide range of experience and knowledge. Our group hosts this Meetup every month to help others learn the art of rapid prototyping and hone their game design skills. We promise this exercise will push anyone from a beginner to a published designer to think about the parameters of building a good game, move through the phases of development and challenge themselves to build better games. All experience levels are welcome! Sales pitch time: This group has been called things such as, "Outstanding!", "Incredible", "An exciting new experience!", "Memorable!" and "Definitely a thing!". Can you really resit coming any longer? Didn't think so! Come join the race against the clock as we attempt to build a functional board game in __just under two hours__ πŸš€

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