This month's list of excellent board game design links features advice for getting started, explanations of how the industry works, reminders about what to focus on, and more.
- The Compendium, a directory of more than 140 board game publishers: who's accepting submissions, what they're looking for, and how to contact them
On legacy game design (video)
“Whatever the players do the most in your game should be the most fun. Don’t relegate the best part to 5% of game time. Weave it throughout.” - Kevin Wilson
“Designers, challenge yourself to streamline. Simplicity is harder than kitchen sink.” - Byron Collins
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SENIOR INVENTORS: Steven Cole, John du Bois, Richard Durham, Koen Hendrix, Chris and Kathy Keane (The Drs. Keane), Marcel Perro, Behrooz Shahriari
JUNIOR INVENTORS: Ryan Abrams, Joshua Buergel, Luis Lara, Aidan Short, Jay Treat
ASSOCIATES: Robert Booth, Stephen B Davies, Danica E., Doug Levandowski, Aaron Lim, Nathan Miller, Isaias Vallejo, Matt Wolfe
APPRENTICES: Kiva Fecteau, Scott Gottreu, JR Honeycutt, Knight Works, Scott Martel Jr., David J. Mortimer, Mike Mullins, Marcus Ross, Sean Rumble, Diane Sauer
The Lady and the Tiger Game Design Contest
Design a game using 18 specific cards and 25 tokens in five colors
Prize: $250 and publication offer
Deadline: Jan. 23, 2017