In this month's roundup of great board game design links and quotes, we have useful guides for writing rulebooks, a new source of art for prototypes, thought-provoking articles on game design theory, and more.
“Every rule, every component, every aspect of your game must solve a problem or provide an experience that is essential to your game. Everything else compromises quality.” - Jay Treat
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SENIOR INVENTORS: Steven Cole (Escape Velocity Games), John du Bois, Chris and Kathy Keane (The Drs. Keane), Joshua J. Mills, Marcel Perro, Behrooz "Bez" Shahriari, Shoot Again Games
JUNIOR INVENTORS: Ryan Abrams, Joshua Buergel, Luis Lara, Neil Roberts, Jay Treat
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How to structure a rulebook (video)