Cardboard Edison’s Favorite Tips & Resources of 2017

Our massive year-end roundup of favorite board game design links and quotes includes a huge amount of useful material for board game designers!





  • “Playtesting, feedback. Playtesting, feedback. Long pause. Repeat. This will never cease to be the secret to making a great game.” - Ben Pinchback
  • “Your playtesters’ minor irritants of today are your reviewers’ slams of tomorrow.” - John Brieger
  • “Even if you work alone, you *really* need blind playtesters who don’t care about your feelings. That’s how good games get made.” - Brandon Rollins
  • “It’s really easy to blame players for a bad test (and sometimes bad tests will be due to the players). But blaming players instead of treating the test like a problem to be solved won’t help your game get better.” - Nat Levan






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ADVISERS: 421 Creations, Peter C. Hayward, Neil Roberts, Aaron Vanderbeek

SENIOR INVENTORS: Steven Cole, John du Bois, Chris and Kathy Keane (The Drs. Keane), Joshua J. Mills, Marcel Perro, Behrooz Shahriari, Shoot Again Games

JUNIOR INVENTORS: Ryan Abrams, Joshua Buergel, Luis Lara, Aidan Short, Jay Treat

ASSOCIATES: Stephen B Davies, Scot Duvall, Doug Levandowski, Nathan Miller, Anthony Ortega, Mike Sette, Kasper Esven Skovgaard, Isaias Vallejo, Matt Wolfe

APPRENTICES: Darren Broad, Cardboard Fortress Games, Kiva Fecteau, Guz Forster, Scott Gottreu, Scott Martel Jr., James Meyers, The Nerd Nighters, Matthew Nguyen, Marcus Ross, Sean Rumble, VickieGames