This month's roundup of our favorite board game design links includes a pair of interviews with self-published designers, some exciting uses for industry data, rulebook writing advice and more.
Why it's so difficult to be a full-time tabletop game designer: a fascinating analysis using the Cardboard Edison board game licensing reports
“The single biggest thing you can do to be more productive is to reduce the time between your playtests. Play your games a LOT.” - Ben Pinchback
“Try to understand the market space. From that, identify who will love your product (game). Optimize for them.” - Grant Rodiek
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