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The Board Game Developer: Become A Game Design Ninja

Learn the principles of game design and game development fundamentals by developing board games
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 11h 5m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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Want to learn how to be a better game designer by applying the principles of game design to board games? Learn pure game design with no game engine, framework or anything else. Just pencil and paper!
Do you have a great idea for a board game and need to know how to make it work?  Do you have some ultra smart mechanics but need to figure out the perfect theme?  Are you stuck trying to figure out where designers get their ideas from?
You’re in the right place!  We’re here to help you communicate your game design into an excellent player experience.
Starting from first principles and using fun projects we’ll help you to make board games from scratch. You’ll be having fun with your friends in just a few hours, and who knows – you may just make the next smash hit game.
Looking to create digital games? Check-out our other courses, just follow the green leaf.
Get plugged into our communities of amazing developers on Facebook (nearly 20k), in our own TA-curated Community (17k views/day), and our student chat group (10k live at any one time).

You will learn

✓ Learn game design theory and apply it in a practical way to developing engaging board games
✓ Create / prototype your own board games as practice challenges throughout the course
✓ Be able to create a compelling experience for your players
✓ Quickly iterate and improve your game’s design
✓ Be able to self-publish and publicly launch your own board game
✓ Come up with new board game design ideas and execute thoroughly on those ideas


• A love of playing games of all kinds and interest in being a better game designer
• A desire to keep evolving a game idea until it snaps into life
• Some prototyping tools will be useful such as dice (physical or virtual), and pens, paper and scissors.

This course is for

• Budding board game designers
• Video game designers who want to improve their games by having a stronger understanding of game design principles
• People excited to turn their love of play into new and wonderful board games!
Hi!  I’m Yann!I’m a theatre educator with a Master of Science in Theatre Education degree from the City College of New York and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Drama and Theatre Arts from Goldsmith’s College, University of London.  I currently live in the UK where I teach on a variety of subjects (mostly online)I’m a passionate advocate for quality education in all fields, and my pedagogy is routed in a “learner-centered” model.  I love my cats, teaching, playing computer, board and card games, exploring forests and cooking.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 11h 5m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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