Game Design Resources

As we delve into board game design, we have come across a lot of valuable resources that provide great insight into the design process and board game industry. Here is the list (resources in bold are our favorites)

Websites

Stonemaier Games: Kickstarter LessonsLink
League of Gamemakers – Link
Board Game Design Lab – Link
Games Precipice – Link
Mechanics and Meeples – Link
Print Ninja: Crowdfunding Toolkit for Games – Link

Podcasts

The Board Game Design LabLink
Board Game Business PodcastLink
LudologyLink
Breaking Into Board Games – Link
Carboard Architects – Link
Board Games Insider – Link
The Game Design Round Table – Link
Board Game University – Link
Funding the Dream on Kickstarter – Link

Youtube Channels

One Thousand XP – Link
Extra Credits – Link

Forums

Board Game Designers Forum – Link
Board Game Geek – Link

Books

The Kobold Guide to Board Game DesignLink
The Game Inventor’s Guidebook – Link

Prototyping

The Game CrafterLink
Print & Play – Link
Superior Print On Demand – Link
Board Games Maker – Link

Software

Squib – Link

Apps

The Art of Game Design: A Deck of Lenses – Free on iOS and Android devices

Manufacturing

Print Ninja – Link
Panda Game Manufacturing – Link