Top 5 Board Game Design Podcasts

Podcasts are a great educational tool, and thankfully, there are a ton of high-quality ones all about board games. And even better, there are some great ones that focus specifically on board game design. Here is a list of our top 5 board game design podcasts:

1. The Board Game Design Lab

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The Board Game Design Lab is our overall favorite board game design podcast! Each week features an interview with a different person in the board game industry and provides great insight into a focused area within board game design. If you only listen to one podcast, this should be the one.
Recommended episode: #8 Why Development Work Is So Important with JR Honeycutt

2. Ludology

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Ludology is a great podcast that provides in-depth analysis into different facets of board game design. Hosts Ryan Sturm and Geoff Engelstein are tremendously knowledgeable and provide a great perspective.
Recommended episode: #143 Two Players! Three Players! Four Players! Bwahahah!

3. Breaking Into Board games

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Breaking Into Board Games doesn’t always focus on board game design, but dives into different aspects of “breaking into” the board game industry. This could be from a designing, developing, or publishing point of view. The interviews are typically very informative.
Recommended episode: #35 Rob Daviau

4. Cardboard Architects

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Cardboard Architects is another great resource for tips and insight into the board game design process. A mix of interviews and discussion between the hosts keeps things fresh.
Recommended episode: #68 The Playtesting Contract

5. Board Games Insider

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Though it doesn’t always necessarily dive as deeply into board game design, Board Games InsiderĀ is a great resource to get insider information and perspective on the board game industry. Hosts Ignacy Trzewiczek and Stephen Buonocore have a wealth of knowledge and experience in the industry and provide a unique glimpse inside it.
Recommended episode: #26 Distribution, Self-Publishing, and Pre-Orders

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Check out our Game Design Resources page here for a complete list of our favorite design resources, including even more podcasts.

What do you think of our top 5 list? What other great podcasts about board game design did we miss? Feel free to share your thoughts and comment below!

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