August 31, 2018

Having selected a prototype (see Design in Detail: Prototype Selection) its time to get alpha playtesting. For me this consists of two stages, closed alpha and open alpha. Closed alpha is where I sit around playing my game against myself, usually entirely in my head, w...

August 24, 2018

This article is intended as a continuation of my blog "CE Marking in Boardgames Advice", where I go into the process of achieving CE marking in some detail. As a short overview the CE mark is a European Union safety mark which can be placed on products prior to sale to...

August 12, 2018

To make it again clear by "success" here I mean "a position to launch your self-designed game without bankrupting yourself". My original intention with SSO was to design, print and launch it from my own pocket, selling it via a website and conventions. I was some way i...

August 6, 2018

Once an idea has passed basic examination and made it onto the list it is usually allowed to settle for a few weeks at least but most for far longer. Every few months I select one of the ideas on the list and start working it up into a basic prototype. Step one of this...

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