User Experience – 2013-02-28

Balancing fun

For as long as I can remember I have always loved board games. As a child my aunt used to bring a new one each Christmas and we would all, young and old, come together and play for hours on end. We settled Catan, built hotels on boardwalk and found treasures in Tikals jungles. Sometimes we argued over rules, at times it got boring but mostly I remember having fun.

At some point in my teens I got the notion to build my own board game. I still have a few of those ideas rummaging around my head but nothing near a complete playable game. As luck would have it I recently got the chance to make something similar. It is not a board game per se but a card game with dice. During the development I felt I learned a few things worth sharing.

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