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Tabletop board games are having a comeback, and especially within a younger, tech-y audience who enjoys the challenge and opportunity to work in an analog sphere. Game design expert Jesse Terrance Daniels teaches all the fundamentals of game design, from rule-setting to physical construction, along with original illustrations that capture the ethos and energy of the young, contemporary gaming community.
Readers will learn the “building blocks” of game design, including game components, rules, and gameplay mechanics, and then how to craft a game, with a variety of examples and design prompts. After completing Make Your Own Board Game, readers are equipped with a broad understanding of game construction and flow and ready to create games that are playable and satisfying, while also expressing the makers’ unique creativity and passions.
Jesse Terrance Daniels,creator of the award-winning “Hibernation” game, is the founder of Pied Raven Games. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts, he holds a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts with a concentration in Animation. He’s worked in the marketing industry, held gallery shows, and published his art in magazines and journals. Jesse, his wife, and his pup live in Massachusetts.