60 episodes

If you want to design your own games, this podcast is for you. We will dive deep into topics like development tools, game mechanics, card design, marketing and discuss everything you need to know to start your first Kickstarter campaign.



To analyse these topics, we will be looking at existing card games and board games and take a deeper look at their core mechanics in order to use them as inspiration for our own games. Everything we discuss will be applied to a fantasy adventure card game we develop in parallel to the podcast.



The goal of this podcast is to provide you with everything you need to know about the skills and tools as a game designer.

Nerdlab Podcast Marvin Hegen

    • Games
    • 5.0, 15 Ratings

If you want to design your own games, this podcast is for you. We will dive deep into topics like development tools, game mechanics, card design, marketing and discuss everything you need to know to start your first Kickstarter campaign.



To analyse these topics, we will be looking at existing card games and board games and take a deeper look at their core mechanics in order to use them as inspiration for our own games. Everything we discuss will be applied to a fantasy adventure card game we develop in parallel to the podcast.



The goal of this podcast is to provide you with everything you need to know about the skills and tools as a game designer.

    060 – Set Collection in Board Games

    060 – Set Collection in Board Games

    Connect with the Nerdlab Community: Join the Nerdlab Discord Join the Nerdlab CommunityNerdlab Website Nerdlab Facebook PageNerdlab on TwitterNerdlab on Instagram Hello fellow adventurers and welcome to the Nerdlab – Where we transform our gaming passion into incredible game designs and learn how to nerd like a boss. My name is Marvin and I am an […]

    • 34 min
    059 – Iterate, Iterate, Iterate, Iterate, Iterate … Succeed

    059 – Iterate, Iterate, Iterate, Iterate, Iterate … Succeed

    Connect with the Nerdlab Community: Join the Nerdlab Discord Join the Nerdlab CommunityNerdlab Website Nerdlab Facebook PageNerdlab on TwitterNerdlab on Instagram Hello fellow adventurers and welcome to the Nerdlab – Where we transform our gaming passion into incredible game designs and learn how to nerd like a boss. My name is Marvin and I am an […]

    • 31 min
    058 – How to Improve the Time Value Coefficient by Reducing Game Length

    058 – How to Improve the Time Value Coefficient by Reducing Game Length

    Connect with the Nerdlab Community: Join the Nerdlab Discord Join the Nerdlab CommunityNerdlab Website Nerdlab Facebook PageNerdlab on TwitterNerdlab on Instagram Hello fellow adventurers and welcome to the Nerdlab – Where we transform our gaming passion into incredible game designs and learn how to nerd like a boss. My name is Marvin and I am an […]

    • 39 min
    057 – Keyword Counters and their benefits in Magics new Set Ikoria

    057 – Keyword Counters and their benefits in Magics new Set Ikoria

    Connect with the Nerdlab Community: Join the Nerdlab Discord Episode 40 on Keywords in Strategy Card GamesJoin the Nerdlab CommunityNerdlab Website Nerdlab Facebook PageNerdlab on TwitterNerdlab on Instagram Hello fellow adventurers and welcome to the Nerdlab – Where we transform our gaming passion into incredible game designs and learn how to nerd like a boss. My […]

    • 29 min
    056 – How to Design Quest Cards Players won’t forget

    056 – How to Design Quest Cards Players won’t forget

    Connect with the Nerdlab Community:Join the Nerdlab CommunityNerdlab Website Nerdlab Facebook PageNerdlab on TwitterNerdlab on InstagramJoin the Nerdlab Discord Hello fellow adventurers and welcome to the Nerdlab – Where we transform our gaming passion into incredible game designs and learn how to nerd like a boss. My name is Marvin and I am an ambitious game […]

    • 1 hr 2 min
    055 – Bloodrage – 11 Exceptional Design Choices and what we can learn from them

    055 – Bloodrage – 11 Exceptional Design Choices and what we can learn from them

    Connect with the Nerdlab Community:Join the Nerdlab CommunityNerdlab Website Nerdlab Facebook PageNerdlab on TwitterNerdlab on InstagramJoin the Nerdlab Discord Hello fellow adventurers and welcome to the Nerdlab – Where we transform our gaming passion into incredible game designs and learn how to nerd like a boss. My name is Marvin and I am an ambitious game […]

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

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15 Ratings

15 Ratings

RuffyP ,

Check it out!

Great Podcast! Very inspiring and well structured!

Waltraud2000 ,

Analytical and helpful

I like the analytical perspective. The practical examples are very helpful.

RolandSel ,

Great for any Game Developer

Great content!!! Very helpful if you want to design your own games!

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