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Learn from independent board game designers how they got where they did and what they learned along the way.

Indie Board Game Designer‪s‬ Patrick Rauland

    • Games
    • 4.9 • 13 Ratings

Learn from independent board game designers how they got where they did and what they learned along the way.

    Harrison Brooks

    Harrison Brooks

    I chat with Harrison Brooks who designed EleavtorUp.

    * He's 17 years old so we talk about the challenges and benefits of designing games while you're 17
    * He believes in screen-free time
    * And we get into Lego

    • 32 min
    Josh Bakken

    Josh Bakken

    Today we try something new. Matthew Stockton interviews Josh Bakken.

    We get into ZU Tiles: Hime, trading card games like Magic the Gathering, and the top 5 anime & manga recommendations.

    • 47 min
    John D'Angelo

    John D'Angelo

    John D'Angelo designed Runelords based on the book series by David Farland.

    We get into intellectual property, royalties, and of course espresso. ☕

    • 39 min
    Arif Nezih Savı

    Arif Nezih Savı

    I chat with Arif Nezih Savi about his game #Sinners. A game that you either love or hate. We get into:

    * How do you market a game that's so polarizing?
    * How do you pitch a game where there are no local publishers?
    * And what you should do during a boring movie

    • 38 min
    Grant Lyon

    Grant Lyon

    I get to chat with Grant Lyon about:

    * His board game reviews
    * His first playtest experience
    * And his game Curmudgeon

    • 48 min
    Charlie Labuz

    Charlie Labuz

    I chat with Charlie Labuz who created the game Parched which uses drink coasters as game pieces. I get into all of that and more with Charlie.

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/charlieiscreating/parched-a-coaster-based-board-game

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

NathanielThompson ,

Focused and practical information. Glad to find this resource.

What a great podcast to add to my rotation. Patrick keeps it short and focused with questions aimed at practical steps and resources. Just what I like. Helpful information from relatable people in the community.

Uhkillease ,

A valuable resource

A lot of indie designers go through similar issues but have unique approaches to solve them. It’s so much fun to listen to everyone’s stories of the process. Patrick really captures the voices that no one else does.

Len Kendall ,

I liked this podcast so much I asked to be a guest!

Patrick has done a really good job of finding and interviewing people that are relatively unknown. While other podcasts sometimes start to feel repetitive because you hear from the same big names, this podcast offers a unique POV that other aspiring game designers can connect to more easily.

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