18 episodes

In Think Like a Game Designer, award-winning designer and Stone Blade Entertainment CEO Justin Gary speaks with world class game designers to deconstruct the step-by-step process for creating games and working in the gaming industry. In each episode, we distill the process of creativity into actionable advice that anyone can use all while giving listeners an opportunity to learn more about their favorite games and designers.

Think Like A Game Designer Justin Gary

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    • 4.9, 45 Ratings

In Think Like a Game Designer, award-winning designer and Stone Blade Entertainment CEO Justin Gary speaks with world class game designers to deconstruct the step-by-step process for creating games and working in the gaming industry. In each episode, we distill the process of creativity into actionable advice that anyone can use all while giving listeners an opportunity to learn more about their favorite games and designers.

    Think Like a Game Designer: Ascension Tactics Special

    Think Like a Game Designer: Ascension Tactics Special

    In this special episode, we dive into the upcoming game Ascension Tactics. Emphasizing the techniques and principles used to create Stone Blade's big summer Kickstarter game.

    Think Like a Game Designer #17: Eric Lang

    Think Like a Game Designer #17: Eric Lang

    Eric Lang is a legendary game designer who has created more games that I’ve personally enjoyed than almost anyone. Just to name a few Eric designed: The Game of Thrones Card Game, Quarriors, and Blood Rage. He’s launched several highly successful Kickstarters and has a lifetime worth of wisdom when it comes to game design. There are a lot of lessons here, grab your notebooks.

    Think Like a Game Designer #16: Tom Lehmann

    Think Like a Game Designer #16: Tom Lehmann

    Tom Lehmann is a former economist, programmer, and game publisher turned full-time game designer. He’s the creator of Race for the Galaxy and has created expansions for games like Pandemic and St. Petersburg. Today we discuss everything from economics, expansions, and reward systems in games. There’s a lot of wisdom here, so grab a notebook!

    Think Like a Game Designer #15: Keith Baker

    Think Like a Game Designer #15: Keith Baker

    Keith Baker is a renowned game designer and storyteller. He was the creator of the D&D setting Ebberon and Gloom. He has traveled the world creating and running Story based games. If you’re into role-playing games like D&D or any other story-driven games there’s a lot to learn here.

    Think Like a Game Designer #14: Satine Phoenix

    Think Like a Game Designer #14: Satine Phoenix

    Satine Phoenix is the first non-game designer on our podcast, but she is an icon in the gaming industry. Satine is a professional Dungeon Master and storytelling coach who supports people in regards to writing games, RPG adventures, screenplays, and novels. What’s even wilder is that she travels the world playing role-playing games and bringing gaming communities together. I can’t wait to dig into this episode.

    Think Like a Game Designer #13: Devin Low

    Think Like a Game Designer #13: Devin Low

    Devin Low is an award-winning designer who’s worked on some of the most popular games in the world. He was the head developer of Magic: The Gathering, a designer on Legendary: The Marvel Deck-Building Game, and the lead designer of Plants vs. Zombies Heroes.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

Lowenhigh ,

Top quality board game design

Super professional and very insightful board and card game design discussion! Justin Gary is an expert in the area and very well spoken.

Zwhales ,

Excellent

Justin Gary is genuine, passionate, and a wonderful conversationalist. He draws out the best in every guest he has on. I am inspired in a new way every time I listen.

Keep up the good work!

Sylvia BH ,

Universal Game Design Principles for Leadership

I'm a leadership trainer, executive coach and empowerment mentor and use gamification in my online and in-person workshops and events. I'm happy to have found first Justin Gary's book "Think like a Game Designer" and now his podcast because I find a lot of golden nuggest I can translate into my work with my clients. Loving to play board-games with my family and friends as a past time and connection builder I also love to use universal game design principles for helping people grow their leadership capabilities and make changes they struggle with more easy. Gamification brings playfulness. Playfulness empowers learning. Thank you Justin for your inspiration!

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