Board Game Studies Colloquium VIII
THE DESIGN AND MAKING OF BOARD GAMES AND PLAYING PIECES
I plan to discuss the design approach I've adopted for my craft business
making games and puzzles from many countries.
I'll do this in terms of aims, freedoms and constraints. First, I'll explain
how my business differs from larger ones; then my reasons for not inventing
my own games and puzzles; making by hand; using different materials and
techniques (rather than just, say, working in wood); and using
reclaimed/recycled materials. Finally I'll consider the commercial
implications of this approach.