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A podcast about topics in game design featuring all of the many people who come together to make games possible.

Jun 26, 2014

If Ticket to Ride is a game about building train routes from coast to coast, then Snowdonia is a game that focuses on building only one of those routes. In Snowdonia players clear rubble, lay track, and build pieces of stations with the goal of earning the most victory points. The most innovative aspect of Snowdonia is...


Jun 16, 2014

In this episode we feature Tory Niemann and his game, Alien Frontiers, a massively popular game that made its big splash on Kickstarter years ago. Alien Frontiers is a worker placement game that uses dice instead of pawns as workers. Players roll these workers and place them at Orbital Facilities in an attempt to...


Jun 6, 2014

Dear listeners, we bring you the first episode of the season for our re-vamped show: Dungeon Dice with designer Sam Coates (also head of Potluck Games). Dungeon Dice is a cube filled romp through a dangerous dungeon in a race to earn the most fame. The dice are some of the highest quality products I have seen in any...


Jun 4, 2014

This episode is my official re-launch of the Ninja vs Pirates Podcast although now under a new name (Who, What, Why? A Game Design Podcast) with a new co-host. Please welcome Alex Erde to the podcast. In this episode we discuss some of the changes as we transition into the next incarnation of the podcast. Please...