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

Mar 5, 2012

In this episode we discuss a brilliant game from one of our favorite designers, Seven Dragons by Andrew Looney. Seven Dragons owes its origins in a previous Looney Labs game named Aquarius. We explore the process Andrew went through in re-tooling Aquarius for Seven Dragons as well as the kid friendly rules section. And...

Feb 27, 2012

In this episode we discuss the game Forbidden Island with designer Matt Leacock. We explore the ways that Forbidden Island creates a constant sense of urgency pushing players to consistently re-evaluate their strategy to win the game.

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Feb 21, 2012

In this episode we learn about a relatively unknown game that takes minutes to play, but provides many hours of fun. The game is Kamakura, and its designer is Alex Montgomery. We explore the various levels of strategy that the game affords players who may be looking for a quick and easy game to pass the time.

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Feb 6, 2012

Welcome back to the Ninja vs Pirates Podcast. We are kicking off our seventh season with our first interview of two designers at once. In this episode we interview Christian Leonhard and Jason Matthews about their game Founding Fathers. We delve into the challenges that come with creating a card-driven game that relies...