Gamer Guests: Let’s Talk About the Games We Play

We want to talk to gamers about the games we play and get a more rounded prespective about what is really happening inside the games we love to play.

Talking to designers is awesome. There is a lot to learn from the different ways designers go about making the games in their heads. We also talk about the games we play but there is a bias that I think most designers have when they play games. Designers play games as both gamers and as designers. We are always breaking things down and asking questions of the game as we play it. What we would like to add is a conversation between gamers and designers. What are gamers thinking when they come across different mechanics and themes. What do they like about the games they play? What makes them dislike a game? What kind of experience(s) are they looking for when they pick up a game?  We have tons of questions and we want to talk to you about it. I am positive there are a lot of designers and publishers out there that would love to hear those answers.

P.S. This conversation is not limited to board games. This conversation applies to digital games as well, so if that is your area of interest please get a hold of us.

If you are interested, or know a gamer that would want to chat about the games they play, please pass this post along and hit me up on twitter/facebook/email so we can talk about the timing and logistics.

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Lets Talk Design: We Are Looking for Podcast Guests!

We want to start a segment where designers come onto out Cardboard Architects Podcast and talk to us about their designs. It doesn’t matter where in the process you are, we want to talk to you about the game, your process and whatever else we get to in the conversation. Your game does not have to be a board or card game either. Joe and I believe that the rules, tips and tricks we apply to board game design can also be applied to digital design and design in general.

If you are interested, hit me up on twitter/facebook/email and we can talk about where you are in the process, what you want to talk about and if it sounds like it would work out, figure out the timing and logistics.

****Update****: We are open for business on the guest front! The way we are going to handle it is to leave a block open on Sundays between 9am and 1230pm pacific time. As far as dates, I am going to leave it up to you. If the date is open, it is yours. Pick a time in the slot and just as a reminder, however you can record your side of the interview as an mp3 files, we are good to go. We like to use audacity but however you want to do it on your side, just as an mp3, that works for editing everything together. Cheers!

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If you have made it this far, would you like to go a little farther? We have a regular Google hangout with other designers. We talk about the games we are working on and share helpful tips and ideas on how to make designing our game easier. We meetup every other Saturday. Either comment here or tweet me or email me and I will add you to the list and send you a link to the Google hangout.