076 – The Interplay of Hidden and Visible Information in Magic’s new set Kaldheim

Join our playtest event on Sonday Feb. 2nd In today’s episode, I analyze the new keywords and mechanics of the Magic the Gathering set “Kaldheim”. Especially “Foretell” and “Boast” which are very different. One has a lot of clear visible information and asks a very precise and direct question to your opponent, while the other […]

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061 – Fun and Frustration in Roguelike Deckbuilding Games like Monster Train and Slay the Spire

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057 – Keyword Counters and their benefits in Magics new Set Ikoria

Connect with the Nerdlab Community: Join the Nerdlab Discord Episode 40 on Keywords in Strategy Card GamesJoin the Nerdlab CommunityNerdlab Website Nerdlab Facebook PageNerdlab on TwitterNerdlab on Instagram Hello fellow adventurers and welcome to the Nerdlab – Where we transform our gaming passion into incredible game designs and learn how to nerd like a boss. My […]

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055 – Bloodrage – 11 Exceptional Design Choices and what we can learn from them

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054 – GWENT – 5 Exceptional Design Choices and what we can learn from them

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048 – Legends of Runeterra – 10 Exceptional Design Choices and what we can learn from them

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042 – Mythgard Review – 8 Exceptional Design Choices and what we can learn from them

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Keyforge – A Game Design Review of the Unique Deck Idea

Hello fellow adventurers,  today we are going to review Keyforge the Unique Deck Game (UDG) by Richard Garfield and Fantasy Flight Games. I spent quite a bit of time thinking about the core concept of unique card games and some of Keyforge’s new and exciting mechanics. If you prefer to listen to my review, I have also recorded […]

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