034 – Take-Aways of Essen Spiel 2019

Today I have a slightly different show again. After I was at Essen Spiel 2019 last week, I wanted to share my experiences of that unique trade fair with you today. There were so many impressions. It really took me a few days to process all of them. But now I am ready to share […]

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030 – Card Drafting Mechanic – Part 3

In Episode 30 of the Nerdlab podcast, I continue talking about card drafting. This week the goal is to finish the 3 part podcast series. I am super excited about today’s episode. The topic of card drafting as a method of simultaneous action selection is so huge that I could probably spend even 2 or […]

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029 – Card Drafting Mechanic – Part 2

In Episode 29 of the Nerdlab podcast, I continue talking about card drafting, my favorite game mechanic. Today, I covered 4 great drafting games and distill their unique and secret game design ingredients from which we can learn why these games are so great. Games Covered in this Episode:Sushi Go7 Wonders7 Wonders DuelElysium Important Links:Join […]

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028 – Card Drafting Mechanic Part 1

In Episode 28 of the Nerdlab podcast, I talk about my favorite game mechanic: Card Drafting. YOu’ll learn why I think this is the best mechanic of all time, how to overcome its design challenges and what kind of tactics you players can use during the draft. Follow the link to join the discord server […]

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