078 – Point Scoring Mechanics

Today’s episode is about point-scoring mechanics. I went through different games like Sushi Go, Cat Lady, Point Salad or Go nuts for donuts. What do those games have in common? They all have some form of card distribution mechanic and a final scoring at the end. Since I am working on an insect-themed point-scoring game […]

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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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060 – Set Collection in Board Games

Connect with the Nerdlab Community: Join the Nerdlab Discord Join 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 name is Marvin and I am an […]

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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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056 – How to Design Quest Cards Players won’t forget

Connect with the Nerdlab Community:Join the Nerdlab CommunityNerdlab Website Nerdlab Facebook PageNerdlab on TwitterNerdlab on InstagramJoin the Nerdlab Discord 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 name is Marvin and I am an ambitious game […]

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052 – Interaction in Board Games and Strategy Card Games

Connect with the Nerdlab Community:Join the Nerdlab CommunityNerdlab Website Nerdlab Facebook PageNerdlab on TwitterNerdlab on InstagramJoin the Nerdlab Discord 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 name is Marvin and I am an ambitious […]

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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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