How important is the knowledge of game design and game development process for a game reviewer?
One of the most frequently asked question in game design is ‘how you determined the rules?’ This particular question is somehow important, for a game usually defined by its rules. How a game should be played is determined by the rules set applied. In some occasions, the rules of game might differs from one place to another.
Playing board game with children is fun, but it is also challenging when we have to teach a new board game to them. Here are some tips to teach and play board game with them.
Game can be like a cup of tea, green bean juice, or any other drink. It can satisfy our need, and at the right time, for the right person it can be so special. We don’t need to argue which one is the best, what we need to do is just to enjoy it and bring quality time to our life.
One of the most common and mainstream opinion about game is that it’s resulting in some negative effects for children. Now, I understand that a lot of discussion have been done based on this premise, but sometimes we basically making it sounds too easy and shallow by saying that it’s true, some games do have negative effects on children, while that is simply not the case.
Life is like a role playing game. You choose your character, then you gain experience by defeat all the obstacles ahead. Then you can live happily by the time you mastered everything you learned depend on your character.
Let’s imagine that when we play board game, we can see animation every times we make an action, we can explore extra contents about the item cards and we can upgrade the trading card game when we win the game with other player as easy as a card magically change and upgrade like we seen at animation television series. How cool is that!
Every good game embeds of the following level of fundamentals: high replayability, great game balance and simple (but impactful) decision making process. The problem is that for each people, those levels are different.
Research has shown that play has a significant impact for children, especially on physical, cognitive, emotional and social health. What about adults, do adults need to play?
Great mechanic, great concept, and well design are recipe to make a great board game. It’s not easy as it says. Klaus Teuber who designing The Settlers of Catan needs 4 years to make it. But with passion, hard work, and more patiently can help it come true.