When creating a game especially for conventional game, like board & card game, sometimes we faced the limitation problem in rule, attributes, states space and medium. We can not automatized some process in conventional game like digital game.
But when we realized, this is not a problem in some reason. Sometimes this is a way to create a great game design. The simple game is the most hardest things, because we must balance these small things into a fine & playable game.
Limitation makes us more focus in objective of the game. It’s help us to explore and push our creativity to do more. That’s why we can find a out the great idea like out of the box concept and gameplay in board game with a simple mechanic.
There are many tittle of board games that got a Spiel des Jahres (game of the year) with a simple gameplay, like hanabi, dixit and many more. Do not trap to make a big game, but try to make a fine game with all that limitations. Small things can make a big difference.