Board Game Design

Apprentice
Posts: 17
Joined: 2011.10
Post: #1
Today, our developers met a researcher and a board game designer who talked about his experience in designing in board games. Currently, he's translating some of his board games to iPad and the greatest challenge he is dealing with is the user experience of people interaction when the game is played on iPad.

This is because when players are playing actual board games, they are sitting together and interacting with one another. How do we deal with that when it's translated to iPad?

Another challenge is the limited visual space in iPad. It's different in how we place the board/cards/dice etc onto our physical space and play with them.

Also, he shared with us his focus when he's designing board games:
1. Themes
2. User Experience
3. Mechanics

Something to share with the rest of the developers. =D

Feel free to chip in your experience when designing board games and the problems of translating paper prototypes to digital prototypes. Smile
Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 

Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  Apps for game design? XxHeadShotxX 9 13,359 Aug 14, 2012 05:28 AM
Last Post: EastbayHill
  Game design feedback tross 11 14,392 Aug 12, 2012 06:33 PM
Last Post: Play Go
  any suggestion for game poster design jc82111 3 4,140 Jun 20, 2012 02:27 AM
Last Post: James Andy
  skeleton for a board game sefiroths 6 7,188 Nov 30, 2010 12:51 PM
Last Post: ThemsAllTook
  Game design Taytus 2 6,120 Sep 2, 2009 09:05 AM
Last Post: unknown