December News

Are you preparing for the winter holidays? Let’s fight the cold weather with hot news, couple of articles, and a giveaway of one of our games!

Marek interview

Art direction in board games

Bare gameplay isn’t everything. It stands beside quality and art design as one of the three pillars that support the fundamental gaming experience.

Would you like to know more about what’s behind the visual side of making games? Then take a look at this article about art direction in board games! It’s based on an interview with Marek, Boardcubator’s art director, in which he talks about the specifics of this role in detail and explains the way that visual design works alongside gameplay mechanics to create memorable games.

Giveaway — What’s your take on board game media?

Whether it comes in form of community websites, YouTube videos, blogs, or podcasts, there’s a lot of new content released every day for a happy dose of board game related consumption. As Kickstarter creators, we add our own bit into this mix by posting Kickstarter updates, news, and articles in which we share all sorts of things we do.

You see this from another perspective, and we’d love to hear what you think! What kind of content do you like to and what types of media do you enjoy?

We’re giving away a copy of one of our games (your choice) to one of the people who joins the discussion by responding to the questions in the survey.

What’s Your Take on Board Game Media?
Share other thoughts with us by leaving a comment below.

What’s your take on Kickstarter updates — Results

The last time we asked what you like and expect from Kickstarter updates, and it is incredible that 559 people joined the discussion! If all the responses were boiled down into just one word, it would be balance.

Yet, this is much too simplified and deserves a deeper commentary with charts and whatnot, which is exactly what you can find here. Take a look at what people look for when reading Kickstarter updates as we delve into the topic in detail.

Project news:

Space Race

We’re looking forward to working on the rulebook and a playthrough video with Paul Grogan from Gaming Rules! You can read all about it here and check out the completed astronaut models as well!

If you have missed the Kickstarter campaign, you can still get Space Race through our pre-order store.



Project L

We’ve received samples from our manufacturer that include seven possible technological solutions for the recessed puzzle boards.

Read about the ones we chose and why in the latest project update that explores the structure of the puzzle boards in detail.



That’s all the news for this month. What do you think about the articles? Let us know in the comments.



Michal is Boardcubator’s communications manager and game developer. For the past 6 years he has been an instructional designer for Norwich Institute for Language Education. He is also a university lecturer and teacher trainer, working towards a PhD in English literature.

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