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Bonding Beyond the Board: The Enduring Benefits of Playing Games with Your Family Part 1

Why Make Family Game Night a Tradition? Creating a tradition of family game nights not only designates a specific time for quality bonding but also establishes a routine that contributes to family unity. The consistency of these gatherings fosters a sense of togetherness and anticipation, making it a cherished tradition for all generations. How Does …

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Designing Board Games Prototypes

Unraveling the Magic: How Can Luck Enhance Your Board Game Design?

Why Integrate Luck into Your Game? Luck adds an exciting layer of unpredictability, keeping players on their toes and making each playthrough unique. Discover the transformative power of luck in creating dynamic and engaging gaming experiences. What Role Should Luck Play in the Game Dynamics? Understanding the balance between skill and luck is key. Explore …

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Designing Board Games

How to Craft Connections: A Short Guide to Creating Exceptional Family Board Games

In the heart of every memorable family gathering lies the joyous laughter emanating from a well-loved board game. Crafting a family-based board game is not just about designing a set of rules and pieces; it’s about weaving moments of togetherness, laughter, and shared experiences. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the process of …

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Unveiling the Future of Board Games: The Prototypes of PAX and the Collaboratory

At PAX, where the heart of gaming beats, we embarked on an adventure of discovery, filled with creativity, innovation, and the promise of an exciting future for board games. This year (and for the last 3 PAXAUS’s), we had the privilege of witnessing an array of remarkable prototype game designs, offering a sneak peek into …

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Gumnuts Family Board Game

Collect and cuddle your way to victory as you gather these lovable creatures in a heartwarming journey through the Eucalyptus forest. Add Koala’s into your fuzzy collection using probability, memory, and strategy. Draw cards, create unique stats, hide key cards and collect for hour hours of fuzzy fun. What is Gumnuts? Gumnuts is a cute …