Designing Cardboard Podcast

Designing Cardboard Podcast

Latest Episodes

Ep 06 – Crowd Funding and Vaults
February 12, 2016

Nate is back and chatting with Matthew about self publishing and crowd funding board game projects. Nate brings his experience with two successful games projects and the guys develop a plan to work on a Kickstarter project on air for listeners.

Ep 05 – Auctions, Bidding, and Taxi Confessions
November 12, 2015

While Nate is away at a trade show, Matthew has Jon Gilmour on to talk about bidding and auction mechanics in games. A polarizing mechanic, it's very easy to mess this one up. The guys also discuss applications of these mechanics in Matthew's new game ...

Ep 04 – Information Types Part 2 and Underground Deduction
October 28, 2015

The conclusion to the discussion on information.  Nate and Matthew examine more unique examples of information, including evolving information, different applications in games, and when information is helpful and frustrating.

Ep 03 – Information Types Part 1 and Animal Words
October 14, 2015

In the first of a two-part series, Nate and Matthew discuss information in board games and how varying levels play a huge role in the game's fun and mechanics. In this installment, learn about games on opposite ends of the spectrum: hidden and perfect....

Ep 02 – Breaking Ties and Overeating
September 29, 2015

Nate and Matthew talk about tie breakers: how to settle ties, what to do when there isn't an obvious tie breaker, and when to opt out of a tie breaker altogether. Plenty of examples of games doing it well (and not so well) for your reference!

Ep 01 – An Introduction
September 15, 2015

Nate and Matthew take some time to introduce themselves, talk about their current projects, and what board games they are into. They fumble through their first attempt at Design from a Hat, pitching a game about painting in your sleep.