October 25, 2021

Episode 34: Surprise!

In this episode of 10 Minute Design Chat, Rob and Chris discuss surprises in games, and how you can incorporate the unexpected into your designs to create memorable moments. 

-Find show notes at https://linktr.ee/10MDChat 

-Find the 10 Minute Design Challenge at http://10minutedesignchallenge.co.uk/ 

-Learn more about Board Game Bud at https://www.boardgamebud.com/ 

-Follow us on Instagram! @tabletopapprentice (Chris) and @boardgamebud (Rob)  

-We’d love to hear your feedback and suggestions for the show; you can contact us any time at 10minutedesignchat@gmail.com

In this episode of 10 Minute Design Chat, Rob and Chris discuss the life cycle of a game design. How do ideas germinate, grow and reproduce? What happens when a design dies, and how is the demise of an idea an essential and positive part of the cycle?

-Find show notes at https://linktr.ee/10MDChat 

-Find the 10 Minute Design Challenge at http://10minutedesignchallenge.co.uk/ 

-Learn more about Board Game Bud at https://www.boardgamebud.com/ 

-Follow us on Instagram! @tabletopapprentice (Chris) and @boardgamebud (Rob)  

-We’d love to hear your feedback and suggestions for the show; you can contact us any time at 10minutedesignchat@gmail.com

October 4, 2021

Episode 32: Urban Planning

In this episode of 10 Minute Design Chat, Rob and Chris discuss games that encourage players to plan and build towns, cities, hospitals, theme parks and more. They discuss the variable scale of ‘urban planning’ games and what aspects of the genre they find most engaging.

-Find show notes at https://linktr.ee/10MDChat 

-Find the 10 Minute Design Challenge at http://10minutedesignchallenge.co.uk/ 

-Learn more about Board Game Bud at https://www.boardgamebud.com/ 

-Follow us on Instagram! @tabletopapprentice (Chris) and @boardgamebud (Rob)  

-We’d love to hear your feedback and suggestions for the show; you can contact us any time at 10minutedesignchat@gmail.com

 

September 27, 2021

Episode 31: Toxic Productivity

In this episode of 10 Minute Design Chat, Rob and Chris discuss toxic productivity, why creative minds are prone to it, and how ‘brain breathers’ can help keep it at bay.

-Find show notes at https://linktr.ee/10MDChat 

-Find the 10 Minute Design Challenge at http://10minutedesignchallenge.co.uk/ 

-Learn more about Board Game Bud at https://www.boardgamebud.com/ 

-Follow us on Instagram! @tabletopapprentice (Chris) and @boardgamebud (Rob)  

-We’d love to hear your feedback and suggestions for the show; you can contact us any time at 10minutedesignchat@gmail.com

In this episode of 10 Minute Design Chat, Rob and Chris are joined by Gabe Barrett; game designer, publisher and host of the Board Game Design Chat podcast, to discuss exploration and discovery in games. How do you bring the excitement and wonder of an open world to the tabletop, and can you make ‘saving’ an analog game a fun and intuitive process?

-Find show notes at https://linktr.ee/10MDChat 

-Find the 10 Minute Design Challenge at http://10minutedesignchallenge.co.uk/ 

-Learn more about Board Game Bud at https://www.boardgamebud.com/ 

-Follow us on Instagram! @tabletopapprentice (Chris) and @boardgamebud (Rob)  

-We’d love to hear your feedback and suggestions for the show; you can contact us any time at 10minutedesignchat@gmail.com

August 16, 2021

Episode 29: Fantasy

In this episode of 10 Minute Design Chat, Rob and Chris discuss fantasy, one of the tabletop industry’s most tried-and-tested themes. They discuss how well-understood genres can flatten out your game’s learning curve, and how to jazz up fantasy games with a fresh twist. 

 

-Find the 10 Minute Design Challenge at http://10minutedesignchallenge.co.uk/ 

-Learn more about Board Game Bud at https://www.boardgamebud.com/ 

-Follow us on Instagram! @tabletopapprentice (Chris) and @boardgamebud (Rob)  

-We’d love to hear your feedback and suggestions for the show; you can contact us any time at 10minutedesignchat@gmail.com

August 14, 2021

Weekly Design Challenge #5

Flex your design muscles with this week's 10 Minute Design Challenge! In these extra-short episodes, we'll provide a game theme, component and mechanism; what ideas can you come up with in 10 minutes? We'd love to hear about your creations; just use the hashtag #10minutedesignchallenge to share them with the community!

Generate more design ideas using the 10 Minute Design Challenge game idea generator at http://10minutedesignchallenge.co.uk/ 

August 9, 2021

Episode 28: Dinosaurs

In this episode of 10 Minute Design Chat, Rob and Chris discuss one of the tabletop community’s favourite themes; Dinosaurs! Whether it’s their evolution, conservation or destruction, these prehistoric creatures can provide a wealth of inspiration for your designs.

-Find the 10 Minute Design Challenge at http://10minutedesignchallenge.co.uk/ 

-Learn more about Board Game Bud at https://www.boardgamebud.com/ 

-Read the show notes at: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1zbyl9PegeN-ZYgCzXFi7C8Ptcn6BZlLX?usp=sharing 

-Follow us on Instagram! @tabletopapprentice (Chris) and @boardgamebud (Rob)  

-We’d love to hear your feedback and suggestions for the show; you can contact us any time at 10minutedesignchat@gmail.com

Flex your design muscles with this week's 10 Minute Design Challenge! In these extra-short episodes, we'll provide a game theme, component and mechanism; what ideas can you come up with in 10 minutes? We'd love to hear about your creations; just use the hashtag #10minutedesignchallenge to share them with the community!

Generate more design ideas using the 10 Minute Design Challenge game idea generator at http://10minutedesignchallenge.co.uk/ 

Flex your design muscles with this week's 10 Minute Design Challenge! In these extra-short episodes, we'll provide a game theme, component and mechanism; what ideas can you come up with in 10 minutes? We'd love to hear about your creations; just use the hashtag #10minutedesignchallenge to share them with the community!

Generate more design ideas using the 10 Minute Design Challenge game idea generator at http://10minutedesignchallenge.co.uk/ 

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