& Adam P. McIver / J. Alex Kevern oh my!  We talk with two rising stars of the boardgame design world as well as developer and designer Ed Bryant, from ToyVault, about their thoughts on various gimmicks and hooks used to draw in boardgamers in this hypercompetitive market and the “Cult of the New”.  We discuss what has worked, what has failed, what the differences between the two are, and how to use them in design.

Adam posing in front of his artwork on Council of Verona (by Michael Eskue / published by Crash Games)

J. Alex Kevern smiles for the camera.

If a person that looks like this Skypes you, DON’T ANSWER!!!

Onto the episodes!


And then, there was the aftershow, in which we continued our conversation! Good times, good times.