Polling the Board Game Community

The Board Game Design Lab is a great community for creators to share ideas and collaborate. I frequent the site quite a lot to learn from others and give feedback as I am able. On several occasions I have asked the community for feedback, and they have not disappointed! There are so many generous people there that donate their time to help everyone better their designs.


Poll: Which Design is Better?

on the new direction of the card design. Design A was the new redesign and Design B was the original. After 69 comments later here are the results:

Either: 1

There is a clear winner! I'm going with A. :-)


Poll: What makes your game unique?

I am trying to distill and crystalize what makes Electoral Barrage unique and worth playing. There are many others games already on the market. In fact, I heard a statistic that there are thousands of new board games released every year. How do I stand out in a sea of board games? I decided to ask others what they consider unique in their own game. After 69 comments (it took a while to read all of them) here is what I gathered as main topics?

  • Easy to Learn Mechanics
  • Theme is Approachable / Accessible / Relatable / Nostalgic
  • Replay-Ability / Hard to Master
  • Unique Combination of Mechanic(s)
  • Game Idea not on market yet / Novel
  • Unique Artwork
  • It is Fun to play!
  • Minimal Rules 
  • Scale of the Game / Level of Detail
  • Interesting Choices (made in the game)
  • Intellectual Property (IP) appeal 
  • Theme is well Implemented / Accurate / Educational
  • Unique Scoring / Win Condition
  • Unique Technology integration

Also, I was linked to a nice article on the subject: 

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