Pass Go: Design Your First Table Top Card Game

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Pass Go: Design Your First Table Top Card Game

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In Skillshare’s unique philosophy, everyone is a teacher, and everyone is a learner. Rather than a traditional lecture format, courses are offered within a global online learning community in which learners collaborate and learn by doing. Instructors are industry leaders who share their skills with anyone who wants to learn. No credits are offered. Founded by online entrepreneurs Michael Karnjanaprakorn and Malcolm Ong, Skillshare’s online “campus” was launched in April 2011. Its catalog has grown from 15 to more than 250 online courses that cover creative arts, entrepreneurship, branding and marketing, lifestyle and technology. The School of MakeOurMark, with courses in photography, illustration and tattooing, was launched in October 2013, and the School of Design went live the following month. Among the instructors who have taught courses are Seth Godin, founder of online marketing firm Yoyodyne, who teaches a class on entrepreneurship; DJ Young Guru, who leads a course on mixing and recording; and actor, writer and director James Franco, whose course focuses on screenwriting for short films. You can begin a Skillshare collaboration by taking an introductory course in a particular area to learn, for example, the fundamentals of Photoshop and expand your knowledge with a five-part, in-depth Photoshop series.

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Course Description

Learn how to design a game to call your own! This class will start with a discussion on brainstorming and conceptual design, then shift to creating a prototype out of your idea and ultimately testing it with friends. The goal is to open your eyes to the highly innovative realm of table-top game design.

Creative and curious folks of any skill level are invited to learn new approaches to the creative process and develop what may be your best game ever. Join us as we create and experiment together! It'll be fun, like any good game.

First, we'll talk about games, specifically card games, as that's what we'll be creating. We'll discuss inspiration and brainstorming, followed by putting those nifty thoughts into something tangible. Then, it's time to build and play your game. 

As a professional game producer and designer for 8 years, published board game designer, and blogger, I'm eager to share some o...

Learn how to design a game to call your own! This class will start with a discussion on brainstorming and conceptual design, then shift to creating a prototype out of your idea and ultimately testing it with friends. The goal is to open your eyes to the highly innovative realm of table-top game design.

Creative and curious folks of any skill level are invited to learn new approaches to the creative process and develop what may be your best game ever. Join us as we create and experiment together! It'll be fun, like any good game.

First, we'll talk about games, specifically card games, as that's what we'll be creating. We'll discuss inspiration and brainstorming, followed by putting those nifty thoughts into something tangible. Then, it's time to build and play your game. 

As a professional game producer and designer for 8 years, published board game designer, and blogger, I'm eager to share some of my favorite design practices with you. Before long you'll be delighting gamers with your own innovative creation. 

This class will cover an introduction to the game design process, including:

  • A quick overview of card games and game mechanics
  • Using inspiration and effectively brainstorming
  • Converting neat ideas into potential mechanics
  • Building your prototype
  • Iteration through testing

Would you like to play a game? Yours? Then sign up for the class!

Why Game Design? 

Game design is the perfect fusion of so many creative skills. It is a great destination for writers, illustrators, musicians, and even folks like woodworkers to create something fun, tactile, and thrilling. Game designers are toy makers. They bring people together to laugh and share a great evening. Your game can be the reason people enjoy their night.

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Chip & Katie Moore

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4 years, 2 months ago
An awesome primer into designing card games, with tons of useful advise from brainstorming your idea to putting the concept into reality. Highly recommended for anyone who has a desire to design a card game and needs practical input on how to do so.
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Matt 'jiki' Dzikowski

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4 years, 2 months ago
Great class! helped me alot in making my first table top game.
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Kevin Hartford

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4 years, 2 months ago
I really enjoyed this class and I walked away from it with an actual product...I would recommend this class to anyone else interested in games.
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Nathaniel Kling

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4 years, 2 months ago
Great class that is informative and inspiring! Highly recommended if you want a push to start or finish your own card game.
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Mark Ferguson

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4 years, 2 months ago
Grant Rodiek gives a lot of excellent tips to move you toward making your first game and the examples of projects that the fellow participants can be inspiring as well.
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