Trends in Indigenous Board Games

Trends in Indigenous Board Games

In recent years, indigenous creators have started developing a board game aesthetic distinct from the mainstream. Coyote and Crow Games, NDN Players, Burn the Fort by Indigenous Action, Nunami by Thomassie Mangiok, Nawalli by Studio Tecuanis, and my own game Winter... read more

Colonization in Games

As we approach the Thanksgiving Holiday in the US, I thought this was a good time to reflect a little on my own cultural background. I grew up in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, the capital of the Cherokee Nation. I am an enrolled Cherokee citizen. I inherited that right from my... read more
The Four Phases of Playtesting

The Four Phases of Playtesting

Playtesting is the act of exposing a game to the intended audience to collect data related to design flaws, balance issues, player strategies, and player feedback. When you get down to it, playtesting is the act of game design in action. It is the process of improving... read more