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Session Name Board Game Design Day: Designing 'Race for the Galaxy': Making a Strategic Card Game
Speaker(s) Tom Lehmann
Company Name(s) Independent
Track / Format Design
Overview In this talk, designer Tom Lehmann discusses his acclaimed card game 'Race for the Galaxy', touching on the title's design, history, and mechanisms. He will walk through its use of cards as resources, simultaneous play, luck mitigation via card-sifting, use of icons, and how ideas from economics and optimization theory influenced its design.

GDC 2018

Tom Lehmann

Independent

free content

Design

Design


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