Fun Problems podcast

Fun Problems

A.J. Brandon and Peter C Hayward

Board game design is a deep and often challenging pursuit. We explore all aspects of game design and the fun problems (and solutions) that come with it.

22 Episoden

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    #22 BONUS Inhuman Conditions

    30:30

    Today we have a very special episode where we play Inhuman Conditions, AJ's favourite game!! If you want to ask us a fun question, or contact us for any other reason send us a message to the email below. :)  [email protected] Facebook/Twitter: @FunProblemsPod Fun Problems Discord: https://discord.gg/BjerXtQ3Me Big thanks to Eduard Matei for our theme song! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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    #21 Robotopia Design and Development Lessons

    1:26:55

    Today we talk about how Robotopia was designed and developed, and all the lessons Peter learned along the way!  If you want to ask us a fun question, or contact us for any other reason send us a message to the email below. :)  [email protected] Facebook/Twitter: @FunProblemsPod Fun Problems Discord: https://discord.gg/BjerXtQ3Me Big thanks to Eduard Matei for our theme song! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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    #20 Brain Chemistry, The Bedrock of Fun (Part 1)

    59:29

    Today we talk about how to generate dopamine, and how it affects us! What we call "fun" is just the release of chemicals in the brain, so let's dig deep today! Join us for a deep dive on this exciting new lens! If you want to ask us a fun question, or contact us for any other reason send us a message to the email below. :)  [email protected] Facebook/Twitter: @FunProblemsPod Eric Martins BGG post: https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/124590/choice-and-bias-why-new-games-top-bgg-rankings Peter's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/peterchayward Fun Problems Discord: https://discord.gg/BjerXtQ3Me AJ's sources: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-knzJeDExmxYs7rpfq7lGYhxuMsBiNxz_X4pRZdrHPY/edit?usp=sharing Big thanks to Eduard Matei for our theme song! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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    #19 Structure VS Content

    1:27:47

    Today we talk about the dichotomy between a games structure, and it's content! Join us for a deep dive on this exciting new lens! If you want to ask us a fun question, or contact us for any other reason send us a message to the email below. :)  [email protected] Facebook/Twitter: @FunProblemsPod A big thanks to Eduard Matei for our theme song! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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    #18 Hook, Craft, Spirit (Part 2)

    43:48

    Today we talk about Peters new model for creative endeavors IN PERSON! Hook is what catches an audiences interest, craft is the quality of their experience, and spirit is what stays with them afterwards. Join us for a deep dive on this exciting new lens! If you want to ask us a fun question, or contact us for any other reason send us a message to the email below. :)  [email protected] Facebook/Twitter: @FunProblemsPod A big thanks to Eduard Matei for our theme song! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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    #17 Hook, Craft, Spirit (Part 1)

    1:03:33

    Today we talk about Peters new model for creative endeavors IN PERSON! Hook is what catches an audiences interest, craft is the quality of their experience, and spirit is what stays with them afterwards. Join us for a deep dive on this exciting new lens! If you want to ask us a fun question, or contact us for any other reason send us a message to the email below. :)  [email protected] Facebook/Twitter: @FunProblemsPod A big thanks to Eduard Matei for our theme song! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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    #16 Interview with Shannon McDowell (Puzzle and Escape Room Design)

    1:11:30

    Today we are talking to Shannon McDowell about her experience designing puzzles and escape rooms, and her research on cultural biases in games. Shannon's website: Shannonmcdowell.ca The Con she mentioned: Realityescapecon.com A video on her research: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Da3aubBtvYU If you want to ask us a fun question, or contact us for any other reason send us a message to the email below. :)  [email protected] Facebook/Twitter: @FunProblemsPod A big thanks to Eduard Matei for our theme song! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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    #15 Interview with John Brieger (Developing and solo modes)

    1:09:23

    Today we are talking to John Brieger about his experience developing games and designing solo modes. Developing games takes a strong design and tunes it into a great final game.  If you want to ask us a fun question, or contact us for any other reason send us a message to the email below. :)  [email protected] Johns Website: https://briegercreative.com/ Facebook/Twitter: @FunProblemsPod Steam curator page - https://store.steampowered.com/cur.../40748469-Fun-Problems/ A big thanks to Eduard Matei for our theme song! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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    #14 Board Game Strengths and Weaknesses (of the medium)

    1:13:52

    Today we are talking about the strengths and weaknesses of the format/medium of board games, when compared to video games, RPGs, movies, etc. There are some areas that board games can take great advantage of, and others that you should be wary of when designing.  Jennifer's Twitter thread; https://twitter.com/Gaohmee/status/1396874873859756032 Peter's Sudoku; http://peterchayward.com/sudoku.html If you want to ask us a fun question, or contact us for any other reason send us a message to the email below. :)  [email protected] Facebook/Twitter: @FunProblemsPod Steam curator page - https://store.steampowered.com/cur.../40748469-Fun-Problems/ A big thanks to Eduard Matei for our theme song! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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    #13 Jeff Fraser Interview (Cartouche, Codesigning and more!)

    53:57

    Today we are talking to Jeff Fraser about his experience codesigning Cartouche, and touch on many other topics, such as rule book writing, the psychology of numbers, and more! Cartouche is coming to KS Aug 3, sign up to get notified when it launches here; https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/peterchayward/cartouche You can try Cartouche right now for free on TTS here; https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2545396343  If you want to ask us a fun question, or contact us for any other reason send us a message to the email below. :)  Contact Jeff here; jwfraser.ca [email protected] Facebook/Twitter: @FunProblemsPod Steam curator page - https://store.steampowered.com/cur.../40748469-Fun-Problems/ A big thanks to Eduard Matei for our theme song! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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