Designing a Legacy Game
January 7, 2014 12:44 PM Subscribe
posted by tocts (58 comments total)
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, released in 2011, adds an interesting twist to the classic boardgame: it introduces permanent, game-changing modifications to the board and game pieces every time it is played. Last year, the designer of the game, Rob Daviau, gave a fascinating talk on the design challenges inherent in such a game. The video of that talk is now freely available to watch
For the uninitiated: a review of the game
which discusses in some detail how the modification of the game works.
Summarized, various sealed packets are included within the game, to be opened only after certain criteria are met. Contents include permanent stickers to modify the board or the rules, new components, and even instructions to destroy components.