Duncan G M Stuart

Category: Games

What would a Solo Jazz card game look like?

I’ve recently started getting into board games and I’ve become obsessed with the excellent review site Shut Up & Sit Down. In one of their podcasts (I can’t remember which one) they talked about an interview with video game designer Sid Meier. He was asked “which comes first: the theme or the mechanics?” It’s a good […]

Settlers of Catan – Understanding the balance of resources

Part of what makes Settlers of Catan such a great game is how well balanced it is. Part of that balance is the way in which the importance of various resources changes throughout the game, requiring players to adapt their strategies accordingly. by Jessy Roos on Flickr