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How to Make a Board Game with Viviane Schwarz

18/11/2019 7:00 pm – 18/11/2019 8:30 pm | Blackwell's, University Green, Manchester

Join Viviane Schwarz at Blackwell’s Manchester for workshop to create your own board games. Viviane and Kevan Davis’ new book Board Games to Create and Play (Pavilion Books) gives you the tools to create an infinite number of different games and Viviane will be showing you how to get a game up and running before we give you a chance to make your own – there’ll be prize on the night for the best one!

The book will be on sale at a reduced price on the night plus there‘ll be 10% off all board games!

Tickets for the event are free but do please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

About the book:

Create the next Snakes and Ladders, Monopoly, Ticket to Ride or Settlers of Catan with this creative board game book! With over 55 boards to customize, Board Games to Create and Play is a doodle book where every page is an unfinished tabletop game. Just learn the basic concepts, colour and play! Board games are back in vogue – with board games cafes popping up all across the UK, they’re no longer something to play on a rainy day, but a fun and social activity for every day of the year! This interactive gaming book, teaches you how, in just half an hour, you and your friends can come up with a new game and start playing immediately. Just decide on a theme for the game, pick a rule set from the book, agree on some variations, doodle onto one of many board game designs and gather your die and counters! Completely dippable and possible to play in any order, this book is packed with tips, tricks and mechanics on how to design the perfect game. At the front of the book, there is an introduction to how everything works and what you’ll need to play the games. What follows next in a beautiful package of 20 board game designs, each repeated three times for replayability. There are then three tutorials and a cheat sheet to get players started, a cornucopia of suggested games to push you in the right direction, and then 25 different rule sets, each introducing a new concept, to encourage players to think outside the box. Whatever the experience level of players, the game that you create from this book will always be playable, entertaining and surprising. Each board you create is easy to pull out and can be played again and again. So whether you play video games, mobile games or want to have a go at designing the next classic tabletop, this book is perfect anyone who wants to flex their creative muscles!

About the authors:

Viviane Schwarz is an award-winning author and illustrator of interactive books, picture books, graphic novels and craft books. She lectures in illustration and game design at university level.

Kevan Davis is a designer of board, street, web and escape room games whose work includes the zombie browser game Urban Dead and the housework tracker Chore Wars.