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As a board game aficionado and someone that aspires to design his own game in the far future, I love reading about and watching the development of several designs, of famous and budding designers alike.

One of the things that I constantly see is the several iterations a game goes until it goes to the print, receiving all the chrome and bits and graphics they deserve and we require as gamers.

This geeklist try to assemble all pictures of prototypes and final products I could find here in the geek (and in external links when possible). Since one design can go through several iterations before going to the print, I am restricting myself (if possible) to a picture of the last prototype before the graphic wizards started doing their magic, so most of the changes you'll see might be pure cosmestics without much influence in gameplay.

By no means it's a compreensive list, so feel free to add any game you can find a picture of the prototype and of the final components.
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51. Board Game: Pandemic [Average Rating:7.64 Overall Rank:75] [Average Rating:7.64 Unranked]
Kai Bettzieche
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Ladenburg
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52. Board Game: Takenoko [Average Rating:7.30 Overall Rank:237]
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53. Board Game: Castaways [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:1241]
Esteban Fernandez
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Proto 2010



Published game 2013

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54. Board Game: Belfort [Average Rating:7.27 Overall Rank:413]
Pablo Schulman
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55. Board Game: Ground Floor [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:1127]
Pablo Schulman
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56. Board Game: Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island [Average Rating:7.91 Overall Rank:41]
Pablo Schulman
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57. Board Game: Nothing Personal [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:893]
Jordan S.
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A copy of the prototype back when the game was called "Capo":



A copy of the final, published game:

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58. Board Game: Pirate Dice: Voyage on the Rolling Seas [Average Rating:6.19 Overall Rank:4318]
Andrew Tullsen
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Started out as RoboDerby: Express, with this:





A complete retheme later:

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59. Board Game: Innovation [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:304]
Pablo Schulman
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60. Board Game: Macao [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:269]
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61. Board Game: Terra Mystica [Average Rating:8.19 Overall Rank:11]
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62. Board Game: Troyes [Average Rating:7.76 Overall Rank:69]
Ori Avtalion
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63. Board Game: Forlorn: Hope [Average Rating:6.81 Overall Rank:5709]
Scott Everts
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Here's one I did. The original map the designer gave me and my graphic design.

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64. Board Game: Targi [Average Rating:7.61 Overall Rank:142]
Andy Steiger
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First steps:




The prototype shown to Kosmos:





and the final product:





Evolution of the cards. From left to right:

- First steps,
- the prototype for the publisher,
- trying to create a language independent version that turned out to be to hard to understand. Race for the galaxy looked like a kidsgame in comparison
- and the final version


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65. Board Game: Tic-Tac-Toe [Average Rating:2.62 Overall Rank:17152]
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Original sketch:



Final Version:





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66. Board Game: Freedom: The Underground Railroad [Average Rating:7.60 Overall Rank:343]
Brian Mayer
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Early Version:


Final Board:

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67. Board Game: Basilica [Average Rating:6.59 Overall Rank:3091]
Lukasz Pogoda
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Showcase of miscallaneous versions



Late prototype (but not final)



Published game

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68. Board Game: Deserted Animals [Average Rating:5.95 Unranked]
Reinis Butans
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First score track

And First Game Board


In the end was combined
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69. Board Game: Mehinaku [Average Rating:6.52 Unranked]
Pablo Schulman
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Prototype



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70. Board Game: Three Kingdoms Redux [Average Rating:8.01 Overall Rank:851]
Christina Ng
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Prototype:



Final product:

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