Making the Game: Geek Designers Discuss Their Own Games, A Meta-List.
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I've made a geeklist recently giving a behind the scenes look at making my own games, and since I've posted that I've seen a few others. I'm sure there must be more that I haven't seen, so please add on if you know of any others.
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1. Board Game: Puerto Rico [Average Rating:8.01 Overall Rank:26]
Board Game: Puerto Rico
Greg Lam
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Andreas Seyfarth discusses Puerto Rico's ancestral games.
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist.php3?action=view&listi...
 
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2. Board Game: Funny Friends [Average Rating:6.51 Overall Rank:1894]
Board Game: Funny Friends
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Marcel-André Casasola Merkle discusses the origins of his games.
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3. Board Game: Fortress Europa [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:3634]
Board Game: Fortress Europa
Greg Lam
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Alan Moon discusses his days at Avalon Hill.
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4. Board Game: Marvin Marvel's Marvelous Marble Machine [Average Rating:6.27 Overall Rank:11687]
Board Game: Marvin Marvel's Marvelous Marble Machine
Greg Lam
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My list discusses life as an independent self-publisher.
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5. Board Game: Nin-Gonost [Average Rating:6.90 Overall Rank:12781]
Board Game: Nin-Gonost
(The Artist formerly known as) Arnest R
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Paul DeStefano´s :

TRUE story of life of a game company, BGG and me
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/13921

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6. Board Game: Axis & Allies [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:1277]
Board Game: Axis & Allies
Mark Mahaffey
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Mike Selinker's 15-part discussion of his work on the 2004 revised version of Axis & Allies is superb:
http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=ah/article/ah20031205a
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7. Board Game: Wiz-War [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:1738]
Board Game: Wiz-War
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Tom Jolly offers advice to aspiring game designers
http://www.silcom.com/~tomjolly/design.htm
 
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8. Board Game: 6 Billion [Average Rating:5.34 Overall Rank:17626]
Board Game: 6 Billion
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David Coutts discusses the making of 6 Billion
http://www.discovergames.com/gamedesign.html
 
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9. Board Game: Wings of War: The Dawn of World War II [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:1981]
Board Game: Wings of War: The Dawn of World War II
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Let's not forget Andrea Angiolino's list...
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/2063
 
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10. Board Game: Power Grid [Average Rating:7.87 Overall Rank:36]
Board Game: Power Grid
Greg Lam
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New Addition:

The origins of my games (Friedemann Friese)
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11. Board Game: Ad Acta [Average Rating:6.18 Overall Rank:7192]
Board Game: Ad Acta
Greg Lam
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New addition:

The origins of my games (Andrea Meyer)
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/19681
 
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Board Game: Border Reivers
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Jackson Pope discusses the self-publishing of his game, Border Reivers, and others.
 
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13. Board Game: Elementalis [Average Rating:4.65 Overall Rank:17882]
Board Game: Elementalis
Greg Lam
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Robert Kalajlan's 3 part blog about designing Elementalis

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
 
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14. Board Game: Honeypot [Average Rating:6.71 Unranked]
Board Game: Honeypot
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Marc Majcher and his design group blogged about making Honeypot
 
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15. Board Game: Search for Poseidon's Gold [Average Rating:6.13 Unranked]
Board Game: Search for Poseidon's Gold
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Doug Borresen tells the story on the making of his self-published game The Search for Poseidon's Gold.
 
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Board Game: The Big Book of Games Volume One
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Lloyd Krassner of Warspawn Game discusses The Big Book of Games and other offerings.

In a separate geeklist, he rants about print and play games in general in Delusions of Grandeur: Print & Play Game Designer's Rant List.
 
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Board Game: Cannonball Colony
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Phil Harding discusses some of the background for his latest abstract.
 
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Byron Collins' exhaustive discussion of self publishing his upcoming war games, Frontline General and Frontline General: Italian Campaign Introduction. Very thorough hashing over of the various details it takes to self publish a game.
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Board Game: Back to Blighty
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Michael Walsh talks about making his print and play game, Back to Blighty.
 
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Board Game: The Princess Bride: Storming the Castle
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Aaron Watson discusses how his game "Temple of the Monkey" became "The Princess Bride: Storming the Castle".
 
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Board Game: Border Reivers
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Jackson Pope discusses going from self-publishing to publishing full-time.
 
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22. Board Game: Pack & Stack [Average Rating:6.44 Overall Rank:1915]
Board Game: Pack & Stack
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For those interested, I just started a blog featuring the design process involved in games that are released from our Berlin playtesting group:

http://berlingamedesign.blogspot.com/

Thanks for this list--I always find it fascinating to hear how a game is developed. I have even come to enjoy the design process almost more than playing finished games!
 
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Board Game: Zooloretto
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Michael Schacht discusses his games. So far it's only four of his, but I imagine he'll get to his more well known games.

Edit: It's now up to 55 games.
 
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Board Game: Politico
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John Clowdus rates his own games.
 
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This Geeklist certainly fits the bill.
 
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