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John Mackenzie
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I just watched a presentation that Matt Leacock gave as a Google Tech Talk, and it is an absolute masterclass in game design.



In particular, I really enjoyed seeing his initial sketches for Pandemic, and hearing about the iteration process through various playtesting observations.

I was wondering if people had a list of favourites that really clicked for them in terms of game design and game theory that they could share.
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I recommend the following video. It's not a video on game design specifically but on manufacturing games. It's definitely something to account for while designing games but maybe not as helpful if you are going to a publisher.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvrmG7G7XqU
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The Extra Credits series has quite a few good ones... and the following two are a good start:








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I hope people don't mind some shameless self-promotion here, but here's a video of a talk I gave over the weekend at the Metatopia game designer convention. It's the talk I wish the me from 15 years ago heard; it would have saved me a lot of time!

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If you like Rob Daviau, this is a good talk by him:

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As strange as it might be to suggest - I've found Season 2 of Cards Against Humanity's Tabletop Deathmatch, as during the judging rounds, they ask questions about paralysis analysis, quarterbacking, etc - all basics, but entertaining to watch, and may provoke some thoughts.
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Ryinth wrote:
As strange as it might be to suggest - I've found Season 2 of Cards Against Humanity's Tabletop Deathmatch, as during the judging rounds, they ask questions about paralysis analysis, quarterbacking, etc - all basics, but entertaining to watch, and may provoke some thoughts.
This. As a hobbyist game designer, the discussions on TTDM were really illuminating. Particularly the stuff about the practicalities of production and marketing, which came up all the time.
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This playlist has a few dozen game design videos:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFV_pTSMduaVkFTsd76mh...
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All of the stuff on this thread is great. I just spent most of my day just watching all of it.

Thank you to everyone who posted the videos and/or lists of them.
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