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This book will help aspiring game designers take their ideas and make them a reality. Now with an enhanced online guide.
This book will help aspiring game designers take their ideas and make them a reality. Now with an enhanced online guide.
675 backers pledged $6,569 to help bring this project to life.

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Important Note:
This is the enhanced version of the book "How to Create Your First Board Game".   If you backed the first print run in February 2018 your book is still on target to be delivered to you by the end of March.  This follow-up Kickstarter was created with additional content and an online resource for each chapter that has illustrative examples, graphics, step-by-steps and supporting files.

In this enhanced book, you will find the following original and additional  content:
- My First Game
- Building on Your Game Idea
- Common Game Board Trends
- Popular Game Mechanisms (enhanced)
- Journaling
- Balancing Your Game on a Spreadsheet
- Hand-drawn Prototype
- Solo Playtesting
- Rough Prototype
- Graphic Design Tools (step-by-step)
- Graphic Design Basics
- Prototype Printers
- Virtual Prototyping Basics (Tabletopia & Tabletop Simulator)
- Group Playtesting
- Pitching to Publishers Basics
- Final Prototype
- Blind Playtesting
- Self-Publishing Basics
- Kickstarter Basics (with new frequently asked questions section)
- Kickstarter Video Basics
- Rules Guide
- Shipping Basics
- Mass Manufacturing
- Lessons Learned

About the author:

- Is the designer and publisher at Bow Tie Games
- Has created over 20 board and card game prototypes (some unsuccessful on Kickstarter, some successfully funded on Kickstarter (Barn Raiser, En Passant) and one in process with a publisher (Good Dungeon))
- Has a Master of Adult Education from the University of Central Oklahoma - Has successfully sold 1,400 copies of this book and over 15,000 books on other topics
- Is an avid board gamer

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This enhanced version of the book and supporting website will be fulfilled by the end of April.

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    Receive one copy of the book signed by the author. You will also receive the author's personal email address that you can use to ask questions as you begin your journey to creating a board game.

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