Here I am, at GenCon 2021, theoretically the return to normality. True, everyone is masked and the attendance is nearly half of previous years. But this is the return to normality. And in the spirit, I have finagled a lunch with superstar designer Isaac Childres, founder of Cephalofair, creator of Gloomhaven, and the soon to …

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Welcome to the final installment of virtual dinner with Geoff Engelstein. I cannot think of someone more learned about board game design, and being able to just chat is really a dream come true. I mean, this guy literally wrote the book on board games. Today we touch on his books, as well as some …

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Jonny and I continue packing pot stickers and munching moo shu, while we blather about the boundries of board games – the mutations of mancala, eccentricities of expansions, the hassle of house rules, and the backlash of balancing. Alliterative allegories all around!