Is Bigger Always Better For A Board Game?

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Is bigger always better when it comes to boardgames? Does this affect the design process? How? All this and more in our newest post. Check it out!

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Supporter21 months ago

Sometimes is the best answer here. It doesn’t always have to be big to be deep or complicated. Many games can have fewer components but still be complex and complicated. And sometimes, especially on Kickstarter, bigger doesn’t mean a good game. It just means more junk. 

Moderator Level 121 months ago

You raise some good points. But, something else that has really affected me is storage. I currently live in El Salvador, while still owning a house in the states. My house in the states isn't massive, but it is over twice the size of my house here. And, board games, even in boxes, take a lot of room to store. Again, for much of the U. S. market this may not be a huge problem. But for the international market it is a factor. 

21 months ago

This is something I haven't really considered too much. I have seen people do their annual purging for board games but thinking about it, part of it is a space issue. Interesting. Thank you for the insight!

Moderator Level 121 months ago

You are welcome. 

Supporter21 months ago

Good point about storage! I haven’t run into this wall yet. 

Moderator Level 121 months ago

Count your blessings. 

Premium User21 months ago

Definitely a factor for me, even in the US. I haven't filled my shelf yet, but if I do, that's pretty much it. And we have other things (books) on the shelf as it is, so there's not much space left to fill. In our one-bedroom place, space is at a premium!

Moderator Level 121 months ago

Well, in the states I had 8 bookcases full of books, so, I really shouldn't complain about my situation there. 

Premium User21 months ago

Wow!

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