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Prototyping is a step in game development where game components are first built for testing.

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How do I promote a board game to the masses? [on hold]

I created a board game for playing while watching American Football with your friends. We always had a great time playing it and anybody outside of our group who saw it immediately loved it. So I ...
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is there card game prototyping platform to track, change, print?

this and this and this and this all give good leads, but I'm looking for something with a few specific features: I want a database that does all the basic database things--store cards, find cards, ...
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Mechanism to balance all game stages

I am designing a game in which players add tiles to the board (similar to Carcassone) in order to create sequences of symbols (which are on the tiles) - they are then used for playing cards. This ...
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What's a good source of generic pieces/components?

I'm interested in building up a decent collection of generic components that I can grab when I want to throw together a quick prototype of a game. I'm not aware of any "component collections" that you ...
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Is there an online platform for collaborative development of a board game?

I`m interested in developing a few variants of a DIY board game in open source fashion. For a start, I need to choose an online platform for that. What could be a solution for public elaboration and ...
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Where can I find examples of Game Mechanics?

I'm prototyping a game, but I'm not very schooled on board games. I'm looking for a list of game mechanics so that I can Describe my game in terms of mechanics Find other uses of the mechanics to ...
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Which computer board game designer works best for card games?

I've heard of a few computer board game designers, such as Vassal, Cyberboard, and Zun Tzu. Which would work best for building a custom card game? Note, I am willing to use one I haven't heard of, so ...
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I have an idea for a card game. How can I best start testing it?

I've been playing around with an idea for a card game for some time, and I think I've finally got the idea fairly well in place. How can I best start testing it out to refine it?
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What's the fastest way to print a card game prototype?

My goal is to minimize the amount of time I have to spend, with a budget of about $40. Also, I'm absolutely terrible at using scissors and glue.