Afternoon, all! We’ve got something exciting to share with you today.
Have you ever wanted to design your own tabletop game? Got a great idea for a board game, but haven’t got a clue how to go about making one? Have you designed their first game, but can’t figure out why it isn’t working like you want it to? Do you just want to know more about how we design games?
Over the past eighteen months we’ve had countless questions, emails and Facebook messages along these lines. After a lot of deliberation behind the scenes, we’ve decided it was time we put our knowledge into practice!
And so, we’re happy to present Needy Cat Games: An Introduction to Tabletop Game Design. This is a series of three one-day courses, based here in Nottingham, aimed at taking you through the key stages of designing your own tabletop game.
We’ve been working on this for a while now, and we’re really excited that it’s finally happening!
If you want to skip the details and get your tickets, head to our shiny new Courses page!
The individual courses are detailed below. You can attend all three if you want us to guide you through the whole design journey, or just come along to the ones that are most useful to you. Tickets are very limited, though, so book early to avoid missing out!
What You Get
Each course involves a full day with both Sophie and James. (If you’re not a regular visitor to our site, we’re the game designers behind games such as Hellboy: The Board Game, Ancient Grudges: Bonefields, Blitz Bowl, Adeptus Titanicus and several others that we can’t announce yet!)
The courses are broken down as follows:
A morning of game design theory, presented in a fun, informative and interactive fashion.
A slap-up lunch, as well as hot and cold drinks, biscuits and snacks throughout the day.
An afternoon of workshops and exercises.
A take-home game design pack themed around that day’s course, featuring things like blank components, templates, printouts, reading lists and other freebies.
PLUS you can join us after the course for an informal drink – and maybe a board game or two!
We’re keeping the courses intentionally small, with a maximum of twelve attendees per day, so there will be plenty of time to engage with us directly and ask us any questions you have.