Board games have been classic ways of spending time with family and friends.
Not surprisingly, there are a lot of resources for board game fanatics, ranging from guides on winning Monopoly
to discussions of game mechanics
. On the flip side, there are not a lot of resources to designing the perfect board game. Articles such as FiveThirtyEight’s “Designing The Best Board Game On The Planet”
and Board Game Geeks’ Analysis of Board Games
provides useful information, but ironically, these resources are not “fun.” The purpose of this project is to provide insight on different aspects of board games in an interactive, user-friendly way.
The audience of our project is not only board game designers and makers, but also players who want to learn more about the general landscape of board games such as the behind-the-scenes for board games with high user ratings, relationships between different themes and categories, and the intersection between game mechanics and difficulty of the game.