Game Design Unboxed 23: Greece Lightning

In episode 23 of Game Design Unboxed: Inspiration to Publication, we kick off season 2 talking with Kathleen Mercury, an educator, and board game designer. Her first published design Greece Lightning started with her decision to co-design with Mark Sellmeyer on his space-themed game about black holes. This game developed into a push-your-luck, roll-and-move race in an Ancient Greek regatta. She references the importance of playtesting and how one of her students helped solve a flaw in her design. Plus, her sister’s assistance in adding the right amount of mythology to the game. This episode is filled with humor and insight so check it out!

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Kathleen Mercury – Guest

Danielle Reynolds – Host

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