In episode 56 of Game Design Unboxed: Inspiration to Publication we talk with Heather O’Neill about her first solo design Meeple Party. What started out as a logic puzzle for your brain quickly got themed around hosting a party with your fellow roommates. Meeples were given colors and stereotypes that tied into how they moved other party-goers around the modular board. In order to win you had to set up different scenarios and take pictures while avoiding adding stress to you and your roommates. As Heather’s first co-op game she learned a lot about coming up with a win condition that worked and a way to scale the difficulty of the game. Also, how adding the right art and humor added an extra level to the game’s design.
Heather O’Neill – Guest
Danielle Reynolds – Host