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My expertise is fairly broad on board games. I've been collecting board games since I was old enough to count and have over 700 games in my still growing collection. I spend my spare time playing and teaching games, including doing demonstrations at stores. I don't have much experience with wargames, but when it comes to American games and/or most Eurogames, I can offer advice of the concepts in a game, and what kinds of audiences it might appeal to.

Experience in the area

I've been an avid board game player and collector for over 20 years. I own more then 700 board games personally, and spend a significant amount of time both teaching and playing these games.

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Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science/Math.

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2016-09-22 Scrabble words by Field specialisation.:

Now I think you're going in a good direction... but with a few caveats.    First, restricting people to "Only fruits" is going to cause the same problem as the Capital letters... it would be too restrictive

2016-09-19 Rubik's cube variation.:

Over the years, I've seen many variants of the Rubik's cube... one of the most notable used holographic stickers oriented in different directions which made it significantly more difficult.    Replacing

2016-09-14 Uppercase and Lowercase vowels and consonants in Scrabble game.:

There are a couple reasons why I would advise against this. First off, remember that I'm not a board game designer, but these would be my opinions.    Adding capital and small letters would reduce

2016-08-28 Carrom board coins color.:

Realistically... whatever you like. The White, Black and Red are chosen to be easily distinguishable at a glance. The core purpose of the colors of pieces is so that nobody gets confused understanding

2016-08-25 Kite shaped diamond scrabble board:

I actually don't see any reason why you couldn't, but I would ask why?    The core question I have is to what a Kite shaped board would bring that Scrabble wouldn't. The biggest advantage of the existing

 

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