The Board Game Design Course

Where great games begin

The 2024 Summit is happening Feb 20-26!

We've got interviews with amazing people from the board game industry, Q&A Panels, playtesting, and more!

Check out the lineup and get your early bird ticket now to save over 50%!!!

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Have a great board game idea but don't know what to do next?

Then grab my 10 Minute Board Game Design Blueprint and you'll know exactly what steps to take!

Joe has worked with:

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Game Artisans of Canada (GAC)
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Kickstarter Journeys
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You CAN create your own amazing game. I can help.

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Hi, my name is Joe Slack.

I've been designing board games since 2014 and I have helped over 4,000 game designers just like you through:

Check out my #1 best-selling book

Everything you need to design your game, all in one place!

  • Create an amazing board game idea
  • Playtest it like a pro
  • Discover whether self-publishing or pitching to a publisher is right for you
  • 2nd edition with 14 new chapters focused on turning your game from good to amazing!

Available in paperback and ebook HERE.

 

Over 4,000 copies sold!

A few words from others I've worked with

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“(Joe’s book) would have accelerated my progress... by decades.”

Neil Baker

 

“The course continues to get better”

Patrick Hardy

“(Joe) knows what it takes to get a game published”

“Without a doubt, if I had read Joe’s book back in 1989, it would have accelerated my progress and potential as a game designer by decades.”

 

Jamey Stegmaier

Designer of Scythe, one of the top 10 board games of all time

"Joe really cares and wants to help. He is fully genuine in wanting everyone to succeed. He is constantly putting out content and the course continues to get better. Wherever you are on the journey, I know you’ll benefit from Joe's experience."

 

Neil Baker

Board Game Design Course student

“In board game design, there's a limit to how much you can learn just from reading books and blogs; Joe has a firm grasp on industry trends, important networks to follow, and knows what it takes to get a game published.”

 

Patrick Hardy

Mentorship Program student

10 Minute Board Game Design Blueprint Layout Shot

Have a great board game idea but don't know what to do next?

Then grab my 10 Minute Board Game Design Blueprint and you'll know exactly what steps to take!