A newsletter and a podcast from the Coffeebean Games team
A podcast for board game designers
Fun Problems is a fortnightly podcast about board game design, hosted by A.J. Brandon and Peter C. Hayward.
AJ has half a decade of board game retail experience, and has sold more games than most people have played.
Peter is a board game triple threat: a publisher, developer, and designer, and has ten years of design experience and wisdom to share.
Their two perspectives combine to offer insightful tips and tricks on game design, covering everything from how to get started on a design to deep insights into the fun problems that come with developing a hit board game.
A newsletter for board game lovers
Fun Problems is a monthly newsletter for board game lovers. Each issue, we’ll be sharing:
Game design tips and analysis
Bite-sized tips on board game design from designers Sara Perry and Peter C. Hayward
“Easter eggs” in board games
Hidden nods to other games or clever references to media that creators have hidden in their games
Great games that you might have missed
Game spotlights for hidden gems and games that use clever mechanics
Weird board game facts
Fun tidbits, weird facts, and interesting stories
Issue #8: Getting value out of your components
Issue #7: The fine line between satisfying and fiddly
Issue #6: Playtesting tips, easter eggs, archaeology and neat games you might have missed
Issue #5: How to get better playtest feedback, an ancient roman dice tower, and more
Issue #4: Culling Your Components ♟
Issue #3: Solve One Problem at a Time