In this GDC 2018 talk, board game and tabletop game developers Paul Dean, Anna Lapinsh, Jonathan Ying, Tom Lehmann and Andrew Fischer discuss the continued growth, development and diversity of board games in the last year.
The developers break down the increasing relevance of app-supported play, as well as the popularity of legacy games and a market that never seems to reach saturation.
Drawing upon their own diverse experiences, they present a wide-ranging discussion on both the state and future of board games.
It's an informative talk that's definitely worth watching, so developers shouldn't miss the opportunity to do so now that it's freely available on the official GDC YouTube channel!
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