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Session Name: Board Game Design Day: The State and Future of Board Games: From Apps to 'Legacies'
Speaker(s): Paul Dean, Anna Lapinsh, Jonathan Ying, Tom Lehmann, Andrew Fischer
Company Name(s): Shut Up & Sit Down, Dized, Independent, Independent, Fantasy Flight Games
Track / Format: Design

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Overview: Shut Up & Sit Down's Paul Dean will lead a panel discussion about the continued growth, development and diversity of board games, including a look at the increasing relevance of app-supported play, the popularity of legacy games and a market that never seems to reach saturation. An experienced panel will take questions from the audience, reflect upon last year and look at the trends that may be ahead.

GDC 2018

Paul Dean

Shut Up & Sit Down

Anna Lapinsh


Jonathan Ying


Tom Lehmann


Andrew Fischer

Fantasy Flight Games

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