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|Session Name:||Board Game Design Day: 'Race for the Galaxy': Digital Design Gems|
|Company Name(s):||Temple Gates Games|
|Track / Format:||Design|
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|Overview:||Digital board games are fortunate to ride on the shoulders of giants. Their source material often has thousands of fans, millions of playtime hours, robust rule-sets and well developed game pieces and art styles, all before the digital version has even started. But despite these advantages, bringing a beloved board game to the digital realm has its share of challenges. Players demand features like async play and strong AI opponents that may not have been considered in the original design. Factors like table-talk and tactility, are difficult, if not impossible to reproduce online. But digital adaptations can offer unique features of their own such as real-time bookkeeping, embedded rules references, and contextual prompts. Load up on design tricks from Temple Gate Games' toolbox for digitizing games like 'Race for the Galaxy' that can apply to your projects.|