The Ongoing Evolution of Wu Wei

The Ongoing Evolution of Wu Wei

The Latest and Greatest Back in August of 2016, I sent out 8 prototypes around the world to play testers. These brave souls agreed to read the rule book and attempt to play the game while I was not present to explain the finer points of the rules. This is typically...
The Genesis of a New Tabletop Project

The Genesis of a New Tabletop Project

Getting Started The minimum amount of time required to make a half-way decent board game seems to fall in the 2-3 years range. That’s the equivalent of how long it would take to get your masters degree. And trust me when I tell you that the pay is about the...
Zen and the Art of Board Game Design

Zen and the Art of Board Game Design

Changing Perspectives The title of this post is a bit tongue-in-cheek because of the appropriation fad of making everything Zen or Tao. That being said I actually want to talk about the presentĀ moment. I’ve had the great privilege of being in the presence of a...
The Student Has Become The Master

The Student Has Become The Master

Balancing Act I wanted to give players the opportunity to explore being a master and a student at the same time. Whenever I talk about Kung Fu or Tai Chi with friends, they tend to ask me if I am teaching. Sometimes I am teaching class but most of the time I see...
Organic, Thematic, and Never Static…Game Mechanics

Organic, Thematic, and Never Static…Game Mechanics

Great Things Come From Failure I have made virtually every mistake you can think of when it comes to creating game mechanics for Wu Wei. I make it a personal challenge to take every rule or concept out to the extreme limit. Bear with me for a moment while I recountĀ an...