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Hey, I’m Chris Backe (rhymes with hockey). I make tabletop games and help others make games.

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[#025] adding theme to mechanics, shelving a game, and more

Welcome to your weekly dose of board game design!UKGE is right around the corner, the sun is finally shining more consistently, I went on my first Parkrun (for the non-Brits, volunteer-organized 5K runs at local parks near you)… Life is good.A quick shoutout /...

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