BrettSpiel is a blog about board game design, written by game designer Brett J. Gilbert.


About & contact

About & contact

Brett: proper noun my name.
spiel: verb, intrans. to speak glibly or at length.
brettspiel: noun (German) board game.

Hello. I’m Brett J. Gilbert and this is my blog. I’m interested in design (broadly) of board games and card games (specifically) and that’s what I talk about (mostly) in my posts. If that sounds interesting, then you’ve come to the right place!

BrettSpiel has been running since early 2009, which means there’s lots of good stuff in the archive.

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