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Design Guidelines for Creating Visual Hand Management Board Games




Tang, Yuchen

Type of Degree

Master's Thesis


Industrial and Graphic Design


This thesis develops a design guideline for a visual hand management board game. There are more and more board game players all over the world. However, in an independent survey with one thousand respondents, 25% people found that learning rules was painful. As a result, improving the visual design of board games is of great need now to improve people’s experiences with those games. The design guidelines are investigated from themes, mechanic and visual layout of hand management board games. By summarizing the common features, these guidelines find a way to visualize the rule books as well as the components of the board games. With a game design project as an example, the guidelines help the designer create a hand management board game.