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What Community Members say

“Gabe does an amazing job curating content from leading experts in our industry. Everyone in the board game industry should listen to his podcast and subscribe to his newsletter.”
Debbie Moynihan
Wise Wizard Games
"As a designer, I've learned a lot from the BGDL podcast and the conversations that have resulted from it in the BGDL community."
Jamey Stegmaier
Stonemaier Games
“I love the supportive environment of the Board Game Design Lab. I check in frequently to see what kinds of questions people have, the projects they’re working on, and to appreciate all the interesting creative work going on in the field.”
Luke Laurie
Designer of Dwellings of Eldervale

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Some of the Digital Courses and Exclusive Content for Premium Members:

Learn how to make your prototypes look more like published games

Learn how to create games for one player and solo modes.

Learn how to create a digital version of your game

Exclusive interviews with successful Kickstarter creators

Learn about accounting best practices for designers and publishers

Exclusive interviews on how popular games went from idea to store shelf

More exclusive content added regularly


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