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  • View Service Offered By NIX Solutions Ltd

    NIX Solutions Ltd

    Kfar Saba, Tel Aviv, Israel

    $440,369
    Earned/Yr
    • board games
    • 2D Animation
    • 2D Games

    Game Development (Unity Games, VR & AR)

    Mobile games are the most requested and interesting type of applications nowadays and our experienced game development team is always excited about implementation of new games ideas and concepts of an...

  • View Service Offered By Dream Farm Studios

    Dream Farm Studios

    inorwclaw, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland

    $29,536
    Earned/Yr
    • board games
    • Adobe
    • Adobe Photoshop

    Comic Book | Book Illustration

    We provide bespoke cartoon illustration to both corporate and private individuals. All our work is created digitally using a Wacom Cintiq tablet, Apple iMac, and professional creative software such as...

  • View Service Offered By Line Art Studios

    Line Art Studios

    Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

    $3,374
    Earned/Yr
    • board games
    • Character Design
    • Concept Development

    FANTASY ILLUSTRATIONS FOR BOARD GAMES

    Production of digital illustrations for medieval fantasy board game. Development of the world concept and concept of the characters and digital painting.

  • View Service Offered By 2SGamix

    2SGamix

    Noida, Delhi, India

    $1,151
    Earned/Yr
    • board games
    • 2D Design
    • 2D Games

    2D Game Art

    We offer full range of 2D Game Art services including 1 User Interace Design 2 2D Concept Art 3 Unity VFX and 2D/3D Animations 4 Asset Creation, In-game integration

  • View Service Offered By Marcelo Simonetti

    Marcelo Simonetti

    Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay

    $3,994
    Earned/Yr
    • board games
    • Artist
    • Character Design

    Board game / Character Design / Card Art

    Illustration, concept design, set dressing and artwork for Board Games, Card Games, Fillers, mats and other game related illustration and concept design.

  • View Service Offered By Rayrise Technologies

    Rayrise Technologies

    Gurgaon, Haryana, India

    $6,010
    Earned/Yr
    • board games
    • .NET
    • 3D Design

    Games Developments, Video Games,

    I-phone, Concept Development, Design, Game Development, Gaming, Android, App Development, Creative, Multiplayer, Sound Production, Video Games, .NET framework, Java SDK, Cocoa toolkit, OGRE, Unreal E...

  • View Service Offered By cgmythology

    cgmythology

    Long Island City, New York, United States

    $1,225
    Earned/Yr
    • board games
    • Adobe Photoshop
    • Graphic Design

    Graphic Design

    I'm a professional Graphic Designer providing work for clients in the field of multimedia. I can create logos, banners, and incorporate typography into the work as well.

  • View Service Offered By Mate Dobesch

    Mate Dobesch

    Budapest, Pest, Hungary

    • board games
    • Adob Photoshop
    • Adobe Illustrator

    illustrator, calligrapher

    I can provide my services for your project in the following fields: Fine art, graphic arts, artistic drawings, sketches, illustrations by using traditional techniques, such as pencil, pen and ink, wat...

  • View Service Offered By dcbittorf

    dcbittorf

    San Diego, California, United States

    • board games
    • 3D Design
    • 3D Printing

    Board Game Visulizations

    I can model complex board games for advertisements, previews, 3D printing or new game concepts. Here is a collection of some existing games that I have recreated.

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A board game designer is a professional who uses his creativity, imagination and design skills to create board games. They work in collaboration with artists, writers and others to create the board, rules, game, box art and pieces.

What Board Game Designers Do?

A board game designer conceptualizes the theme of the game and then develops the mechanics around it. After working out the mechanics, the board game designer then makes the game’s prototype – which could be made with rough, hand-drawn paper images and boards. They play the game several times to ensure that there isn’t a loophole and there is a natural progression in the game. They conduct player tests with others to check player interests and whether or not they would buy such a game. Based on their test audience’s suggestions, they tweak the game and incorporate some changes. After the trial runs are completed and the game is finalized, they work with an artist or design the aesthetics of the game board and then pitch it to investors.

A board game designer uses his imagination skills to plan each and every aspect of the game, including settings, rules, story flows, characters and even modes of play. They bring to life an idea and develop a story, plays, dialogues and environments around that idea to engage the players. Game designers don many hats – they are storytellers, artists and designers. They not only have the vision to conceptualize the game in all its elements, but also be equipped to design the layout and aesthetics of the board game.

Most of the board game designers are gaming experts who are passionate about board games themselves and they could belong to any profession. They could be engineers, or even doctors, who like to create board games in their free time. At times, board game designers may be associated with a particular company; though most of them work as freelance board game designers. These freelancers can be found in a freelance marketplace company like Guru.

If you are looking to hire board game designer, make sure your freelancer can:

  • Write design documents, create level layouts and storyboards.

  • Run design review meetings for features and systems.

  • Document and communicate gameplay mechanics and features.

  • Create innovative game designs and oversee their completion.

  • Study and understand games in the market and assess market trends.

  • Contribute to design brainstorms and ideation.

  • Design, tweak and optimize the player experience.

Qualifications of a Board Game Designer

It is ideal that your freelancer has the following skills:

  • Passion for board game

  • Ability to provide visual designs with mock-ups

  • Detail oriented

  • Patient and hardworking

  • Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills

When looking for a freelance board game designer, make sure they have a thorough understanding of the multiple aspects of game design, like the concept, progression of the game, game interfaces, monetization and retention.

Benefits of Freelance Board Game Designers

They are passionate individuals who are creative and innovative and have an ability to think out of the box; skills that are mirrored in their ideas. They are avid board game players themselves and thus, plan the game keeping the players in mind.  

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