The Secret Life of Board Games

The Secret Life of Board Games is a series where i interview board game creators about the Easter eggs they’ve hidden in your favourite games. If you’re a creator with secrets to share, send me an email and spill the beans!

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In Episode 1, Race for the Galaxy designer Tom Lehmann spills the beans about the science fiction authors who influenced him, and the various nerdy references he’s stowed away inside his games.

Episode 2 comes courtesy of Dominion designer Donald X. Vaccarino, who revealed both the internal and external references hidden throughout the core game’s expansions.

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The third episode of the series takes us back to outer space, where designer Paul Dennen dishes the dirt on the secret movie references on the hack cards in Clank! In! Space! Can you guess them all?

In the fourth installment, artist Josh Cappel divulges the doodles in Belfort¬†that reference other board games he’s illustrated, fellow Tasty Minstrel Games staffers, and even a naked elf!

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