Read below for a different rating for game hobbyists.
Jesse Terrance Daniels has put together visually appealing book in (Amazon affiliate link) Make Your Own Board Game, available February 2022. Don’t let the cover dissuade you. The inside has cute illustrations and a layout which adds to the book, throwing in decipherable pictures of well-known Euro games in the process.
And here is the but…..I actually have two different ratings for this book, depending on the audience. If the audience is a group of school kids or a community group without hobbyist game experience to work together on a group project, this is a good book for the purpose, and I would give it 4 stars. The content is similar to (Amazon affiliate link) The White Box Essays but with more visual appeal.
However, if the audience is game hobbyists who love gaming so much they want to try their hand at making their own game, the value drops down to a 1 or 2. There just isn’t any novel information in the book, and anyone who is familiar with Euro style games will already know all of the information.
Disclaimer: An advance copy was provided by Storey Publishing.