TitleWrite Comprehensible Game Rulebooks
Purchase / Wish List
Game CodeWKS23ND232739
Start DateFriday August 04, 2023 - 8:00 pm
End DateFriday August 04, 2023 - 10:00 pm
Tickets Available6/48
Short DescriptionDr. David Niecikowski, a 24 year industry veteran, will present practical and research recommended techniques on writing comprehensible rulebooks. Free 200 page and 251 page PDFs will be provided.
Long DescriptionPresented comprehensible rulebook recommendations are based on Dr. Niecikowski's dissertation findings that were co-constructed by 21 solicited surveyed industry experts and informed by unsolicited public forum comments by 541 users on the website Boardgamegeek. (1) Topics from the provided 200 page PDF include: reviewed literature recommendations on document design and BGG user feedback. (2) Topics from the provided 251 page PDF include a performance list co-constructed with surveyed experts. The list presents 92 weighted features organized in 10 categories: overview, components, content, examples, language, terms, reference, emphasis, format, and visuals. In addition, evaluation results of published rulebooks using the performance list are detailed.
Event TypeWKS - Workshop
Game System
Rules Edition
Group/CompanyDavid Niecikowski, PhD
Minimum Players6
Maximum Players48
Age RequiredMature (18+)
Experience RequiredNone (You've never played before - rules will be taught)
RoomMeeting Room 8
GM NamesDavid Niecikowski, PhD
Web Addressdavidniecikowski.com
Email Contact[email protected]