Are Vampires Real? Abstraction in My Game


Following last week’s blog post regarding the material components of my proposed game, this week I am going to discuss the degree of abstraction evident in my game. Using this insight will enable my game’s development process, particularly in regards to the rules, themes and mechanics.

I began this week by visiting The Gamesmen to give me some further ideas in developing my physical game prototype so I can start play-testing with people. The store had a large variety of boardgames to inspire my game development- even Splendor, the game that inspired my prototype’s aesthetics (which I explained in the initial makings of my game)

As someone with little information on board games, I found it hard to know what to search for online to look for inspiration. Going into a store that placed hundreds of…

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