Fourth/Fifth Play

Dawn's Disclosure

During the fourth play test, I had two new participants from tutorial to play my board game, Don’t Let Them See You. This time, the board had been modified from the last test to have shortened steps, clearer graphics, and colour-coded item squares to help reduce confusion. Again, I decided not to play and instead focused on taking notes and gauging participant reactions. Once again, the players were a bit put off by the extensive rules; however, I encouraged them to read it as I decided to not explain the rules verbally.

After reading the rules, the players began playing Don’t Let Them See You. They seemed to understand the game well enough – however, as predicted, they struggled with remembering the individual character attributes, and commented on this in the reflection. Some of the comments and suggestions include:

  • Provide an index in your rules to explain some of…

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