30 Best Game Design Podcasts

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Game Design Podcasts

Here are 30 Best Game Design Podcasts worth listening to in 2024

1. Designer Notes

Designer Notes Alexandria, Virginia, US
Why do we make games? Every designer has a different and very personal answer to that question. Soren Johnson, founder of Mohawk Games, sits down with... noted designers to find out by examining their careers as a whole.more
2.3K 54.4K 1 episode / quarter Avg Length 130 min Oct 2014
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2. Building the Game

Building the Game Kalamazoo, Michigan, US
Join Jason Slingerland and his fellow game design friends as they discuss the ins and outs, and ups and downs of being tabletop game designers in a do...cumentary style. The Building the Game Podcast is published every week.more
248 1.4K 1 episode / week Avg Length 68 min Jun 2012
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3. RPG Design Panelcast

RPG Design Panelcast Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
The best panels and seminars about analog game design & publishing.
84 3K 1 episode / week Avg Length 56 min Nov 2012
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4. Board Game Design Lab

Board Game Design Lab The Board Game Design Lab is a hub for specific topics in board game design. Here you'll find a ton of resources and interviews with the top desig...ners, publishers, and insiders in the gaming industry. If you're looking for a site that will help you design great games people love, this is it. This show does a deep dive into subjects that listeners find extremely valuable as they progress through their game design journeys.more
2.9K 2 episodes / week Avg Length 67 min Dec 2016
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5. The Game Design Round Table

The Game Design Round Table Toronto, Ohio, US
The Game Design Round Table is by game designers, for game designers. Since 2012, they have explored the art and craft of game design from the perspec...tive of tabletop, digital, and role-playing games. Podcast provides a forum for conversation about critical issues to game design.more
1.7K 1 episode / month Avg Length 54 min Nov 2012
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6. Deep Listens

Deep Listens A bi-weekly video game book club that takes a deep look at one game every episode. We discuss the literary elements, philosophical ideas, and game des...ign decisions that make games great while keeping things funny and friendly. Tune in for some close readings of your favorite games!more
33 1 episode / week Avg Length 95 min May 2015
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7. Think Like A Game Designer

Think Like A Game Designer San Diego, California, US
In Think Like a Game Designer, award-winning designer and Stone Blade Entertainment CEO Justin Gary speaks with world class game designers to deconstr...uct the step-by-step process for creating games and working in the gaming industry. In each episode, we distill the process of creativity into actionable advice that anyone can use all while giving listeners an opportunity to learn more about their favorite games and designers.more
2.5K 2 episodes / month Avg Length 75 min Jan 2019
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8. Game Designers of North Carolina Podcast

Game Designers of North Carolina Podcast Cary, North Carolina, US
The Game Designers of North Carolina is a guild of tabletop game designers who, shockingly, reside in North Carolina. We've been meeting regularly... since April 2013 and when we started most of us did not have a lot of exposure or experience in tabletop game design. We've learned a lot as a group since we started and this podcast is a way to share some of that knowledge.more
313 976 1 episode / month Avg Length 46 min Sep 2015
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9. Game Design Unboxed

Game Design Unboxed Chicago, Illinois, US
Game Design Unboxed features interviews with tabletop game designers on specific games or series of games they have created. Listeners will learn wher...e the initial idea for the game came from, how the game developed over time and where the game is now after being published.more
1.9K 533 1 episode / week Nov 2020
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10. Design Doc

Design Doc Chicago, Illinois, US
Welcome to Design Doc, a podcast documenting the process of analog game design. Game designers guide you through their process from concept to produc...t.more
2.5K 1 episode / month Avg Length 53 min Oct 2017
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11. Level Design Lobby

Level Design Lobby Poland, Ohio, US
The Level Design Lobby breaks down game and level design techniques, showing how they are used within games, as well as how we can improve upon them. ...It also shares reading material to its audience, while providing interviews with industry professionals.more
10.5K 1 episode / quarter Avg Length 27 min Sep 2017
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12. Knox Game Design

Knox Game Design Knoxville, Tennessee, US
Knox Game Design is a monthly discussion by game creators in the Knoxville, Tennessee area. We share our ideas, show off projects, and discuss curren...t topics related to video game development. Our group explores the many facets of the game design process, such as coding, graphics, modeling, animation, story, and promotion.more
67 1 episode / month Avg Length 34 min Jan 2016
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13. The Clockwork Game Design Podcast

The Clockwork Game Design Podcast New York, US
The Clockwork Game Design Podcast is a functional strategy game design podcast hosted by game designer and author Keith Burgun. Featuring interviews w...ith some of the biggest and most interesting names in game design and related fields.more
273 874 1 episode / quarter Avg Length 65 min Oct 2015
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14. The Who, What, Why? Game Design Podcast

The Who, What, Why? Game Design Podcast New York City, New York, US
On Who, What, Why? I discuss game design with those who make games and try to learn more about the game design process. In each episode, I interview a... designer, publisher, developer, artist, etc. of tabletop games such as card, board, or role playing. Some episodes discuss big ideas in design rather than individual games. I have both mainstream and independent developers as guests.more
104 1.4K 2 episodes / quarter Avg Length 64 min Apr 2020
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15. The Board Game Workshop

The Board Game Workshop Massachusetts,US
This podcast consists of discussions about board game design.
315 1.3K 2 episodes / year
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16. Game Design Critics

Game Design Critics We take a deep look into the design of games. Our goal is to find a mobile game and play it for about a week more or less and then discuss the design ...of the game. We talk about what we liked, what stood out to us, what we didn't like, and how we think we could make it better.more
1 episode / day Avg Length 66 min Dec 2019
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GABBIN+GAMES San Diego, California, US
GABBIN GAMES Podcast is the podcast version of my live Youtube stream of the same name. We cover video game design, news, and the business. We also br...ing on key members of the industry for interviews, take listener calls, and generally chat about the hobby we all love so much.more
69.3K 10 episodes / year Avg Length 107 min
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18. Level Design Podcast

Level Design Podcast London, England, UK
The Level Design podcast is your view into the world of game development through the lens of Level Design!Every two weeks we come at you with a great ...interview or discussion about games, the process of making games or game development adjacent topics.more
20 3.4K 71 3 episodes / year Avg Length 59 min Apr 2019
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19. A Nominal Game Design Podcast

A Nominal Game Design Podcast Manchester, England, UK
'Game designer' Chris Bissette fools around with synths and talks about game stuff for an indefinite period of time. Is it a podcast? Is it ASMR? Is i...t good? Nobody actually knows.more
8.8K Nov 2020
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20. Game Dev With a Shot of Jameson

Game Dev With a Shot of Jameson Orlando, Florida, US
Hello! I'm Jameson Durall, a professional video game designer with 20 years of experience who loves helping up-and-coming game developers learn ab...out the industry. I'm currently an Advanced Senior Game Designer at Insomniac Games, and formerly with EA, Oddworld Inhabitants, and Deep Silver Volition. Each week I have game industry professionals on to talk about how they got into games, lessons they've learned, and answer questions from viewers in the live Twitch stream.more
1.6K 1.3K 12 episodes / year Avg Length 104 min Oct 2020
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21. The Game Design Hacks

The Game Design Hacks A light-hearted podcast on game design. Two developers discuss, diagnose and design video and table-top games. Tune in as Dale and Tom breakdown desig...n decisions on all kinds of games, prototype designs live and discuss game development.more
31 Jan 2021
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22. The Sweaty The Farmer & The Game Design

The Sweaty The Farmer & The Game Design Lucho(The Farmer) and The Long Name Gamer(The Sweaty) discuss Game Design

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23. Indie Board Game Designers

Indie Board Game Designers Denver, Colorado, US
A weekly show where I interview independent board game designers and ask them how they got started and what they learned along the way.
3.1K May 2018
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24. Yes Indie'd Pod

Yes Indie'd Pod North Yorkshire, England, UK
Do I like game design? Yes, indie'd! A podcast of bitesize interviews with indie tabletop roleplaying game creators about their work and game design t...heory & practice. Releases every two weeks.more
1.7K 4 episodes / year Jan 2020
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25. The GM's Guide

The GM's Guide California, US
In-depth podcast on how to improve your campaign, focusing on the adventure, world and character design. We apply proven and practical game design tec...hniques to the world of running pen and paper campaigns. There's a lot to get into, so let's get started.more
1.4K Nov 2015
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26. The Industry Idiots Game Design Podcast

The Industry Idiots Game Design Podcast Berlin, Berlin, Germany
As part of the industry and in love with games, best buds Sam and Sven explore both sides of relevant game design topics in not-too-thick German accen...ts. It's laid-back, an hour-long has valuable game development insight (banter) and there are guests from AAA and Indie.more
1.3K Mar 2020
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27. Pretentious Game Ideas Podcast

Pretentious Game Ideas Podcast The monthly game design podcast that you haven't been waiting for! Join us as we discuss, explore, and get out of our depths in a new game design topi...c every episode.more
55 87 Jan 2016
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28. Board Game Bros

Board Game Bros We are Jeffrey Craig and Matthew Craig, the hosts of the show. We are board game designers in real life. This is our board game hobbyist/design podcas...t where we talk about our favorite games. We start every episode by talking about how the game is played, and then we examine how the game design was used to assist the player and enhance the gameplay.more
62 64 Jan 2018
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29. Nerdlab Podcast

Nerdlab Podcast If you want to design your own games, this podcast is for you. We will dive deep into topics like development tools, game mechanics, card design, mark...eting and discuss everything you need to know to start your first Kickstarter campaign. Look at existing card games & board games and take a deeper look at their core mechanics to use them as inspiration for our own games. Everything we discuss will be applied to a card game we develop in parallel to the podcast. The goal of this podcast is to provide you with everything you need to know about the skills & tools as a game designer.more
104 83 2 episodes / year Avg Length 55 min Nov 2018
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Game Design Podcasters

Top Podcasters covering Game Design. Get Spreadsheet.
Podcaster Name Email Podcast Link Total Episodes
Admin Istrator knowdirectionpodcast.com 38
Ryan Costello knowdirectionpodcast.com 26
Deep Listens deeplistens.libsyn.com 19
Gabe Barrett boardgamedesignlab.com 18
TheCrancher thecrancher.wixsite.com 17
Jason Slingerland buildingthegamepodcast.com 16
Jason Pitre genesisoflegend.podbean.com 9
Max Pears leveldesignlobby.libsyn.com 8
Hannah Shaffer and Evan Rowland oneshotpodcast.com 6
Jameson Durall podcasters.spotify.com 6
Justin Gary thinklikeagamedesigner.com 5
Knox Game Design knoxgamedesign.org 4
Know Direction Network knowdirectionpodcast.com 3
Idle Thumbs idlethumbs.net 2
Mike Bonet whowhatwhycast.tumblr.com 2
David V. Heron thegamedesignroundtable.com 2
Tanya X. Short thegamedesignroundtable.com 1
Mark Rosewater thegamedesignroundtable.com 1
Emily Short thegamedesignroundtable.com 1
Dirk Knemeyer thegamedesignroundtable.com 1
John yesindiedpod.com 1
The Board Game Workshop theboardgameworkshop.com 1
Jefferson.thacker knowdirectionpodcast.com/category/podcasts 16
Justin Gary justingarydesign.substack.com/s/think-like-a-game-designer-podcast 16
Jefferson.thacker knowdirectionpodcast.com/category/podcasts 13
Gabe boardgamedesignlab.com/episodes 7
Tim Ferriss tim.blog 6
David Jaffe feeds.buzzsprout.com/1821160 3
Erica Hayes-bouyouris ludology.libsyn.com 3
Happy Jacks Rpg Network happyjacks.org/blog 3
Ux Studio podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ux-studio 3
3dmusketeers podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/3DMusketeers 2
Alex Crist And Kaleb Loomis podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/speakingllama 2
Anthrocurious thisanthrolife.org/episodes 2
Jarod Cerf podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/herebetygers 2
Keith Burgun keithburgun.net 2
Michael Matera soundcloud.com/michael-matera-820374895 2
Storm Riders podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/stormriders 2
Streamline Design podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/id1574974620 2
Thephysicaleducator.com podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-physed-show 2
Tim Ferriss: Bestselling Author tim.blog/podcast 2
Andrew Steinwold podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/andrew-steinwold 1
Anitra Smith thefamilygamers.com/podcast 1
Behind The Screens behind-the-screens.de 1
Caer Esthar podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/caer-esthar 1
Chris Bissette itch.io/c/1273073/nominal-game-design-podcast 1
Chuyplaysnintendo podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/haken-an-animal-crossing-podcast 1
Digiguard United podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/digipodtdp 1
Erik Meira & Jw Matheson ptinquest.com 1
Fictionsuit And The Rpg Gods effektpodcast.org/episodes 1
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