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 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.
Podcast idlethumbs.net
Hosts Idle Thumbs, Soren Johnson
Apple Rating 4.8 / 5Facebook Followers 2.3KTwitter Followers 53.8K Frequency 3 episodes / quarter Avg Length 137 min Since Oct 2014 Listen on Apple YouTube Get Email Contact Get Influential Podcasters ContactsGet access to 100k active Podcasters, Influencers in 1500 niche categories.Get targeted media contact list in your niche at your fingertips so you can focus on running your campaign.Email us the categories of Podcasters you want to reach out for your marketing campaign at anuj@feedspot.com Copy email. We'll share active Podcasters list with verified email contacts in an Excel or CSV format.

2. The Game Design Round Table

The Game Design Round Table 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 perspective of tabletop, digital, and role-playing games. Podcast provides a forum for conversation about critical issues to game design.
Podcast thegamedesignroundtable.com
Apple Rating 4.8 / 5Twitter Followers 1.7K Frequency 2 episodes / month Avg Length 56 min Since Nov 2012 Listen on Apple Get Email Contact

3. GABBIN+GAMES

GABBIN+GAMES 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 bring on key members of the industry for interviews, take listener calls, and generally chat about the hobby we all love so much.
Podcast gabbinandgames.podbean.com
Twitter Followers 72.7KInstagram Followers 1.6K Frequency 3 episodes / month Avg Length 135 min Listen on YouTube Get Email Contact

4. 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 design decisions that make games great while keeping things funny and friendly. Tune in for some close readings of your favorite games!
Podcast deeplistens.libsyn.com
Apple Rating 4.9 / 5Twitter Followers 33 Frequency 1 episode / week Avg Length 88 min Since May 2015 Listen on Apple YouTube Get Email Contact

5. RPG Design Panelcast

RPG Design Panelcast The best panels and seminars about analog game design & publishing.
Podcast genesisoflegend.podbean.com
Apple Rating 4.3 / 5Facebook Followers 91Twitter Followers 2.9K Frequency 1 episode / month Avg Length 55 min Since Nov 2012 Listen on Apple Get Email Contact

6. Level Design Lobby

Level Design Lobby 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.
Podcast leveldesignlobby.libsyn.com
Apple Rating 5 / 5Twitter Followers 10.5K Frequency 2 episodes / month Avg Length 25 min Since Sep 2017 Listen on Apple YouTube Get Email Contact

7. Design Doc

Design Doc Welcome to Design Doc, a podcast documenting the process of analog game design. Game designers guide you through their process from concept to product.
Podcast oneshotpodcast.com
Apple Rating 5 / 5Twitter Followers 371 Frequency 1 episode / month Avg Length 56 min Since Oct 2017 Listen on Apple Get Email Contact

8. Game Designers of North Carolina Podcast

Game Designers of North Carolina Podcast 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.
Podcast feeds.buzzsprout.com
Apple Rating 4.6 / 5Facebook Followers 362Twitter Followers 967 Frequency 3 episodes / year Avg Length 46 min Since Sep 2015 Listen on Apple Spotify Get Email Contact

9. Building the Game

Building the Game 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 documentary style. The Building the Game Podcast is published every week.
Podcast buildingthegamepodcast.com
Facebook Followers 248Twitter Followers 1.4K Frequency 1 episode / week Avg Length 65 min Since Jun 2012 Get Email Contact

10. Knox Game Design

Knox Game Design Knox Game Design is a monthly discussion by game creators in the Knoxville, Tennessee area. We share our ideas, show off projects, and discuss current 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.
Podcast knoxgamedesign.org
Apple Rating 3.8 / 5Twitter Followers 67 Frequency 1 episode / month Avg Length 33 min Since Jan 2016 Listen on Apple YouTube Get Email Contact

11. Think Like A Game Designer

Think Like A Game Designer In Think Like a Game Designer, award-winning designer and Stone Blade Entertainment CEO Justin Gary speaks with world class game designers to deconstruct 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.
Podcast thinklikeagamedesigner.com
Frequency 1 episode / day Avg Length 77 min Since Jan 2019 Listen on YouTube Get Email Contact

12. 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 designers, 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.
Podcast boardgamedesignlab.com
Twitter Followers 2.9K Frequency 25 episodes / year Avg Length 67 min Since Dec 2016 Listen on YouTube Get Email Contact

13. The Clockwork Game Design Podcast

The Clockwork Game Design Podcast The Clockwork Game Design Podcast is a functional strategy game design podcast hosted by game designer and author Keith Burgun. Featuring interviews with some of the biggest and most interesting names in game design and related fields.
Podcast keithburgun.net
Facebook Followers 273Twitter Followers 874 Frequency 1 episode / week Avg Length 62 min Since Oct 2015 Listen on YouTube Get Email Contact

14. The Who, What, Why? Game Design Podcast

The Who, What, Why? Game Design Podcast 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.
Podcast whowhatwhycast.tumblr.com
Facebook Followers 105Twitter Followers 1.4K Frequency 1 episode / quarter Avg Length 62 min Since Apr 2020 Get Email Contact

15. Game Design Unboxed

Game Design Unboxed Game Design Unboxed features interviews with tabletop game designers on specific games or series of games they have created. Listeners will learn where the initial idea for the game came from, how the game developed over time and where the game is now after being published.
Podcast knowdirectionpodcast.com
Facebook Followers 1.9KTwitter Followers 533 Frequency 1 episode / week Since Nov 2020 Get Email Contact

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.
Podcast thecrancher.wixsite.com
Frequency 2 episodes / year Avg Length 66 min Since Dec 2019 Get Email Contact

17. The Board Game Workshop

The Board Game Workshop This podcast consists of discussions about board game design.
Podcast theboardgameworkshop.com
Facebook Followers 701Twitter Followers 1.3K Frequency 3 episodes / year Get Email Contact

18. Game Dev With a Shot of Jameson

Game Dev With a Shot of Jameson Hello! I'm Jameson Durall, a professional video game designer with 20 years of experience who loves helping up-and-coming game developers learn about 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.
Podcast podcasters.spotify.com
Apple Rating 5 / 5 Frequency 1 episode / year Avg Length 104 min Since Oct 2020 Listen on Apple YouTube Get Email Contact

19. Level Design Podcast

Level Design Podcast 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.
Podcast podcasters.spotify.com
Apple Rating 5 / 5Facebook Followers 20Twitter Followers 3.4KInstagram Followers 74 Since Apr 2019 Listen on Apple Spotify YouTube Get Email Contact

20. Indie Board Game Designers

Indie Board Game Designers A weekly show where I interview independent board game designers and ask them how they got started and what they learned along the way.
Podcast indieboardgamedesigners.com
Apple Rating 4.9 / 5Twitter Followers 3.1K Since May 2018 Listen on Apple Get Email Contact

21. 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 podcast 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.
Podcast bgbcast.com
Apple Rating 4 / 5Facebook Followers 62Twitter Followers 64 Since Jan 2018 Listen on Apple Get Email Contact

22. 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 design decisions on all kinds of games, prototype designs live and discuss game development.
Podcast podcasters.spotify.com
Facebook Followers 31 Since Jan 2021 Listen on Apple Get Email Contact

23. A Nominal Game Design Podcast

A Nominal Game Design Podcast '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 it good? Nobody actually knows.
Podcast itch.io
Twitter Followers 8.8K Since Nov 2020 Get Email Contact

24. The Industry Idiots Game Design Podcast

The Industry Idiots Game Design Podcast 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 accents. It's laid-back, an hour-long has valuable game development insight (banter) and there are guests from AAA and Indie.
Podcast industryidiots.com
Twitter Followers 1.5K Since Mar 2020 Listen on YouTube Get Email Contact

25. 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
Podcast spreaker.com
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26. 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, marketing 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.
Podcast nerdlab-games.com
Facebook Followers 104Twitter Followers 86 Since Nov 2018 Get Email Contact

27. The GM's Guide

The GM's Guide In-depth podcast on how to improve your campaign, focusing on the adventure, world and character design. We apply proven and practical game design techniques to the world of running pen and paper campaigns. There's a lot to get into, so let's get started.
Podcast danfelder.libsyn.com
Since Nov 2015 Get Email Contact

28. Yes Indie'd Pod

Yes Indie'd Pod 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 theory & practice. Releases every two weeks.
Podcast yesindiedpod.com
Twitter Followers 1.7K Since Jan 2020 Get Email Contact

29. 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 topic every episode.
Podcast pgipodcast.com
Facebook Followers 55Twitter Followers 87 Since Jan 2016 Get Email Contact

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Game Design Podcasters

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Podcaster Name Email Podcast Link Total Episodes Twitter Handle Twitter Followers
Idle Thumbs idlethumbs.net/designernotes 4 @idlethumbs 54.4K
Soren Johnson idlethumbs.net/designernotes 4 @sorenjohnson 11.9K
Ryan Costello knowdirectionpodcast.com/category/podcasts/game-design-unboxed 32 @creativedmr
Deep Listens deeplistens.libsyn.com 32 @deeplistenspod 33
Jason Slingerland buildingthegamepodcast.com 31 @jaslingerland 1.4K
spidey99 gabbinandgames.podbean.com 25 @davidscottjaffe 72.7K
Gabe Barrett boardgamedesignlab.com/episodes 18 @bgdesignlab 2.9K
Max Pears leveldesignlobby.libsyn.com/website 18 @maxpears 10.5K
TheCrancher thecrancher.wixsite.com/gamedesigncritics/podcast 17
Jason Pitre genesisoflegend.podbean.com 15 @genesisoflegend 2.9K
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