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What makes games great

In my day job, I run the product department of a technology company. But I’ve always loved boardgames: playing them, analysing them and most of all, designing them. Over the last few years, I've realised that the business of making great games and my day job were much closer than I previously thought. Great software and great boardgames are great for the same reason On its own, slick software engineering can make something easier to maintain, a pleasure to work with or an impressive technical marvel of itself. But it's only when all of that engineering is completely orientated to a user's need that it becomes a great software product. On one hand that sounds obvious - who else but...

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