This blog is where game designer Jon Vallerand records his thoughts about designing and self-publishing board games, and the lessons he has learned along the way.


Designer Diary #1: The Spark

This is the first entry in my Designer Diary series for With a Smile & a Gun, coming to Kickstarter on July 14th, 2020. In this installment, I talk about the inspiration for the game, and core of the game, and how I filled it out to a workable mechanical framework. Two-player games were my … Continue reading Designer Diary #1: The Spark


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