30 Best Game Design Podcasts
Game Design Podcasts
Here are 30 Best Game Design Podcasts worth listening to in 2023
1. Building the Game
Kalamazoo, Michigan, US
Join Rob Couch and Jason Slingerland as they take the journey to becoming first-time game designers. In each episode, they talk about games they play, game mechanics that they love and pitch their own game ideas to one another.
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Play⋅ 248⋅ 1.4K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 68 min ⋅ Jun 2012 Get Email Contact
2. 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 perspective of tabletop, digital, and role-playing games. Podcast provides a forum for conversation about critical issues to game design.
Play⋅ 1.8K ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 57 min ⋅ Nov 2012 Get Email Contact
3. 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.
Play⋅ 2.3K⋅ 9.2K ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 125 min ⋅ Oct 2014 Get Email Contact
4. 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 with some of the biggest and most interesting names in game design and related fields.
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Play⋅ 273⋅ 863 ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 64 min ⋅ Oct 2015 Get Email Contact
5. 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 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.
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Play⋅ 68 ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 45 min ⋅ Jan 2016 Get Email Contact
6. The Board Game Workshop
This podcast consists of discussions about board game design.
Play⋅ 315⋅ 1.3K ⋅2 episodes / quarter Get Email Contact
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 bring on key members of the industry for interviews, take listener calls, and generally chat about the hobby we all love so much.
Play⋅ 67K ⋅6 episodes / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 108 min Get Email Contact
8. RPG Design Panelcast
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
The best panels and seminars about analog game design & publishing.
Play⋅ 84⋅ 3.1K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 60 min ⋅ Nov 2012 Get Email Contact
9. 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!
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Play⋅ 36 ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 89 min ⋅ May 2015 Get Email Contact
10. 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.
Play⋅ 104⋅ 76 ⋅1 episode / year ⋅ Avg Length 54 min ⋅ Nov 2018 Get Email Contact
11. 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. 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. Our goal for the podcast is to present a lot of information pertinent for new designers but hopefully, also offer content that any designer can find useful. We'll also be sharing news of what group members are up to in the design world.
Play⋅ 280⋅ 980 ⋅2 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 46 min ⋅ Sep 2015 Get Email Contact
12. 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.
Play⋅ 10.3K ⋅2 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 25 min ⋅ Sep 2017 Get Email Contact
13. 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 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.
Play⋅ 2.1K ⋅1 episode / quarter ⋅ Jan 2019 Get Email Contact
14. 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!
Play⋅ 20⋅ 5K ⋅5 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 71 min ⋅ Apr 2019 Get Email Contact
15. 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 theory & practice. Releases every two weeks.
1.6K ⋅8 episodes / quarter ⋅ Jan 2020 Get Email Contact
16. 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.
Play⋅ 104⋅ 1.4K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 69 min ⋅ Apr 2020 Get Email Contact
17. 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 about the industry. My career has included time at companies like 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.
Play⋅ 1.6K⋅ 2.6K ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 108 min ⋅ Oct 2020 Get Email Contact
18. 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 where the initial idea for the game came from, how the game developed over time and where the game is now after being published.
Play⋅ 1.9K⋅ 533 ⋅2 episodes / month ⋅ Nov 2020 Get Email Contact
19. 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 product.
Play⋅ 2.5K ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 50 min ⋅ Oct 2017 Get Email Contact
20. 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.
55⋅ 88 ⋅ Jan 2016 Get Email Contact
21. 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.
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Play⋅ 2.9K ⋅16 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 59 min ⋅ Dec 2016 Get Email Contact
22. 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. 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.
Play⋅ 1.2K ⋅ Nov 2015 Get Email Contact
24. 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.
Play⋅ 3.1K ⋅ May 2018 Get Email Contact
25. 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.
Play⋅ 62⋅ 65 ⋅6 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 63 min ⋅ Jan 2018 Get Email Contact
26. 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.
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Play 1 episode / year ⋅ Avg Length 66 min ⋅ Dec 2019 Get Email Contact
27. 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.
Play⋅ 31 ⋅ Jan 2021 Get Email Contact
28. 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 it good? Nobody actually knows.
Play⋅ 8.5K ⋅ Nov 2020 Get Email Contact
29. 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 accents. It's laid-back, an hour-long has valuable game development insight (banter) and there are guests from AAA and Indie.
Play⋅ 1.1K ⋅ Mar 2020 Get Email Contact
30. Finding the Fun
Rochester, New York, US
A podcast about game design, culture, and community.
Play⋅ 533 ⋅ Jan 2019 Get Email Contact
Game Design Podcasters
|Podcaster Name||Podcast Link||Total Episodes|
|Rob Couch and Jason Slingerland||buildingthegamepodcast.com||47|
|The Board Game Workshop||theboardgameworkshop.com||26|
Game Design Podcast Topics
|Topic||Number of episodes|
|Game Design Unboxed||12|
|Game Design Basics||4|
|Yes In RPGLatAm'd||1|