I’ve been designing board games for over five years. My first design was terrible, as were my second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, etc. designs. It has always been something I’ve enjoyed doing, but for a while I was more excited about coming up with a general idea for a game than I was excited to actually do the work of making a worthwhile game. This summer, I signed my first game. It’s called Colorfield, and unlike many of my previous attempts, it is not terrible. It’s actually kind of awesome. The final version of this game is a result of a lot of hard work, and of that swift and elusive mystery of creative inspiration.

Here’s the story.