From Jesse Schell’s The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses.
Choose a game you are working on right now.
Set a timer for 5 minutes.
As an exercise in understanding your design, create a list of every skill your players use in the game. Skills can range from shuffling cards in a deck, to using battle tactics, to understanding probability. Try not to leave any skills out – no matter how simple they might seem!
After your list is created, answer the question – Are the skills listed creating the game experience I want?
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