Joe Slack

Joe Slack

Joe Slack is a healthcare data guru turned full-time board game designer and game design instructor. He has now combined his passions for board game design and helping others into one. That means he works with other board game designers to help them get unstuck and create amazing games they can’t wait to share with the world. Joe is the #1 best-selling author of The Board Game Designer’s Guide and 2 other books on game design. Joe has 4 games published (Zoo Year’s Eve, Kingdom's Candy: Monsters, Four Word Thinking, and King of Indecision) and another game he is self-publishing (Relics of Rajavihara). Joe has also taught game design and development at Wilfrid Laurier University (near Toronto, Canada), and currently runs two online game design courses (the Board Game Design Course and the Creation to Publication Program) that he developed himself, along with a membership site for game designers. Go to to check out his blog, resources, books, and courses for game designers. You can also see what games he’s currently working on at
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