Naming your board game
Hello again world :)
My day started out with a lot of writing.. writing about my newest game "Startups". While I was writing it suddenly hit me - "Is this really the best name for my game?"
To be honest I wasn't quite sure - though I've been going over this brainstorm so many times. In the end I came to the conclusion (again)... that Startups is a good name because it relates to the theme and mechanics of the game - but it's not without drawbacks.
So with this in mind I started this post - enjoy :)
A project's name
Every project has to start out with a name... a working title so to speak.
But you have to keep in mind - that it's a bit too easy to let your project's name convert into the name of your board game. This may happen if you run out of time and haven't really paid any attention to the fact that you're missing a name.
The importance of a name
Then.. as your project starts coming towards a conclusion the concerns about the "real" name comes back - "What am I going to call this board game?"
I think this is important - far too important to be concluded over a single brainstorm or the initial idea that triggered the game creation itself.
You have to find the right name for several reasons:
But I ran into a different problem with my board game's name Startups - Which was the English grammar rules...
I don't pretend to know much about grammar I just hope that I spell correctly from time to time ;) But even I could see the problem with writing "Startups is" instead of "Startups are"... it sounds and looks wrong and will be a thorn in my eye until I launch my new game :D
Brainstorming - Name inspiration
When it comes to finding inspiration... going to www.boardgamegeek.com is always a lot of help - also when looking for names :)
Try looking for computer games with the same theme / game play as your board game. Just to get you started.
I usually start a good name brainstorm with dissecting my game... going through the mechanics, player situations and game pieces to see if I can find a good phrase or name.
Looking forward to see your crazy suggestions out there in the stores - Happy gaming! :)
hi i had to do a safety game all about safety for a home ec class
hi I have a game that is due next week and I would REALLYYYY! like to get a response ASAP!! what I am trying to ask is that What kind of name for a board game would be suitable for a game based on the silk road... its based in the 8th century BC and is meant to be about trading and selling
Suntzugames can you help me get a name like the amazing world of gumball board game "dodge or dare" im working on my own board game
Try something related to Dodge or Dare like "If you Dare" Or "Dodge it, or keep it"
I have a geography assignment worth 10% of my mark!! I have made the game itself but can't think of a name to give it!
I'm doing my own board game about knowledge about water for my class project. I'm having trouble finding the name. got any ideas?
I need a name for my project. And I'm making a board game and its about art, but I just can't think of a name for it??? What do u think??????
I have made a game about new Zealand but I need a name for it. Please help!
I am making a game that is a territorial game. I am thinking of naming it old ways. Do you think that is good
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What game is at the top of this post. It sort of looks like monopoly to me but I can't seem to find a board that looks like that one.
I need help on naming my board game. Please help me! My board game is about math and math vocabulary.
Hi, I'm doing a project and I need a board Game name, my game is kinda like Monopoly, but minus the houses. I need help now!
Hi, I have a project in ELA where I need to create a game with something to do about the metamorphosis by franz kafka
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I need a name for a project about geometry it's where you get three answers right you keep going but if you get three wrong you go to jail...... To get out you have to get tree more right..... Almost like monopoly without the houses and buying
geodasher...it sounds familiar but its catchy, so use it. good luck nicole!
I am making a game for my little sister and brother. But I am struggling with the name. They are 10 and 7 years old son I want to make sure that they like the game and the name of it. The only thing is that I am not sure what to call it. It is an adventure game so I would like something adventurous. Thanks for reading.
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Thank you for your kind words Sara :) I hope you can use some of it as inspiration or learn from some of my experiences.
I have a math game board and I don't know what to call it ! help !
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We'd like ideas for a name for our board game.It is a board game about board games actually. We have absolutly no idea how to name it.
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I am making a game about the oregon trail. its due tomorrow! please help
i have a game to make based on the family cycle. but... i ran out of names. pls help me!!!!
Hi, I have an English assignment due really soon and I'm finding it hard to come up with a snappy and relevant name for my board game. It's on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (the book). If you could help that would be great. Thanks in advance.
Well, if it's a non-commercial thing, just for your assignment - you could use some Harry Potter relevant name that fits the deal. Of course that wouldn't go on any commercial product.
Hi! I have an assignment which is due next week and I'm having trouble thinking of a name for my board game. It's about parliament and you basically need to answer questions to earn tokens which will let you win the game.
The name itself isn't really that important for something like an assignment. I'd say anything goes as long as you can explain why. You have to keep in mind what your assignment is about. Branding a game is much more than the name, however being able to explain why and how you'd use this name, would prove you understand some of the rules being branding.
I have a game due next week and my partner (who is conveniently my sister) and I need a name. It is a board game about the Bill of Rights and the goal is to reach to the top of a tower. Please help! Much appreciated!
That sounds like an assignment to me. You shouldn't really worry to much about it. It's not like the game will stand or fall on it's name for such an audience.
what would be a good title for an Islamic board game for my social study's project?
Great reaad thanks
Thanks a lot :) glad to hear it.
i have a board game that is about the goverment "local,State ect." HELP
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