What makes a good game?-Game Design

There are several things that make a game a good game. What a good game is that it has good mechanics. If the rules of the game are complicated a lot of people would not want to play. Having rules and metaphors that are easy to understand makes the game a lot more playable for people. A good game should have an easy learning curve. If a game is too hard to learn then people who have not played the game before would not want to play. If there is a storyline then the story has to be clear and not worded vaguely so people know what they are playing. A good game also has pleasing visuals and easy-to-use pieces. A good game should also have an instruction guide that has precise wording and visuals to explain how the game works to people who are playing the game for the first time. Visuals in the instruction guide are helpful along with examples. A good game should also be able to be replayed multiple times. If a game cannot be replayed multiple times then there is no longer any use or fun to that game. It’s like a used tissue. A good game should also be easily explained to another person even if it’s a complex game. For example, if there are different is a storyline that has characters with differing levels of power and scenarios and enemies the game could be explained as a fantasy roleplaying game that includes the usage of spells and other cards to win. A game should be enjoyable and it should also be playable no matter what experience of gameplay a person may have.