Forums in the Game Design Niche

These are the 50 most relevant discussion forums in the game design niche. Some of these forums focus exclusively on the game design niche while others may only devote one or two sub-forums to it.

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1. www.ivory.co.uk
Enter the Ivory Game Maker UK Forum to discuss all things board game related. If you need help making a new game, maybe the help of others would be beneficial.
https://www.ivory.co.uk/gamemaker/forum  

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2. Graphic Design Forums: A friendly forum for designers
For all your graphic design & website design related discussion, advice & assistance. FREE TO JOIN so come & say hello :-)
http://www.graphicdesignforums.co.uk/  

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3. www.go4expert.com
Forum has 97,149 posts.
https://www.go4expert.com/forums/  

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4. RaGEZONE
Create your own MMO and MMORPG game server or find free MMORPG servers. Download the latest MMORPG server files or sell your game gold and mmorpg account. We also have programming tutorials ,...
https://forum.ragezone.com/  

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5. Circlo
Online Magazine Covering the eCommerce Industry
http://www.designerstalk.com/forums/  

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6. Webmaster
TalkFreelance
https://www.talkfreelance.com/  

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7. Graphic Design
vBulletin Forums
http://www.graphicdesignforum.com/forum/  

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8. BRP Central - The Chaosium forums
https://basicroleplaying.org/  

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9. Game Career Guide Forums
Learn everything you need to know to get into the videogame industry!
http://www.gamecareerguide.com/forums/  

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10. Kingdom Hearts Insider
Kingdom Hearts game series discussion forum
http://forums.khinsider.com/  

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11. UrbanToronto
UrbanToronto Forum
https://urbantoronto.ca/forum/  

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12. Stargate SG-1 Roleplaying Game
https://stargatetherpg.com/forums/  

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13. Cre8asiteforums Marketing and
An online community for marketing, managing, and making websites that work. Established 1998. Owned by Internet Marketing Ninjas.
http://www.cre8asiteforums.com/forums/  

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14. PSPgweber Forums
Forum has 25,704 topics.
http://www.pspgweber.com/forums/  

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15. RPG Maker Forums
Forum software by XenForo
https://forums.rpgmakerweb.com/  

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16. V7N
Friendliest webmaster forum on the Internet! Discuss graphic design, scripting, web hosting issues or search engine optimization.
http://www.v7n.com/forums/  

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17. kirupaForum
Forum has 2,356,337 posts.
http://www.kirupa.com/forum/  

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18. International Web Developers N
The International Web Developers Network, free registration and resources for all website developers.
http://www.iwdn.net/  

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19. Tech Support Guy
Free computer help.
http://forums.techguy.org/  

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20. The Garage Journal
Garage design & tool discussion for the working man,,,
https://www.garagejournal.com/forum/  

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21. NeoGAF
It's a video game message board on the internet
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/  

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22. rpgcodex > check our fundraiser drive for Monomyth on the front page. Also fuck you Haba
Forum has 24,025 members.
https://rpgcodex.net/forums/  

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23. boardgamegeek.com
https://boardgamegeek.com/forums/region/1/bgg  

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24. Urban Terror Forums
https://www.urbanterror.info/forums/  

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25. DesignCommunity
The Design Community web zone is a friendly portal for discussion and mutual support in design, architecture, green building, architectural graphics, community and environmental quality issues.
http://arch.designcommunity.com/  

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26. Techist - Tomorrow's Technology Today
Where tomorrow's tech meets today's minds.
http://www.tech-forums.net/forums/  

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27. Storm8 Community Forums
The official forum for Storm8! Come talk about your favorite games!
https://forums.storm8.com/forum.php  

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28. RPG PUB
Tabletop RPG Discussion
https://www.rpgpub.com/  

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29. Home Theater Forum and Systems
A forum community dedicated to home theater owners and enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about home audio/video, home theaters, troubleshooting, projects, DIY’s, product reviews and more!
http://www.hometheatershack.com/forums/  

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30. fuk.co.uk
https://www.fuk.co.uk/threads/  

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31. SportsJournalists.com
SportsJournalists.com is the Internet's most popular gathering place for journalists.
http://www.sportsjournalists.com/forum/  

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32. Webmaster Forums
Webmaster forums offers help and resources in web development, website design, web hosting, search engine marketing, HTML, XML, Perl, Java, JavaScript,xhtml CSS, PHP, mySQL, SEO and web design
http://www.webmasterforums.com/  

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33. Microchip
https://www.microchip.com/forums/  

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34. www.dreamincode.net
https://www.dreamincode.net/forums/  

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35. WinDrivers Computer Tech Suppo
Just made it into the top 75!
https://forums.windrivers.com/forum.php  

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36. RunningForums.com
This website is for sale! runningforums.com is your first and best source for all of the information you’re looking for. From general topics to more of what you would expect to find here,...
http://www.runningforums.com/index.php  

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37. ChiefTalk Forum
https://chieftalk.chiefarchitect.com/  

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38. forums.giantitp.com
The Giant in the Playground message boards, where fans of the Order of the Stick webcomic congregate to discuss gaming and such.
https://forums.giantitp.com/  

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39. Fan Clubs
Fan Clubs is an online community where fans of sports, gaming, and entertainment can connect with people who share similar interests.
https://www.talkwhateveronline.com/  

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40. rpggeek.com
https://rpggeek.com/forums  

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41. Warrior Nation
Warrior Nation is about casual and competitive video game e-Sports expanding upon mind-shattering imagination within a world of virtual game play.
http://warriornation.net/Forum/  

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42. Giant in the Playground Forums
The Giant in the Playground message boards, where fans of the Order of the Stick webcomic congregate to discuss gaming and such.
https://www.giantitp.com/forums/  

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43. CivFanatics Forums
Largest fan site for Sid Meier's Civilization series.
http://forums.civfanatics.com/  

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44. PLR Database
https://www.plrdatabase.net/forum/  

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45. Steve Jackson Games Forums
Forum has 80,333 topics.
https://forums.sjgames.com/  

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46. Apolyton Civilization Site
Just missed out on a spot in the top 25.
https://apolyton.net/forum.php  

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47. bit-tech.net Forums
bit-tech.net's discussion forum. Dedicated to pc case mods, computer hardware, overclocking and gaming.
http://forums.bit-tech.net/  

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48. MacRumors Forums
Apple news and rumor discussion
http://forums.macrumors.com/  

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49. Bulbagarden
The Original Pokémon Community
https://forums.bulbagarden.net/index.php  

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50. BigFooty
AFL Australian Rules Football forum, footy blogs and aussie rules community. Live game chat.
https://www.bigfooty.com/forum/  

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About the Game Design Niche

Game design is the art of applying design and aesthetics to create a game for entertainment or for educational, exercise, or experimental purposes. Increasingly, elements and principles of game design are also applied to other interactions, in the form of gamification. Game designer and developer Robert Zubek defines game design by breaking it down to its elements, which he says are the following: • Mechanics and systems, which are the rules and objects in the game • Gameplay, which is the interaction between the player and the mechanics and systems • Player experience, which is how users feel when they're playing the game. Games such as board games, card games, dice games, casino games, role-playing games, sports, video games, war games, or simulation games benefit from the principles of game design. Academically, game design is part of game studies, while game theory studies strategic decision making. Source: WikiPedia

Saki Says...

Yikes - this is a VERY competitive niche but if you had a forum in this niche you could potentially make a lot of money!