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

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3. 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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4. fuk.co.uk
https://www.fuk.co.uk/threads/  

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

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

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7. 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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8. Zatu Games
Welcome to the Zatu Games forum: the best place to discuss anything and everything about board games, card games, collectables and much more.
https://www.board-game.co.uk/forum/  

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9. Shoryuken Forums
Largest fighting game community on the web
https://forums.shoryuken.com/  

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10. Kingdom Hearts Insider
Forum has 149,736 topics.
http://forums.khinsider.com/  

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11. Christian Teen Forums
Forum has 1,865,732 posts.
https://www.christianteenforums.com/  

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12. kirupaForum
Got a web design/development question or just want to hang out with the most awesome people on the planet? Drop on in!
http://www.kirupa.com/forum/  

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

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15. CivFanatics Forums
Forum has 12,865,232 posts.
http://forums.civfanatics.com/  

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16. 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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17. www.dreamincode.net
https://www.dreamincode.net/forums/  

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

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

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21. 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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22. Techist - Tomorrow's Technology Today
Forum has 254,562 topics.
http://www.tech-forums.net/forums/  

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

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24. 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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25. WinDrivers Computer Tech Suppo
This is a discussion forum powered by vBulletin. To find out about vBulletin, go to http://www.vbulletin.com/ .
https://forums.windrivers.com/forum.php  

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26. Giant in the Playground Forums
Forum has 12,754,952 posts.
https://www.giantitp.com/forums/  

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27. The Sand Trap .com
http://thesandtrap.com/f/  

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28. Harry Potter Friends
Harry Potter Cursed Child and Fantastic Beasts movie news, Rumors, Forums, Images, Role-Playing, Fan-Fiction, Fan-Art, Movie and Books Information and more!
https://www.snitchseeker.com/  

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29. The PokéCommunity Forums
This is a Pokémon forum for Pokémon fans all over the world. Discussions include games, trading card game, strategies, TV series, movies, role play, fan fiction, and trivia
http://www.pokecommunity.com/  

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30. The South African Travel:
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http://www.satravelforum.com/forum/  

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31. AboveTopSecret.com
Discussion Forums on AboveTopSecret.com for Friday, April 9th, 2021
http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/index.php  

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

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33. NamePros
Forum has 731,022 topics.
http://www.namepros.com/  

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34. [email protected]™ Forums
https://www.arcadeathome.com/forums/  

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35. Webmasters, SEO, Internet Marketing & Digital Marketing Forum
WebmasterSun is the most popular webmaster and internet marketing forums. You will find more useful information and resource here!
https://www.webmastersun.com/forums/  

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36. The Forums of Sir Terry Pratchett OBE
All the latest news and discussions about Terry Pratchett’s books, Discworld, events and more… Register here for the official Terry Pratchett forums
http://www.terrypratchettbooks.com/forum/  

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37. CGTalk
CGTalk, the CGSociety's official forum for digital artists
http://forums.cgsociety.org/  

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38. Small Business Forums
Small business owners from around the world discuss all aspects of starting, running and growing a small business.
https://www.smallbusinessforums.org/  

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

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40. bit-tech.net Forums
Just made it into the top 50!
http://forums.bit-tech.net/  

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

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42. AtariAge Forums
Forum has 2,931,191 posts.
https://atariage.com/forums/index.php  

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43. Black Sea Studios Forums
Black Sea Studios forums
http://forums.blackseastudios.com/  

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44. Accessify Forum: Web Accessibility Discussion Forums
Discussion about making websites accessible to people with disabilities.
http://www.accessifyforum.com/  

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45. MMO-Champion
MMO Champion: World of Warcraft News
https://www.mmo-champion.com/forum.php  

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46. Sell & Trade Game Items | OSRS Gold | ELO
Sell & Trade 2007 RuneScape Gold, ELO Boosting, Rocket League of Legends, Runescape Private Server gold, Pokemon Go Accounts, FIFA coins, CS:GO keys, Diablo III Accounts.
http://www.sythe.org/  

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47. Nintendo Forum & News
WiiChat is a fan site dedicated to the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii-U and more. We cover Nintendo News, Reviews, Rumors and more!
http://www.wiichat.com/forum/  

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48. Data Center, Colocation, Cloud
Data Center Talk provide Data Center Solution, Cloud Hosting, Dedicated Hosting, Data Center Design Resouces for Data Center community.
http://www.datacentertalk.com/forum/  

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49. GameSpot
Join the discussion around video game news, reviews, previews, and walkthroughs for the PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, PC, 3DS, and DS.
https://www.gamespot.com/forums/  

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50. Computer Science Forums
Computer Science Forums for Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), Data Structures and Algorithms, Programming Language Theory, Computations, Computer Systems, Computer Applications, Technology
https://computerscienceforums.com/  

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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!