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Remco Magielse
Product Manager by profession with a passion for Innovation. Designer by education. Board Game enthusiast by choice. Fantasy & Sci-fi fan. Father of 2.

Prioritizing backlogs can be a cumbersome and difficult task. It is difficult because it is a pure decision making process: what do you want to spent effort on for the coming period, and more importantly what not. Every person looks at a backlog with a different perspective: sales wants to…


Last year in September I had 16 solar panels installed on my roof. We went into the whole procedure rather naively. We already had 3 solar panels installed as they came with the house. However, our neighbors were investigating what it would save them to have their full roof covered…


In 2010 I started my first job as a PhD student. My net salary was around €1600. However, I was able to buy a house and it felt as if I could do whatever the heck I pleased.

In 2016 my wife was pregnant with our first child. My net…


In my spare time I love to design board games. To create prototypes I use various resources. The list below is occasionally updated if I find new resources that I use in my designs.

This article is subdivided in sections on General, Assets.

General

All resources that contain general information about…


Brass Birmingham is a tactical game for more seasoned players. I recently got my hands on a copy and went through the rules myself. Afterwards I thought I understood the gameplay. Boy, was I wrong!

Brass Birmingham the game box. Photo by Author.

The basic rules are reasonably simple to understand: you have to develop industries to score…


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Welcome to Homo Ludens. A publication on Medium around board games, board game design and board game culture. We have the ambition to reach an audience that is interested in the broader aspects of tabletop games than the simple reviews.

We will bring you articles on, opinions on, and analyses…


Many reflections of people at the bottom of an escalator
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If you are working in product management sooner or later you’ll be asked to make a business case. When you take any course in management or business one of the topics on the agenda certainly is ‘how to create a business case’. Searching for the term business case in Google…


A sign with the text “for hire”
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2020 has passed. A year that will go down in history books, for sure. As we were hit by a global pandemic we were forced to rethink and restructure our lives. Working from home as the new way of working. Keep your distance as the new social structure. …


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Developing and launching products is like playing poker. Poker players need to be able to judge a hand, read the table, know their opponents, and gather the right data to decide how to play their hand. Product Managers should be able to assess their product(s), understand the market, their competition…


Getting your business case right can be complicated and frustrating
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One of the key activities in developing new products and planning a business strategy is to develop a solid and realistic business case. Not only will a business case help to calculate what is a realistic expectation for your product, it also serves as a means of communication to senior…

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