This TED talk is by two designers who explore what makes a fun game and provide some insights on how to make something fun. The talk is enthusiastic and, if you’re like me, you’ll want to pick up the game design you’ve been working on right after watching this.

What is “fun”? Modern board game designers Kevin Spak and Sam Liberty unpack this mysterious word in new ways, and usher in a boom of innovation that pushes the limits of cardboard chips and wooden bits.