One of the most handy Game Design Tips I've learned
After reading The Art of Game Design: Book of Lenses. One of my favorite "lenses" that Jesse Schell shared involved using the lens of "Toys." I made a little video talking about how I implemented this lens in our Worldseekers Game.
If you agree with my thoughts here, let me know or if you think I missed something. Don't hesitate to reach out, and I'd be excited to hear your perspective.