Interested in learning more about game design? Head over to Game Design Concepts, where Ian Schreiber (who teaches college-level game design) will be offering a free on-line course in non-digital game design.
The class will run from late June through early September. There are some costs associated with it if you want to get the full experience - namely a textbook (about $25) and some material costs for creating your own fully-realized game.
This looks cool. I will definitely be following it along at the very least.