What do you get when you take planetary terraforming and tile placement? Nope, probably not the game you’re thinking about. Today, Fairway takes a look at a recently delivered Kickstarter game about terraforming a distant planet: Landed.
Benny takes a look at the upcoming roll and write game by designer Danny Devine, Harvest Dice.
Dueling samurai. Who doesn’t like dueling samurai? What if it’s a six-samurai, free-for-all battle? Today, Fairway previews the upcoming Kickstarter game: Showdown! A game based on an original Western-themed game, Shootout! He does a bonus review of that one too.
Superbeings Jumbo Card Game brings players into battle with humongous cards and entertaining characters as each player attacks one another, attempting to win by knocking out each other’s Superbeings.
Today, Fairway chats with Wouter Buckens, designer of Plunder!, about his game, Belgium and Kickstarter. Plunder! is currently live on Kickstarter.
The Inquisitive Meeple takes a look at the children’s game, Tiny Park by HABA Games.
As is often the case, I was pondering a game idea and thinking about how it would, or if it would, relate to the therapeutic setting. Over the years of designing games, I have found a number of publishers are looking for what they term “family-friendly”, “gateway”, or “easily accessible” games. In a sense, they are looking for games that are often ideal in a therapeutic setting. Games that are fun, fairly light, and visually appealing. These games also tend to be quick playing and offer an opportunity for looking inwardly regarding one’s experiences. Often they can be a catalyst for conversation. But I started thinking about something different: games with an economic core to facilitate therapy. I considered a number of possible options when looking at this idea. In an economy, the participant is seeking to input some sort of good/material/service in order to claim something different in return.…
Board Game Geek (BGG) is a fantastic site but most creators that use it have a love/hate relationship with it. The site has a lot of users, is a fantastic resource for all things tabletop, and is a great way to spread word of your crowdfunding campaign. However, although useful, the site is archaic and can be troublesome to navigate, especially for newer users.
Benny interviews up and coming game designer, Derik Duley. They discuss his roll & write game, Ancient Artifacts, and his plans for the future.
Not so long ago, Fairway did a preview of Go Nuts for Donuts! Today, he’s back with a brief review of the final, Kickstarted version of the game.