This week, Dan chats with Kickstarter creator, James Hudson, of Druid City Games. They discuss James’ successfully Kickstarted game, Barnyard Round Up, and the challenges facing family-friendly games on the platform.
In his continuing series, Dan chats with Helaina Cappel of Kids Table Board Gaming about her Problem Picnic: Attack of the Ants Kickstarter campaign. Helaina discusses working with designer, Scott Almes, advertising and preparation, and the struggle of bringing family-friendly games to Kickstarter.
Can you get any smaller than a small, purple meeple? We found out when The Inquisitive Meeple looks at four different games that are geared towards toddlers in this Toddler Edition of Meeple-Sized Reviews.
This week, Dan delves deep into the dark world of the dystopian future in which a determined team of do-gooder hackers try to take down a dastardly corporation. Or at least you talks to the Hackers Guild #Kickstarter creator about the campaign. For those interested in the preview of the game itself, check out Fairway’s preview.
For most people board games are an escape from the grind of everyday life. Through them they can enter fantastic realms and inhabit diverse personas. Even the most hardcore cube-pusher likely prefers a colorfully fleshed out game world to a monochromatic abstraction. One of the first places players begin to taste the flavor of a game after opening the box is the cover and opening pages of the rulebook. This is the perfect opportunity to entice them into the atmosphere of the game–the thematic introduction.
This week, Dan explores the campaign of the comic-book themed card game now on Kickstarter, Originz. Dan asks about player counts, play time, and preparation for this super hero campaign.
Designer Steve Aramini starts his feature series, The Indie Jungle, by taking a look at how he found his way into the jungle in the first place and what he’s done to get his bearings.
Interview with designer Matthew Parkes, on his game, Burger Up. For 2-4 players, in “Burger Up is a card matching puzzle game about the art of burger making. Fill orders, earn prestige and be the best burger chef around!”
The Inquisitive Meeple investigates Kid’s Table BG’s Problem Picnic. A set collecting, dice dexterity game, designed by Scott Almes that is for for 2-4 players.
This week, Dan asks the creator of the Super HACK Override Kickstarter campaign about the game, using Send From China, and the super-fast delivery option with The Game Crafter. Find out whether Dan’s bank account also got hacked while you’re at it.