In episode 36, we look at a super adorable game called Cake Duel, in which players are commanders of Sheepie battalions, attempting to bluff their way to taking all of their opponent’s cakes. The first player to three victory points is the winner of Cake Duel!
What if Toy Story were real? (It’s not, right?) And the toy soldiers you had as a kid would enter mortal combat with your siblings’ toy soldiers? This sort of dystopian world is captured in Windup Wars and coming to Kickstarter soon. Fairway delves into this tiny world full of tiny combat.
Fairway has a thing for art games. Today he picks up master game artist, Reiner Knizia’s, Masters Gallery and released by Eagle Gryphon Games. Find out if Fairway is as good a gallery manager as he is a paint-by-cube artist.
This week, Dan takes us through his experience with child-safety testing of his game Dino Dude Ranch. For designers thinking about making games for children, this must-read post covers everything from who he used to test, to the costs of doing it, and whether he feels like it actually helped.
Fairway took French in High School and College. Bonjour, mon petits choux! But this week, he tries to learn Spanish with language-learning game, Verba, from The Pericles Group. The Verba Spanish Core set was a Kickstarter delivery, but is now available from their website.
In this very special preview, Fairway takes TIGR to another galaxy and as he explores the new expansion to Scott Almes’s Tiny Epic Galaxy, Beyond the Black. See if Fairway is able to hire a trustworthy pilot to return him safely while he boldly goes… exploring.
In episode 35, we take a look at a dark game about orphans getting taken by the boogeyman! Endangered Orphans of Condyle Cove plays 2-3 players and lasts about 30 minutes. Players attempt to be the last orphan to not run out of options or commit an act of desperation that brings along the boogeyman!
If you haven’t read it, you should first pick up Brian Greene’s The Elegant Universe before you continue reading this review. I’d suggest the Kindle version so you can get it right now. I’ll wait. Done? Cool, you’ll need it. Today, Fairway previews Pentaquark, a frustratingly fun solitaire game from designer Mike Mullins and part of Buttonshy’s ever-expanding wallet game series. In this preview, Fairway explores the smallest things in the known universe in search of the pentaquark. CERN, look out! The Kickstarter launches this week!
Fairway loves donuts. No really, really loves donuts. So it should be no surprise that he wanted to preview this upcoming Daily Magic Games Kickstarter game: Go Nuts for Donuts.
In Lesson #6, Dan takes a close look at what it means to work with a Chinese manufacturer and WinGo, in particular. He answers questions of many new game publishers about how to communicate, get the right costs, and produce a quality product.