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Windup Wars: Preview

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.

Lesson #7 – Child Safety Testing

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.

Tiny Epic Galaxies – Beyond the Black: Preview

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.

Endangered Orphans of Condyle Cove: Video Review

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!

Pentaquark: Preview

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!