Chris is back with a new podcast: Art as theme. Chris chat with Mike (Fairway 3 Games), Michael Epstein (Copper Frog Games) and Alisha Volkman (designer of Underlings of Underwing and artist) about using “Art” as the game theme.
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.
By many accounts, world bee populations are in decline. Times are tough for honey bees. Today, Fairway picks up a recent Kickstarter delivery that takes on the hard life of bees and the threats to them: Honey Wars by Gold Seal Games. Find out if the game is sweet or whether he just gets stung.
Fairway returned from Protospiel Madison having played a bunch of prototype games from a lot of up and coming game designers. Some of these designers were kind enough to let him feature their games in this round up of games.
Fairway loved Frogger growing up. There’s something lovable about the idea of a frog trying to cross a road only to drown (?) in a river. Today, Fairway picks up what feels like the board game equivalent of Frogger, Highway to Shell, by Concrete Canoe Games.
Fairway puts on his work gloves and safety goggles in this Kickstarter preview of Gadgeteers. Gadgeeters is a two- to three-player, bidding and bluffing by Letiman Games. Gadgeteers hits Kickstarter August 16th. Edit: It’s now live. Check it out! There’s also a bonus video review by Cassie at the end.
Well, Fairway officially reviews his first golf game this week as he checks out the highly entertaining, card-flicking dexterity game, Table Golf, by Zagix LLC. Unlike real golf, there’s no hushed audience or silence from your friends when you’re playing this game. Find out how Fairway fairs in this ferociously difficult (for him) dexterity game.
Fairway picks up another Kickstarter preview where he’s the master of colorful dragon hatching operation. In the words of the famous They Might Be Giants: 🎶 Roy G. Biv is a colorful man 🎶 And he proudly stands at the rainbow’s end (So you’ll see him) So follow Fairway to the end of the rainbow as he previews Underlings of Underwing, a color-theory game coming to Kickstarter in August by The Pericles Group. Underlings is a two- to six-player set collection and worker placement game with an educational twist using dragons and dragon eggs.