Leviathan: Preview

“Call me, Fairway.” That’s a paraphrase of the famous first line from Moby Dick. It’s apropos since, in today’s preview, Fairway plays as Captain Ahab (Ishmael) against his white whales in a hunt to the death in Leviathan, a two-player, microgame currently on Kickstarter. 

Designing Micro: Or All About Creating a Game Experience That Delivers More With Less

The golden poison frog. The deathstalker scorpion. The Irukandji jellyfish. What do they have in common? They’re all ridiculously small…and all incredibly deadly. It just goes to show you that Mother Nature can conjure up some pretty powerful creatures in little packages. The same can be true of tabletop games. In the past, small box games with very few components generally meant that players were in store for a less engaging experience. Microgames have come a long way since those days, however, as gamers now have several great options that deliver in big ways. Perhaps no game has had more impact on the microgame genre than AEG’s “Love Letter,” which came out in 2012. In “Love Letter,” you take on the role of a suitor trying to woo the princess by delivering a love letter to her. The only catch is that all of your opponents are attempting the same…

Avignon: Pilgrimage: Preview

Fairway’s been anxiously awaiting this moment: the release of Button Shy’s standalone expansion to his favorite wallet game ever: Avignon: Pilgrimage.  Join Fairway as he pushes and pulls his way to great religious victory in this preview of Button Shy’s upcoming Kickstarter.

Universal Rule: Preview

Fairway has a long history with playing 4X games. 4X means “explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate.”  And with the release of Civilization VI, it only seems fitting to preview than Button Shy’s upcoming wallet game: Universal Rule. It’s a space-themed, 4X game in 18 cards.