Steven returns from the Indie Jungle to answer the perennial question: do I stay or do I go. Steven hopes to help guide you in figuring out which design or ideas to stick with or to leave behind. His current design Sprawlopolis, mentioned in the post, is killing it on Kickstarter.
The Inquisitive Meeple interviews TIGR writer and game designer, Steven Aramini on his new game, Tricky Tides. Currently, on Kickstarter from Gold Seal Games, Tricky Tides merges tricky taking with pick-up and deliver mechanics.
Cassie is here to help you learn the new trick-taking game by Gold Seal Games that’s currently on Kickstarter: Tricky Tides.
Groves is a beautiful game designed by Steven Aramini and Dan Letzring, with artwork by Nolan Nasser, and published by Letiman Games. Groves had a very successful Kickstarter campaign, reaching a funding amount of $38,123 (433% of its goal) and 957 backers. This game recently began fulfillment to its Kickstarter backers, including me! I was lucky enough to own one of the prototype copies of this game and super stoked to compare it to the final production copy. Now that I have both in my possession, I can do just that! Without further ado, Before and After: Groves edition.
I’m BACK! And now a proud member of The Indie Game Report network. This time out I’m talking to Steven Aramini. Steven is the hot designer at the moment. He just had TWO successful Kickstarters (Barker’s Row and Circle The Wagons) and two more going on right now (Groves and Coin & Crown). Steven and I have a real nice talk about those games and some of his game design philosophy. I hope you enjoy it.
Today, Fairway reflects on the very clever “Bag Building” game mechanism used by co-contributors Steven Aramini and Dan Letzring in their upcoming Kickstarter game, Groves. This peculiar variation on the common deck-building or deck-optimization mechanisms results in some fantastic game play. So fantastic, it’s worth exploring in a bit more detail.
Welcome to the learn to play video for the new game Groves from Letiman Games. If you would like to jump to a particular section, the time stamps for each are listed below. Introduction: 0:27 Setup and Overview: 1:19 Round Examples: 8:36 To learn more about Groves and the Kickstarter campaign, visit: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/220155/groves http://www.tinyurl.com/grovesks If you’re interested in learning about having a Learn to Play video made for your game, please visit my inquiry page here. Find us everywhere! www.TheIndieGameReport.com Facebook.com/TheIGReport Twitter: @TheIGReport Music Intro and outro: Rainbow Street by Scott Holmes Playthrough: Toys by Steve Combs
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…
In this edition of Q&Play, Ryan looks at Circle the Wagons. A 2-player map-building game that fits in your back pocket.