Among the many games we brought from this year’s Essen Spiel, there is a nice little cache of prototypes from newbie and veteran designers alike. This blog post is not about these prototypes. It’s about the ones we did not collect – and what made us pass on them the moment they landed on our… Read More Do not want!
With Essen fading slowly from memory, it was high-time to switch off the publishing/designing mind for a weekend and simply play games. So we did! We happily accepted the invitation to join the board games party organized by the amazing people behind BoardGameGirl.pl and drove 2 hours north of Warsaw to an idyllic region, set… Read More Post-Essen board games party
Let me tell you a story you will most probably not believe. It’s a story of randomness and anguish, of fate that would show us its ruthlessly consistent face, and of perseverance and ingenuity that allowed us to triumph at the end. Oh yes, and there’s going to be some general board gaming stuff at… Read More Failing Dice
Expanding games is a bit tricky. A very good game can be lessened by an expansion that destroys its balance, its flow, or its overall feel. A solid but imperfect design can be either improved, or made worse, depending on whether its flaws are tackled, or ignored. And the perception of any game can be… Read More Expanding Fears
Spiel 2015 is over. In fact, it has been over since last Sunday, but we are still in the process of returning from Essen. Our physical bodies are back at home, but our minds are still partly in the halls filled with gamers, games, and the special kind of craziness that amazes us every year.… Read More Essen Spiel 2015 by NSKN Games
Welcome to the final part of our short series revealing the secrets of some of the dragons of Simurgh. With just three days until we head to Essen, bringing copies of Simurgh fresh off the printer, we have just enough time for one truly unique beast.
Welcome to Day Three of our Daily Dragon series! The third unique dragon you’ll meet when playing Simurgh is waiting for you below. Today’s mighty creature comes with a theme. What is the theme, I hear you ask? Opportunities. And a little bit of tough choices.