One of the things buddying designers often think about when preparing to present their prototype to a publisher is how to protect their idea from theft. That is a fair question, but asking it on forums or Facebook is often the point when tragedy strikes. Let me tell you why.
Do you remember when board games that require a digital component launched? I sure do, as it sparked a lot of conversations. Some people where excited, others – not so much. Now it’s old news. Much like digital versions of board games.
There’s a reason for my list being last – and one that was published in 2018 – and it’s that I struggled a bit with what should find its way into this post. It’s not that there were too many games. In a sense, there were too few.
The Paladin is back! With its Kickstarter campaign already after its halfway mark, all of the sleeves that became a part of our portfolio are there, now expanded with a few additions.
The Kickstarter campaign for Chronicles of Frost is now in full swing: it’s over 200% funded, with new stretch goals unlocking daily. If you’ve not checked it out yet, here’s a rundown of what is Chronicles of Frost, and what it has become since its crowdfunding launch.
For years the most popular number of players a designer board game goes up to is four. Be it a tableau building card game, a German style point salad, or a full-blooded American slugfest, it seems that if it does not cap at two, it will go to exactly double that number. Why?
One of the most exciting things about adventure games is exploration. One of the most annoying things is the randomness. You can’t really have one without the other, but you can still have a damn good game running right through the middle.
Introducing people to board games can sometimes be tricky. Finding the right game (both interesting and simple enough), introducing rules clearly and concisely, exercising an extra level of patience when it comes to things that are simple to seasoned gamers, but not as obvious to newbies. Finally, letting them win. Wait, what?
If you’re a video gamer, or if you’re at least marginally interested in video games, you’ve probably already stumbled upon the flash fire that has been a certain gruelling video displaying the inability of a certain game reviewer to cope with a tutorial and opening levels of a certain video game – and the reactions… Read More A matter of skill
Last time I told you about Chronicles of Frost, I mentioned two important features of a hero: the heroic skill we look up to, and the determination we relate to. There is however one more important element without which a mythical hero would simply not be: the myth itself.