Let’s say you got a copy of a copy of the game you’ve been dying to play for the last few months, and after cracking open the box, you’ve found a damaged or misprinted component. What do you do?
Over the last few years, UK Games Expo has become one of our favourite conventions. Just a few days after its 2017 editions I can again vividly remember why.
During the last few weeks I’ve been spending a lot of my gaming time with Descent. Specifically, with its app-driven cooperative variant, which turned out to be both a blast, and a possible peek into the future of tabletop gaming.
If you are a little bit more into board games, you have probably heard at least once that reviewers get paid for doing what they do, that the reviews are basically kind of paid advertisement, and that you can’t trust any reviewer, because, in principal, they’ll write or say anything they are told by the publishers.… Read More Paid reviews – true or false?
I am sure that since you’re reading this article you are in the same situation as my younger self, wondering how much board game production actually costs and what’s the fair price of board games. I admit, it is a rather peculiar question, but with more and more board games hitting or closing onto the… Read More Let’s talk about money!
It has become a tradition to have a huge and detailed post about the history of NSKN every April. Around this date, 6 years ago, a small publisher was born out of passion for board games and the need to prove something in the business world… that’s how the usual story goes. And it is… Read More NSKN Games at 6 years
Reputedly once said by Raymond Chandler, a writer can seek inspiration by rummaging by other writers’ desks, when they are not home. But how does a game designer find inspiration to theme their game? Let’s take a closer look.
Were you ever about to pledge for an awesome new game on Kickstarter, just to be deterred by a prohibitively high shipping price? Were you irritated by better shipping deal residents of other countries got? If it happened to you – or if you’re a Kickstarter project creator about to set up a campaign –… Read More Kickstarter Shipping Confidential
“A great game should be able to defend itself even if it’s made of two pencils and a sheet of paper”, I was told a few years ago by a game buddy. I agree with one caveat: defending oneself is very different from being successful.
In my previous post I have written about games that got expanded a bit… unnecessarily. You might even have gotten the idea that I’m against expansions in general. And that is an absolutely untrue statement. I believe there are games who wouldn’t last long if not for the expansions! Let’s see, how it actually works.