What do Terra Mystica and Tzolk’in have in common? Apart from being some of my favourite games of all time, together with Agricola or Puerto Rico back in the day, they lack the luck factor. As a player, I love luck-free games. As a designer? Not so much.
This time Rainer Åhlfors takes us on a more detailed tour of the Leaders appearing in the Event Horizon expansion for Exodus: Proxima Centauri, and with the Kickstarter campaign unlocking more and more content, there is a lot to talk about…
A few days ago I had a very interesting conversation about cheating and cheaters in board games which made me think a lot more (than needed probably) about this topic. As it turns out, there are people who cheat while playing board games… and I am not talking here about poker for money or Russian… Read More No cheating!
One of the most satisfying feelings in gaming is the one that accompanies the visible growth of your engine. Be it a spectacular combination of cards, an impressive resource conversion cycle or a character able to take on bigger and badder foes, the basic idea is the same. We like to see our stuff develop.
When it comes to board games, there are mainly two types of people that get all the glory: the designers and the artists. It’s quite easy to remember them, as their names often appear on the game boxes. Today, I’d like to talk about people essential to crafting a successful board game, who never see… Read More The Unsung Heroes of Gaming
With more than 1000 board games released every year and an increase from year to year of at least 25%, nowadays there are more board games on the market than ever before and it becomes increasingly difficult for publishers to make a mark and get a game at the top of the gaming preferences of thousands… Read More How fan made content makes every game special
We are within the last 48 hours of the Shadowscape Kickstarter, and – as you might expect – things are moving fast. At nearly 1000% funded (yes, that is thousand, and not a typo), we decided to answer some questions live yesterday night. I know that not everyone was able to join, and since only… Read More Shadowscape: A Time for Answers
It has been some time since we Kickstarted In the Name of Odin, the first Viking game by NSKN, and the first game designed by Krzysztof Zięba. The process of making a prototype into a game is sometimes a long and laborious one, but if it ends up with a game like this one, it’s… Read More In the Name of Odin: In Review
There are many memorable fantasy universes. From Middle-Earth to Krynn, from Toril to Thedas, each is known under its own unique name. We thought it was time to give a proper name to the Mistfall universe, so we thought of a contest that would allow you to give it a name – and land a signed… Read More Name a World: a Shadowscape, Mistfall & Heart of the Mists Contest
The Kickstarter campaign for Shadowscape is in full swing, and it’s doing really well. The game was over 200% funded in under 24 hours from its launch, and we are reaching new Stretch Goals even as I write these words.