I have something to confess. I really enjoy PLAYING board games. That means I do like winning and I can get sad if I lose, but in the end of the day it is the gaming social experience I love the most. And that is exactly why I hate tournaments.
Being a game designer sometimes brings new and unexpected challenges. Last week I was asked to help out with an event at a local community centre, where a group of people banded together to make a game. Here’s a bit of the story – and perhaps a challenge for all of you!
“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.
As you may know, we are in the process of launching Paladin Card Protection, our own brand of premium card sleeves. As the Kickstarter project is still up – being over 280% funded with 9 days still to go – we are gathering data from backers and Board Game Geek users about games you simply… Read More Paladin Card Protection: Make the Impossible Sleeve Possible!
Barely two days ago I talked about our new Kickstarter project. As Paladin Card Protection is getting closer and closer to being fully funded, I’d like to show you a few of the videos our backers asked us to film. Be advised, their content may be too much for the faint of heart.
If you’ve been following the NSKN Games Blog, then you know I have been talking about protecting your games from the regular wear and tear. Talking, however, is not really enough. Together with the rest of the NSKN Team we also wanted to actually do something, and so, Paladin Card Protection was born. Step right up,… Read More The Paladin will protect your cards!
Last time I talked a bit about different ways to store your games, as well as about some basics of sleeving. Today it’s time to give you my personal sleeving flowchart, and a bit of a story about a carpet. Yes, a carpet.
If you’re a gamer, chances are that you have a collection of games, including at least some titles you like playing on a regular basis. Since games are things made primarily of cardboard and paper, they suffer wear and tear. Here’s a short list of ideas how to make your games last longer – and… Read More Protecting your Treasures, Part 1