Saturday 7 February was the first full day of UnPub 5, the unpublished game prototype playtesting convention that has grown dramatically in the last four years. I split a Tag Table with Tony Miller, and by mutual agreement, I took the table first on Saturday. I was glad to do so because I really wanted Lesley Louder to get a chance to play "East India Company" before she had to leave the convention early. When Lesley's husband Darrell, the convention director, heard that I was setting up a game of "EIC," he had Richard Launius (Arkham Horror, Elder Sign) join us. Rob Weaver made our fourth.
Monday, February 16, 2015
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Exploding Kittens (designed and published by Matthew Inman, Elan Lee, and Shane Small). It has already broken crowdfunding records for board and card games and shows no sign of slowing.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
|Our first game of Legacy: Gears|
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Lately, as I've been compiling notes each week for the Kickstarter report on the Dice Tower News podcast, I've come to notice an evident seasonal pattern: fewer boardgame projects tend to fund on Kickstarter this time of year. In recent weeks, the number of projects likely to fund has been particularly low. Do longer-term statistics bear out my recent observations?
Friday, December 12, 2014
A couple of years ago, I looked over my game collection and sighed at the number of games that hadn't seen the attention they deserved. I wrote a post listing games that I wanted to spend more time on, even as I realized that as long as leisure time is limited and the game collection is big, there will always be neglected games on my shelves. It's a topic worth revisiting from time to time - both because it's interesting to see how the list has changed (and how it hasn't) and because it's helpful to look at the collection with fresh eyes and think about resurrecting a few titles that might bear dusting off and playing again.