I was very impressed with professional way that Renegade Game Studio handled the cancellation and relaunch of the Scott Pilgrim Miniatures The World Kickstarter in response to community feedback this month. I’m quite sure this was no easy decision, but their willingness to listen and pivot their marketing approach is a critical lesson for others looking to kickstart their dream boardgame or tabletop project. Continue reading Relaunch of Scott Pilgrim Minatures the World Kickstarter Defeats Its Own Ex
With 120,000 copies sold and back-orders almost since the moment of printing, Wingspan is officially the number one bestselling board game of the 2019.
Designer Elizabeth Hargrave from Stonemaier Games was featured on the the radio program Here & Now (listen below), where she discussed the evolution and development of the concept. Continue reading By any measure, Wingspan is the 2019 Game of the Year
Earlier this year, I was excited about the announcement from global boardgames megalith Asmodee that they were establishing ACONYTE to turn the impressive array of intellectual properties under the Asmodee banner into novels and prose-fiction releases. Continue reading Aconyte to Publish a Unique Line of Marvel Novels in 2020
Tapestry is the boardgame hype of the season. And why not?
It’s yet another gorgeous looking production from Jamey Stegmaier, who is a gamers’ game designer with a damn near perfect resume. Continue reading Torn to Shreds: Will Tapestry Stand Up to the Hype?
Terraforming Mars: Prelude is exactly what I look for in an expansion from a game that I already love. It adds depth and diversity, without making the game more complicated. It fixes some of the (alleged) issues in the base game, by guiding players with their early game strategic choices and gives a boost to the notoriously slow early game. If you like Terraforming Mars – the 2017 breakout boardgame blockbuster from Fryxgames – then you should buy Prelude. End of review. Continue reading Add the ‘Elon Musk’ Phase to Terraforming Mars with “Prelude”
Last month, Asmodee announced the creation of ACONYTE – the novels division of Asmodee Entertainment – to turn the incredible array of intellectual properties under the Asmodee banner into books under the slogan: “Great games, amazing stories!”. Continue reading The Ultimate Fan Fiction: Asmodee Announces Novels Division to Turn Board Games into Books
According to this article on Deadline, production company Propagate has teamed with Asmodee Entertainment to develop a TV adventure competition series based on Alan R. Moon’s best-selling adventure board game, Ticket To Ride. Continue reading Ticket to Ride Is Being Turned Into a Television Game Show?