Check out this great interview (well of course it’s great – check out the subject matters!) of us by Inquisitive Meeple. A lot of it focuses on our upcoming Kickstarter game, But Wait There’s More! Learn a few things about the game before it launches and check out some new pictures of the components as well.
Our new game is coming soon to Kickstarter, which will make it our fourth game to launch on Kickstarter. Our first was Belfort: The Expansion Expansion and then we followed that up with two at the same time this past February – This Town Ain’t Big Enough for the 2-4 Of Us from Tasty Minstrel Games and Tortuga from Queen Games.
This new game is a party game called But Wait, There’s More! In the game players take the role of an infomercial sales person where you have to sell the other players a product using one Feature card from your hand and one Feature card drawn randomly halfway through your pitch. All the Features are common phrases and ideas that you’ve heard or seen in other infomercials. It’s definitely the funniest game we’ve ever designed!
We’ll share more about the Kickstarter campaign when it launches – possibly within a week!! In the meantime we’d like to unveil the new box art as well as the files so you can print and play the game with a portion of the cards.
If you do try it out, please let us know what you think as we’d love to have a few more quotes from gamers about their thoughts on the game for our Kickstarter campaign!
Check out the print and play files over at BGG!
Check out a recent interview Jay and I recorded with the Kitchener-Waterloo based “The Gamers Table” in which we talk about playtesting specifically with humans and give out a ton of “protips”!
Hope you enjoy it!
Check this out! What an awesome trophy! It would look absolutely stunning on my mantle and guess what? Jay and I could win one!
To our surprise yesterday, a friend notified us that we were nominated for this strange award – The Geekie – for Best Tabletop Game. Only in it’s second year, the Geekies are to be held annually in Hollywood, CA, every August. The Geekies celebrate all that is great and good in geekdom in the following categories:
- Arts & Crafts
- Comics & Graphic Novels
- Fashion & Armor
- Podcasts & Blogs
- Short Films
- Tabletop Games
- Trailers & Vidoes
- Video Games
- Web Series
So, Belfort is up against 19 other games – you can check out the list of contenders and see who we’re up against. I think we stand a good chance of taking that badassed blue blaster home with us… Fingers crossed!
Whether we win or lose, I really like the concept of this award – the Core Concepts are brilliant:
- Rising Creators Need Recognition
- Authenticity and Integrity Without Compromise
- Work with the Best of the Best
- Innovate and Adapt to a Changing Industry
- Informed Risk-Taking Leads to Success
- Powerful Moments Inspire the World
Reading that fills me with an awesome sense of pride in what I do, what I create, and what I contribute; my work is art and art is necessary to elevate the human condition about basic sustenance. To quote their webpage, “The Geekie Awards cultivates moments that inspire creation, achievement and hard work, and bring our culture together with pride.”
Amen, brother, amen!
~ Sen-Foong Lim
Very cool box mock-up for our next Tasty Minstrel Games release, This Town Ain’t Big Enough For the 2-4 of Us, but this time, the Japanese version (under the “Koi” imprint)! With the interesting sub-niche of microgaming coming out of Japan, we’re hopeful that TTABE gets some loving in the land of the rising sun!
~ Sen-Foong Lim
Hey! Look at that! Ryan Metzler, from The Dice Tower Network, gives Tortuga a tumble and tells us what his impression of our pirate-y game from Queen is. Hope to get my copies soon so I can play, too!
~ Sen-Foong Lim
The game hasn’t hit North American shores yet, but that hasn’t stopped it from impressing the Austrians! Tortuga won The Family Game Hit award for 2014! Good news!! Here’s hoping it finds similar love and appreciation when it hits US and Canada soon. For full Austrian coverage check out this link.
The website Punching Cardboard has put together a nice string of 30 podcasts and their current podcast is all about games that they think are undervalued and underplayed. Each of them had to pick three games that they felt were undervalued – by whatever criteria they wanted. One of them picked Belfort as a game that they believe to be well liked by everyone – but they just don’t see it hit the table as much as they like.
While it’s nice to hear that there are people out there who really like the game – it is irksome that it’s not hitting the table as often as it should!! So if you haven’t played it in awhile – maybe it’s time to bring it out again! :-)
Listen to the entire podcast here - or feel free to fast forward to the 36 minute mark to hear them chat about the awesomeness of Belfort for 10-15 minutes!
Jay and I were the esteemed guests on the 85th episode of the Game Design Round Table podcast this week. Check it out and let us know what you think!
~ Sen-Foong Lim
Our new game from Toy Vault is going to be here soon and we got our first peek at the colourful art for the game! But Wait There’s More is a party game that has players combining informercial phrases together to form impossibly hilarious products. This is definitely the funniest game that Sen and I have created!! Stay tuned for more information about this new game!
Here’s our first look at the art for the game.