Blatant reposting of awesome James Mathe article

I really loved this article and so I’m just going to link to it here. If you’re an aspiring designer, then heed this advice. I have found myself giving all of this feedback time and time again. It’s all great advice that I strongly support.

Game Design for Dummies – by James Mathe

There is one caveat – if you are making a war game, then it is expected that there will be some player elimination. On the whole though, I’d recommend avoiding player elimination!

-Jay Cormier

The Number 1 Up and Coming Game?

Using some high tech math (division!), a user on boardgamegeek.com has figured out what the top 50 up and coming games are for February 2014, and guess what came out on top?

ThisTown-logoThis Town Ain’t Big Enough for the 2-4 of Us is number 1! Basically he took the ratio of new owners to existing owners to come up with a number and This Town Ain’t Big Enough for the 2-4 of Us had a ratio of 14.43, compared to the next highest which was Android: Netrunner – Fear and Loathing which had 13.92.

Pretty cool!

 

-Jay

Review of upcoming game This Town Ain’t Big Enough for the 2-4 of Us

20minutesoffiller20 Minutes of Filler Podcast just did a podcast where they talked a bit about Kickstarted microgames, followed by a review of a great game called 6 Nimmt and finishing with a wonderful review of This Town Ain’t Big Enough for the 2-4 of Us! Check out the entire podcast here. Jump to 17:20 to get right to the review for This Town Ain’t Big Enough for the 2-4 of Us!

-Jay Cormier