Gamers are liking Orphan Black: The Card Game!

orphanblackcoverReviews are continually rolling in for our new game, Orphan Black: The Card Game. This one is from a reviewer on the boardgamegeek website. He loved the game and gave it a solid 8/10. Here are a few things he mentioned:

 

This is a fun game that’s really quite unlike anything that I’ve played before

Orphan Black the Card Game is a very unique and innovative card game

The game itself is really quite unusual but fun with several mechanics used in it.

I really enjoy the deduction and hidden roles aspect of the game.

Thanks for the review Jonathan Nelson!

-Jay Cormier

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Want to playtest some upcoming Bamboozle Brother games?

We like to think we playtest the heck out of our games. We live in different cities so we have multiple groups across the country already playtesting our games, but we’d like even more!

We are always looking for more people to playtest our games, but realize that not everyone that wants to playtests live close to either Sen or I! So now we’ve set up a quick survey for those that are interested in playtesting with your own group. You can sign up for Print and Play playtests – which means you’re comfortable printing your own set of components and cards, and testing, or you can sign up to have prototypes mailed to you.

If you are interested, please complete this quick survey! Thanks for taking an interest in making our games better!!

Current games that we’d like some playtesters for:

Godzilla – a 2 player card battling game

Powers (based on the hit comic by Brian Michael Bendis) – a 2-5 player 1 vs. many game in which 1 super powered villain moves around the city committing crimes while the others play as detectives trying to capture the super villain

Skirmishes – a 2 player combat game with very Euro mechanics. This game is designed by Jay and another designer, Shad!

But Wait There’s Even More – a completely new set of features and products for this party game that’s good for 3-12 players

Law of the Jungle – a 2-5 player family game about getting more animals than the other players, while avoiding the animal that will be removed at the end of the game

9 Thieves – a 2-5 player game about betting on which thief will avoid the guards and steal the most money by the end of the night.

-More top secret games that are in the works – some with licenses.

-Jay Cormier

 

Godfather: A New Don Press Release

Here we go people! Our new game, Godfather: A New Don has a press release! With it we’re unveiling the box art – which is pretty spiffy. Even spiffier is the board art, done by map artist extraordinaire, Ron Guyatt! Check that out below the press release.

IDW GAMES RELEASING BIG BOX GODFATHER BOARD GAME THIS SUMMER!
THERE’S A NEW DON IN TOWN, AND IT COULD BE YOU

San Diego, CA (March 16th, 2016) Control the streets of New York and bring power to your family in this summer’s The Godfather: A New Don. Designed by Jay Cormier and Sen-Foong Lim (Orphan Black, Belfort), The Godfather: A New Don is a game for 3-6 players that sees each player taking control of one of the major mafia families, each trying to assert their power in the streets of 1950’s New York in hopes of taking the reigns as the new kingpin of the criminal world. The game is playable in approximately 45 minutes.

“I’m excited that we created an area control game that uses dice in a unique way! It’s accessible for inexperienced gamers but deep enough to please the serious gamers!” said Jay Cormier.

“We’ve come up with a special blend of strategy and negotiation mixed with just the right amount of luck to capture the feeling of the crime families vying for control of New York. I really enjoyed tying the facets of the film into the game’s mechanisms,” added Sen-Foong Lim.

The Godfather: A New Don is an area control board game with unique dice mechanics. Each round players will roll their individual pools of dice and decide what area of the city they’ll want to focus on trying to capture. Meanwhile, the current Don will be able to make players an offer they can’t refuse and steal dice from their limited supply. Staying on top proves difficult as every stolen die moves other players up the ladder toward taking over as Don, so the tension rises with each shake of the dice. With multiple ways to use each dice you roll, players will never find themselves at the mercy of the die, instead they’ll use what they roll to make their opponents beg for mercy.

To learn more about the game and to sign up to be notified for updates about this and other titles visit http://idwgames.com “like” facebook.com/idwgames and follow @idwgames.

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-Jay Cormier

Infinite Board Game Review

Here’s more of an overview of a new game/book called The Infinite Board Game. It’s a re-release of the Piecepack system, which is a specific set of components that can be used to play…well…an infinite amount of board games. I created a game with a friend of mine, Don Kirkby and we submitted it for inclusion in the book – and it was chosen! Our game is called Cream of the Crop and the rules for it can be found under the FREE GAMES tab here on this site!

In the meantime – here’s Tom Vasel’s overview of the whole thing. While it’s not his cup of tea, he does think that it will tickle many people’s fancy!

-Jay Cormier

Another Great Review of Orphan Black: The Card Game

Joel Eddy from Drive Thru Reviews has posted a video review of our new game, Orphan Black: The Card Game – and he loved it! This game has had a very slow launch, but with Tom Vasel giving it the Dice Tower Approved stamp and now Drive Thru giving it a positive review – here’s hoping the game gets onto more gamers’ tables!

A few of the things that stood out for me in the review:

“We have had a ball with this game!”

“It’s got an interesting way of approaching social deduction. It feels like a Werewolf or Resistance style of game but with a little bit more to it.”

“If you like the show, I think you’ll really get a kick out of this. I would get this if you’re a big fan of the show.”

“I would recommend this across the board, regardless if you’ve seen the show.”

-Jay Cormier

Board Game Scene in Vancouver is Heating Up!

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Photo by Daniel Chai

Daniel Chai from the VanCity Buzz wrote an article about the board game scene in Vancouver. They talked to Starlit Citadel and Shanon, who runs the Terminal City Tabletop Convention (coincidentally happening this weekend!) and they talked to little old me! We chatted about game design and how I stay motivated. You can check it out here!

-Jay Cormier