Junk Art in top 1000 on Boardgamegeek!

screenshot-2017-01-14-14-55-46Junk Art now marks the third game that Sen and I have designed that made it into the top 1000 on boardgamegeek! Our top rated game is still Belfort, sitting near the 300 mark and Akrotiri is our second, sitting at around 600. Junk Art has a chance to reach higher than both of these due to the number of units that are being sold and the fact that it currently has a higher average than both of those games! That’s pretty neat. On one hand, it’s just a metric that doesn’t mean a ton – but on the other hand, this is a rank that is determined by the people who’ve (hopefully) played the game and rated it on bgg.com. So we are thankful to all of you have rated it – whatever you rated it – and we hope to have other games enter this prestigious list some day soon!

-Jay Cormier

Akrotiri breaks into the top 1000 board games of all time!

Akro-rankingsAccording to Boardgamegeek, which allows its users to rate the games they play on a scale from 0 to 10 – and then takes all the ratings and ranks all 79,000+ board games, Akrotiri has entered the top 1000! This is only our second game to enter the top 1000, with Belfort currently sitting at 217. The more people that rate the game on boardgamegeek, the better it can rank (assuming people like it of course!).

AkroCurrently, 580 people have rated the game and have given Akrotiri a 7.4 average. To put that in perspective, the number 1 game on Boardgamegeek has an 8.2 average.

Based on the current rating average it has, there’s a chance it can get a lot closer to where Belfort is right now! It’s exciting and hopefully won’t be our last top 1000 game! Thanks to everyone who’s played our games and have rated them!

-Jay Cormier

Bearded Meeple reviews (and likes!) This Town Ain’t Big Enough for the 2-4 of Us!

Check out this glowing video review of our microgame (that is available to buy for only $5 here). Some key highlights:

“If you like puzzle, tile laying games, you’re really going to enjoy this one.”

“Tons of replayability!”

“Buy two copies and you’re going to have twice the fun!”

Thanks Bearded Meeple!!!

-Jay Cormier

Is Akrotiri the best 2-Player Game of the year?

AkroIt’s nomination time for the Annual Golden Geek Awards over at boardgamegeek.com! If you have an account, then feel free to head on over and start nominating games that you think are worthy of being nominated!!

We had our game Akrotiri come out this past year and would be tickled fuchsia (that’s even pinker right?) if people thought it deserved a nomination for best 2-Player game, Best Artwork & Presentation (shout out to Chris Quilliams for the amazing work he did on this game) or heck, even best game. Whatever you think it’s worth! 🙂 Thanks for any support!

Go nominate your favourite games of this past year!

-Jay

Great Review of our new game, Akrotiri!

AkroI’m hoping this will be the first of many reviews for our new 2-player Euro game, Akrotiri. The game kind of snuck into stores over the holidays and there hasn’t been much fanfare for it … yet..?!

Here’s hoping more reviews will pop up online soon! For now you can read this review from BGG user, Blue Alien.

-Jay Cormier

Akrotiri Sold Out at Essen!

IMG_0984Well Essen has come and gone and the Internets are hopping with what people played, what’s good and what’s not. A somewhat decent flag to wave if you’re a publisher is if a game sells out. Of course if they only brought 10 copies then that’s not a very impressive flag – but Z-Man brought 150 copies of Akrotiri and they sold out of all copies! That’s great news and it sets Akrotiri up for good word of mouth – assuming those mouths belong to people that like the game.

So if you got a copy – consider yourself lucky! Please tweet or post about your thoughts on BGG, your own blog, or in response to this post. If you didn’t get a copy, no worries as it should start hitting distributors soon and then to retailers! Then everyone can bathe in the awesomeness that is Akrotiri (can you tell that I really like this game?!)!

-Jay Cormier

You too can buy This Town Ain’t Big Enough for the 2-4 of Us!

ThisTown-logoYou know that hit game that was super successful on Kickstarter but for some reason you missed out on it? Well now you can! This Town Ain’t Big Enough for the 2-4 of Us is now available on the BGG store! You can get a copy for only $5! Now that’s a bargain. Head on over to the BGG Store and check it out and buy a copy or twelve.

-Jay Cormier

Tortuga review by Contest Winner!

Tortuga-BoxThis is nice to read! One of the winners of the Tortuga contest that Queen ran during the Kickstarter campaign decided to write up a quick review about Tortuga. He really liked the game and had some nice things to say about it:

“There is a lot to like here.”

“Heavy, sturdy, colourful and easy to navigate components.”

“I found some nice strategy in the treasure chest movement.”

“The game’s length is perfect for what it is and it is a really fun, quick game.”

Thanks to Jacob Lee for the nice review! You can read his entire review here.

-Jay Cormier

Tortuga is anticipated! This Town Ain’t Big Enough is coming!

Our new game, Tortuga is the 6th most anticipated board game this month, according to users of boardgamegeek.com. They use some not-so-fancy math skills to determine which games players are looking forward to the most – and Tortuga is in the top 10!

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In other news, This Town Ain’t Big Enough for the 2-4 of Us – which was successfully Kickstarted earlier this year, is on its way to the Americas! Once here then TMG will start shipping it out to all the backers – by August at the latest they say. After that if anyone wants to get the game for themselves, it won’t be available in retail stores, but solely from TMG’s new website that will be launching later this year! Here are some pics of what the game looks like – pretty spiffy!

-Jay Cormier

First English review of Tortuga washes ashore!

Tor-sample5The Piemaster, as he’s known on boardgamegeek.com, has provided his thoughts to the world about our new game Tortuga! Overall he was pleased with the game! Here’s my favourite quote:

I was pleasantly surprised with how well Tortuga played. We all were in fact, and one of our play group decided to buy it the following day. It is fairly cheap, quick and easy to play, entertaining throughout and deceptively strategic.

Yay! Thanks Piemaster for reviewing the game! Here’s hoping we get enough interest in the game so we can release some expansions to increase the depth even more for those that want it!!

-Jay Cormier