Here’s a funny story: During our Kickstarter campaign for This Town Ain’t Big Enough for the 2-4 of Us, I opened it up to the backers in the comments section to questions they had for me about – anything! Well, I got a bunch of questions…and then a bunch more. One backer has taken all his questions and my answers and made a couple of blog posts about them! So if you’re interested in learning a bit more about Sen and me and how we design games – there are a lot of interesting questions (and hopefully interesting answers) to be found!
Eric W Martin from Boardgamegeek.com went to Nuremberg last week and took a bunch of videos of upcoming games – and lo and behold, he filmed an overview of our new game ,Akrotiri coming from Z-Man games later this year! This is exciting as it’s one of – if not my favourite games that Sen and I have designed. JF from Filosofia/Z-Man explains how the mechanics work in the game and it gives you a quick overview of some of the interesting decisions you’ll have in the game. Check it out!
Queen had the German rules posted for awhile but have now posted the English rules to our new game, Tortuga! So if you’ve been on the fence about backing this game on Kickstarter – well, now you can read more about it to see if it’s your jug o’ rum!
Check out the rules on the Kickstarter Update page – and help us get that last stretch goal of 6 more treasure tokens! Less than $1000 to go!!!!!
GeekDad wrote up a nice review of This Town Ain’t Big Enough for the 2-4 of Us! In short, he liked it and while it won’t replace Carcassonne as his main tile-laying game, but that “it’ll be great for a quick fix.” Check out his review…
Oh also – you knew that the game is still funding on Kickstarter right?! Hey with a minimum pledge of $3 you can get yourself a copy of the game…or what about free? Sure – you can even try the game for free as a print and play. Click on Free Games above to find it.
Ryan Metzler from the Dice Tower does a great job at reviewing Belfort: The Expansion Expansion in a new video. He loved the assistants and the guilds and was lukewarm on the expansions themselves. Fair enough! Check out his overview and his review here!
These two are just awesome! I love their reviews. They have high production quality, they’re both good on camera (and adorable!) – but mostly I love them because they actually REVIEW the game! I’m not sure how we all became so complacent in interchanging the word review with rules summary. 99% of all other ‘reviews’ that I see are mostly a lengthy rules summary with an opinion tacked on at the end.
Anyway – I’m ranting. Here’s their video review of our new expansion – which they both seemed to really enjoy!
Check out this interview I just did with Giant Fire Breathing Robot! We talked about three games: Belfort: The Expansion Expansion; Tortuga and This Town Ain’t Big Enough for the 2-4 of Us. At the time of the interview I wasn’t aware when the Kickstarter campaign would be happening for This Town Ain’t Big Enough for the 2-4 of Us – and it’s happening now.
Queen is having a contest to win a copy of Tortuga! It ends Feb 6th – so hurry on over to boardgamegeek for the contest!!
If you’re not in the know yet – Tortuga is a new game from Sen and I that involves simultaneous rolling and assigning of dice in an effort to steal the most treasure for yourself!
The game is on Kickstarter for another 10 days or so, and has already achieved 3 stretch goals with another one happening any day now! If you want to back the game (you know, in case you don’t win the contest!), you can do that by visiting the Tortuga Kickstarter page.
I was going to post that Tortuga was ranked 2nd in the hotness ranking on boardgamegeek yesterday (it’s a ranking based on how much traffic each game is getting on the site) – and then today I see that it’s climbed up to number 1! That’s great! It means a lot of people are interested and are checking out the game on BGG.
Also, some new pledge levels have popped up! The Early Bird (get the game at $39) and the Sea Dog (get the game at $41) are all sold out – but they introduced a new level – Corsair (get the game at $43) – which is still $7 less than what you’d pay retail. Aaaaand, if you buy it retail – you won’t get all the stretch goal goodies!!!
They also added their recent Kickstarter game, Fresco Big Box into some of the levels as well. So if you missed that very successful campaign, well now you can get it along with the bonus Kickstarter board!
While I wasn’t able to attend Nuremberg this year (heck, any year yet…I’d love to go one of these years!), our friend Rose is currently there and she spotted Tortuga all set up on a table! Here are some pics of Tortuga that she took – but I have no guarantees that the final retail version will look identical to this. These pics could be a final prototype of the game from Queen – though they already do look very nice! Anywho – take a look!