One game that Sen and I designed that kind of came and went a bit too quickly was our first game released based on an IP: Orphan Black! We both loved the show and were excited to make a social deduction game set in this world. But alas, the game has flown under the radar for quite awhile even though it has received great reviews by Tom Vasel of the Dice Tower and Joel Eddy of Drive Thru Reviews.
So it’s always a pleasure when a new review pops up…especially when they also like the game!🙂 Christopher Richter from Boardgaming For The Win wrote up a nice rules summary and offered his thoughts on the game as well. Some quotes that stood out to me:
“If you are a fan of games that deal with intrigue then you will love the Orphan Black: The Card Game.”
“The game is very easy to pick up & learn. After the first round of play the game just gets progressively faster.”
“I recommend picking up this one.”
Thanks Christopher! Glad you enjoyed it! Read the entire review here.
Here’s a fantastic video review of our new game, Junk Art by Shut Up and Sit Down. He really loved the game and had many wonderful things to say about it. Here are a few of my favourite quotes:
“It’s more wonderful than you might first think it is.”
“It’s a terrific surprise waiting to burst out of the box!”
“It is, absolutely, hands-down the very best game you can get that’s about putting things on top of other things.”
“Shut Up and Sit Down thoroughly recommends Junk Art!”
“It is silly and slapstick but also quite clever and nuanced.”
“It’s going to take pride and place in my collection.”
Wow – what a great review! Thanks Paul – and thanks Shut Up and Sit Down!!
We’re very pleased to report that those very opinionated gamers from Opinionated Gamer love Junk Art! Finally we’ve made a game that they all can enjoy! You can read all their glorious words of praise here, but here are some of my favourite quotes:
This is one of those games that I have loved from first sight.
the variety of goals and gameplay offered in the different city cards makes this one stand out from the genre
I’ve played this a couple of different ways, and every play has been simple, laugh-out-loud fun
This is an inventive entry into the dexterity games space with a great, almost obvious theme and really well-done components
Thanks for playing!!
The Board Game Kaptain has posted a rules summary and a review of our new game, Junk Art…and he loved it!He even had his wife chime in with a second opinion and she loved it even more than he did! Some things that stood out:
“Even though I was dreading this game, I think this game is a lot of fun!”
“If you like high quality games that are going to last you years and years and years, buy this game.”
“If you like light-hearted dexterity games that have spontaneous bouts of laughter, buy this game!”
Wow – awesome! Thanks for all the kind words and for taking the time to make this video.
Jump to 12:15 to watch the review part if you’d like.
Zee Garcia from the Dice Tower explained why he loved Junk Art so much during a live Dice Tower event at the end of Origins! I had only heard the audio before – but here’s the video!
Though it was posted back in February, I just stumbled across it today. It’s a great review because two of the reviewers loved it and one didn’t – so you get to hear both sides! Thanks for the review Game Vine!
Our second video review of Junk Art just popped up online! This time it’s from the infamous Bearded Meeple. He reviews the components and some of the rules (there are many ways to play) and then gives his thoughts on the game. Some key sound bites that I enjoyed:
“We had a lot of fun playing it.”
“I like the obscure pieces in it and I really like the cards.”
“It’s not the same game every time you play it.”
“I like it! I hope you get a chance to check it out.”
Thanks Bearded Meeple!
The Dice Tower often creates top 10 videos based on various mechanics, and the recent one was for Pick Up and Deliver. This video also welcomed another board game podcast icon to the show – Rahdo! It was Rahdo that placed Akrotiri as his #4 favourite Pick up and Deliver game of all time. That’s high praise coming from someone who’s played and reviewed so many games! It’s surprising that Tom hasn’t played it yet though – considering he’s loved all of our previous games! Maybe we’ll have to send him one!
The first video review of our upcoming game, Junk Art, by Pretzel Games, has landed online – and is by none other than Tom Vasel from the Dice Tower. Tom got to play the game for the first time while he was at The Gathering a couple weeks ago, but then was able to snag his own copy. The bottom line? Tom loves it and gives it his Seal of Approval!
I really enjoyed hearing him say, “The designers of the game, Jay Cormier and Sen-Foong Lim have done some excellent games, so I was willing to give it a chance.” Cool that we’ve made enough good games that reviewers are now knowing who we are!🙂
Other standout comments from Tom:
“Guys, this game really has blown me away!”
“I was really surprised that they took this concept…and make it into an excellent, fun game.”
“The fact that every game has a different feel, is really neat.”
“If you do like skill based dexterity games this is honestly one of the best to come out in years.”
“Highly recommend it. HIGHLY recommend it!”
Wow – awesome stuff! Thanks Tom for the wonderful words!
Reviews 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!