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Announcement: The 2017 Wallet Game Design Contest Finalists!

Posted by Jason Tagmire on

Earlier this year, we announced our second contest asking board game designers for their best Wallet Game. (link goes here). We changed things up this year by adding another category allowing designers to add up to 10 tokens to their game as something we call Wallet Plus.  We receive 61 different games from designers around  the world. Over the last month, we whittled down those pitches to 16 Finalists. We would first like to thank all the judges that took time out of their lives to help us determine the finalists (specifically in non-alphabetical order). We couldn’t have done it...

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Button Shy + Nevermore Games = The Spiel Press

Posted by Jason Tagmire on

We’ve joined forces with Bryan Fischer (Ahead In The Clouds artist) and his company Nevermore Games to create an all new product line that combines the Button Shy mentality (sidestepping the industry norms) with the Nevermore quality (wonderful products that come from a special place).Our new project is The Spiel Press, the premiere crafter of strategy roll & write game books. Announcement From Nevermore Games:The roll & write game is seeing a resurgence and makeover right now thanks to games like Qwixx and Rolling Japan. The Spiel Press is creating a very unique series of game books featuring perforated game...

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Deep Pockets - Episode 005

Posted by Jason Tagmire on

Deep Pockets - Episode 005

Previous Episode Previous Episode And this is the end of our first little story arc, "Exiting The Expectrum". Below we posted the full story of 001-005 in order so you don't need to click through multiple pages. Also, this takes us (sort of) through an entire game of Pod-X where the ship is going down and you need to find the last escape pod. It's a cool little nod to the game, and expect(rum!) to see more of these. Next week we meet some new characters! Deep Pockets is written by Jason Tagmire and Mike Mullins with art by Luke...

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2017 Button Shy Wallet Game Contest

Posted by Ryan Sanders on

2017 Button Shy Wallet Game Contest

Button Shy Games would like to announce our newest design contest, the 2017 Button Shy Wallet Game Contest. You may recall that last year we had over 70 entries, with our recently Kickstarted games Find Your Seats and Turbo Drift coming in 2nd and 3rd place. First place in our 2016 Wallet Contest went to Circle the Wagons which will be on Kickstarter this April 4th. If you are looking for a challenge, this is it - designing a game with only 18 (or less cards) with limited or no extra components. So get those creative juices flowing and submit to us your best...

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Yee-haw! Circle the Wagons!

Posted by Ryan Sanders on

Yee-haw! Circle the Wagons!

Button Shy is excited to announce Circle the Wagons, a 2-player map-building game that transports you back to the time of wagon trains, boomtowns and gold-rushes. Designed by Steven Aramini (Yardmaster), Danny Devine (Ghosts Love Candy) and Paul Kluka; featuring the art of Beth Sobel (Herbaceous, World's Fair 1893 and Lanterns) and logo design of Bryan Fischer (Chicken Caesar). Circle the Wagons is the winner of the 2016 Button Shy Wallet Design Contest, beating out over 70 other games. The Rundown Setup is simple - just place the cards in a circle and flip the final 3 cards over to...

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