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A Button Shy Micro Chat on Avignon: Pilgrimage

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A Button Shy Micro Chat on Avignon: Pilgrimage

Welcome to the second Micro Chat in our 1st Quarter line-up, this time we are chatting with John du Bois on his Avignon: Pilgrimage. Rekindle the flames of faith first stirred up in John du Bois’ Avignon: a Clash of Popes. This 2-player standalone expansion Avignon: Pilgrimage introduces new ways to push and pull your way to Pope, even more characters with new powers that change with their position, and alternate setups that create even more variety. Gameplay is like that of the original Avignon, using the characters' unique powers to pull the character cards over to their side of...

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Going Back For Seconds: Designing the Expansion for a “Small Portion” Game

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Going Back For Seconds: Designing the Expansion for a “Small Portion” Game

Going Back For Seconds: Designing the Expansion for a “Small Portion” Game  by John du Bois As my first published design, my aspirations for Avignon’s commercial success were not high. I was fairly certain it would fund. I thought we’d hit a stretch goal or two. But how popular could a two-player only game about the Catholic Church really be? It seems that I underestimated our chances. It was never my intention to design a full expansion for Avignon. I’m not a big buyer of game expansions, and tend to think that if something was good enough to put into...

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Introducing Avignon: Pilgrimage - A Standalone Expansion To Avignon: A Clash Of Popes

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Introducing Avignon: Pilgrimage - A Standalone Expansion To Avignon: A Clash Of Popes

Announcing a new standalone expansion by John du Bois. Rekindle the flames of faith first stirred up in Avignon: a Clash of Popes. The standalone expansion Avignon: Pilgrimage introduces new ways to push and pull your way to Pope, even more characters with new powers that change with their position, and alternate setups that create even more variety. Play Pilgrimage by itself or combine it with the powers from A Clash of Popes to add new levels of strategy and tactics while preserving the quick and accessible gameplay of the original. Button Shy Games is excited to announce Avignon: Pilgrimage, a stand-alone expansion to Avignon that...

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Sneak Peak at 2017

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With our recent post about what to expect from us for the rest of 2016, we thought we would now turn a little attention to our January 2017 lineup to give you our readers a sneak peak into the new year.    Starting in 2017 we will be trying something new at Button Shy Games. We are stopping the monthly Kickstarter and moving to a quarterly Kickstarter. Our quarterly Kickstarter will feature 3 games at once (so we will still be offering 12 games a year through KS). Backers will be given the option to back anywhere from 1 to...

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