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Granite Games Summit Fall 2016 - Photo Recap - Publisher's POV

Posted by Jason Tagmire on

This past weekend was the Granite Games Summit (a.k.a. G2S) Fall convention in Nashua, NH. Jason from Button Shy was there, along with a few Button Shy designers - we thought we share a few pictures of the fun.   Ryan from Cardboard Republic and his tiny hand.      The hotel at G2S had a full on pirate ship.      Shooting the Universal Rule Kickstarter video.      Universal Rule with Ninja: Silent But Deadly designer Ben Gerber.     Chip teaching Smoke & Mirrors.      Somebody Ninja'd Jason.     Daniel Newman teaching Ahead In The...

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What We Have Lined Up for the Rest of 2016

Posted by Ryan Sanders on

Good Morning! We hope this blog post finds you all well. We here at Button Shy Games, thought we take a couple minutes and tell you about what our plans are on Kickstarter for the rest of the year. The quick overview is this:   A little more detailed overview is this: In October we have planned Ahead in the Clouds. A 2-player game, by up-and-coming designer, Daniel Newman and art by Bryan Fischer. Ahead in the Clouds, will be our first game in our Wallet Games Series to use components outside of just the cards. It is a very Euro-inspired...

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The magic moment when everything clicks

Posted by Jason Tagmire on

There's a great moment in designing and developing games where everything fits right into place. It happens once or twice on each project and feels magical. For our upcoming wallet game, Smoke & Mirrors by Chip Beauvais, it was when the theme fell perfectly into place. The initial version of the game was called Finished With Lies (a They Might Be Giants song title), and it was essentially very similar to the current version, but it was virtually themeless. The game was a bluffing game where players had one card from each of three drastically different decks, and had to use...

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June Product Update - Wallets, Bosses, Geeks and more!

Posted by Jason Tagmire on

The Next Wallet Games You might notice that "games" is plural. That’s because the next thing we offer is going to be a collection of three wallet games. Instead of releasing the next three games in a short time period,  we’re going to put all three out at the same time. This will save on shipping time (on our end) and cost (on your end). So what are the games?  Fever Chill by Kenneth Thompson A light deduction game for 3-4 players. Players are doctors trying to keep themselves healthy and sabotage their rivals. In simultaneous card selection (and occasional revealing),...

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