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Introducing Universal Rule - A 4X game that fits in your pocket

Posted by Jason Tagmire on

Deep in the Pocket Universe, the balance of power is shifting. Seventeen newly discovered planets are being colonized and tapped for crucial resources. Shifting alliances and stacks of galactic credits influence battles for control. Can you claim Universal Rule in this 4X wallet game from Button Shy? Button Shy Games is excited to announce Universal Rule, a 4X game that fits in your pocket. Players are vying to control the universe by exploring, expanding, exploiting, and exterminating. Players will provide their own coins (or use one of our upgrade packs).  Each turn, the active player selects an action they would...

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A Button Shy Micro Chat on Universal Rule

Posted by Ryan Sanders on

Welcome to another Button Shy’s  Micro Chat. In this edition,  we will be talking to Smoke & Mirrors designer, Chip Beauvais, on his latest wallet game (and currently on Kickstarter) Universal Rule. Part of our Pocket Universe series (which also included Pod-X and Twin Star games), Universal Rule is an 18 card, 3-5 player sci-fi game. Before we get to the chat with Chip, here is a quick run summary of the game:   Deep in the Pocket Universe, the balance of power is shifting. Seventeen newly discovered planets are being colonized and tapped for crucial resources. Shifting alliances and...

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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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