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Top Five Moments of Pax Unplugged by Chip Beauvais

Posted by Jason Tagmire on

Chip Beauvais (Universal Rule, Smoke & Mirrors, Chroma Cubes) helped us out at Pax Unplugged for the entire show. He was a huge help before, during and after the event. He made it back home safe and sound, rested up and wrote up his top five moments from the perspective of a designer working at his publisher's booth.  Pax Unplugged was awesome. I split my time between demoing games (mostly, but not exclusively, my own designs) and meeting people. Here are some of my favorite moments.   Meeting other designers One of the things I love about twitter is the opportunity...

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Game of the Week - Universal Rule

Posted by Mike Mullins on

We're back for another Game of the Week special. Wait, where were we last week?... Oh yeah! Launching our latest Kickstarter campaign! We have three very different games available: Hero Tec, Kintsugi, and In Vino Morte. The campaign ends Saturday, and we'd love your support. While we keep tabs on our current campaign, we thought we could celebrate a campaign that ended one year ago. Universal Rule is our foray into 4X territory, and if you missed it the first time around, now is your chance to exploit our generosity and expand your collection. Deep in the Pocket Universe, the...

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Game of the Week - Smoke and Mirrors

Posted by Mike Mullins on

Yes, yes, I got all of the emails. And the DM's. And the texts. We'll discuss how you all got my phone number later. For now, I'm happy to announce that yes, we will help you celebrate Halloween by naming our Victorian magician bluffing game Smoke and Mirrors the Game of the Week. We'll even add in a PNP of one of our Halloween-themed postcard games, Scissorcards, for free! Smoke and Mirrors is a bluffing game for 2-5 players, designed by Chip Beauvais, with art by Fabrice Weiss and Sara Beauvais. As the greatest magicians in the world, players will compete for the top spot by trying...

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Button Shy Family Kickstarter Roundup - 10/27/17

Posted by Jason Tagmire on

Welcome to another edition of the Button Shy Family Kickstarter Roundup, where we showcase the new projects from the great people we've worked with in the past. Ben Pinchback and Matt Riddle, designers of the definitive travel game Cow Tiger Santa Claus and our April 2016 postcard game The Big Score, have a game that is bigger than the two of these combined, then times about 10. Legends of Sleepy Hollow by Dice Hate Me is a co-op, miniatures based campaign game, filled with flavor and lots of legacy-style campaign gameplay. If you want a deep thematic dive, this is it.  Legends of Sleepy Hollow...

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Game of the Week: Pod-X

Posted by Mike Mullins on

I'm trying to figure out what made me choose Pod-X to be the next game of the week. Maybe it's because I just saw Blade Runner 2049, and the cool schematic-looking starship art seemed like a good fit. Maybe it's because I saw Daniel Solis, the game's designer, posting pictures from his half-marathon on Twitter (congrats, Daniel!). Then again, maybe it's because I looked at the Game of the Week schedule and saw that Pod-X was next. But who knows, right? Life's a mystery. Pod-X is set in our Pocket Universe, but not on the best of days. Your starship is going...

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