Seen and Heard

Hello everyone!  Today, rather than taking on any one specific topic, it seems like a nice time to dance around a bit and look at everything that’s passed through recently.  

Primal Games–the Meme?

Reader Reed Berkowitz took my post on primal games one step further by creating a meme pick to support it.  Here’s the picture and you can check out his twitter feed here.

Primal Game Design

Tuning In To Kickstarter

Most everyone I know has hit some form of Kickstarter fatigue.  Despite that, this week saw two you should definitely check out. I playtested both and found both to be loads of fun.

Take Out The Papers and the Trash

Garbage Day first landed on our game table a few years ago.  Shane Willis had a delightful dexterity game and was sure to do well if it could only find a manufacturer that could fabricate its plastic garbage can.  He found that manufacturer in Mayday Games. If dexterity games are your thing, be sure to take a look at this one.

Garbage Day Proto

Television Programming: the Home Game

Regular readers know I first saw The Networks about 18 months ago.  It was a solid game then and in the interim, Gil Hova only made it better.  It’s a hoot!  It’s a game by Gil Hova.  Is there really anything else to say?

The Networks

Well, I Made the Big Time At Last.

Although I knew negotiations were in the works, I had no Idea Barnes & Noble had moved forward.  Game Developer and all-around snazzy dude John Eyster spotted duck! duck! SAFARI! on the shelves and sent this pic by way of proof.

duckduckSAFARI

I’ve been trying to break into a mass outlet for some time and making it to B&N is the first breakthrough.  Now to extend this inroad…

How about you?  What exciting games have you seen lately?  What wonderful tales do you have to tell?  Share with your fellow readers in the comments below.  And if you’re enjoying what you’re reading, create an account with WordPress and follow this blog.  If you keep reading, I’ll keep writing.

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2 thoughts on “Seen and Heard

  1. Congratulations on the B&N placement!

    Not sure if you’re aware of it, but the Barnes & Noble at FM 529 and Highway 6 in Houston is a pilot store for board games. More space allocated, and more SKUs being tested for viability. (It makes their clearance sales better, too.)

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