Meeples Together: How and Why Cooperative Board Games Work – Kickstarter
Dec21

Meeples Together: How and Why Cooperative Board Games Work – Kickstarter

The body of work focuses on how board game design is growing. Only a couple of years ago the best game design work focussed on video games, but board games are starting to get better representation. This book is written by Christopher Allen and Shannon Appelcline and comes with a forward from the king of cooperative games, Matt Leacock, and the recommendations from industry legends like Jeff Tidbell, Raph Koster and Richard Launius....

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Deep Water Games picks up Claim – News
Dec20

Deep Water Games picks up Claim – News

Trick taking game Claim got a lot of buzz at this years game conventions, particularly Essen, which saw the release of Claim 2. We saw a few fairly prominent game reviewers mentioning it didn’t have a US release date (which can obviously affect the Australian release date). Well that seems to be solved now with Deep Water Games picking up the rights to release the game in March. If Deep Water Games sounds familiar, they’ve...

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Santorini mobile app – News
Dec19

Santorini mobile app – News

Super popular 2016 strategy game Santorini is headed to mobile. An iOS and Android version is in the works that will feature regular play and a new single-player variant called “Odyssey”. Santorini was published from Roxley Games and garnered great reviews. The adorable board, beautiful building pieces and gorgeous artwork saw the title nominated for various tabletop game awards. No release date as yet, but the closed beta...

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My First Castle Panic – News
Dec18

My First Castle Panic – News

In what has to be one of the most adorable game announcements of this year, Castle Panic is getting a kiddies makeover. Fireside Games is set to release My First Castle Panic next year. As with it’s older sibling, My First Castle Panic is a cooperative game that is great for beginner gamers (in this case, players as young as 4+ according to the box). Defend the castle from the adorable monsters using shape and color recognition....

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Board game giveaways for Australian gamers – News
Dec13

Board game giveaways for Australian gamers – News

Hey folks, this is just a reminder that over on our Facebook page in the coming weeks we’re going to be giving away a whole lot of games!! Thanks to VR Distribution Australia, we’re giving Australian tabletop gamers the chance to win games. We know it’s frustrating when you see a board game giveaway and then there it is, the dreaded rules “only available to US entrants”. Well you don’t have to worry...

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WizKids announces Chiyo’s Secret – News
Dec11

WizKids announces Chiyo’s Secret – News

WizKids has just announced the latest game from designer J.B. Howell (Reavers of Midgard). Chiyo’s Secret is “a hidden role deduction game that has players deciding the fate of a pair of star-crossed fugitive lovers at the climax of their epic love story”. This sounds like yet another standard hidden role game, with some players working toward one goal and others another. Using yes or no questions can you deduce who the...

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Forage: The Bee Game – Kickstarter
Dec10

Forage: The Bee Game – Kickstarter

Shout out to a little Aussie game. Forage: The Bee Game is now live on Kickstarter. The game comes to us from Byron Bay game designer – and beekeeper – Yari McGauley of Flow Hive. He created Forage: The Bee Game with his 2 kids Sonny & April. Forage is a 2-4 player game about the world of bees. Grow your beehive by collecting nectar, pollen & bees as you deal with pests, bears and the opposition. Forage is...

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