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Category: First Impression

Ben Boersma, Darwin Games

I recently connected with Ben from Darwin Games over Instagram after we had both posted images of Crokinole boards a few days apart mentioning that we were each waiting 30 days for the topcoats of polyurethane to dry. His board was one he had built himself and painted to look like a giant eyeball from one of the Occulite creatures that live in his tabletop universe. Mine was a less impressive resurfacing of an old hand-me-down I had received.

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Top 5 BG Apps

I would like to talk about peripheral apps. The ones that help us play or navigate the world of board games. The ones that help me most anyway. The apps that I use almost every day either while playing games or between games while thinking about other games.

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Episode 9: Story Telling

In this episode we chat about how board games tell stories. Designers have a lot of tools to work with when attempting to weave a story into their game. The components, the artwork, the mechanics and of course, the actual written narrative are all ways to convey a story to players.

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Necromolds

Necromolds! Coming to KS. Finally a miniature game where you get to destroy the minis. Again and again and again. Maybe I am too excited about this idea.

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Hasbro Makes a Move

Hasbro, who needs no introduction, recently announced they would begin phasing out plastic in all their new toy and game packaging. This includes shrinkwrap, poly bags, elastic bands, blister packs and so on. The new manufacturing policy will be sweeping across the whole of the Hasbro gaming portfolio from Monopoly to Magic the Gathering.

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