Oct 062015
 

pic2490588_t[1]Thanks to Piotr Żuchowski, I managed to get my hands on an early production copy of Heroes a few months ago. Since then, I’ve managed to do the Unboxing video and play the game a few times and must say loving it every time I play.

This is a weird thing for me to say because, to be perfectly honest, I don’t like real-time dice-throwing games. They make me very anxious and the lack of chance to think between dice rolls drives me potty. And Heroes has a real-time dice-throwing mechanic.

The difference is, though, that at times the game stops and you can think about what you want to do.

Anyhow, I am getting ahead of myself. Heroes is a game for two to four players in which the players create a deck of creatures and spells that they use to attack the enemy and inflict enough damage points on the adversary’s general and win the game.

With gorgeous artwork and pretty frantic gameplay, Heroes mixes dice and deck building very, very well with a dash of strategy – no ta lot, but enough to make it matter.

I asked Piotr to come to the podcast to talk with him about the game and some of its aspects that were the most innovative or caught my eye.

This is the interview. I hope you enjoy the show!

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Sep 272015
 

pic2650302_tRome: Rise to Power is another history based game, this time from Golden Egg Games, creators of City Council and Athlas Duel for Divinity and also with a nice twist: A trademarked mechanic system. It’s all in the podcast…

Also very interesting is that this time the game is also going to be finished, printed, produced and delivered in time for Spiel…

And it has four days to finish!

Hope the interview will give you all the excuses you need to look at the game and become a backer!

 

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Aug 172015
 

prime_timePrime Time Broadcast Tycoon is the latest offering from Golden Egg Games, a company that keeps coming up with great game after great game.

This time they are offering a TV channel simulator in which the players have to create their own shows, arrange a weekly schedule and compete to get the most audience and generate sales through advertising.

That sounds very much close to real life…

And they keep meeting some very tight deadlines too! The Kickstarter is going at the time of releasing this podcast and yet they are going to deliver in less than two months at Spiel… How?

Well, I got together with Elad Goldsteen, designer and mastermind behind Golden Egg Games to find out about the game and their strategy.

Hope you enjoy the show!

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Aug 102015
 

bespoke_geek_logoSometimes people have great ideas and they need to go to Kickstarter to get them realised because money is tight. That’s the whole principle of Kickstarter, I know. But I also know that some people have grown increasingly cynical of some projects that go to Kickstarter for the marketing and not the need.

This is not one of those situations. The Bespoke Geek is a newly created company that wants to bring cosplaying into every day dressing by creating gaming related clothes you can wear to work. Or the park. Or the cinema.

You get the point.

And this is something else that’s very cool about this project. It’s creative, games related but not a game and it’s been created by a gamer who’s got other interests too.

And just for that, this project deserves backing.

But to make sure you get all the facts, here’s this interview with Kara Gander, the designer behind the project.

 

 

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Jun 132015
 

pic2529504_t[1] By Paco Garcia Jaen

Academy Games is currently in Kickstarter with a new version of a game called Mare Nostrum; a game of building empires, defending territories, building alliances and managing lots of resources.

The company has had massive successes in the past with games like Fief – France 1429, 1775 Rebellion, Freedon – The Underground Railroad and the Conflict of Heroes series and now they’re poised to repeat the feat with this project.

And I am not surprised. It looks amazing and Academy Games has forged a reputation for quality both of gameplay and production that people have come to trust.

But, as usual, a new game is also a new risk both for consumers and producers and one can never find enough information before buying to help make the right decision. Which is why I got together with Uwe to ask him a bunch of questions about the game and the project.

Hope you enjoy the show and take a look at the Mare Nostrum Kickstarter project.

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Apr 282015
 

mockupAlthough not many people think about countries like Greece a country with a board game tradition, some companies are keen on setting a stepping stone and bring some excellent games to the table of as many as possible.

Mage Company has been doing that since they released Wrong Chemistry a few years ago and then levelled up with 12 Realms only to then get even better with Hoyuk and now they have something else on the cooking pot.

12 Realms Bed Story takes the game to its final steps of expansion and pushes it as far as it can go. New rules, new themes, new realms, new characters… and new Kickstarter that will come out very soon.

Meanwhile, I got together with Alexander Argyropoulos to ask him questions about the next edition of the game and also about future plans for the companies.

Hope you’ll like what I heard as much as I did, because I liked it a lot!

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