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Unboxing Ortus from FableSmith

Ortus became a massive hit at G*M*S Central about a year ago when we reviewed the game for our Review Room Podcast. A game that came out at Spiel 2013 from a very small company that caught us by surprise and has made it to the top games of this year. In Ortus, players take…
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Podcast Episode – The Boardgame Review Room – A first play review of Ortus

Recently I had the pleasure of interviewing Joost Das, the creator of Ortus, an abstract game for two players that’s been funded in Kickstarer at the time of publishing this podcast.

Podcast episode–The Board Game Interview Room: Ortus Kickstarter with Joost Das

Kickstarter has open the door to countless games companies and games (literally countless… I can’t many) and it’s both very good and very interesting to see how some companies have gone over the hurdle of not having a bank account in either the USA or the UK in order to start their projects and see them succeed.

Fable Smith is one of those companies. Based in The Netherlands, Joost Das is the brain (and I literally mean brain… wait until you hear in the podcast what he used to do before he went into game design) behind Ortus.