What does it take to actually publish a board game? Board Games production is something many, many people have wanted to get a stab at. With Kickstarter having democratised the publishing process quite dramatically, more and...Read More
Have you ever thought about funding your game in Kickstarter? Me neither, but quite a few people have and we thought it’d be a good idea to organise a panel at the biggest games convention in the UK so the attendees could have...Read More
I believe one of the problems of the RPG hobby in general is that we don’t talk about it to people who don’t know about it often enough.
So we decided to do something about it at the UK Games Expo and organised a seminar with a bunch of people worth listening to and we go from a brief history of RPGs to some selection of games that would suit different types of gamer, ages and genres.Read More
Pretty much any and every roleplaying gamer has, at some point, wanted or thought about write an RPG. And most of us have found the task daunting. With fairly good reason… it’s not something that makes itself! So hopefully this...Read More
Steve Jackson is one of the most famous names in gaming. Two extremely influential game designers and entrepreneurs share the name though they live on opposite sides of the Atlantic.
Therefore having someone at the UK Games Expo who could give us a glimpse into what it is like to run the company that brought us Munchkin, GURPS and many others was a real treat.Read More
And then the UK Games Expo arrived. WOW!
For starters the venue this year was changed. We were located at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, which is pretty much adjacent to Birmingham NEC and the Airport. Easy to get to by train and plane. The hotel is pretty huge and it was able to accommodate the more than 7000 people the Expo saw last year. And the extra 3000 that have attended this year. It was pretty amazing!Read More
With an iPhone app so you can play on the move with a rather clever AI, it offers a great deal of strategy and it is rather fun, and Pocket Hive means you can take it in your pocket (literally!) any time if you don’t have an iPhone.Read More
Michael Fox talked to the guys of Gung Ho Games about their game Pirates of Nassau. I can’t say much about this game as I wasn’t there, so I guess you’ll have to watch the interview. However, and just in case you’re interested,...Read More
Ok, so for the second Unboxed review I thought I’d go a bit old school. This is Games Workshop’s Dungeonquest, I don’t have the Swedish original (which is still available btw and is called Drakborgen: Legenden (“Dragon Castle: The Legend”) and is produced by the Swedish game company Alga.) The story goes that a couple of Games Workshop employees discovered this game in Sweden and they loved it so much that they brought it back with them, word got around GW HQ and soon the bosses were begging for a licence to produce it in the U.K.Read More
Tweet RPG is a free online game that allows you to play through Twitter. I must admit the concept is not that easy for me to grasp, so I was very happy to chat with Samuel so he could explain everything!Read More
By Paco Garcia Jaen And the latest release from my foray into videoing at the UK Games Expo. I have never heard about Ragnar Brother’s or their games. Ever. So it would be unsurprising if you haven’t heard about them...Read More
By Paco Garcia Jaen During the UK Games Expo I was fortunate enough to play a round of Smash Up with Mark Wootton, who, although his business card says something else, is the Director of All Things Cool at Alderac Entertainment...Read More