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Seth Jaffee talks Eminent Domain: Microcosm

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Seth Jaffee talks Eminent Domain: Microcosm


Interview with designer, Seth Jaffee. This time around we discuss, his newest game, Eminent Domain: Microcosm. A microgame for just 2-players in which: "Each turn you take a card into your hand from the supply, then you either play a card and carry out its instructions, or pick up your discard pile to refill your hand. Each card also has a scoring condition on it, and to win you'll want to maximize those conditions."

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Thu Oct 9, 2014 1:51 pm
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Dice, Crayons and Chip Beauvais

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Dice, Crayons and Chip Beauvais


In-depth interview with designer Chip Beauvais, on his unique game, Chroma Cubes. In Chroma Cubes (for 2-5 players) players use dice to color parts of pictures. "The earlier you finish each figure in the picture, the more points that figure is worth."

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Thu Oct 2, 2014 1:26 pm
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Jason Kotarski Spills About Dead Drop

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Jason Kotarski Spills About Dead Drop


In this interview with Jason Kotarski (designer of The Great Heartland Hauling Co.) we talk about his newest game Dead Drop currently on Kickstarter, to be published by Crash Games. Dead Drop is a micro card game for 2-4 players, in which gamers are "...secret agents working for different organizations, players scour the globe seeking information that will help them find the location of a hidden explosive device. Agents must trade information and sell secrets in order to learn the location of the device and grab it before it falls into the hands of another agency!"

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Wed Oct 1, 2014 1:30 pm
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Andrew Federspiel Talks Knee Jerk

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Andrew Federspiel Talks Knee Jerk


Interview with Andrew Federspiel, on his game, currently on Kickstarter, Knee Jerk. A party card game, in which "One player plays as the host, rapidly announcing random situations. The first player to create a valid ending to the situation wins the point. If more than one player answers, the host picks his favorite. The first player to gain five points is the winner!"

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Wed Sep 17, 2014 1:34 pm
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Chris Handy Talks BUS

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Chris Handy Talks BUS


Interview #9 with Chris Handy and the last in our Pack O Interview Series. This time we look at the eighth game in the Pack O Game series, BUS. For 2-3 players BUS is a pick up and deliver game.

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Thu Sep 4, 2014 1:39 pm
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Chris Handy Speaking on the Silent Co-op Game, SHH

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Chris Handy Speaking on the Silent Co-op Game, SHH


Interview #8 with Chris Handy in our Pack O Interview Series. This time we look at the seventh game in the Pack O Game series, SHH. In this 2-4 player game, players will "...cooperate as a single team to spell words in order to rid their hands of as many letters as possible. The catch? Silent play proves challenging when one doesn't know his teammate's hand."

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Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:28 pm
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Chris Handy Wants You To (Play) LIE

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Chris Handy Wants You to (Play) LIE


Interview #7 with Chris Handy in our Pack O Interview Series. This time we look at the sixth game in the Pack O Game series, LIE. In this 2-6 player game, players will "begin the game with 5 cards and they choose which number on each card they will use to bluff and win the round. During a round, each player must either make a bid of how many of a certain die they believe are shared amongst all players chosen dice -OR- call the previous player's bluff and say, "LIE!" The loser of the round may only draw back up to 4 cards next round and play continues until just one player remains!"

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Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:58 pm
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Chris Handy on Decorating the Taj Mahal

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Chris Handy on Decorating the Taj Mahal


We are back with our Pack O Interview Series. This is interview #6 with Chris Handy. This time we look at the fifth game (and first of the Kickstarter stretch goals) in the Pack O Game series, TAJ. It is a 2-4 player game, in which... "assume the roles of ancient rug collectors vying to display their collection in the Taj Mahal. Vote on proposals made by opponents to shift rugs in the display to gain prestige for rugs displaying your secret color scheme."

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David Harding Talks Ones and Zeros

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David Harding Talks Ones and Zeros


Taking a short break in our Pack O Interview series, we bring you an in-depth interview with Elevenses designer, David Harding. This time he's back with One Zero One, "a fast-playing but highly tactical card game for two players, set in the world of 1980s computing."

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Tue Aug 19, 2014 5:42 am
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Swattin' Flies with Chris Handy

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Swattin' Flies with Chris Handy


Interview #5 with Chris Handy in our Pack O Interview Series. This time we look at the fourth game in the Pack O Game series, FLY. In this fly swatting 2-4 player game, players will " take turns dropping the fly swatter card on the table to swat flies with like colors and symbols. You'll need at least 3 of the same color or symbol in order for a fly to count."

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