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W. Eric Martin
Today is International TableTop Day, as decreed by Geek & Sundry, the folks behind Wil Wheaton's TableTop series of game demonstration videos, and you may or may not be participating in a TableTop event right now. (If you are, then it's probably your turn, so put down your phone and make a move!)
Me, I'm planning to play a few games with my family, but I thought that I'd also take the time to show off The Infinite Board Game, a collection of piecepack games being released by Workman Publishing on September 22, 2015.
As I noted in this Aug. 2014 BGGN post, Workman contacted piecepack creator James Kyle about assembling a collection of piecepack games, and Kyle then passed my name to Workman as I had created a proposal for such a project in the mid-2000s. That project is now nearing completion, with Workman editor Daniel Nayeri and me (and others) checking the final proof of the text in mid-April and the project then going into production by the end of April.
The Infinite Board Game includes a 160-page softcover book that includes rules for roughly fifty games, with each game having a double-page spread (and more pages when needed) that lays out the rules, includes diagrams and set-up information, and is dressed up with a fun illustration. In the book, the games are divided into categories such as classic, solitaire, and dexterity. The Infinite Board Game comes packaged with a redesigned version of the piecepack; I haven't seen the test versions of the pieces in person, but the image below shows a mock-up of the piecepack components (as well as the book), and I love the look that Workman has chosen. Very curious to see this project on shelves in the months ahead and find out what people think about the collection!