W. Eric MartinUnited States
181 Gen Con 2015 videos(!) in the BGG YouTube queue to assemble posts, I overlooked one or two (per company), so I'm dropping them all here, starting with Survive: Space Attack!, which is a reworking of Julian Courtland-Smith's Survive! by the Engelstein family and Stronghold Games.
Among the Stars: Revival, co-published by Artipia Games and Stronghold Games, serves as an expansion for other standalone Among the Stars titles as well as a two-player game in its own right. Thank goodness we can now represent such relationships decently in the BGG database. Progress!
Telestrations After Dark. Is it more, or is it less?
Wonky is a kick in the teeth to anyone who worries about having pristinely organized shelves, which means the box nicely represents the gameplay since the challenge during play is to keep things from falling over while placing wonkily-shaped blocks.
Castles of Mad King Ludwig with designer/publisher Ted Alspach of Bézier Games in the BGG booth, so I'm claiming ownership.
Love Letter — but AEG's publication of Adventure Time Love Letter will undoubtedly introduce it to thousands more.
Smash Up: Munchkin combines — or "smashes up", as one might say — two best-selling titles from AEG and Steve Jackson Games, with Munchkin serving as the flavor on the Smash Up gameplay.
deck-building card game Valley of the Kings: Afterlife from AEG fits the pattern of After the Stars: Revival above, being both a standalone game and an expansion for Valley of the Kings.
1001 Odysseys from designer/owner Chris Cieslik can briefly be described as Tales of the Arabian Nights in space. For a longer description, check out the video.
Now it's time to start focusing almost solely on Spiel 2015. Just over five weeks to go until it opens!
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Gen Con 2015 XXII: Survive: Space Attack!, Among the Stars: Revival, Wonky, Telestrations After Dark, Adventure Time Love Letter, Smash Up: Munchkin, Valley of the Kings: Afterlife & Castles of Mad King Ludwig
30 Aug 2015
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