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The Infinite Board Game Is Now Available in Finite Numbers

W. Eric Martin
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Board Game: Piecepack
If you'll indulge me a self-centered post on Cyber Monday, I'd like to announce that The Infinite Board Game — a collection of piecepack games that includes a snazzy piecepack set — is now available from Workman Publishing.

In August 2014, I had announced a deal with Workman to bring this piecepack book to life. The piecepack, for those who don't know, is a board game analog to a deck of cards that James Kyle created in 2000, then released to the public domain. In his words:

"The grand hope is for ubiquity," says Kyle, "and although I don't expect it, that's the only thing to shoot for. Every house in the world has a deck of cards, and the only way to potentially match that with the piecepack is through a distribution model similar to that of a deck of cards. If one company manfactured it and didn't make money, that would have been the end of it."

Now, says Kyle, "I don't have to worry whether I'm making money on it or coming up with cash for the next print run. I get to watch people who are inspired create games just for fun without the commercial overtones."
For more on the origins of the piecepack, head to my announcement of the book deal, which includes a reprinted article on the game system that I originally wrote for the July 2004 issue of GAMES.

The components of The Infinite Board Game are shown below, and I've included an unboxing video (from someone other than me) below that. Workman Publishing is offering a 20% discount with the promo code "HOLIDAY" through December 15, 2015 on this title and many others when purchased directly through its website. If you buy on Dec. 8, you can also get free shipping for your purchase.

I'll now return to the regular less self-centered posts...

Board Game: Piecepack

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