Thematic Solitaires for the Spare Time Challenged

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Getting ideas in parallel

Morten Monrad Pedersen
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For more than 3 years we here at Automa Factory have been developing a game. Here’s a photo of it that I’ve cropped to show only the parts that are relevant for the purposes of this post:

From gallery of mortenmdk

Then yesterday, I checked out the game The Maiden in the Forest by Todd Sanders. Here’s a picture of that:

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Image credit: Button Shy Games.

Does that in any way look familiar?

The name of our game is “Forest of The Shadow”. Recently I noticed:

Board Game: Shadows in the Forest

Image credit: Carthoris Pyramidos.


Board Game: One Deck Dungeon: Forest of Shadows

Notice the subtitle. Image credit: Carthoris Pyramidos.

Sound familiar?

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