They're the most important (or only) component in many games: randomisable, concealable, invertible, portable, rotatable, categorisable and packed with information. I've yet to design a game which utilises this potential: my mechanics rely solely on the number of cards in a player's hand. Why have I allowed this to happen? I mostly work with area... Continue Reading →
Yes, I know, this site is mainly to do with boardgame design. However, these two gamebooks are interesting because they are both from first-time designers (at least of gamebooks), they were both self-published and, like boardgames, they are physical products. Indeed, I think there is a lot in common between boardgames and gamebooks, not least... Continue Reading →
Hot on the heels of our anniversary event, we are proud to introduce the line up for our seventh meeting of designers with their prototype games at the Meeple Mayhem boardgame cafe. Those from afar… James Naylor is making his first appearance at the Bash. His game, Magnate: The First City will be on Kickstarter later this year. In... Continue Reading →
Come on down to Meeple Mayhem today to try out Warren Wars. Or just pledge straight away in the Warren Wars Kickstarter Campaign!
It's our anniversary! The sixth Birmingham Boardgame Bash will take place on Saturday 9th February, just over a year after our first ever event. The venue is, as always, the Meeple Mayhem boardgame cafe. Andy Lefter will be coming from down south, on this way back home to up north. The rest of the designers will be... Continue Reading →
The fifth Birmingham Boardgame Bash will take place on Saturday 17th November from midday at Meeple Mayhem. This time, we have new faces Danny Tucker and Tom Lovewell, as well as returning designers with new games to playtest. Those from afar… Tom Lovewell of Redwell games will dazzle us with Ka-Zing, a spell casting card game for 1-5 people,... Continue Reading →
The fourth Birmingham Boardgame Bash will take place this Saturday 16th September from midday at Meeple Mayhem. The designers who will be attending are: Those from afar… Joseph Norris, the designer of Nightlancer and owner of Adversity Games, will be returning to the Bash with Arachnida, a strategy game for 2-6 players. Guide your spider breed... Continue Reading →
There are few things harder than compressing the entirety of human history into a video game, and one of them is compressing it into a board game. An example of this is A New Dawn, the latest board game adaptation of the epic Civilization series. In order to meet the Ultimate Challenge, the designers had made... Continue Reading →