We're chuffed that Andy Hopwood has won yet another award from the UK Games Expo to add to his already overburdened awards shelf. This time his latest game, Daring Dustbunnies, has won the judges award for Best New Family Game 2021. Together with Mijnlieff - his 2010 UKGE winner for Best Abstract Game - and... Continue Reading →
Deckchairs on the Titanic – live on Kickstarter!
Today, the Kickstarter campaign for the Deckchairs on the Titanic was launched and will run for another 22 days. Deckchairs on the Titanic is a fast-moving, highly interactive board game with a healthy dose of ruthlessness required for victory! It is for 2-4 players and has a playing time of 15-30 minutes. It has been... Continue Reading →
Stranded Spacecraft Preview
Local designer Ayden Lowther will be bringing Stranded Spacecraft to Birmingham Boardgame Bash 3 at Meeple Mayhem on 16th June. Here is a short preview from Ayden himself: My name is Ayden Lowther and I am the designer of Stranded Spacecraft. I started playing board games about 8 years ago and I’ve been a heavy addict ever since. I’ve... Continue Reading →
Joseph Norris will be bringing Nightlancer to Birmingham Boardgame Bash 3 at Meeple Mayhem on 16th June. Here is a short preview from the designer himself: I'm Joseph Norris the developer for Nightlancer. I've been an enthusiastic gamer and follower of the cyberpunk genre for over 20 years and have been designing games as a hobby for... Continue Reading →
Birmingham Boardgame Bash 3
The next in our series of imaginatively titled events will burst into action at Meeple Mayhem from midday on Saturday 16th June. That's (almost) a whole two weeks for you to recover from the UK Games Expo, so you have no excuse not to come along. This time, we have a quartet of specially-selected guest... Continue Reading →
Robin Hood and the Merry Men – Kickstarter launch!
He's not quite a Brummie but still a West Midlander - Shropshire lad Martyn Poole has just launched the Kickstarter campaign for his Robin Hood and the Merry Men board game. This will be his first published game and he's working with the folks at Final Frontier Games (Cavern Tavern, Rise to Nobility), which means... Continue Reading →
How to Design a Boardgame Part 2 – Inspiration
So, after you’ve become a dedicated boardgamer (see part 1 of this series), what is the next step in designing a boardgame? Like in any field of creativity, you need to find inspiration. There are a number of ways in which boardgame designers are inspired and this is very closely linked to the different fundamental... Continue Reading →
How to Design a Boardgame Part 1 – The Cardinal Rule
unless you are Reiner Knizia or Uwe Rosenberg (and if you don't know who they are, shame on you!) then play boardgames. Play lots of them. Every week. Most days if you can. And don't limit yourself to your favourite genres, nor to your regular gaming buddies.