Congratulations to Birmingham-based designer Andy Hopwood on yet another award!

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 →

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 →

Games Hack coming up

Ever wondered how easy it is to get from first ideas to working game? Wonder no more. Come and have a go! Vince at Asgard Games in Walsall is letting me put on a Games Hack this month. We'll meet up late afternoon on Saturday 22nd July in the shop, then teams and individuals will... Continue Reading →

Competition, Creativity and Close Calls

A few months ago I had a brilliant little idea based on a prompt from Kickstarter. They wanted to see projects based around one-off or one-of-a-kind creativity, among others. I immediately threw together the bones of a Games Hack evening at my friendly local games store and stuck it up there on Kickstarter for the... Continue Reading →

Too clever by half?

I'm trying to write a card based rpg and do you know what? I'm overthinking it. I have a basic mechanic which is designed to be fast and fluid, and the outline of a working narrative to hang the tale from. I even have believable characters to inhabit this world and half an idea as... Continue Reading →

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