Tuesday, November 30, 2021

People Behind the Meeples - Episode 309: Christopher Wiley

Welcome to People Behind the Meeples, a series of interviews with indie game designers.  Here you'll find out more than you ever wanted to know about the people who make the best games that you may or may not have heard of before.  If you'd like to be featured, head over to http://gjjgames.blogspot.com/p/game-designer-interview-questionnaire.html and fill out the questionnaire! You can find all the interviews here: People Behind the Meeples. Support me on Patreon!


Name:Christopher Wiley
Email:chris@ringstrue.com
Location:Massachusetts, USA
Day Job:I am a woodworker/carpenter.
Designing:Over ten years!
Webpage:www.ringstrue.com
Facebook:Ringstrue Games
Instagram:@ringstruegames
Today's Interview is with:

Christopher Wiley
Interviewed on: 11/19/2021

Christopher Wiley of Ringstrue Games is a woodworker and game designer that's been creating games and more for over ten years now! Be sure to check out https://www.ringstrue.com to see some of his great woodwork and then check out his page on The Game Crafter to see some of his games at https://www.thegamecrafter.com/designers/ringstrue-games. Read on to learn more about Christopher and his other projects.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

People Behind the Meeples - Episode 308: Jason Rittman

Welcome to People Behind the Meeples, a series of interviews with indie game designers.  Here you'll find out more than you ever wanted to know about the people who make the best games that you may or may not have heard of before.  If you'd like to be featured, head over to http://gjjgames.blogspot.com/p/game-designer-interview-questionnaire.html and fill out the questionnaire! You can find all the interviews here: People Behind the Meeples. Support me on Patreon!


Name:Jason Rittman
Email:playunkagames@gmail.com
Location:Kentucky, US
Day Job:Retail
Designing:Two to five years.
Facebook:@unkagames
Twitter:@unkagames
YouTube:Unka Games
Instagram:@unkagames
Find my
games at:
The Game Crafter
Today's Interview is with:

Jason Rittman
Interviewed on: 11/19/2021

This week we get to meet Jason Rittman from Unka Games. Jason has been designing games for a few years now and you can find several of his titles over on The Game Crafter with plenty more in the works. Read on to learn more about Jason and the games he's working on.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

People Behind the Meeples - Episode 307: Nathan Woll

Welcome to People Behind the Meeples, a series of interviews with indie game designers.  Here you'll find out more than you ever wanted to know about the people who make the best games that you may or may not have heard of before.  If you'd like to be featured, head over to http://gjjgames.blogspot.com/p/game-designer-interview-questionnaire.html and fill out the questionnaire! You can find all the interviews here: People Behind the Meeples. Support me on Patreon!


Name:Nathan Woll
Email:nwoll@yahoo.com
Location:Toledo, OH, USA
Day Job:I recently quit my main job to take on some part-time jobs that would allow me to focus more on game design. I work three part-time jobs right now - food delivery, market research interviewer, and school transportation driver.
Designing:Over ten years!
BGG:nswoll
Facebook:Nathan Woll - I am very active in most game design groups
Twitter:@NateWoll
Find my games at:BGG
Today's Interview is with:

Nathan Woll
Interviewed on: 10/29/2021

This week we get to meet Nathan Woll, designer of the recently crowdfunded Treasure Cats and the upcoming Free Radicals. He's a prolific designer with a number of other titles in development, so keep your eye out for more titles from him in the future! Read on to learn more about Nathan and his projects.

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

People Behind the Meeples - Episode 306: Amelie Le-Roche

Welcome to People Behind the Meeples, a series of interviews with indie game designers.  Here you'll find out more than you ever wanted to know about the people who make the best games that you may or may not have heard of before.  If you'd like to be featured, head over to http://gjjgames.blogspot.com/p/game-designer-interview-questionnaire.html and fill out the questionnaire! You can find all the interviews here: People Behind the Meeples. Support me on Patreon!


Name:Amelie Le-Roche
Location:Los Angeles, California
Day Job:When I'm not designing games, I'm a senior animator in video games. I've been in the industry for about 15 years, and have gotten to work on some pretty great projects with very talented people. Being so familiar with video games has definitely helped me design and develop board games.
Designing:Two to five years.
Webpage:www.zeruagames.com
BGG:Zerua Games
Facebook:Zerua Games
Twitter:@zeruagames
Find my games at:The Game Crafter or on my website
Today's Interview is with:

Amelie Le-Roche
Interviewed on: 10/28/2021

This week's interview is with Amelie Le-Roche from Zerua Games. Amelie has a number of games available on The Game Crafter, including several of which she donated for the Extra Life Charity Auction this year! Amelie is very active in the game design communities on Facebook, so you may have seen her around. Read on to learn more about Amelie and her many projects!

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

People Behind the Meeples - Episode 305: Anthony Fasano

Welcome to People Behind the Meeples, a series of interviews with indie game designers.  Here you'll find out more than you ever wanted to know about the people who make the best games that you may or may not have heard of before.  If you'd like to be featured, head over to http://gjjgames.blogspot.com/p/game-designer-interview-questionnaire.html and fill out the questionnaire! You can find all the interviews here: People Behind the Meeples. Support me on Patreon!


Name:Anthony Fasano
Email:potionslingers@gmail.com
Location:"Where Bad Things Happen In" Philly
Day Job:I even work in a pile of junk! I pack and ship vinyl records at a record store down in south philly!
Designing:Two to five years.
Webpage:linktr.ee/potionslingers
Blog:potionslingers.com
Facebook:facebook.com/potionslingers
Instagram:@potionslingers @card_game
Find my games at:email me or back the PotionSlingers kickstarter!
Today's Interview is with:

Anthony Fasano
Interviewed on: 10/3/2021

This week we get to meet Anthony Fasano, the designer of PotionSlingers, which is on Kickstarter right now! In addition to designing games, Anthony also enjoys periodically dressing up in 1980s fashion trends.

OK, I'm not sure that was even stylish in the '80s, but you can check out more in the PotionSlingers video below!

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

People Behind the Meeples - Episode 304: Pauline Kong & Marie Wong

Welcome to People Behind the Meeples, a series of interviews with indie game designers.  Here you'll find out more than you ever wanted to know about the people who make the best games that you may or may not have heard of before.  If you'd like to be featured, head over to http://gjjgames.blogspot.com/p/game-designer-interview-questionnaire.html and fill out the questionnaire! You can find all the interviews here: People Behind the Meeples. Support me on Patreon!


Name:Pauline Kong & Marie Wong
Email:hotbananagame@gmail.com
Location:BC, Canada
Day Job:Pauline: an ICU and Endoscopy nurse. In between, she is a retired stage magician, Vegas-style illusion show producer, and pianist.
Marie: is both a techy and artistic person. Her main job is as an UI/UX Developer. She also does freelance work as a graphic designer and web developer. (She was also Pauline's backstage assistant- don't worry Pauline didn't chop her in half, and if she did, she was able to put her back together in 1 piece)
Designing:One to two years.
Webpage:hotbananagame.com
BGG:Steam Up: A Feast of Dim Sum
Facebook:Hot Banana Games
Twitter:@hotbananagame
YouTube:Hot Banana Games
Instagram:@hotbananagame
Find my games at:https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2290121603
Today's Interview is with:

Pauline Kong & Marie Wong
Interviewed on: 7/8/2021

This week's interview is with design duo Pauline Kong and Marie Wong from Hot Banana Games. Their first game, Steam UP: A Feast of Dim Sum launches on Kickstarter today! Read on to learn about this up and coming design team and the projects they're working on.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Press Release - Calling All Board Game Lovers! Upper Deck is Searching for the Ultimate Legendary Gamer

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Upper Deck, the leader in entertainment memorabilia, is looking for the most passionate tabletop gamer who is making a positive impact in the gaming community for the ultimate prize!

Board game fans can submit a video or written entry of why they are the ultimate Legendary Gamer through December 18th for a chance to win one of three prizes. First place will receive a trip for two to Gen Con Indy 2022, a year of free games and exclusive Legendary ® Gamer swag! Second and third place winners will win an assortment of games and merchandise.

Check out details on how to enter and full contest rules here: https://upperdeckstore.com/legendary-gamer

Schedule of Events:
  • September 9th, 2021, at 12:00 pm: Contest opens
  • September 9th – December 18th, 2021: Submit entries to LegendaryGamer@UpperDeck.com
  • December 18th, 2021, at 12:00 pm: Contest closes
  • December 18th, 2021 – January 5th, 2022: Submissions reviewed
  • January 5th, 2022: Top 3 winners announced

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