Tuesday, July 27, 2021

People Behind the Meeples - Episode 291: Brandon Conrade

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.  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:Brandon Conrade
Email:brandon.conrade@gmail.com
Location:Kansas, USA
Day Job:Health Information Administrator
Designing:One to two years.
Webpage:Buyers & Liars sell sheet
YouTube:Buyers& Liars playthrough
Other:Ten Minute Teach Channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCjkCN-wt6PCqUPEA4d2AGvA
Today's Interview is with:

Brandon Conrade
Interviewed on: 7/7/2021

This week I'm happy to introduce you all to Brandon Conrade, a newer designer working on a game about car salesmen called Buyers & Liars. He also runs the Ten Minute Teach YouTube channel where he'll teach you how to play board games in 10 minutes or less! Read on to learn more about Brandon and his projects.

Friday, July 23, 2021

Press Release - Announcing Gudetama The Tricky Egg Card Game Holiday Edition from Renegade Games

Announcing Gudetama The Tricky Egg Card Game Holiday Edition!

Channel your inner lazy egg in this holiday edition of the hit card game!

Take as many cards as you want, but don’t get scrambled on the last card!

The Gudetama card game is a trick-taking game for 2-7 players where the goal is to avoid winning the final trick! The player who wins the final trick will score points equal to their card that won the trick (you do not want points). The Game is played over the course of several rounds, where each round consists of 7 tricks.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Press Release - Trek 12 from Pandasaurus Games Releasing in November

Trek 12

Releasing in November!

Trek 12 webpage - live on 7/21
Here is our final release of 2021! Trek 12 is a fast-paced roll-n-write that has players ascend the highest mountain peaks across the Himalayas!

Roll 2 dice, then all players simultaneously decide how to use the result on their player sheet, by either: taking the higher number, taking the lower number, or adding, subtracting, or multiplying both dice. Each option can only be used 4 times per game, causing some tricky situations in later rounds!

As you trek across the mountain, you will create "fixed lines" of consecutive numbers and "mapped zones" of matching values. The more numbers you have in these lines and zones, the more bonus points you will earn!

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

People Behind the Meeples - Episode 290: Gerald Kielpinski

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:Gerald Kielpinski
Email:geraldk@me.com
Location:Orleans, MA
Day Job:Graphic Designer
Designing:Two to five years.
Webpage:baecard-z.com
Blog:baecard-z.com
BGG:Card Z
Facebook:Manti Games
YouTube:Manti Games
Instagram:@cardz_theburbs
Find my games at:Upcoming kickstarter Oct 1
Today's Interview is with:

Gerald Kielpinski
Interviewed on: 6/22/2021

This week we meet Gerald Kielpinski, who has been working on his Card Z zombie apocalypse rpg card game. It'll be coming to Kickstarter in October, so keep your eye out for it! Read on to learn more about Gerald and his projects.

Monday, July 19, 2021

Get Rolling Seas Before The Price Increase!


My Crowd Sale for Rolling Seas was a big success in April.  It's now been delivered and has been getting played by people around the country.  I'm thrilled at the reception it's been getting, even being called "a possible Cartographers killer", which is high praise indeed, since Cartographers is one of my favorite games!

If you didn't have a chance to get in on the Crowd Sale, now is the best time to buy a copy.  Next week The Game Crafter will be increasing prices for a number of their components (for the first time in years), so the price of Rolling Seas (as well as most other TGC games) will likely be going up a few dollars.  As always, I keep the base price of my games as low as I can, so I'm not really making any profit on them (usually just a few pennies since TGC rounds prices up to the nearest dollar).  So if the component cost increases the game cost will increase, too.

So if you'd like to grab a copy of Rolling Seas, the expansions, or any of my other games (or any of the other amazing games on TGC), order before July 26.  On July 26 you'll see price increases across the board.  Head to https://TheGameCrafter.com/games/Rolling-Seas to order today!

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Press Release - Announcing The Three Little Wolves from Renegade Games

Announcing The Three Little Wolves!

Today we are happy to announce The Three Little Wolves, a game about building the tallest house you can before the Big Bad Pig demolishes your buildings, produced in collaboration with Oni Press and designed by Poki Chen & Smoox Chen! 

People Behind the Meeples - Episode 289: James Henderson

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:James Henderson
Email:battlehaven@mail.com
Location:US, Maryland
Day Job:IT professional and real estate investor.
Designing:One to two years.
Webpage:www.battlehaven.net
Blog:www.battlehaven.net
BGG:Coming soon
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/BattleHavenNet-Games-2268391843195126
Twitter:(I need a social media marketer)
Instagram:Coming soon
Other:How did I not know about BGDF ?
Find my games at:Coming to Kickstarter and on Table Top Simulator
Today's Interview is with:

James Henderson
Interviewed on: 5/20/2021

Today we get to meet designer James Henderson. He's been a gamer for a number of years, but just recently turned his knack at coming up with modifications to existing games into a passion for designing his own games. Through BattleHaven.net Games he's working on a number of cool titles that he hopes to have published soon. To learn more about James and his projects, read on!