Board Game Buzz, March 18, 2013
Here is the latest news in the world of board games, for the week of March 18th, 2013:
From Blood Bowl to Liar's Dice
"This week 138 Games brings you five games from the mid-1980s that you've just got to try. There are several sports games, including a football game, a bicycle racing game, and the blood sport that is Werewolf. Then you've got a popular Ravensburger classic and a dice game that was even featured in a blockbuster movie a few years back." [link]
A Board Game and Feast of Thrones: A Perfect Pairing
" A Game of Thrones: The Board Game (2nd Edition) looks at first glance to be a standard "dudes on a map" wargame ala Risk, but upon further inspection, you'll see that the gameplay actually mimics the tension and style of conflict that Martin portrays in his books." [link]
Courting a Game Publisher DO's and DON'Ts
Some advice for prospective game authors: "Believe it or not, there is an etiquette when submitting your game to Publishers. Publishers receive many submissions and just like submitting a resume for a job, the simplest things can turn Publishers off. To a degree it's like courting- there are Dos and there are Don'ts that most Publishers expect." [link]
Abalone Coming to Android and iOS
"With close to seven million copies of the famous board game sold around the world, Abalone is officially coming to iOS and Android devices! Take the famous black and white marbles wherever you go and play against the game's artificial intelligence or a friend on the same device. Put your thinking cap on, weigh up your options and make your move." [link]
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