Friday, October 05, 2007

Greg Reviews My Game

The inimitable Greg Schloesser gave a mini-review of my game It's Alive in the prelude to a session report. He says he likes it, but he only gives it a 6 out of 10. Hmmmm....

Hoyden About Town references my list of pink games, and adds a few more, such as the all pink Playstation 2.

In addition to the board game reuse project at Crafter which I previously referenced, someone made their own awesome 3D version of Settlers of Catan.

Carcassonne Online for the XBox now has an expansion that does not exist in cardboard format: Kings and Barons.

The Vancouver chapter of the IGDA is running a competition for creating a board game based on one of the video games: River City Ransom, Bomberman, Gradius, or Legend of Zelda. According to Trigger Happy, details are on the Vancouver's IGDA site, but I couldn't find them.

The Salt Lake Tribune covers the Board Game Designers Club of Utah.

PX3 and PX3 Junior are board games that teach about disaster preparedness. As usual, a board game devoted to the subject is probably not as effective as any number of games that simply have future planning built into the mechanics, but there you go.

In Israel, more and more game clubs are sprouting up. The Beit Shemesh group which spun off of my own club hosted its first Games Day this Sukkot. Read the session report.
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