This Saturday and Sunday, the 28th and 29th, a unique gathering happens here in Austin. Game designers from all over come together at Protospiel South to show off prototypes of their new games and playtest prototypes from other designers. Continue reading Fireside Games at Protospiel South This Weekend
Last Sunday was Dragon Lair’s big Demo Extravaganza and I stopped by for a few hours to meet some fans and run a few demo games. It’s always fun to meet new players, but what I found really interesting was that most of the games customers wanted to play were cooperative. Continue reading Demos and Co-ops
The good folks over at Dragon’s Lair here in Austin are having a “Play & Save Board Game Extravagana” this Sunday, March 6th. The idea is to come into the store and play a demo game and save some money. Continue reading Dragon’s Lair Demo Event On Sunday
It’s still hard to believe it’s only been a year since Castle Panic came out, but last Sunday was the official day of our One Year Celebration. Continue reading Happy Birthday to Us!
One year ago this month, Castle Panic officially hit the shelves and players around the world began to dread the words Giant Boulder. Continue reading Castle Panic Birthday Party!
Sgt. Pepper may have taught the band to play 20 years ago, but on this day last year, Castle Panic officially hit the streets. We had been touring and promoting the game before the release, but this was the official “Big Day.” Continue reading Happy Birthday Castle Panic!
Hey everyone. If you’re in the Austin area and love games, especially NEW games, I want to let you know about Protospiel South that’s happening this weekend. It’s the same idea as the classic Protospiel convention that’s held every year up in Michigan, except thanks to Austin’s own Jonathan Leistiko, we’re getting our own version of it here in Texas.
To quote their own website; “Protospiel South is a gathering for amateur and established game designers to test and promote nearly-finished game prototypes. The atmosphere is casual, yet everyone is serious about their goals and dreams of publishing games.”
It’s a great idea and a fun wayto see new game ideas that may eventually make it onto the shelves of your local game store. Today is mostly setup and registration, but tomorrow and Sunday will be where the gaming gets started. The convention takes place at the Best Western Atrium North, in Austin and admission is $20 at the door for a day pass, or $30 for the entire weekend.
Last Saturday was the big day for the Give 2 Game charity event and it was a lot of fun. The turnout was much bigger than last year and it looks like the donations were more than twice what was made last time! It didn’t hurt that there were tons of games available and lots of people to play them with as well.
Hey all, just wanted to drop a quick reminder that Give to Game, the board game charity event, is going to be taking place this Saturday, April 10th in the Fellowship Hall at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church 4622 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78745 It runs from 10 a.m. until midnight and all it takes to get into a day full of free games, giveaways, auctions, and more is either $20 at the door, $15 online, or 1 bag of food at the door.
We’ll be there playing games, running demos and helping out a good cause. Plus, there will be a chance to win a copy of Castle Panic at the event as well, so come on down and join us.
Give to Game is a board gaming charity event that benefits the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas. It’s a great way to play some games and hang out with other gamers while doing some good for Central Texas families. This will be the second year our friend (and fellow game designer) Dan Manfredini has put this unique event together and it’s shaping up to be bigger and better than ever. Continue reading Give to Game in Austin on April 10th
Okay, so this doesn’t have anything to do with games, but it was just so cool I had to post anyway. Continue reading Stormtroopers and Sword Fighting, Oh My!
Our panel discussion last Saturday was a lot of fun. We had a great time discussing games, game development, publishing and more. One thing that became even more clear during that discussion was that Austin is literally full of gamers. Continue reading Austin is full of gamers