Uplifting Reviews for Dastardly Dirigibles!

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Another day, another set of great reviews for our plucky little airship building card game, Dastardly Dirigibles!

The Deseret News weighs in:

Dastardly Dirigibles is a relatively simple design with some interesting elements that come together under a delightful theme.”

 

The wonderful folks over at Mid-Life Nerd Crisis have declared:

“This one may be my new favorite game! A++”

 

Jason Meyers over at I Slay the Dragon.com has written a great review of the game absolutely chocked full of Victorian slang praise! Highly recommended reading for the fashionable steampunk.

“Like its behemoth titular airships this one’s head rests loftily in the clouds.  Its nonchalant and mischievous twist on set collection honors its Steampunk inspiration and gives it a distinctiveness.”

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Dale Yu at Opinionated Gamers.com has this to say about our airship escapades:

Dastardly Dirigibles is a filler with meaningful decisions… and I’m enjoying it a great deal.” “. . . the perfect addition to my “games to play with non-gamer family” as well as nice opening game for game nights.”

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Patrick Cossel over at The Forge Herald had some great things to say about our game:

“To the person, we all agreed this game was a lot of fun.”

Dastardly Dirigibles Forge Herald ReviewNot only that, but we were awarded the Forge Herald Stamp of Approval. Quite splendid indeed! We love hearing about folks enjoying building their airships and knapping a good part from their fellow engineers. May the winds be at your back!

 

 

4 Out of 5 Stars for Dastardly Dirigibles!

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Our steampunk airship game continues to sail to new heights! Two new rave reviews for Dastardly Dirigibles have arrived and we wanted to share them with you.

Internet vs. Wallet has declared Dastardly Dirigibles to be a great game for some light family fun.

“We found ourselves coming back to this one often.”

Meanwhile, over at Guslado’s Games, Guslado gives a recap of his Gen Con experience and awards our game 4 out of 5 stars. Thank you good sir, and a most dapper countenance you have there!

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It warms our cogs and gears to hear about the love for Dastardly Dirigibles. Best of luck to all of you as you race to build those beautiful blimps!

“A Must-Play For Fans of Steampunk”

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Jeff Provine over at BlogCritics.org just posted a great review of Dastardly Dirigibles! His review covers the gameplay and artwork and comes away with smashingly good praise indeed!

“Going beyond simple icons, the art shines through as each suit stands out, whether in polished white with golden statuary, weighty cast iron hefted by over-sized engines, or the stitched-together Wild cards with banners and tablecloths mixed into the blimps.”

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“Famous for its innovative mechanics in Castle Panic, Fireside takes time-tested suit-matching play and raises it to the stratosphere with Dastardly Dirigibles.”

Jeff wraps up his review with the summary that “Dastardly Dirigibles is great fun for family and light gamers and a must-play for fans of Steampunk.” If you’d like read more, check out the full review here. To see what all the fuss is about, grab a copy from our store and come away with the exclusive Smoke Bomb promo card!

Bite the Tooth! Dastardly Dirigibles Reviews Are In!

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The first wave of reviews for Dastardly Dirigibles have arrived, and they are splendid indeed! We are quite pleased to share these with you as we twirl our mustaches with pride.

Ddoplayers.org claims that “Dastardly Dirigibles is a fun game that is easy to learn. With a lot of depth to it.”

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Dave Banks of GeekDad.com quite thoroughly enjoyed the game and specifically calls out how enjoyable it is for players of different ages, “It’s simple enough for young kids to play, while having enough strategy to become a more challenging game for more serious players.” He wraps up with high praise, “Dastardly Dirigibles is a truly enjoyable game that has great art, plays quickly, and encourages laughter in its play, resulting in an all-around great family-friendly game that is definitely worth checking out.”

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Marco at Marcowargamer has posted his video review and determines our airship building game to be “a simple, fun filler with a little bit of backstabbing.” Indubitably!

 

Last, but definitely not least, the famous Zee Garcia from The Dice Tower declares, “Thumbs up from me. Check this one out if you enjoy the genre. If you’re looking for a cool card game that gives you a neat new setting, look into Dastardly Dirigibles.”

Many thanks for the kind words! We’ll be posting more reviews shortly, but if you’re already convinced, you can trot on over to our shop and pick up a copy today!

Dastardly Dirigibles Takes to the Skies!

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TDastardly Dirigibles steampunk airship card gamehe splendiferous day has arrived! Dastardly Dirigibles, our steampunk airship building card game, is now available everywhere!

Professor Phineas Edmund Hornswoggle, famed airship builder, is retiring and you are an engineer competing to inherit the Hornswoggle factory! Dastardly Dirigibles steampunk airship card game airships

Each airship is made of seven cards, each representing a different part of the airship, such as the nose cone or lift engine.

Whenever a player adds a part to their airship, ALL players MUST add the SAME part, even if it means replacing an existing part. The first player to play all seven parts and complete their airship ends the round, but there’s a catch. Players only score the suit they used the most in building their airship!

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Dastardly Dirigibles steampunk airship card game Smoke Bomb promo cardNormally when a new ship is launched it’s tradition to break a bottle of champagne over the bow of the vessel. As much as we’d love to celebrate in that way, nobody likes a wet, sticky card game. Instead we encourage you to visit your local game store or head over to our shop and pick up a copy. And right now, if you get your game from our online shop, or a participating retail store, you’ll get the exclusive Smoke Bomb promo card free with your purchase!

So strap on your goggles and start twirling your moustache, it’s time to become the master of those Dastardly Dirigibles!

Review Round-Up for Here, Kitty, Kitty!

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here kitty kitty game coverTomorrow you’ll be able to get your own copy of Here, Kitty, Kitty! at a game store near you. And it is already getting high praise. Let the early reviewers tell you what they love about it and convince you to adopt one of your very own!

The artwork and theme win big with this one. Of course, you probably already guessed that, since who can resist a bunch of adorable kitties?

“It’s silly fun and the artwork on the cards is really excellent…” says Go Fatherhood.

I love the artwork. This game pulls no punches on any of the humor,” raves Rick Perez of Let’s Level Up. “The artwork in this game is tremendously humorous. There are just so many funny cards that I just got a good chuckle at, which I think should be commended because I think that the artwork is fantastic.”

What about game play? This game is so much more than just a pretty face. While it is simple to learn, there is a depth to the game that leaves players desiring another go to hone their strategies and grow their hoard of kitties.

GeekDad declares, “Here, Kitty, Kitty! is a fun little family game. It’s easy to learn and plays quickly.

“We all had a great time with this fast, simple game, so much so that when we finished, they immediately both asked for us to play a second game,” comments Go Fatherhood reviewer, Dave Taylor, about playing this game with his kids.

Tricia Victor from Golden Distribution was delighted by the added intricacy in the game. “My favorite part of Here, Kitty, Kitty! was the depth of strategy that was involved… It was fascinating to watch everyone’s strategy to obtain kittens evolve from one game to the next. Here, Kitty, Kitty! is competitive without anyone realizing how much movement, placement & area control happens with the neighborhood cats.”

Let’s Level Up agrees, “There’s plenty of room to be strategic, both on the offensive side and the defensive side, and there are a lot of important decisions that you make while you’re choosing your two actions. There are a lot of opportunities to think outside of the box.”

Here, Kitty, Kitty! is simple to learn, and will be a great filler or light game for your next game night. You can play it with an emphasis “…good old fashioned fun…” (InternetvsWallet), or take it a little more seriously like Perez did, “If you’re a fan of ‘take-that’ games, Here, Kitty, Kitty! is amazing in that regard.”

Final Verdict

Well, we’ll just let them tell you…
“…a fantastically fun game… I think it’s fabulous and ‘purrrfect.‘” – Rick Perez, Let’s Level Up
“It is a family friendly, lighthearted game… that will keep everyone coming back to the table for more.” – Tricia Victor, Golden Distribution
Buy this game. You and your family will love it.” – Internet vs Wallet
“Definitely recommended and a game I’m sure will move onto the active shelf.” – Go Fatherhood
“It’s easy to learn, appropriate for families, and features adorable plastic miniature cats.” – Ryan Morgenegg, Deseret News
“… it is AWESOME!.. this one really is the cat’s meow…” – Third Eye Games

You can watch Let’s Level Up’s full video review below, or choose any of the links above to view the full reviews shared in this article.

 

Dastardly Dirigibles Coming Summer 2016!

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Happy Birthday, Jules Verne! In honor of a man whose imagination and fantastical inventions on the page have inspired amazing technologies to be born in the real world, we are excited to announce another new release coming your way in 2016! Dastardly Dirigibles are coming to airspace near you this summer.

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Professor Phineas Edmund Hornswoggle, famed airship builder, is retiring and you are an engineer competing to inherit the Hornswoggle factory!

Build your airship from different parts of 9 beautiful suits. Each time a part is added, ALL players MUST add the SAME part–which may replace an existing one. dastardly-dirigibles-3D-box-left

Use Special cards to your advantage or to thwart your opponents. The round ends when the first airship is complete. But you score only the suit used most in your airship. The player with the highest score after 3 rounds wins!

Dastardly Dirigibles is a game full of surprises and visual delights. The tarot-sized cards feature gorgeous Steampunk artwork. You will have a hard time choosing a favorite airship suit! This card game will hit stores in July 2016. It plays in an hour, accommodates 2–5 players, ages 8 and up, and has an MSRP of $19.95.

Dastardly Dirigibles joins Bears! and Here, Kitty, Kitty! as part of our line of fun, friendly competitive games priced $25 and under.

Share our official press release with your favorite mad scientist or engineer!