Dastardly Dirigibles Gets FatherGeek Seal of Approval!

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Father Geek Approved

Our Steampunk card game Dastardly Dirigibles has already received some really great reviews, including one from the crew over at FatherGeek.com. They took a look at our game recently and gave it their official seal of approval.

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If you’re not familiar with Father Geek, Cyrus and his gang put a unique spin on the typical board game review. After a detailed overview of the game, the final review is actually 3 perspectives from different groups.

The Child Geeks give their thoughts as a group of younger players. The Parent Geeks give their feedback as adult players who may or may not consider themselves gamers but definitely view the game as a parent. Lastly, the Gamer Geeks take a more hobby-oriented view of the game since these are veteran players with a lot of experience.

In order to get the Father Geek Approved badge, a game has to be approved by all 3 Geek groups and we are very proud to say that Dastardly Dirigibles did just that!

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Each group had some great comments on our splendid construction creation.

  • The Child Geeks noted. “Each time you play a part, everyone else gets to play a part, too. This means that playing parts on your turn is not always a good thing.”
  • The Parent Geeks commented, “I like how the game subtly opens up to you. I thought it was just a race, but now I see it has more to do with pacing and positioning than anything else.”
  • The Gamer Geeks were intrigued as well saying, “This is a solid game. Light but it has depth. You need to be strategic about your card playing timing and always have a backup plan.”

Our favorite comment comes from Cyrus, Father Geek himself, in his description of the gameplay.

“The game forces players to play cards, but it does it in such a way as to make it feel like it’s doing you a favor.

‘What’s this? Your opponent just played an engine? Guess what? You can, too! Yeah, we’re all winners!’

The game just sold you a beautiful lie, and you’ll buy it each and every time, too, with a smile. When you are forced to play a card, you are also forced to change your Guide sheet in a way you may not particularly want.”

You can check out the entire review for yourself, and if you’re intrigued, feel free to grab a copy!

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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!

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!

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!