Shadows of Inclusivity: Why We are Using Silhouettes for Our Artwork

“…all this helped to inform our team’s decision to use silhouettes to represent people in Upstaged and Icon — so everyone can see who they want to see for themselves in the games.”

Look for the Cool Blue Crew!

I’m not the best marketer in the world, by far. In fact, I’d say that I’m subpar. It’s because I don’t necessarily like the limelight, and I’m not very good at tooting my own horn (man, that’s a weird saying). Since I’m not great at talking about myself, I figure one of the best waysContinue reading “Look for the Cool Blue Crew!”

Unpub Mini at The Guild House

On Saturday, November 10th, Koalatie Games, in conjunction with Axenic Games and The Guild House, will be hosting an Unpub Mini playtesting event! These type of events enable board game designers to test out their latest games in order to tweak and improve them. The event runs from 11am – 9pm at The Guild House in Bellflower, CA, and after each of the four sessions, we will hold a raffle for sweet board games and other awesome prizes. Best of all, the event is FREE to both playtesters and designers.

“Azul” Was Its Name-O

There was a game on sale at Target and Azul was its name-o! (sing this to the tune of “B-I-N-G-O”). Why? Because at its base level, Azul is like new-age Bingo. And now the much-hyped, rightfully hyped game is on sale at Target after winning the prestigious Spiel des Jahres 2018 Award earlier this year.Continue reading ““Azul” Was Its Name-O”

What’s in a Name, Part 2: Drop the Mic?

Part 1 of this little set of blog posts discussed probably the most significant thing that has happened to Koalatie Games in the past few weeks. We have changed the name of the game Center Stage to Upstaged! Today, we discuss what seems like a little issue, but I’m wondering if it will have implicationsContinue reading “What’s in a Name, Part 2: Drop the Mic?”

Cover Story

I recently took to Facebook via Koalatie’s FB page, some board game development groups, and my own personal page to ask opinions on what cover we should go with for the game. The results were a little surprising.

Google Drive!

Highlights Start a New Email Address Great for Collaborating Calendar! Docs, Sheets, Forms, and Keep! If you haven’t been introduced to the world of Google Drive or something similar, consider me your welcoming party! In the real world, this is like your Microsoft Office suite in the cloud. In the gaming world, it functions similarly,Continue reading “Google Drive!”

Get Organized!

Highlights Filing system Game creation kit Expenses By now, hopefully you’ve jumped into creating a game and you’ve loved it! You want to do more. Awesome! If you plan to do a lot more designing, this is the point where you may feel the first bit of this as being a “jobby” rather than aContinue reading “Get Organized!”

I’m Coming Out

My name is Myke, and I am a board game designer. I am outing myself to the world at large as a board game aficionado. I have dreaded the day I would tell others about my true desires, but there comes a time when the truth must come out so we can all move forward.