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”

Machi Koro

There are many modern board games that seem to be inspired by Vegas-style games. If you like Craps, then Machi Koro will blow your mind. In Machi Koro, your goal is to build a city, and in order to do that you must purchase buildings. These buildings will then yield income in various ways whenContinue reading “Machi Koro”

Now Presenting…

Highlights Make your game look presentable Present in a functional way Make sure you yourself are presentable Last night I participated in my first Publisher Speed Dating event as one of the potential game designer bachelors. I had signed up for the event, but I wasn’t sure if I was going to go through withContinue reading “Now Presenting…”

Sushi Go

Highlights Fun for all ages Quick and easy to learn Portable and makes a great gift Statistics 2-5 players 15-30 minutes Published by Gamewright “The pick and pass card game.” That what it is in a nutshell. If you’ve been going to Target and looking up the games that I’ve been reviewing, you’ll notice thatContinue reading “Sushi Go”

Playtesting Essentials

As I’ve mentioned previously, March is going to be a huge month for playtesting for Koalatie Games. By the end of the month, I’m hoping to have at least Center Stage ready for blind playtesting and hopefully Icon as well. For those new to the world of board game development, playtesting is the process ofContinue reading “Playtesting Essentials”

Telestrations

Highlights “The Telephone Game Sketched Out!” Fun For All Ages (That Can Read). Surprisingly, Not Fun When Playing With Drunkards Ice Breaker! Stats 4-8 Players (can go up to 12 with expansions) Ages 12+ Time: Depends on the number of players, but still very quick Published by: USAopoly Did you ever play telephone as aContinue reading “Telestrations”

Prototype Creation

Highlights It Doesn’t Have To Look Great Or Does It? It Does Need to Be Legible Understand That it Will Change…A Lot Ah…prototypes. They both bring me joy and cause me a lot of trouble. I love making them. Maybe it’s the creative, artsy person in me. My wife likes to say I’m “crafty,” soContinue reading “Prototype Creation”

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!”