When: Saturday, November 10th from 11am to 9pm
Where: The Guild House, 16631 Bellflower Blvd, Bellflower, CA 90706
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. Continue reading Unpub Mini at The Guild House
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. In case you didn’t know, the international award is given to the best game of the year. Continue reading “Azul” Was Its Name-O
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 when the number associated with them is rolled using a pair of dice. Continue reading Machi Koro
- 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 with it, because we are still looking into whether or not we want to go it alone, go through a publisher, or somewhere in between. My team convinced me to go through with it just to see what’s out there. So yes, my wife pushed me out into the dating world again. Luckily, I had enough on me to still be date-able (is that a word? “Datable?” “Datatable?” Continue reading Now Presenting…
- Fun for all ages
- Quick and easy to learn
- Portable and makes a great gift
- 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 that games are not very cheap. However, if you’ve played the games, you know that you’ll get more bang for the buck than almost any other form of entertainment. Sushi Go is one of the exceptions. It’s affordable!
Continue reading Sushi Go
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 of putting your unfinished game in front of others to play in hopes of gaining constructive feedback. True, there are good and bad playtesters, but you can still learn a lot from the bad ones.
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- “The Telephone Game Sketched Out!”
- Fun For All Ages (That Can Read).
- Surprisingly, Not Fun When Playing With Drunkards
- Ice Breaker!
- 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 a kid? You know, that game where you whisper a phrase in a person’s ear, and then they whisper it to another person, and so forth, until it comes back to you? It never worked out, right? But that was the fun of it! Now you can play it as an adult and look cool doing it with Telestrations!
Yes, that was a subjective statement. Yes, you could look totally uncool playing Telestrations as I will explain. Continue reading Telestrations
- 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,” so it doesn’t sound like it’s girly. I don’t care. It is what it is. I’m man enough to say I like doing arts and crafts. That being said…
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- “It’s like uno, except there are goats, magical enchiladas, and kittens that can kill you.” – CNN
- Easy to Learn
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- Start a New Email Address
- Great for Collaborating
- 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, and I’ve barely touched the surface on all that it can do for Koalatie Games. I’m sure many of you are far more versed in Google Drive’s capabilities than me, so please feel free to comment below on what you’ve found and what I can actually improve on. Continue reading Google Drive!