Developing and publishing Lost Ruins of Arnak amidst a global pandemic has been a harrowing adventure of its own, to say the least. Hitting exciting milestones, like recently winning the 2020 Golden Geek award for Medium Game of the Year, certainly helps to keep our spirits high, but this trek has had its share of … Continue reading The Road to Arnak
To be honest, when I started this blog, I had no idea it will be this long. It was meant mostly as some intro text to the designer notes for expansion cards we are adding to the game web. But when I was digging through that old history, nostalgia surfaced, and the text is now … Continue reading Through the Designer’s Notes, Part 3
With our friends from Devir, we work together to bring our games to several countries. They already sent us how it looked in Spain, and now the situation in Brazil. Brazil is, as we write this message, the epicenter of the pandemic in South America. All our territory is officially in quarantine, and some regions … Continue reading Brazil in quarantine
In my last post, I was writing about how the leaders sneaked to Through the Ages from an older prototype of mine. You probably wonder also about the wonders. But before diving into it, I owe you one more explanation. Who Leads the Nation Even if you accept that kind of random approach to leader … Continue reading Through the Designer’s Notes, Part 2
Since the start of the blog, we had a lot of coronavirus reports, but none was that far from the Czech Republic as this one. Our friends from Pixelpark sent us what is happening in New Zealand: March 24th, the New Zealand Government enforced a 4 week National Lockdown at level 4. This means all … Continue reading Situation in New Zealand
We are continuing to work on many projects to help people survive social distancing. A few weeks ago, Tony Gullotti, our PR manager for North America prepared a video showing how to play Codenames with friends over the internet. Today he shared a video showing how to play Trapwords using Discord, you can watch it … Continue reading How to play Trapwords over the internet
If you have been playing Through the Ages for a while, I suppose you got used to that mix of leaders and wonders in the game. But there was probably a moment when some of you asked yourself – how the designer picked those wonders. And especially – why just those people as leaders? Such … Continue reading Through the Designer’s Notes, Part 1
Three weeks ago, in a post How to play Codenames over the internet, I mentioned that we are working on several things for you to survive social distancing more enjoyably. Two weeks ago, we released an update to the free print and play game Under Falling Skies – which now has official translations into Czech, … Continue reading Adrenaline Solo Play DLC
Our friends from Brain Games operates in all three Baltics countries. So it is interesting to see a different approach by these countries to the current situation: Brain Games handles distribution and retail in Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania. Each morning all our team leaders meet for a video chat to update on the local happenings … Continue reading Greetings from Baltics
One of our partners in Canada, Lion Rampant Imports (recently acquired by Asmodee), sent us their view of the current situation: Like most countries across the globe, Canada hasn’t been spared from COVID-19 and in early March, both federal and provincial governments put in place safety measures to minimize the spread of the disease as … Continue reading What about Canada?
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