In today’s episode I interview Nalin Chuapetcharasopon, founder of Meeple Marketing, and ask her how someone would go about marketing a board game ready for Kickstarter. This is such as loaded subject as there is so much out there and it is difficult to know where to start. Nalin breaks it down for us and shows how simple it really can be to get your board game out there and ready to launch.
Today’s episode is very special because it’s our 50th episode. Also, it is our very first interview. Today we talk with creator and comic Ray Cashman about his up and coming Power Slam card game. The artwork is high action with a cheesy 80’s 90’s pro wrestling feel. The game is easy to pick up and has a unique pin mechanic. When Justin and Alison met first met in Japan we used to watch hours of professional wrestling on tv as it was the only thing on that was in English, so Power Slam card game’s theme really resonates with us. If you are feeling nostalgic too for some ring side action the Kickstarter is launching July 27, 2020.
In this episode of Hot Game Magnet we discuss our new favourite game Black Angel. This game from Pearl Games has been on our shelf since Christmas, but we have only just got it out. Black Angel the board game is a hand management worker placement game. You are playing as an AI on a space ship: the Black Angel. In the far flung future all of humanity is being ferried to our new planet. There are 4 AI’s, representing different nations, competing to be the best at ushering said humanity to our new planet. The AI’s job is to protect the sleeping remnants of humanity, making sure they arrive safely and protecting them from 3 different alien threats. The AI that does the best job, wakes up their faction first thus making them the ruler of the world. In this episode we discuss the art, the replay-ability, the components and anything else we can think of. This game is super photogenic, super fun and super crunchy. For more info listen to find out what we thought of it.
Three for the price of 1! This week we discuss what’s hot on on our game table this past week, what’s hot on Kickstarter right now, and HotGameMagnets hot new game Push Poo!
Sometimes its nice to play a game that’s all about the endeavour to push the limits of what humanity can achieve in science and exploration. Most importantly, it’s nice to do it better than your opponents. Godspeed, by Pandasaurus games; a game that’s not so much about achieving greatness on an alien world as it is about doing it first and for the glory of your chosen nation.
It’s always been a dream of ours to be locked in the house with all the time in the world to play as many board games as we want. Maybe we should have been careful what we wished for. Maybe we should be grateful that we have so many options to entertain ourselves during a global pandemic. The important thing is that we have lots to talk about in our latest episode.
The woodland creatures are not alright. For us, that okay because waging war between the highly asymmetrical factions of ROOT never gets old. Especially now with the new Underworld and Clockwork expansions that bring two new factions, two new maps and a whole forest of automated enemies to make solo, and two player games a richer more fun experience.
While we are holed up in self isolation, we have been able to play a lot of games. However, this episode is all about games to come. There may be a global pandemic but Kickstarter is still going strong, so this week we round up a few of the games currently up on Kickstarter that look the most promising.
The next chapter in IDW’s board game adaptation of IDW’s comic book reboot of the massive hit; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!
We discuss our old favourite game- Feudum, and their latest expansion Rudders and Ramparts. (Why is it not called Boats and Castles? Who knows.)