When box closing has something ... somewhat ...erhm ... somehow ... Watch Stu's Stupdendous Box Closing Video !
Eurazeo is an investment group that holds several companies, including Asmodee which is the one we probably mostly know about but they also have a large range of brands like Desingual or Europcar or even Léon de Bruxelles as part of their portfolio. There is a public publication of the annual results done every year... Continue Reading →
So it did happen ! Last week - on April 19 - took place the first ICE COOL tournament of the Boardgame Monkeys, sponsored by Atalia a French distributor who's providing quality games for our hobby pleasure ! We received several boxes and a customized trophy for this occasion. Ice Cool is produced by Brain... Continue Reading →
Join us tomorrow night for the ICE COOL Tournament organized in collaboration with the French boardgames distributor ATALIA who's kindly sponsoring the event of tomorrow night April 19 at Outpost Gamecenter in Brussels ! I received them all and they are waiting for you to pick ! Sign up for this free tournament to get... Continue Reading →
We all loved playing with building blocks as kids, but La Boca, by Z-Man Games (Filosofia in Europe for the French version) or KOSMOS, reintroduces the fun of building blocks in a creative and challenging game that is great for casual gamers of any age. In the game, players create colorful structures resembling the brightly... Continue Reading →
With the kind support of the distributor Atalia we will be hosting an Ice Cool tournament on 19 April 2017 at Outpost Gamecenter in Brussels. The winner of the tournament will receive a game box for free ! Head over to our Meetup Group page to register for the tournament (free participation). What... Continue Reading →
Having very much enjoyed Onirim (second edition) and Sylvion previously I was pleased to try out Urbion the other evening. Unfortunately this trip into the dream world wasn't as rewarding as my others.... In Urbion you are trying to achieve balance in each of the cities. These four (of twelve total) cards in the middle... Continue Reading →
In a recent episode of Breaking Into Board Games, we discussed our predictions about 2017. One of my predictions was that we would start seeing a cap on attendance at larger conventions. I wanted to continue on that subject with a wider lens, looking at a possible scenario we may be facing in the coming years.
The board game industry is growing at an explosive rate (revenue from hobby board games grew 56% from 2014 to 2015; I’d expect similar numbers when the numbers come in for 2016), and I’ve heard a few pundits indicate that there’s no end in sight. As an independent board game designer/publisher, I certainly hope that’s the case.
But I always try to plan for contingencies, and part of that is planning for the possibility that this explosive growth slows, stops, or even reverses.
To be honest, I would expect the hobby to continue…
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Eric Martin took the 1st pictures at the New York Toy Fair of the upcoming game of Libellud called Dice Forge. First talks about this game are a year old; already in January 2016 the publisher was talking about it. Illustrated by Biboun, from the author of Seasons, Himalaya and Xidit (Regisse Bonnessée) the game... Continue Reading →