If you thought their forays into video games were unexpected, sit down now. Thanks to the band Beatnik Turtle there is now an official album of songs devoted to the wonders of Cheapass Games. Hey! Don’t just sit there. Listen to sound samples!
Archive for September, 2004
While it seems like it hasn’t been long since the last one, Rio Grande Games has produced yet another newsletter. Most of the game descriptions have been seen in past announcements, but they have revealed more details on their forthcoming Carcassonne releases. The new expansion will be called The Count while the new stand-alone game will be called The City. If you’re a fan of the tile-laying game and can’t wait to find out more, there are more details available at BoardGameGeek here and here.
Fans of the old Rage CCG have produced an entire expansion, complete with art, called Gauntlet. (“Red– Werewolf– is about to die!!”) White Wolf appears pretty proud of this – they’ve even designated the new set tournament-legal. At first I thought this was another CCG Workshop deal, like for
Those who are interested in the challenges of transitioning the most popular board game of the last ten years to the screen (not that screen – stop being difficult) might want to have a look at the updates on the official Catan Online site. You can read a developer diary post, see a screenshot at one degree of separation, or even “Learn about the Klaus Teuber.” More fun than a barrel of insert-resource-card-name-here.
Election USA‘s marketing text begins with the following: “Why not run for President in this first boardgame from Mongoose Publishing? Remember, though, you have to be a Republican!” Yes, it’s a bit of political satire from the other side of the pond (where maybe it’s a little safer, commercially speaking). I’m always surprised that there aren’t more satirical games, given that game systems can caricature economic realities the same way cartoons can caricature appearances. People seem to have figured this out in the video gaming arena, but there still isn’t a lot happening of note, even there. Guess we’re still too busy drawing
babes with swords.