2018 GenCan’t/Button Shy Contest

When the announcement went up that Button Shy was sponsoring this year’s GenCan’t Game Design Contest, I was intrigued. I didn’t have any 18 card games in my catalog, but I did have a couple of games that could be adapted. Miniventure is a version of Astroventure that I intended to be a small promotional …

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Where is Cork Board Games today?

So it’s been a few months since my last post. A lot has happened, and at the same time not much has happened. So let’s check where CBG stands today and what my plans are going forward. The last few months January came with the submission for the Cardboard Edison Award. I submitted Compact Carnival …

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Updates on Compact Carnival

A month ago, I went up to Grand Rapids, MI for the very first UnPub Midwest. I had a table for the full event, a total of 14 hours of play testing. Turnout was nice, could have used a few more people off the street, but when it got slow, we just played each others …

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One year of Cork Board Games

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I got an email that said this domain was up for renewal. Reminded me that last November I bought this domain and began the site. At the time, I had no idea what a year it would be and all the things I would do related to this little project. At …

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Compact Carnival v0.3 Overview

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post where I talked about how I’ve been playing small card games in order to learn what makes them tick and how I can apply that knowledge to improve my newest game, Compact Carnival. Today, I’m talking about Compact Carnival, how it came to be, and what …

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Games I played in April 2017

Updates from March Goals: After taking a couple weeks off from design work, Astroventure got a bit of a redesign and the tests are going well. To see more about the updates to the game, you can see this post and this post. I didn’t get around to playing either Ashes or any solo games, though I …

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Games I played in March 2017

March was full of game playing for the first half of the month until UnPub. The second half was filled with work, interviews, and conferences so not much game playing happened the second half. But this month did have some highlights. Due to the Raiders of the North Sea expansion Kickstarter I picked up the …

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