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Game About Tea? - Breaking Through the Crowd of Kickstarters with a Niche Market
Trent recently talked with Dan and Connie, the creators behind Chai. It's a board game about tea that launched on 2018 and successfully raised over $135,000. Now they're back with another Kickstarter with a reprint and an expansion that we're helping to spread the word. Even if the game may not pique your interest, it's a fun discussion on the behind the scenes of launching a Kickstarter and what inspired the couple to design a game about tea. If you're interested but not able to catch a video interview at the moment, here's a written interview that I did with them a year ago.
Support Black Lives Matter with us on June 17
Since more than a week ago, we placed a black banner on the top of our website and on Board Game Prices to stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and to help raise awareness on this issue. In order to further help the cause, we will be donating 100% of the revenue from your board game purchases on Wednesday, June 17 to the NAACP. So for those of you who have been planning to buy a board game this month, please consider buying it on that day if you'd like to help support the cause. For those who'd like to help but are already tight on budget due to the effects of COVID-19, please partner up with us by sharing this announcement to your friends and family.
Lastly, there's always the option to bypass all of this and donate directly to the cause to maximize the benefits. If you need any clarifications, please feel free to ask questions here. Thank you!
Here are some cool projects we're helping to spread the word! As mentioned above, Chai is back for another Kickstarter with a reprint and an expansion. Even if you're not a fan of tea, check out their campaign to see the next level of Azul-like tiles. Next, we have Wretches & Rewards which successfully funded and is a week away from the finish line. If you're looking to supplement you and your friends' adventures with rewarding monster encounters and memorable loot, make sure to check it out.
- Interview with Dan & Connie Kazmaier ($88,617/$30,000)
- Wretches & Rewards Mini Adventures for 5e ($11,271/$7,428)
Gaming in a Social and Political World
On The Dice Tower, Tom sits down with Eric Lang to talk about social issues in gaming and how we can make the hobby better for everyone. Eric is a highly successful game designer at CMON and has been an active voice surrounding this issue. He also recently opened up about his past encounters with the Minneapolis police here.
Upcoming Kickstarter for Reiner Knizia Game
Reiner Knizia is a renowned game designer behind titles such as The Quest for El Dorado, Tigris & Euphrates, and Ra. He is working with publisher 25th Century Games to release Tutankhamun, a reimplementation of his earlier work from 1993.
8000 Years of Board Game History in 43 Minutes
At SHUX, a board game convention created by Shut Up and Sit Down, Quinns walks through the history of board games. I would've been so down to have lectures like this back in college.
As always, you can have a chance to win a $60 value board game of your choice by contributing to the community. Leave comments, make a post, add missing data on the game pages to gain as many entries before the deadline! Which game would you get if you won? If I could qualify, at the moment I'd probably choose Keyflower. And if gift card had been an option? I'd go for Too Many Bones 100%.
Thanks for the read! For those who are curious, the picture at the top is featuring Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated. My wife and I had a great time with our first session and I outlined my first impressions here. I died two spaces away from returning to the HQ... :(
Plus, make sure to check out the Feed and experience a whole new way to follow what your friends on BGA are up to including comments, posts, plays logged, and more! Feedback is always appreciated. Also, I'm working on ways to partner up with publishers and content creators to give away more games in the future, so be on the lookout for chances to win old, new, and even Kickstarter games!
- Phil & Trent