Which board games would make great avatars for our library?

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If you haven't done so already, go and sport an avatar of your choice! https://www.boardgameatlas.com/avatars

So my question is, which board games can you think of that have awesome character designs, faction symbols, or fun iconography? If you let me know, I can reach out to the publishers behind those games and try to get their permission.

For example, I'd love to get characters from Root and Santorini added into our library some day.

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14 months ago

As you could probably expect, I'll say Raiders of the North Sea and Architects of the West KingdomSome others would be Mice and Mystics and Aftermath

Who decides how much coins something will cost?

Supporter14 months ago

Shem Phillips just gave the OK! Am asking him to send me the necessary files :)

Thought of you immediately after getting the OK xD

14 months ago

That's great! I'm looking forward to it!

Now I wonder how many coins they'll be....

Supporter14 months ago

1,000 xD

Not sure, but they'll be reasonable haha. I'll post an update on the forum right now on all of the leads. I've received enough messages that it feels like just editing this post will be too much haha

Supporter14 months ago

Oh man great choices!  I wish I thought of some of these.

Supporter14 months ago

Great suggestions, I love The Mico's art on Raiders and Architects. Will look into the other ones you mentioned too!

As for the cost, it's just been some hand waving in the air and deciding on a number haha. Sometimes, we talk about it, and sometimes Trent will assign a number to his liking. Basically, no process yet :D

Supporter14 months ago

Root, The Tiny Epic Games, Western Legends

Supporter14 months ago

Thanks! Oooh I like the style on the Western Legends. Will check out Tiny Epic Games. And of course, Root I love! :)

Supporter14 months ago

Star Wars. Because Star Wars. 

14 months ago

Santorini and Root is great. The icons from War Chest would probably look cool too. 

Supporter14 months ago

War Chest icons look perfect for avatars. Thanks for the suggestion, I just reached out to them.

14 months ago

Sushi Go Party! Everyone loves a cute little sushi!

Supporter14 months ago

That would be awesome xD

Will reach out to Gamewright and see. Thanks!!

EDIT: Gamewright has given us the go on Sushi Go Party :)

Supporter14 months ago

Nice suggestion, and that is great!  I might have to get some Sushi going soon.

Supporter14 months ago

I also got the OK from the artist for an interview while I was at it :)

2 months ago

#Dragon Dice!!!

#Dance Card! would also be amazing.

Supporter14 months ago

You know I can't believe I didn't think of this before, maybe because you already have SM games on here, but I think Wingspan and Tapestry would be really cool.  Also, Rising Sun

Supporter14 months ago

Lol and I even interviewed the artists on Wingspan too and the thought never occurred to me. The birds would be awesome to have on here (and maybe even the resources too?)

I'll contact Jamey and CMON :)

14 months ago

The icons from Innovation.

Supporter14 months ago

I'm not familiar with this game, so I did a quick google search. Are you referring to the symbols/iconography like the lightbulb, factory, and so on?

14 months ago

Yes, lightbulb, factory, clock, etc.

I recommend trying it out (you probably hear that a lot on this site). It is a game of chaos management, described as so broken it wraps back around to working.  I always thought I was for elegant games (Go being the most extreme) but I've enjoyed the "every card is a new rule" overload of Innovation somehow.  Part of it is the the feeling of the game escalating / rising of tension, part of it is the uniqueness of each game the story it tells, part of it is the opaqueness that makes it misleading to judge if you are winning or not forcing people to keep in the game.

Supporter14 months ago

Will look into it! Just curious, how long ago was it when you first got into the game?

14 months ago

About a year and a half ago.  I've since gotten 80+ plays in (next closest in the same time is 10 plays).

Supporter14 months ago

Orleans could be good. The knights, farmers, priests, etc would fit nicely in the circles. :)

Supporter14 months ago

Does look good, I like the simplicity of their characters.

Ahh, I see you have an eye for detail. Finding that perfect "crop" can be challenging sometimes haha

14 months ago

Ooo, yes, that would be good. I thought about suggesting Altiplano (same designer/mechanic), but didn't think there'd be too much to pull from.

Supporter14 months ago

Haha, I like the blank stare look of the llama (?)

14 months ago

haha Me too. But that's the only thing I could think working for it :) 

14 months ago

X-Wing! Who knows? Maybe FFG will be cool with it :) 

Other favorites I'd love to see:

Supporter14 months ago

You and I think alike, good sir.