Monday, October 27, 2014

Push Your Luck Podcast Episode 46: Recent cool games we have played!

Jonathan and I give our impressions on some of the games we have played recently.

You can listen to the podcast here

Games covered are:
dead of winter
five tribes
mysterium (tajemnicze domostwo)

After recording note:
I have since made my own copy of Khmer and played a lot of times with my class mates and they all loved it. Its such a simple, elegant yet holds incredible depth. A game with as much calculation as there is mind games in play.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Of Tragedies and Lords

Over the past 2 weeks I had a chance to play Tragedy Looper and Lords of Xidit. Both are games that I have heard a lot about and after reading the rules I really wanted to try. I was kind of apprehensive about Tragedy Looper initially because I was not too sure it was a game that I will enjoy but Lords of Xidit I was very excited about because it seems right up my alley!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A Zombie Story

During a Game Design class, my professor Eric Zimmerman showed us a narrative story book style game that he designed some years ago. What you have is a fixed Cover and Last page and a deck of 52 cards which contain short sentences. You shuffle the 52 cards and draw 5 and put them between the Cover and Last page and that is it. You read it from Cover to the Last page and that is your story. His design was called Life in the Garden which is about Adam, Eve and the snake.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

FLIP 9 - an interesting and simple solo game

I think I came across the game when I was researching the games that will be released at Essen 2014. I was looking for games that can be played solo as these games will probably be possible to cross platform and become digital games. I had just learnt Phaser in school and thus wanted to try my hand at digitalizing a tabletop game so I decided to work on Flip 9.

Flip 9 is a solo micro card game where only 9 cards are required. At the start, the cards are randomly shuffled and placed in a straight line. By means of swapping 2 cards, you are expected to reorder the line from 1-9 again. The swapping mechanism is quite clever because after you have selected 2 cards, your next card will have been selected and you only need to select 1 card from there onwards. How the card is selected is depending on the 2 cards that are being swapped.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Push Your Luck Podcast Episode 45: Top 5 Kickstarter games

Jonathan and I talk about our Top 5 kickstarter games. We may not have backed a lot but we managed to play quite a few kickstarter games and here is the list that made us thankful there is kickstarter. Though if we discussed about kickstarter games that disappointed us... that list will be much longer ;p

Direct link here  http://s3.amazonaws.com/PushUrLuckPodcast/PYLP+Ep+45.mp3