Wow. Actual Game News.

My guess is that one or two people follow this LJ to get actual, you know, like, news about releases and such.

So here we go.

In this biz, news doesn’t get much bigger than this.

The Toy Industry Association has named Apples to Apples as a nominee for Toy of the Year, in the game category.


Fingers crossed. Apples to Apples has grown amazingly over the last five years, and frankly, that’s reward enough. But this was nice news to start the day.


Also good news: The guys at Inquest Gamer have always been way cool.

They’ve thrown many nice words towards Dork Tower, and have been big supporters of Kobolds Ate My Baby, naming it the weirdest game of all time, and one of the funniest games of all time.

Their Ultimate Gamers’ Gift Guide in issue 128, though, was especially nice to us this year.

They named Atlas Games’ Dork20 Deck as one of the must-give gifts of the season.

I’ve always been particularly fond of the Dork20 deck. A lot of hard work went into it, and I think it’s terrifically successful at what it does. Atlas came out with a really spiffy product, and something I was quite proud to have helped with.

The problem was, it hit the market just as the D20 bubble popped.

So I’m more than a little chuffed that Inquest Gamer is giving it some props. The folks at Atlas did a great job on it, and it’s nice to see it get some recognition.


They also gave a nod to the Dork Storm T-shirts from Offworld Design.

In fact, it checking out the site again, I hadn’t realized that my latest design is already in production.

“What are you going to do today, Cthulhu?”

“Anything I feel like doing. GOSH!”

I don’t care if one in ten people understand this t-shirt. I wanted one! Grin.


In other Atlas news, it’s grand to see “Let’s Kill,” a bloody little card game, live again.

A couple of years ago, at the Origins show, the designers asked me who I thought might be willing to publish a new version of the game.

So I trotted them over to the Atlas Games booth.

And now, the game’s out. Again.


They grow up SO QUICKLY…



“10 Days in Europe” is in stores now!

I’m loving the whole Out of the Box Games “10 Days” series (Africa and USA, prior to this). I’m working on “10 Days in Asia” now, for fall release next year.

One of the cool-ass thing about being part-owner of a game company is that you get to work on games you want to see released, so that you can own a copy.

It’s totally and utterly selfish, actually.

Alan Moon and Aaron Weisbloom have done a superb job on this series, and it’s nice to finally be able to have Great Britain represented in one of the games.

(Unfortunately, because of our license with the designers, I believe these are only available in North America. But at $19.99 each (sixteen-ish, or about ten pounds), if you really want a copy, shipping from the US shouldn’t be too expensive.)

Anyway, much like a t-shirt that crosses “Napoleon Dynamite” with “Call of Cthulhu,” I just wanted a copy.

(And if you think I can rave and be all fanboy-ish and stuff about this game, just wait ’til “Cineplexity” comes out next year!)


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