Tag: cage match

Steps To Publishing a Game – Part 1

For where we’re at as a publishing company, it’s important to break down the activity of making a game down to the small activities that build up to the total, and I’m going to share my thinking in this post.  Being both the designer and publisher in my case, it can be hard to separate …

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Cage Match! The MMA Fight Game is here!

Hello!  No matter where you are in this blog’s history, thanks for coming by.  Did you hear about our new game coming out on Amazon in November?  Cage Match! The MMA Fight Game is in my hand, right now, off the production line, with shrink wrap and everything! It rocks.  It papers.  It scissors.  It’s …

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Developing Cage Match: Lessons learned

Cage Match! The MMA Fight Game will be in publication in November of this year!  Sign up for our newsletter and we’ll let you know when it’s available on Amazon!  Or visit the game page! I’m not proud to say that the genesis of this game took place a full 2 years ago, and this …

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Board Game Design Diary: Restrictions are good

If you’re interested in the Cage Match! game we’ve developed, or board game design in general, then be sure to sign up for our newsletter! What I’ve really learned is about the nature of restriction.  What if there were no lines on the road, no boundaries and everyone could just drive in whatever direction they …

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Even less is even more: Cage Match final game update

About a year ago, we cut the elements of Cage Match! in half, and the game became much better for it.  Over the past couple of weeks, racing towards our deadline to print in time for the holidays, we reduced it even further, and what was a good game is really and truly a great …

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Good to great: Do you think about UI in your board game design?

“I think the tables are easy to read, for the most part,” states D in this review of Cage Match! by Board Crazy Games. “And, the results on these tables make a lot of sense to me as well,” adds Will.  “Because of these charts,” he adds a bit later, “This game could have easily been, …

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Board Game Design Diary: Our first Cage Match! review plus final game changes

We’re getting great coverage and feedback on Cage Match!, check it all out! Read an interview with Zatu Games. Watch 2 complete play-throughs from Board Crazy Games. Or watch the quick play-through version. See the Review from Board Crazy Games. Visit the boardgamegeek page to rate, review or ask questions. Sign up to follow the …

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Surviving the Chicago Winter: Polar Vortex 2019 Review

Since I live in Chicago this post will review 2 things: The Polar Vortex 2019 board game convention outside of Chicago Jan 25-27, and the Polar Vortex 2019 weather event, happening right now in Chicago, Jan 30-31. Sign up for updates! Talk about the Weather Less to discuss here so let’s get this out of …

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Board Game Design Diary: Play Testing and the Art of Balancing Feedback

I see the question on other blogs:  How much play testing do you need to do?  Also, I’ve gotten some feedback, that I don’t respond to feedback, and got to thinking about how challenging it can be to handle all the feedback I get.  This post addresses both areas. As far as how much testing to …

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