A wild Appledex appeared!

Hello all,

I just wanted to give you a quick update about some exciting progress at Almost a Game. In the past few weeks I've been working to create a Wicked Apples FAQ I've named the Appledex. This will be the gathering place for all current and future questions about apple usage. So please, send your questions big and small and watch as the Appledex comes into full bloom!

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I'm also pleased to announce that Wicked Apples will be in stock once again at the end of the month. If you'd like to have a copy set aside please email us using the Contact page and we will notify you as soon the the shipment arrives.

If anyone is attending PAX East in a few weeks and wants to check out Wicked Apples, it will be available for checkout in the PAX Tabletop area. I will also be roaming the PAX East halls, so send me a message if you want to say hi!

- B

PS - A big thank you to those who helped shape the Appledex. It's a great start and it will only get better from here.

It's that time again!

Yet another Boston FIG is almost upon us and with it comes a new list of design items to complete. This year I've submitted Wicked Apples as my table top entry. It's come a long way over the years, but now it needs some finishing touches. Small things like 25 cards worth of art (but only 4 left) and a pretty instruction manual.

I've only made it through the first round of curation so far, so nothing is certain. The next round involves sending off a prototype for blind play testing which is always scary. Oh to be a fly on that wall... 

I'm not worried though. I'm pretty sure this one is almost a game.

- B

 PS - See what I did there? Nailed it!

FIG Incoming

Hello gang, It's been a busy few months, but I have lots to show for it. I've submitted Space Chase to the Boston FIG and made it through the 2 rounds of curation. Which means on September 12th I'll be in Boston showing off my game! For 12 hours straight! Hooray! You can see all the tabletop games the will be at the FIG this year here. 48 games enter... and 48 games will leave most likely.

Space Chase has gone through many minor changes that all together probably equal one major change. Some tiles were added and some tiles were removed, a rule book was created, new game tokens were made, crew members have had an ability overhaul and of course, art updates for all. The overall difficulty is also much better and most games seem to come down to the last turn more often than not. I'm also very proud that the overall game setup has been made much easier. This should come in handy for resetting the game after a demo.

The one thing that worries about demoing at the FIG is the learning curve. I've consistently seen players take one full play through to learn how the game works. That's not bad if you own a game, but it's going to be a tough sell at a convention where most people will play one game and walk away. This is mainly due to learning about all the different tiles the first time the come into play. I think I'll need to get creative with my teaching technique. Either that or nail people's shoes to the floor as soon as they sit down. Stay a while. I insist.

I still have lots of prep to do before the 12th, but if I had to demo tomorrow I would still be in a good place. In closing enjoy some pictures of recent play tests. I do enjoy my end game photos.

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– B

PS - A special thanks to the Seacoast Game Designers for lots of play testing and critiquing.