Fusionhaa July Update

Hello friends, Summer pre-gencon gaming has traditionally been slow for updates and news.  Dan and I are working on dramatically improving the audio quality by upping our recording game.  This has unexpectedly delayed us with updates because we’re having to learn to use new software and how to get us from the garage to studio-quality. … More Fusionhaa July Update

FusionHaa-Cast Episode 6: What Happened to Geek Chic? Plus Le Havre, and Duck Dealer

Episode 6 on Soundcloud Show Notes 1. What Happened to Geek Chic? 2. What did we play this week? 3. Seafall and LotR:LCG tangent 4. Duck Dealer Special Geek Chic FusionHaa News 6/13/2017: The End of Geek Chic Duck Dealer Great Western Trail Le Havre Lord of The Rings LCG Arkham Horror: The Card Game … More FusionHaa-Cast Episode 6: What Happened to Geek Chic? Plus Le Havre, and Duck Dealer

FusionHaa News 6/13/2017: The End of Geek Chic

**Update** 6/13/2017 3:08pm cst — Robert Gifford has tweeted the following confirming that Geek Chic is closing shop:     They thought Geek Chic was going to be much bigger than the $30,000 luxury gaming tables they produced for their elite clientele. Many expected them to fail before they even got off of the ground.  How … More FusionHaa News 6/13/2017: The End of Geek Chic

FusionHaa-Cast Episode 5: ANA’s new Alliance, CMON’s MAPP, and Splotter Reprints

Episode 5 on Soundcloud Show Notes 1. What did we play this week? 2. FusionHaa-cast Cup Update 3. Board game News: ANA/Alliance and CMON 4. Kickstarter’s we like 5. Community Segment 6. Clay Crucible 7. Splotter Reprints Puzzle Strike The Bird Told Me To Do It Patchwork (literally can’t recommend it enough) Indonesia Food Chain … More FusionHaa-Cast Episode 5: ANA’s new Alliance, CMON’s MAPP, and Splotter Reprints

Design Diary 6/2/2017: How To Throw Knives – The Solo Designer’s Job

Last week on a routine trip to the local game store, I had the serendipitous opportunity to meet with fellow local Game Designer Steven Lykowski, creator of Nova Cry and Era. Dan and I will talk about it more in next week’s Fusionhaa Cast, but it was great to chat with Steven about games, because he’s just … More Design Diary 6/2/2017: How To Throw Knives – The Solo Designer’s Job

Fusionhaa-Cast Episode 4: Yokohama, Russian Railroads, Colosseum and more!

Episode 4 on SoundCloud Show Notes: 1. What did we play this week? 2. Board game news – Gen Con 3. LCG Rant 4. Kickstarters 5. Yokohama Review 6. Splotter Shill Segment – Indonesia 7. Design Update Sagrada Yokohama Clay Crucible Catan Deception: Murder in Hong Kong Agricola Arboretum Grifters Indonesia Russian Railroads Colosseum Some … More Fusionhaa-Cast Episode 4: Yokohama, Russian Railroads, Colosseum and more!

BGG in Review 5/24/2017: Thematic Rulebooks

On May 16, BGG user TheFlamingNOODLE started this really interesting post discussing 2 different approaches to rulebook design in games: Subject: Thematic vs Meta Rulebooks: Holistically engaging the player in the TheFlamingNOODLE describes these two different types of rulebooks: If you have a game with a Rule Reference that simply explains the rules of the game nicely, neatly, … More BGG in Review 5/24/2017: Thematic Rulebooks

FusionHaa-Cast Episode 3: Bus! (plus Too Many Bones, Guild Ball and more

Episode 3 on SoundCloud Show Notes: 1. Introductions 2. What did we play this week? 3. Board game news 4. Kickstarter projects we like 5. Bus Review and Splotter Shill Segment 6. “Mini” Rant 7. Design Update Gencon Moa Kickstarter Clash of Rage Kickstarter The Kobold guide to Board Game Design Guild Ball Kickoff! Too … More FusionHaa-Cast Episode 3: Bus! (plus Too Many Bones, Guild Ball and more