The State of Games, Episode 23 – The One About the Unpublished Masses

There’s nothing like hitting the open road with a box full of hopes and dreams, arriving at a destination, unboxing those dreams and letting a whole bunch of random strangers tear them apart. And believe it or not, that’s a good thing! In this instance, those dreams are board games, and in this episode of The State of Games, we’re all set to tell the stories of those myriad dreamers.



Early morning gaming. By noon, the place was packed with gamers and designers.



Jesse Catron's Pond Farr - a delightful deck-building salmon racing game.

Weston Stapleton's Tabgha

A monkey playing Swinging Jivecat Voodoo Lounge

Swinging Jivecat is full of monkeys!

Designer Josh Tempkin explains Throne Dice.

Co-designer Brad Lackey loves building his kingdom so it can be torn down in Throne Dice.

Joe Hopkins teaches the most efficient method of selling vacuum cleaners in Traveling Salesman.

Darrell Louder's Compounded drew many a crowd with its unique theme and elements of surprise.

A table full of chemical miscreants: Josh Edwards and his wife Anna, David MacKenzie of Clever Mojo Games, Luke Winters and Monkey238



VivaJava: The Coffee Game (Soon to be on Kickstarter!)

Carnival (It’s here, and ready for you to enjoy!)


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2 Responses to “The State of Games, Episode 23 – The One About the Unpublished Masses”
  1. Spiraldaddy says:

    Great job on the Unpub2 coverage. I am curious about Compound and excited about Viva Java. I hope it is not too expensive – I have to watch my money but the bits sound superkewahl! Thanks for the props to SJVL, that will be exciting to see it come out with Sergi’s artwork. I am getting used to his artistic direction for the game and I think it will promise a pretty wacky otherworldly experience. Anyways, keep on keeping Brudda DHM and Sista Monkey!

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