The Hunt Is On – A Kickstarter Quick-look at The Legend of the Lost Dutchman

We live in an age of the reborn gold rush. It’s happened many times through the course of history; whether it’s the search for spices in the Orient, the great American gold rush of the 1840s, or the race to build the best and brightest dot com in the 1990s. Now we have Kickstarter. And just like in those days of yore, many enterprising individuals have been frantically strapping on their digital boots and wading into the crowdfunding flood in search of the newest treasures. I... Read More

Venture Cardboard – A Kickstarter Quick-look at Ground Floor

There are certain things in life that instantly and easily lend themselves to interpretation and adaptation in a board game. Farming, naturally. War, racing, and buying/trading on the stock market are practically games already. But until recently, one of the only recourses an entrepreneurial zealot had at the game table was to roll dice and move a little Scottie past Go. Enter crowdfunding; suddenly, games about business and start-ups became not only viable, but incredibly meta,... Read More

Feeding Frenzy – A Kickstarter Quick-look at My Happy Farm

When I first joined the ranks of the hardcore gamers lo so many years ago, if someone had asked me what the most prolific theme in gaming would be in 20 years my answer would not have been farming. War, maybe. Space travel, most certainly. But raising pigs, picking radishes/squash/bok choy, and figuring out the best price I could get out of my bundle of hay at the county market would not have been the first things that popped to mind. And, yet, here we are, in the future, and... Read More

Better Gaming Through Chemistry

Dice Hate Me Games is proud to announce today that a new title will be joining the growing ranks of our board game family – Compounded! Many of you may already be familiar with Darrell Louder’s Compounded from our mentions on The State of Games and from coverage of Cartrunk Entertainment’s Unpub events. For those who may be unfamiliar, Compounded is a game about building chemical compounds through careful management of elements, a fair bit of social play and... Read More

Reason to Rhyme – A Kickstarter Quick-look at Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule!

Dear readers, I’m here to report, On a game of mysterious sort, It’s more magical than strange, Fairies, goblins may change, The way you lay cards down for sport! Yes, yes, my poetry may be atrocious, but I choose to rhyme without reason simply to express how Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule is far superior to my lame limerick. Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule (hereby to be known as GDFR), is a game by David Sanhueza of Game-O-Gami, recently released on Kickstarter. I was... Read More

The Crowded Table – Spring 2012 Edition

I’m not sure what it is about spring, exactly, but board games tend to multiply in this season like a certain cotton-tailed carrot eater that likes to deliver painted eggs. That usually means that more games start hitting the table and more games need to be reviewed – because hey, it’s what I do, and all of you dear readers deserve it. So let’s ditch the dallying dialogue and hop straight to the heart. Dragon Valley I’ll be completely honest –... Read More

A Titanic Talk with Matthew Duhan of Gozer Games

Dice Hate Me and Go Forth and Game have joined forces to bring you some of the best gaming interviews on the web! That’s right, from time to time here on Dice Hate Me, Tom Gurganus will contribute one of his comprehensive conversations. In this interview, Tom sits down for a chat with Matthew Duhan of Gozer Games to discuss the current Kickstarter project, Titans of Industry. Enjoy the interview and be sure to let us know if there are other designers, artists or gaming... Read More

The State of Games, Episode 30 – The One About the Duke of Dice

If it seems like we’ve been cranking out podcasts lately as fast as The Flash on a caffeine binge, that’s probably because we have! Sometimes there just seems to be a lot to talk about in the world of boardgaming. We’re aiming not to wear out our welcome, though, so it’ll likely be a bit before our next online roundtable – but we promise that when we do come back, it’ll be with good stuff just for you, dear listeners. Because we love you. Read... Read More

The State of Games, Episode 29 – The One About Mr. White

Every now and then serendipity raises its pretty head and projects just come together. The past week has been a lot like that here at Dice Hate Me HQ, with some great moves on our own projects and some very interesting developments in others’. And then there are those special times when serendipity whispers a secret in your ear and you get to share it with the world. This is definitely one of those times, and I’m here to tell you that it just warms this old journalist’s... Read More