My first game is going to be published!

Ever since I was 13, I have written my own games. My dad introduced me to board games at a young age, and I think his copy of “Battle of Little Bighorn” was responsible for my introduction to miniature wargaming. Having spend countless hours model-making, miniature painting, playing board, card and war-games, I’m over the…

Vector

I played a great abstract board game recently, Vector, which is unfortunately long out of print. Partly out of compulsion, and partly because it made a great home-made gift for my parents and parents-in-law, I put together my own version of the game for printing. The game itself is Poker bluffing meets chess row/column pressurisation,…

The Crux of the Biscuit

Mike Woodman and I are planning to write a text adventure. You heard me. I woke up one morning recently with a Doc Brown-esque vision of how I might make one in PHP. It turns out there are much better ways of making them; like Inform – an open source interactive fiction authoring tool. In…

Buccaneer – House Rules for Pirates

WizKid‚Äôs Pirates of the Spanish Main reminded me greatly of the classic Buccaneer board game, one of my most dearly loved games. In it a single Treasure Island is placed centrally and players race to collect (and safely store) the most treasure, whilst fending off other players, travelling to other ports to trade and pinch…