On Board Games (crowd funding edition)
A show about board and card games. The guys of On Board Games discuss games from the viewpoints of new and expert players, reviewers, and people from the industry, to allow listeners insight into the gaming hobby so they can enjoy games more thoroughly.

Isaac and Stephanie recap the best games and most interesting news coming out of GenCon 2015.

 

F2Z Entertainment acquired Plaid Hat Games. 

GenCon had more than 60,000 attendees and growth of over 8% from last year.

Kickstarters of Interest

Direct download: OBG_CFE_29_GenCon_2015.mp3
Category:Crowd Funding Edition -- posted at: 3:37pm EDT

This On Board Games Crowdfunding Edition is a short episode because of GenCon.

Special guests, Josh Garrett and Jordan Basaldua, from Regular People Gaming join Isaac to talk about Random Encounters.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/randomencounters/random-encounters-the-rpg-card-game

Random Encounters Box

 

Inverse Genius: http://www.inversegenius.com/
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Direct download: OBG_CFE_28_Random_Encounters.mp3
Category:Crowd Funding Edition -- posted at: 9:21pm EDT

OBG CFE 27: High Frontier

On this episode Isaac is joined by Bruce Voge, host of the Party Gamecast Featuring the Party Game Cast. and One Small Step Games! One Small Step is mostly does war games, as well as Ares Magazine.

Bruce Voge
Twitter: @partygamecast
URL: www.thepartygamecast.com

 

Kickstarters of Interest

Inverse Genius: http://www.inversegenius.com/
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Direct download: OBG_CFE_27_High_Frontier.mp3
Category:Crowd Funding Edition -- posted at: 10:24pm EDT

Stephanie and Donald are joined by Grant Rodiek and Joshua Buergel to discuss Hocus and Andrew Federspiel about Apotheca.

Stephanie and Donald discuss FTC case against 'Doom that came to Atlantic City'.

Donald complains about Kickstarter videos autoplay feature.

 

Interview with Andrew Federspiel about Apotheca. 

 

 

 

Andrew Federspiel

 

Main interview block with Grant Rodiek and Joshua Buergel about Hocus

Hocus Box Cover 

Grant Rodiek

 

Joshua Buergel

 

 

 

Last Parsec is shipping!

 

Kickstarters of Interest

Inverse Genius: http://www.inversegenius.com/
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Direct download: OBG_CFE_26_Hocus_and_Apotheca.mp3
Category:Crowd Funding Edition -- posted at: 12:41pm EDT

OBG CFE 25: Monstrous

 

Isaac and Stephanie are joined by Kim Brebach, from Secret Base Games to talk about everything from kickstarter fulfillment to the Australian game design scene, but mostly about Monstrous, a dexterity game kickstarter that’s live now!

Origins Rundown

 

  • Steam Court

  • Pitch a game to Tom Vasel

  • Played Cahoots by Jay Treat

 

Khairul Hamdan stops by to talk about Reign:The Card Game
Reign the Card Game

 

Kim Brebach on Monstrous

 

Kickstarters of Interest

 
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Direct download: OBG_CFE_25_Monstrous.mp3
Category:Crowd Funding Edition -- posted at: 10:12pm EDT

OBG CFE 24: Steam Court

Today, Stephanie and Isaac talk to Will and Ryan, from Tantrum House about Steam Court.

 Steam Court on Kickstarter

Steam Court

Kickstarters we’ve been playing

  • Eminent Domain: Microcosm
  • The Metagame - local no 12, Eric Zimmerman
  • Lift Off! by Eduardo Baraf
  • Agents of SMERSH by 8th Summit
  • Flip Hue by Studio 202 Games
  • Treasure Chest

Active Kickstarters of Interest

 

Want to be on the show? Please be in touch 3-6 months before your kickstarter launch to learn about dates, rates and sponsorship opportunities. 

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Direct download: OBG_CFE_24_Steam_Court.mp3
Category:Crowd Funding Edition -- posted at: 1:11pm EDT

OBG CFE 23 Grey Fox Games

Isaac Shalev and Stephanie Straw are joined by Joshua Lobkowicz, the head of game development at Grey Fox Games. http://www.greyfoxgames.com/games/ 

 

Show Sponsor

Tides of Infamy & Gamewalker Games

Cards from Tides of Infamy

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1807984992/tides-of-infamy

 

2015 Kickstarters Geeklist

A geek list by Matt Wolf

http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/184188/2015-kickstarter-boardgame-projects

Wombat Rescue

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2002188924/wombat-rescue-unlike-any-game-seen-played-or-smelt

Wombat Rescue Box

 

Kickstarters of Interest

 

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Direct download: OBG_CFE_23_Grey_Fox_Games.mp3
Category:Crowd Funding Edition -- posted at: 8:17pm EDT

OBG CFE 22: Tides of Infamy

 

Isaac Shalev and Stephanie Straw are joined by Jacob Bunting, designer of Tides of Infamy, a beautiful and very interactive pirate themed game featuring art and design by Peter Wocken, Jon Ariosa, and Corey Godbey.

 

Other Discussions

Kickstarter continues to improve with the help of Google Analytics. Google Analytics added to Kickstater helps project creators understand how the market is responding to their promotional efforts, and to their page.

https://www.kickstarter.com/blog/introducing-google-analytics-and-an-inside-look-at-the-creator-d

  

Results from James Mathe’s survey about shipping and early birds.

http://www.jamesmathe.com/survey-says-ks-usage/

 

 

 

Interview

Jacob Bunting of Gamewalker about Tides of Infamy

Twitter @GamewalkerLLC

 

Kickstarters of Interest

 

 

Tides of Infamy Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1807984992/tides-of-infamy

Gamewalker LLC: https://www.facebook.com/gamewalker
 
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Direct download: OBG_CFE_22_Tides_of_Infamy.mp3
Category:Crowd Funding Edition -- posted at: 4:25pm EDT

Brikenbrak Games. Check out their latest project, Bill Shakespeare is Dead, funding now on Kickstarter! Later, Paul Cosca, founder of Brikenbrak. 

 

 

Bill Shakespeare is Dead

 

Mighty Heroes  

Kickstarters recently played/received:

  • March of the Ants

  • Dawn: Rise of the Oculites

 

Kickstarters of Interest

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Direct download: OBG_CFE_21_Shakespeare_is_Dead.mp3
Category:Crowd Funding Edition -- posted at: 9:40pm EDT

OBG CFE 20: Geoff Engelstein

Geoff Englestein, host of Ludology, and designer of games like Space Cadets and the Ares Project, joins Isaac and Stephanie to talk about applying concepts from game theory, behavioral economics, and game design to Kickstarter projects themselves.

Kickstarters we have recently played/received:

 

  • Cheesenomics

  • March of the Ants

 

Geoff & Ludology

http://www.ludology.libsyn.com/

On Twitter @gengelstein

 

Kickstarters of Interest

Direct download: OBG_CFE_20_Geoff_Engelstein.mp3
Category:Crowd Funding Edition -- posted at: 1:38pm EDT

Isaac is joined by our new OBG Crowdfunding Edition Cohost Stephanie Straw. You may know Stephanie from her work on the State of Games, her active role in Unpub, or from the convention circuit, where she’s always evangelizing for the latest and greatest games.

Before they get to their guest they talk about the bankruptcy of Phil Kilcrease, the owner of 5th Street Games.

 

Far Space Foundry
Isaac and Stephanie interview Justin Schaffer, one of the partners who run Terra Nova Games. Their latest release, Far Space Foundry by Dan Manfredini with art by Adam McIver is rocketing through Kickstarter now!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/justinschaffer/far-space-foundry

 

 

 

They also listen to our top entrants from the Haba Rhino Hero Theme Song competition, and announce the winner!

Behroox Shahriari http://youtu.be/O0WKalc9GTo

Justin Ricker https://youtu.be/bn07AH4bP0k

Boardgame Deciples Jaclyn & Joey White https://youtu.be/a_IAMl-W7mg

Michael Cooper https://youtu.be/AeqvslWWqsc

Ray Greenly - not available online (yet).

 

Kickstarters of Interest

 
 
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Direct download: OBG_CFE_19_Far_Space_Foundry.mp3
Category:Crowd Funding Edition -- posted at: 6:20pm EDT

 
Anthony Amato and Nicole Kline, the dynamic duo behind Resistor_ join Isaac and Erik. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/933157520/resistor-hacking-on-the-brink-of-nuclear-destructi
 
 
http://www.cardboardfortressgames.com/
 
 
Bonus Guest! Chris Kirkman joins us to talk about the merger of Greater Than Games and Dice Hate Me Games
http://www.dicehatemegames.com/the-family-is-all-here/
 
Other Kickstarters of Interest
Above and Below
Blood Rage
Alien Frontiers Big Box
 
 
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Direct download: OBG_CFE_18_RESISTOR.mp3
Category:Crowd Funding Edition -- posted at: 6:46pm EDT

Today we’ll talk to Jeff Large of Happy Mitten about Aether Magic

Aether Magic box

We also have a bonus inteview with Matt Riddle and Ben Pinchback, designers of Fleet and Floating Market, which is on Kickstarter now.

 

Sponsor: Bad Medcine

Other Kickstarters of interest

 

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Direct download: OBG_CFE_017_Aether_Magic_and_Floating_Market.mp3
Category:Crowd Funding Edition -- posted at: 7:55pm EDT

OBG CFE 16: Bad Medicine

Gil Hova, the owner of Formal Ferret Games, joins Isaac Shalev and Donald Dennis to talk about the Bad Medicine Kickstarter Campaign.

 

Bad Medicine box

Twitter: @gilhova

Stephen Buonocore of Stronghold Games also joins us to talk about his perspective on established publishers and Kickstarter campaigns. 

 

Other Kickstarters of Interest

 

 
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Direct download: OBG_CFE_16_Bad_Medicine.mp3
Category:Crowd Funding Edition -- posted at: 6:58pm EDT

Today we talk with Dirk Knemeyer from Conquistador Games  about Tesla vs. Edison and Prefundia. We also discuss Stronghold games and the evolving nature of Kickstarter. 

Cover, Tesla vs. Edison

Tesla vs. Edison lets 2-5 players become one of five pioneering electrical companies in 1880s-1890s America. Featuring a famous genius inventor, you compete to dominate the electric light and power industry via investing in new technology, claiming contracts around the country, and buying and selling stock from the various companies.

Project Prefundia Page
http://prefundia.com/projects/view/tesla-vs-edison/2566/

 

Other Kickstarters of Interest

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Direct download: OBG_CFE_15_teslavsedison.mp3
Category:Crowd Funding Edition -- posted at: 2:17pm EDT

Isaac and Erik are joined by Jamie from Monolith Board Games to talk about the current Kickstarter hotness: Conan!

 

Other Kickstarters of Interest:

  • Tiny Epic Galaxies
  • Spirits of the Rice Paddies
  • Sentinels of the Multiverse's Latest
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Direct download: obgcfe_014_Conan.mp3
Category:Crowd Funding Edition -- posted at: 4:45pm EDT

 

Isaac and Donald are joined by Michael Coe, owner of Gamelyn Games, the Tiny Epic Publisher to talk about Tiny Epic Galaxies.

Tiny Epic Galaxies Kickstarter

 Tiny Epic Galaxies

 

 

Other Kickstarters of interest

  • Goat Horn
  • ZNA
  • Lancaster Big Box
  • Medicine Whoops
  • Lord of the PIGS
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Direct download: OBG_CFE_013_Tiny_Epic_Galaxies.mp3
Category:Crowd Funding Edition -- posted at: 11:57pm EDT

 

This episode, we’ll talk to Ralph Anderson VP at Eagle & Gryphon Games, and we’ll reflect on the year that was, since this is our last CFE episode of 2014.
12 Days of Christmas

Eagle & Gryphon Games Kickstarters

 Taluva


Other Kickstarters



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Direct download: OBGCFE_012_122114.mp3
Category:Crowd Funding Edition -- posted at: 11:03pm EDT

OBG CFE 11: New Bedford

This episode Chris Kirkman and Nat Levan join Isaac and Donald to talk about the New Bedford Kickstarter campaign.

Dice Hate Me Games

New Bedford on Kickstarter

 

 

Bonus Segment

David Chott designer of Lagoon: Land of the Druids from 3 Hares Games on the floor at BGGCon 2014.

3 Hares Games

 

We also talk about

Tiny Epic Galaxies, Tiny Epic Defenders, and Tiny Epic Kingdoms

Taluva

Demise of Dr. Frankenstein v Outrider

Playtape

Biblios Dice Game

Captain’s Wager

Rum and Bones

Alpha Mecha

 

Completed Projects

Dragonflame

Paranoia

Dracula Dossier

 

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Direct download: OBGCFE011_121114.mp3
Category:Crowd Funding Edition -- posted at: 12:28pm EDT

In this week's episode, Isaac and Erik comment on Gizmodo v. Kickstarter, give their thoughts, hopes, and predictions for BGG Con 2014, and talk to Matt Saunders and Seth Hyatt about the kickstarter for Mow Money, the new lawn-care enterprising card game from Mayday Games

 

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Direct download: obgcfe010_112914.mp3
Category:Crowd Funding Edition -- posted at: 9:51pm EDT

In this week's episode, Isaac and Don discuss previews, shipping, and lamentations with Matt Loomis and talk about his new project from Minion Games, Dragonflame.

Our sponsor this episode is: Phoenix Covenant.

 
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Direct download: obgcfe_009_dragonflame_final.mp3
Category:Crowd Funding Edition -- posted at: 9:31pm EDT

In this week's episode, Isaac and Donald have TWO interviews and three questions.

First, Jordan Godard shares insights about his new game "Collapse", a deck-building game of doomsday prepping set at the eve of the apocalypse. 

Three questions with Sriraman Subbaraman, designer of Phoenix Covenant.

Then, friend of the show and successful Kickstarter creator Robert Burke joins us to dish about his bluffing and deduction game "Operation F.A.U.S.T."

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Direct download: obgcfe_008_double_header.mp3
Category:Crowd Funding Edition -- posted at: 11:38pm EDT

OBG CFE 007: Lanterns

In this fine episode of OBG: Crowdfunding Edition, Isaac and Donald discuss dragons, flames, yet ANOTHER chess variant, and get the skinny on Lanterns: The Harvest Festival with Randy Hoyt of Foxtrot Games.

 

Check out Lanterns: The Harvest Festival
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/foxtrotgames/lanterns-the-harvest-festival

 

Show Sponsor

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/477958295/collapse-a-deck-building-game-of-doomsday-prepping

 

Direct download: obgcfe_007_lanterns.mp3
Category:Crowd Funding Edition -- posted at: 7:49am EDT

OBG CFE 006: Knee Jerk

In this episode we talk to Andrew Federspiel, founder of Knapsack Games, about his current campgain for the fast-paced party game Knee Jerk. We also play a rousing game of "Will it Fund?" and talk about the successful funding of Bomb Squad by Tasty Minstrel Games

Sponsors: 

Apocalypse: Galactic Arena 
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/storyceptiongames/apocalypse-galactic-arena

Collapse
http://collapsecards.com/

Direct download: obgcfe_006_kneejerk.mp3
Category:Crowd Funding Edition -- posted at: 7:36am EDT

In this episode, Erik and Don talk with Isaac Shalev about his recent Kickstarter for Chronosphere.

Direct download: obgcfe_005_chronosphere.mp3
Category:Crowd Funding Edition -- posted at: 9:19pm EDT

In this episode, Don and Jason talk Storm-Con, excessive dice, and persnickety snark while talking with Stephen Buonocore and Andrew Parks about Core Worlds Digital.

Direct download: obgcfe_004_final_mono.mp3
Category:Crowd Funding Edition -- posted at: 10:07pm EDT

In this episode, Jason and Donald talk about meta experiences, money woes, and chip-flipping all while interviewing Michael Coe and Scott Almes from Gamelyn Games about their Kickstarter campaign for Tiny Epic Defenders.

On Board Games Crowdfunding Edition is all about crowdfunding board game production. Kickstarter, indiegogo, patreon, rockethub, or any other plaform, is likely to be touched on in any given episode.

 

Direct download: obgcfe_003_final.mp3
Category:Crowd Funding Edition -- posted at: 12:16am EDT

On this episode of On Board Games: Crowdfunding Edition, Jason and Donald discuss sucky air conditioning,  internet trolls, and lightning storms with Sean Brown from Mr. B Games as well as his Kickstarter campaign for Realm of Heroes.

On Board Games Crowdfunding Edition is all about crowdfunding board games. Kickstarter, indiegogo, patreon, rockethub, or any other plaform, are likely to be touched on in any given episode.

Direct download: obgcfe_002_final.mp3
Category:Crowd Funding Edition -- posted at: 3:05pm EDT

In this maiden voyage of On Board Games: Crowdfunding Edition, Jason and Donald discuss ninja escape hatches, back door pilots, and long-necked carnivorous turtles with Dominic Crapuchettes from North Star Games all while digging into his Kickstarter campaign for Evolution.

On Board Games Crowdfunding Edition is all about crowdfunding board games. Kickstarter, indiegogo, patreon, rockethub, or any other plaform, are likely to be touched on in any given episode.

Direct download: obgcfe_001a.mp3
Category:Crowd Funding Edition -- posted at: 6:33pm EDT