|Release Date: 3/13/2017||Download: Enhanced | MP3|
|Running Time: 51 min||Subscribe: Enhanced | MP3 | RSS|
|“No one wins a dance. Why would I want to win anything other than a beautiful game?”
– Bredon The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
Tak comes to us from two beautiful and beautifully different minds.
First from writer Patrick Rothfuss. In his epic fantasy series The Kingkiller Chronicles, Kvothe, the protagonist, learns the game of Tak from a courtier named Bredon. The game becomes the basis for their friendship and the foundation for understanding Bredon’s worldview.
Second from game designer James Ernest. Inspired by the novels, James brought Tak from the page to reality. But creating a game that is supposed to be on par with the likes of Chess or Go is no small task!
And yet Tak is just that. A game that feels universal, simple, elegant and accessible. A game that you can play anywhere and with anyone. A game that is beautiful because HOW you play matters as much as winning or losing.
And a game that is worthy both the Major Fun and Spiel of Approval Award!
Listen in to explore Tak – it’s backstory, the game itself, and why we think it deserves an honored place on your table, too.
Tak: A Beautiful Game
Designer: James Ernest & Patrick Rothfuss
Publisher: Cheapass Games
2 players 15-20 min. ages 8+ MSRP $9,$55,$90
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|Release Date: 2/13/2017||Download: Enhanced | MP3|
|Running Time: 36 min||Subscribe: Enhanced | MP3 | RSS|
|You are the engineer of a futuristic train and you have a big problem. All of the rail cars attached to your engine are in the wrong order! The cars are arranged from high number to low. You can’t leave the station until all the cars are arranged from low to high. The first engineer to get their train in the proper order will win the Game of Trains!
Game of Trains is a fast fun card game. The artwork speaks to geek culture with tons of nerdy genre references but the game itself is easy enough for your grandma to play and enjoy.
This makes the game accessible to a wide audience.
It also makes the game Major Fun!
Game of Trains
Designer: Alexy Konnov, Alexy Paltsev, Anatoly Shklyarov
Publisher: Brain Games, Abacusspiele, dv Giochi, Rebel.pl
2-4 players 20-30 min. ages 8+ MSRP $14
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