I got a lot of games at Gen Con 2016. No, really a LOT of games. But I also got to play some games, and while talking about purchases is fun, I’d like to discuss the games I got to play and what I thought about them. Some of the games are out now, some won’t be out until later this year, but I had a great time at the convention.
Tagged: Green Couch Games
I spent June 15th through 19th in Columbus, OH for my ninth Origins Game Fair. I love Origins, and this year felt busier than ever. While there were only 15,480 attendees, it felt like there were more people there over the course of the convention. But enough about the people, let’s talk about the games at Origins 2016!
Green Couch Games has published games about fighting dinosaurs, building treehouses, and gaining favor and power in a small town. After all that work, it’s time for dinner with Wok on Fire. Is this meal delicious or should it get sent back to the kitchen?
Scott Almes is becoming known for his Tiny Epic games and his other “small box but big game” designs. Now he’s designed Best Treehouse Ever. Does this stack up to Scott’s other games, or should we just leaf it alone?
When I went to Origins, I was contacted by Jason Kotarski about a game that he and Philip duBarry were working on. He offered me a chance to play with a prototype if I’d give it a review, and I agreed. I’ve liked previous games by both designers, so let’s see what they can do with their combined efforts.