Monday, March 31, 2008

Website Hits

Apparently, that Italian game website is THE Italian game website, with over 5,600 subscribers. I got a significant increase in my website hits today--many from Italy and Spain. What fun!

Some Attention for Revolution in...Italy?

I got an interesting email from Alex Nuti this morning which included a link to an article on his Italian game site. I put the text into Babel Fish and got this as a translation:

Often the small ideas have the strong hands, and are therefore that they often become large. Often the moneies for being able are not had to introduce them to the greater part of the persons. Well Philip du Barry has had the force to carry its plan ahead, Revolution! she is its creature and presentation in flash) and through arcinoto the BGG is introducing it to the players of all the world through its situated Revolution Games is one. The game is a mix of bluff, negotiations, deductions, auctions, control territory and placing. In synthesis a game that can appeals to to the overwhelming majority of we, only "neo" if we want is the fact that the diagram is simple nearly spartana. One left of 3-4 players hard on the 60 minuteren. If you are curious to see the regulations (English): Revolution rulebook.

Sounds pretty good, I guess? Anyway, it's pretty cool to be mentioned by someone on another continent. Thanks, Alex!

Sunday, March 30, 2008


Wow, my post on the BGG forum led to over 30 hits on my website and 3 sales! Thanks fellow board game geeks!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

New BGG Thread

I started a new thread on BGG (my first ever!) asking how to prepare for a CON, as my brother and I will be attending Origins in Columbus, OH, at the end of July. If you have any thoughts, consider adding them to my thread. Thanks!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

More Inventory

I currently have 4 (pretty much) finished copies of Revolution. My goal is to have a good supply ready for the Spring Gathering of Cincinnati Axis & Allies players on April 12.

I noticed a glitch on one of my component sheets. I print my bid charts four to a page. As it happens, one out of the four has a slight but unacceptable error with the font (it's about one point too big, forcing the print out of the box). I've had to offer replacements to a few customers already. I'm pretty sure this error only affected about five games, so no harm done--except that my production costs have inched up yet again. But I guess that's all part of the fun! Otherwise, it's been been smooth sailing ever since the great February printing crisis. Sales have been slacking off, but then I don't really have too much to sell at the moment anyway. It's all good!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Quick Update

I've been back at more construction lately, but I noticed that my BoardGameGeek page just passed 300 hits. I am up to ten ratings now. If you haven't rated Revolution! yet, why not give it a go? Don't feel obligated to give it a 10 (even though I did!!), just go with your gut. Once I get over 30 ratings, my game will have an actual rank--are you feelin' the excitement?

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Successful Men's Retreat

The Baptist Men's Retreat went very well. I sold all four games I brought and gave out lots of business cards. My game created a nice buzz among the attendees. We also got a chance to play It's Alive! for the first time. It turned out to be a very enjoyable game! The artwork alone makes it a wonderful experience. Or maybe I just liked it because I won! Anyway, you should definitely check it out. You can also keep up with the producer of the game at Creation & Play. It looks like he's going into board games full-time! Good luck, Jack!

Thanks to all those who purchased and/or played my game this weekend. If you have a minute, consider going to my BoardGameGeek page and leaving a rating or some comments. Thanks for being a part of my crazy board game adventure!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

More Copies Finished

I finished four more copies the other day. It feels good to have some stock on hand. This weekend I will be attending a Baptist Men's Retreat. As might be guessed, I am the board game coordinator. I wonder which new game I will be pushing this year...

Friday, March 7, 2008

Crisis Averted

My printer woes have ended! I had planned to get my printing done Monday, but the machine broke the night before. The repair took another few anxious days. Yesterday, I visited my backup printers and made a minimum number of copies to get me through. I then finished off another game and mailed it out to a game club in Illinois. Today, I visited my primary printer and printed LOADS of material--enough to make 40 more copies of my game (which I plan to finish by June). Long story short--I'm back in business and ready to roll.

Monday, March 3, 2008

First Review

After playing the other night, Mike wrote a nice review of the game on BGG. Thanks! Make sure you give him a "thumbs up" so he will get more gold for BGG microbadges! (If you aren't a geek like us, just pretend you didn't read that last sentence.)

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Game Night

Last night I attended a casual gaming night at the home of Greg Smorey. Greg runs several major Axis & Allies tournaments throughout the year (including at Origins and GenConIndy). As you might imagine I brought along a copy of Revolution. Greg and the others (Jeff, Mike and Kelly) played two games back-to-back while I observed. They seemed to pick it up quickly. I believe they had a good time with it. Then we played Puerto Rico where I managed to come in last... :( All in all, it was great night of gaming.

Greg said I could bring a few copies of Rev to demo and sell at the famed Spring Gathering (a Cincinnati A&A annual event - April 11 & 12 if you're interested). That will be a good opportunity to share the game with a very dedicated (and growing) group of gamers. Now, if I can just get more of them made... As of last night, my inventory is ZERO!!! This is both exciting and terrifying. My fingers are crossed for an emergency printing session early next week.