Saturday, March 28, 2009

To the Printer

I have been informed that Revolution! has been officially sent off to the printer! I have no idea how long this will end up taking, as I believe there will be a few proofs sent back and forth before the final job gets done. Then, they have to be shipped to various places. A June release seems possible. I also don't know how many will be printed for this initial run, but I did hear that the number has been increased based on positive reactions at the recent New York Toy Fair. Sounds like progress to me!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Amazing Article: Monopoly Killer

This Wired article is about Settlers of Catan, but it is jam-packed with information about Euro-games. I knew something big was happening when I saw Catan at Toys-R-Us last December. This article confirms it--Euro-games are on the way up in America. There is a very high tide heading our way--just the sort of thing to lift some of the smaller boats (e.g., Revolution!) as well.

BTW - this article also justifies my family's long-standing Monopoly rule about properties going up for auction if a player chooses not to buy it. Apparently, it cuts the play time in half.

(H/T - Purple Pawn)

Monday, March 16, 2009

Revolution! At New York Toy Fair

I just happened to see this post over at Phil Reed's blog. It seems to indicate that Revolution! went to New York last month. I had no idea. You can see a little bit of my game in this picture. Phil also mentions that they are now planning a larger release based on the positive response there. The only thing people didn't like was the cover, so that's being tweaked. I happen to like the cover, but we'll see how it turns out. One bit of disappointing news is that it looks like all this will push the release date back just a bit. I can't get any confirmation on that (probably because they don't know for sure themselves). Making board games is a complicated business. Delay is the rule, not the exception.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Interview with Eric Martin

Well, over email, that is. But he did post our "discussion" on BGN today. Just one more month to go until Revolution! makes it out into the world. Thanks for the preview, Eric!