Monday Brews 10-20-14
I had meant to post a game design article last week but failed to find the time to write it. I’ll be posting that tomorrow instead. But today is Monday so it’s time to recap the Boards & Barley I’ve enjoyed over the last week.
BARLEY SPOTLIGHT: No spotlight this week.
- New Glarus Staghorn – An excellent local Oktoberfest
- Lift Bridge Hop Dish – A Minnesotan IPA of enjoyable character
- MKE Sasquash – Likely my last Pumpkin brew of the year
- Nobody Plays Brown (Homebrew) – My “Choke it down” Brown ale.
BOARDS SPOTLIGHT: Scoville + Unnamed Expansion
I recently designed a small expansion module for Scoville. I plan to design two or three more such modules. But I had the privilege to test it the other night. It was a lot of fun to work on Scoville again. The module adds another layer to the spatial element of the game, which is already awesome. There were a few interesting things that came from it and I’m pleased with how well it worked. A little tweaking and I might have to send it to TMG!
Apparently I’ve been playing some games with my kids!
This coming weekend I will be attending Protospiel-Madison. I will have the Scoville expansion with me and I am rapidly working toward having another prototype with me as well. It’s not Quantum Orcas, so breath your collective sigh about that.
It’s a version of Armada Galactica that I think could have some potential. I still have a ways to go to get the prototype ready, but I think it could be a fun game.
I’m also excited to see numerous game designers at the convention. It’ll be nice to see what people are working on.
That’s it for the Monday Brews. What Boards & Barley have you been enjoying? Stay tuned tomorrow for a fresh game design article!