The Terra Prime Directive – A Conversation With…Seth Jaffee of Tasty Minstrel Games

Hi Seth. Welcome back. Thanks for having me! You’ve been around the game industry for a while. But there may be a few newbies that don’t know you. How about a brief bio? For those who don’t know me, my name is Seth Jaffee, and I’m a game designer, and a developer for Tasty Minstrel Games. I snuck into the industry when my best friend Michael Mindes started a company to publish my first game (Terra Prime), as well as a [...]

Under The Microscope – Drop Site by Bellwether Game

Welcome to Go Forth And Game. Under The Microscope today - Drop Site from Bellwether Games. This review is long overdue.  I received a review copy of Drop Site from Bellwether Games some time back and just have not gotten around to posting it.  I apologize because this is a pretty good little card game. [...]

Under The Microscope – Eruption by Stratus Games

Under The Microscope – Eruption by Stratus Games I'm examining Stratus Games latest release Eruption this time. Abstract The volcano explodes in fire and pyroclastic flows. Lava inches closer and closer to your village! What will you do? Fortunately you can direct the flows away from your village. Using ingenuity, walls, and good luck, you [...]

A Conversation With … Bellwether Games’ Dennis Hoyle and James Tanner

This time on Go Forth And Game I'm talking to Dennis Hoyle and James Tanner of Bellwether Games.  Bellwether is an up and coming company that publishes the award-winning Drop Site. Tom: Welcome to Go Forth And Game guys tell us about yourselves. Dennis: I am 25, just recently graduated with my MBA from Mississippi [...]

A Conversation With…Chad Ellis of Your Move Games, Part 2

Thank you for joining me again for Part 2 of my interview with Chad Ellis of Your Move Games. Tom: What is the hardest part of designing a game? Chad: Objectivity. It’s human nature to love your game and at least to like the games your friends create. Small publishers have to be very cautious [...]

A Conversation with…Chad Ellis of Your Move Games, Part 1

Today's Conversation is with Chad Ellis of Your Move Games.  Your Move Games publishes the hit Battleground series, Battleground: Fantasy Warfare and Battleground: Historical Warfare.  They publish a couple of other games as well including their newest, My Kind of Town.  Welcome to Go Forth And Game Chad.  Tell us something about yourself. Chad: I’m [...]

Under The Microscope – Hey, That’s My Fish

This time on Under The Microscope I examine Hey, That's My Fish. Designed by Alvydas Jakeliunas & Gunter Cornett Published by Phalanx/Mayfair Games, FFG Abstract: Hey That’s My Fish is a fast, fun, and surprisingly strategic family game. It is quick to learn but takes some time to master. Materials - What You Get: 3 [...]

A Conversation with…Seth Jaffee of Tasty Minstrel Games

I'm very pleased to talk to Seth Jaffee, head of game development at Tasty Minstrel Games and designer of Terra Prime and the upcoming Eminent Domain. Welcome Seth.  Tell us a bit about yourself. What do you want to know? My name is Seth Jaffee - I am a Structural Engineer, Game Designer, and Game [...]

Design Update: Need End Game Conditions

I'm updating/rebuilding The Interman Game as I reported earlier. I am changing it from what was a roll and move with bells whistles to a Euro - Ameritrash hybrid. So I need end game conditions. Give me some games and their end game conditions. And I already have 'reach X # Victory Points".   I have [...]

A Conversation with… Chris Cieslik of Asmadi Games

This time I'm joined by Chris Cieslik of Asmadi Games.   Asmadi has been around a while with We Didn't Play Test This At All and Win, Lose, Or Banana but really came to the attention of the gaming world with Innovation, a civilization building card game designed by Carl Chudyk .  It was released last [...]