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 [...]

Battlecruising Together – A Conversation With…Philip duBarry


This time Philip duBarry joins me to talk about the newest addition to the Eminent Domain Universe - Eminent Domain: Battlecruisers. Tom: First, you have a new addition to your family. Tell us about him. Philip: Ian is boy #2, child #6, and he was born June 2. He gave us just a little scare [...]

A Small Conversation With…Seth Jaffee About Eminent Domain: Microcosm


Tom: Hi Seth, It's good to talk to you again. Remind us of your gamer cred. Seth: My first published title was Terra Prime. My better known title is Eminent Domain, for which an expansion (Escalation) came out early this year. I’ve also got a game coming out from Dice Hate Me (co-designed with Dan [...]

Stack It! New Kickstarter from Tasty Minstrel Games


Stack It!, Tasty Minstrel Games' newest game, is now active on Kickstarter. From the Kickstarter page - "Stack It! is a stacking dexterity game easily playable by up to 6 players in around 15 minutes. Players will take turns playing on of the 25 unique wooden pieces, making sure that each piece played touches the [...]

This Week In Games – 28may12


This Week In Games This is the inaugural post for This Week In Games. In it I will recount what games I played in the past week as well as cover any gaming news that I thought was neat. What I Played: So as far as gaming goes I missed game night at Hypermind so [...]

Under The Microscope – Martian Dice by Tasty Minstrel Games


Under The Microscope – Martian Dice Abstract: Martian Dice is a fun, quick dice rolling game from Tasty Minstrel Games. In it you are Martians capturing as many Earthlings as possible before escaping back to Mars or getting blown to pieces by the military. Materials and Method: Components Martian Dice only has three components – [...]

More Homesteaders


The kids and I played Homesteaders yesterday. I wanted to get another play in before taking it to Game Night. I wasn't expecting much. It seemed over their heads. But happily it was not. They caught on pretty quickly. Z won the first game with just his homestead and a meat packing plant. He passed [...]