The Crafty Podcast – Episode 10: Rampunctious!

The Crafty Podcast Episode 10 is now online! In this very special episode Paddy talks to Irish game designer Jen Carey and artist Basil Lim about their new game Rampunctious: The Game of Terrible Puns. Be warned: we commit some seriously bad puns in our liveplay of Rampunctious!

Rampunctious is live on Kickstarter right now and is over 80% funded! Head over the the Kickstarter page here to back it and support a great new game.

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Episode 10

 

Interview with Turtle Dream Games

In another special edition of The Crafty Players podcast we interview the team at Turtle Dream Games about their current Kickstarter Exquisite Beast!

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The Crafty Podcast – Episode 05

The Crafty Podcast Episode 05 is now online!

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First Impressions: Millennium Blades

I like board games. I also like card games. I like a new board game about playing a card game. Confused? You will be!

 

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Interview with Decking Awesome Games

In a special edition of The Crafty Players podcast we interview Decking Awesome Games about their brand new game Garden of Bees, which is currently on Kickstarter. It comes with amazing Beeple!

Garden of Bees on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/870869293/garden-of-bees

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The Crafty Podcast – Episode 03

The Crafty Podcast Episode 03 is now online!

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Interview with Robin David

Ireland is a small country, but you might be surprised by how active it’s gaming community is. It really is thriving. There are a large number of regular meet ups run by different groups, in a variety of locations across the country, and no shortage of friendly local game stores. The Crafty Players want to do everything they can to promote games, gaming, and a friendly, inclusive community. One way we hope to do that is by interviewing and introducing our readers to different members of the Irish gaming community who are doing great things.

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Zombicide: Black Plague

This is the first in a what may become a regular feature on the site. We write about a game we played, maybe the narrative of the meta-game after one session, or how the game tied together over several plays and the story that came out of it. We’ll also talk about what kind of beer we think would match the game, either overall, or on this particular day. 

Game Overview

 

The Crafty Players Zombicide Black Plague Courtsey BGG

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Black Plague is the latest in the Zombicide series by Cool Mini or Not. These games are all pretty similar in theme; survive the zombie apocalypse. Complete certain scenarios on a number of custom built maps. Unlike previous Zombicide titles, which take place in a modern setting, Black Plague is set in a fantasy kingdom. Instead of bikers, sheriffs and farmers taking on hordes of zombies, you have a nun, a magic user and a dwarf, among others. Cool Mini or Not are a company whose games, unsurprisingly, feature lots of cool miniatures. The games drip theme, involve plenty of dice chucking, but are generally well regarded. Any time they launch a new game on Kickstarter it is almost guaranteed to break $1,000,000.

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