A submarine engineer was needed in the production of Frosthaven
Finnish board game enthusiasts are excited as the sequel to Gloomhaven, Frosthaven, has started arriving from Kickstarter to game tables. Frosthaven is even bigger than the original game, weighing over 16 kilograms. According to the game's creators, Cephalofair Games, this was only possible with the help of retired submarine engineer, Matt Healey.
Healey previously worked for the United States Navy, where he designed electric motors for submarines. Healey's specialty was getting giant motors to fit tightly into submarines, leaving as little wasted space as possible. Now in retirement, Healey has founded the company Mess-AXP Game Insert, which designs the interiors of game boxes.
In the case of Frosthaven, Healey has succeeded in fitting over 2,500 cards and 27 cardboard sheets into a box less than 45 centimeters tall. Cephalofair Games founder Isaac Childres says that using a smaller box reduced international shipping costs.
Healey's designed packaging is compact and durable, and it successfully protects the game's parts during transportation. However, Healey admits that he would have liked a little more space for organizing the maps, but the packaging size restrictions made it impossible.
This giant epic will arrive on store shelves later this year. Turn on notifications here and be the first to know when pre-orders begin. Read Polygon's original article for more detailed specs.
Memoir '44 going to be only available in Board Game Arena
Memoir '44 has been available on Board Game Arena for a while now, but next month Days of Wonder will end support for the version played over Steam and their website. With over 5000 scenarios and the ability for players to create and import their own scenarios into the game, Memoir '44 players around the world can now compete against other BGA users anytime, organize online tournaments, and much more.
The Memoir '44 online and Steam versions will be available until April 30, 2023, but players can no longer purchase in-game currency. All recently purchased gold bars will be converted into premium time. Check out Days of Wonder's announcement on the subject here.
Free card templates for Eleven
Eleven is a strategy game focused on football, where your task is to manage your own football club and increase its success throughout the season. During the game, you can hire staff, acquire sponsors, expand stadium infrastructure, and manage your club's position on social media. But what if you want to do something even more and influence the entire course of the game?
Good news, because Eleven fans can now use free card templates and create completely unique cards for the game. Awaken your imagination and even put Markku Kanerva on the sidelines! You can create new players, coaches, physical trainers, PR experts, and leaders with different skills and attributes. The templates needed to customize your own game can be found on Portal Games' website.
New blog series
Welcome to join us in the new Laudan Takaa -blog series!
The first part deals with strategic games in small packages. Quick start and game time, as well as easily understood and memorable rules are criteria that guide our writer's choices. The question arises as to what makes some games so captivating and replayable despite their small size?
We encourage everyone to move behind the board and find new gaming experiences for weekday evenings.
Some apocalyptic preorders this time around!
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