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JunKing – Blank Promo Cards now available

We’ve created a set of Blank cards to encourage all of our fans to draw their own pieces of Junk.  This promo set of cards contains:

  • 3 Cards
  • All Devices, one of each Element type from JunKing
  • Action text of: A: Draw 1 Card, Discard 1 Card.  While this is in play, you may Choose to ignore the effects of an Event Card.

You can purchase them in our store here:

JunKing Promos – Blank Device Cards

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Abyss Review – Even the stuff no one wants is useful

Recently at OrcaCon I was able to play Abyss with some friends.  I’ve been looking to get a game of this in because I figured it would be a great game to add to my ‘family’ library of games.  The art is great and although it is a competitive game, I heard there was not a ton of attacking other players.  I found a cool mechanic in this game by Asterion Press/Asmodee as well, and I like how it integrates unwanted cards back into the gameplay. Continue reading Abyss Review – Even the stuff no one wants is useful

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JunKing Kickstarter Postmortem

It took a few months longer than we expected, but we are finally fully finished with the JunKing kickstarter, with all of the shipments to backers complete.  We have a few emails out there waiting for responses from some select people with weird addresses, but I’m sure we will get that squared away soon.  Let’s talk about what went right and wrong before we talk about what is next for the small JSG team.

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Burgle Bros. – A Strong Thematic Game with a Ton of Variety

I recently got my Kickstarter copy of Burgle Bros. in hand and I’ve had a great time playing a number of rounds with both my gaming group and my children.   It’s always great to find games that will hit the table no matter who I am playing with.  Burgle Bros. is a light cooperative strategy game with a family friendly theme and artwork with a distinctive style. Continue reading Burgle Bros. – A Strong Thematic Game with a Ton of Variety

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15 Ways to influence your children’s love of boardgames

I’ve always heard jokes about “creating your own gamers” with your children.  The idea being that you need to play games with your kids and show them the joy of gaming and over time they become your best gaming buddies.  I knew that my daughters, with the father they have, would develop into gamers magnificently.  I’ve taken pragmatic steps throughout their youth to show them how much fun they can have gaming and I’ve seen the skills gained through gaming translate nicely into other aspects of their lives.  Continue reading 15 Ways to influence your children’s love of boardgames

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JunKing Holiday PnP Character and Player Aid

JunKing Fans –

We created a Print-n-Play pdf file for the holidays that contains a new character and a player aid.  Feel free to download it and print it as needed.

Introducing Nik, who recently found a mall Santa costume in the JunkLands and now has the giving spirit!   Also, we have a small player aid for helping new players understand how cards get placed during JunKing gameplay.

Here is the Link:

http://junkspiritgames.com/wp-content/uploads/holidayjsg2.pdf

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Warhammer Quest Adventure Card Game – Timing Mechanics and One Huge Mistake

When Warhammer Quest was first released by Games Workshop back in 1995, it was such an insane value that it was hard to ignore this RPG-lite action packed miniatures game.  We played it so much we wore out the cards.  When the Warhammer Quest Adventure Card Game (WQACG) was announced, I was hoping that Fantasy Flight would modernize the brand and build on our nostalgia.

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Game Store Chronicles – The guy that laughed too much

When I was 18 I opened a small game store in my home town and I was fortunate to run it for about eight years.  I have many great memories that have developed into great conversation and stories with the gamers in the boardgaming community.  Below is a true story, with the names changed: Continue reading Game Store Chronicles – The guy that laughed too much

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A quick math game I made up for my daughter

One night cleaning up, I found a timed math test that my youngest daughter (7) had recently taken.  It had a horrendous score on it, something like 56%.  Asking her teacher I found out that it was just the first timed test of the year, and that most students have a score like that, and it improves over the school year because they take this timed test multiple times.  The dad that I am, I was not satisfied with that explanation (I’m a borderline copter parent).  I knew I had to do something….

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