Solo Contest: Curse of the Shadow Spire

Today Fairway looks at the second place finisher in The Game Crafter’s Solo Game Challenge: Curse of the Shadow Spire. Curse of the Shadow Spire is perhaps the most ambitious of all the entries in the Solo Game Challenge. It is a solo, fantasy adventure complete with various unique, playable characters, […]

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Solo Game: Robin Hood – Hero of the People

Coming in third place in The Game Crafter’s solo challenge is a bright, light and fun card game: Robin Hood – Hero of the People. Robin Hood – Hero of the People is a single-player, card game in which the player plays the characters of Robin Hood and his band of […]

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Solo Game: Septic Shock

Fairway looks at the other fifth-place finisher in the Solo Game Challenge from The Game Crafter: Septic Shock. Septic Shock is a single player, dice-placement game in which the player is actively trying to cure themselves of some nasty infections that are spreading throughout the body. Like the other reviews […]

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Solo Game: Neotraditional AMA

Today, Fairway takes a look at the first of two fifth place finishers in the The Game Crafter solo game challenge: Neotraditional AMA. Neotraditional AMA is a single-player, dexterity game in which the player is a spearfisherman trying to dive deep, bring back fish and not drown. I followed my […]

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Solo Contest: Rat Catcher

Fairway starts a series of posts as the judge of the Solo Game Challenge at The Game Crafter. In this post, he looks at the seventh-place finisher: The Ratcatcher. The Ratcatcher by Platypus Industries (via The Game Crafter) is a one-player, adventure game in which the player must rid the medieval towns […]

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Blue Riband: Review

Turn back the clocks. Grab your life preserver and a fancy drink. Fairway tries to build the most luxurious, capable ship and sail it from England to New York before his opponent in today’s preview of Blue Riband. Blue Riband is a two-player game set in an alternate past in […]

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Three easy tricks to make public domain art work better for your game

There are lots of free sources of high resolution, public-domain images out there. Many of the best pieces to use are illustrations from old books or oil paintings.  And lots of new designers try to use those in their games.  There’s usually one problem: just slapping them onto a card […]

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Where do I get art… for “free?” [an ongoing list]

It’s common when trying to make polished prototypes to go in search of free art to flesh out that idea.  New designers, not yet ready to sink lots of money in their game, often struggle to find good art, photographs, or illustrations to use. And more importantly, some times, high […]

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Desolate: Review

If you haven’t heard, Fairway is judging a contest at The Game Crafter: The Solo Game Challenge. What better time for him to review a new, solo game from Grey Gnome Games available from The Game Crafter: Desolate. Desolate is a one-player only survival game from Jason Glover and Grey […]

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Animus: Review

The multiverse has fractured and strange, powerful beings from across time and space have invaded our universe. Fairway takes control of a team of these beings in an attempt to take control of the universe in this review of Animus. Animus is a two-player, card-drafting and combat game. The game involves […]

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