Manufacturing

oh my goods

Mayfair Games has officially announced the upcoming release from designer Alexander Pfister (Port Royal) entitled Oh My Goods!  This is a card game in which players take on the role of medieval craftsmen striving to produce tools, barrels, glass windows, and many other goods, and must achieve the title of most efficient, profitable business owner in your village.  Players will have many decisions to make, such as whether to produce a higher (and sloppier) quantity of goods, or aim for the highest quality of manufacturing.

Oh My Goods! is for 2-4 players ages 10 and up and plays in 30 minutes.  The game’s street release date is June 2016.  For more information, visit Mayfair Games’ website.

how to make board games

Mayday Games has given us a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes in a board game factory in China.  They bring a camera along with them into the factory on one of their visits, where copies of Smash Up, Love Letter, Dead Man’s Draw, and Spyfall are being made.

You can watch the video, “How It’s Made: Board Games at a Chinese Factory” here.

Mayday is willing to share contact information to game developers who would like a quote from the factory by emailing seth@maydaygames.com.

brass

Roxley Games, the publishers of popular games such as Steampunk Rally and Super Motherload, have announced a new agreement with veteran board game designer Martin Wallace for the right to reprint his classic economic game Brass. While the details of the agreement have not yet been finalized, the new version of the game is intended to launch on Kickstarter sometime in quarter 2 or 3 of 2016 and will include new artwork, deluxe component upgrades and a completely new map, developed in cooperation with Wallace. The new map will be set in the Birmingham area and feature new industries such as breweries as well as some new rules and mechanisms.

After the Kickstarter is fulfilled, the game will also be made available in stores, including all the new game content, but without the deluxe component upgrades.

Read the full announcement here.