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Most Anticipated Games 2018

City of Kings Sneaks in for a Photo Finish!


I am very pleased to announce that The City of Kings, one of the fantasy collaborative board games that I have been working with, has become one of 2018’s Most Anticipated Games over at Boardgame Geek.

Super pleased about this. Frank and the team have worked their butts off over the last few years, so it’s great to see their hard work paying off. They were nominated in 8 categories, and ended up polling in 6! That’s not a bad result in anybody’s dicebag, huh?

The City of Kings encounter cards
A selection of encounter cards from The City of Kings

In other news, the team are now meeple-deep in The City of Games 3-day convention down in Bristol. More dice than you can shake a stick at.

And as well as all of that; Frank has let the cat out of the bag on one of the follow-up games that I gratefully have a small part in tinkering with; The Vadoran Gardens! A fun, tile-placement board game for ages 8+.

A Small Update: Congratulations CITY OF GAMES & FINAL FRONTIER GAMES!

As you may have guessed – New Year’s are always gravitationally slow for me. Call it the lack of sunlight, or not getting out into the garden so much due to the cold, or a host of other things. But, nonetheless I am kicking those jams and sharing some MORE good news with you, erstwhile reader.

Two of the indy games that I have been working with have been nominated for the much-coveted Most Anticipated Games of 2018!

*happy dance* 🙂

The City of Kings Most Anticipated Game 2018
The City of Kings by Frank West, City of Games Publishing
Rise to Nobility Much Anticipated Game 2018
Rise to Nobility by Final Frontier Games

Boardgame Geek, as I am sure you know, are the go-to site for indy games, covering every style of boardgame from kids, to fantasy-rpg, strategy, historical, war, dungeon-crawl, science… You name it, if you’re looking for a fun and innovative game designed and produced by other enthusiasts – this is the place to pick something up. They’ve been running the Most Anticipated Game awards for the past 9yrs [9!!] with some truly amazing games winning over the years.

There are 20 final winners in the various categories (eg. fantasy, war, children’s, etc), and luckily you can vote multiple times – you just ‘like’ the game nominated, and the winners are those with the most ‘likes’.

City of Kings by Frank West (City of Games Publishing); a cooperative adventure game, set in a  unique fantasy world during a time of war. Nominated in 8 categories.

Rise to Nobility by Final Frontier Games; a strategy worker-placement game set in a developing fantasy city. Nominated in 7 categories.

These are two great companies to work with, each with amazing attitude and approach to their work (and each has some stand-out art, too). I would love to claim a little of the shared glamour of their nominations – but really, all respect has to go to their fantastically dedicated creators and designers.

Well done!





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