Hello Revered Game Enthusiast
I have always loved board games, having grown up in the long wintered Pacific Northwest. Several years ago I decided to have a go at making my own game. I created a game called Portals. It was very successful (fun with friends-wise; not commercially). Below is information about Portals. It is an excellent game and enjoyable to play. Learn about the game and read more about possible marketing and availability below. But first…
Back in 2010 I discovered a new type of game. They are called Eurogames because they were first developed in Europe and to this day most of the designers are European.
They differ from traditional board games in a number of ways. First off they use very little or no plastic parts; mostly heavy cardboard or wood is used. The artwork is often really beautiful. And, unlike traditional games, the designers are recognized as artists and featured on the box. In most of the games, although there is always some luck involved, it is either minimized or there are ways designed in to work with and modify the luck factor. In fact there are many that involve very little luck and are very strategic (my favorite kind). The mechanisms that the designers use are often really clever. Most games involve in-game scoring as well as goals to strive for that offer end game points. In most Eurogames there is little conflict or conquering and no elimination of players; everyone is involved and has choices throughout the game.
I aspire to designing some of these types of games. I have actually started quite a few but have not succeeded yet in finishing any, though it is coming.
So check back to check out my progress.
Check out my collection of games on Board Game Geek. Click on any game title and check ’em out. There’s reviews, images, and videos about the games. Discover the world of gaming (BGG has all kinds of games, not just Eurogames, but it’s a great source to see what’s out there). I like the big in depth minimum luck games; see the game boards and player boards of a few of them below: