We’re back from traveling across the country from Gen Con. The office is returning back to normal and we are getting back to our daily activities while reminiscing. It was great to see so many of you and we enjoyed playing games with you. If you didn’t make it to Gen Con here are some highlights.
Grimslingers was a big hit at Gen Con!
Many people enjoyed the demos in our booth and events. Our new video tutorials by the game’s designer are at the end of this newsletter. Back by popular demand, pre-orders are up on our website for those that were not able to pick up a copy. Please know that only the core game and duels are available to pre-order. *Pre-orders will not be shipped out until September.
A.E.G.I.S: Combining Robot Strategy Game triumphantly returned to GenCon! The games has come far in a year, the core gameplay, building teams of 5 robots and combining them together has been refined, and most of the assets have gotten a graphical facelift. Check out the game here– it heads to Kickstarter soon!
Burger Up was another hit at Gen Con. People enjoyed cooking up burgers and stacking ingredients at our booth and in the BGG hot games room. Stay tuned for more news about Burger Up! Learn more about the game here: http://bit.ly/2b9gMYk .
Folklore: The Affliction
Gamers enjoyed slaying creatures and setting off on an adventure in our a dark fantasy role playing board game. We met several of our backers, who got to look at the game components and see the progress of our expansions. Learn more about the game here:http://bit.ly/2bgeZVu
Congratulations to Nicholas Sawyer for winning the second Yashima Gen Con tournament!
Hats off to Matt White & Joshua Vergiels for coming in 2nd & 3rd place! Here are the highlights of the tournament, according to designer, Josh Sprung:
“The top players from the previous days and rounds faced off in the last 3-player FFA match! After Matt’s flashy first round finish, both Nicholas and Sean saw an early target. But in doing so, they brought a lot of violence to a very small play space, allowing Toru’s slow speed to not be such a detriment, and most swings hit two opponents at a time – making this a very fast and exciting game! Matt dropped some early seeds on the edge of his board, while Nick and Sean closed. The round after they got in range, those seeds grew into arduous terrain, keeping all three players in close combat for most of the game. Each player felt the sting of each attack, but stuck with it as each master held their own advantages at this range. Sean utilized Mitsuo’s fantastic attack patterns and Saru to great effect, dishing out some serious damage before being the first to restore. But ultimately, Lu Bu, being a ruthless and impulsive brute came away with the extremely narrow victory! Well played match by all!
Thanks to everyone for taking the time out of their very busy Gen Con schedules to attend this event!”
He also created video tutorials of Grimslingers, so you do not have to read the rulebook. There is a step by step video for every mode of play. You can watch these videos on our website: http://bit.ly/2blT5wk
There are way too many highlights to share in just one newsletter, but you can find more images of our time spent at Gen Con on our website. Who knows, you just might find yourself captured in a photo or two. Thank you for being apart of our Gen Con memories!