We have been working on a new way to play Wits & Wagers, and it’s called Vegas Wits & Wagers. Vegas Wits & Wagers will be a HUGE mat (39in x 22in); one side will be a SUPER deluxe version of our standard game layout, and other side will be a new game you can play with Wits & Wagers Party that adds several new ways to play and new bets to make. Vegas Wits & Wagers will be available on Kickstarter soon!
We are currently working on the graphic design, and would LOVE to hear your opinions. Please take the time to click the button below, and let us know what you think.
Every so often we reprint our games, and make small changes accordingly: a typo fixed here, a word added there. However, this time we have decided to make important changes to the base game in our Evolution system. We have exchanged the food bags for player screens, changed the watering hole to Catherine Hamilton art (so it matches the rest of the beautiful art in the game), added icons to help new players, and put it all in a smaller box, with a smaller price tag. We did an unboxing video on our Facebook page, which you can see here. The new printing of Evolution will be in stores at the same time as the restock of CLIMATE on June 1,2017.
YOUR CHANCE TO SEE THE NEW GAMES IN OUR PIPELINE
We told you last month about our aquatic version of Evolution; we are also working on games for our upcoming Happy Planet line, a couple of new versions of Wits & Wagers, Say Anything, and a few games that are like nothing you have seen from North Star Games.
Watch every Friday on Facebook Live at 2pm Eastern as we live playtest new games or maybe just play some of our favorites. Be a fly on the wall at North Star Games on Facebook Live as we play games, answer questions, and give you a look inside our creative process.
MEEPLE MOUNTAIN Meeple Mountain is the board game review website run by Andy Matthews. A relative newcomer to the review scene, Andy is known as much for all the good he is doing building a community of board gamers in the Nashville area as he is for his reviews, Top 6 lists and gaming interviews. Andy’s Nashville Game Night was even featured by Geek and Sundry for International Tabletop Day 2017.
NASHVILLE TABLETOP DAY 2017
Nashville Tabletop Day 2017 was a HUGE success – it had over 300 attendees, a giant jump from last year’s 160-person event. North Star Games was a proud sponsor of the event, and you can see folks playing Evolution: the Beginning below.
Game Title Description Release Date ——————————————————————————————————————————– Evolution (new printing) Same great game, brand new price. June 2017
Evolution CLIMATE The game of Evolution with a dynamic June 2017 (back in stores) CLIMATE element.
Blurble A fast-paced family party game. September 2017
Happy Salmon (blue) A new color of Happy Salmon to help September 2017
you easily play 12-player games.
Evolution video game Inspired by the Evolution board game. Spring 2018 Evolution: The Oceans Evolution is going underwater! Summer 2018
____________________________________________________ BGG Spring Dallas, TX May 26 – 29
Origins Columbus, OH June 14 – 16
Dice Tower Con Orlando, FL July 5 – 9
WBC Seven Springs, PA July 22 – 30
GenCon Indianapolis, IN August 17 – 20
PAX West Seattle, WA September 2 – 5
WashingCon Washington DC September 10 – 11
Spiel Essen, Germany October 26 – 29
PAX Unplugged Philadelphia, PA November 17 – 19
JOIN OUR DEMO TEAM Do you love introducing people to new games? We need folks from all over the country (and world) to join Team North Star. If you are going to one of the conventions listed above, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Team North Star.”
Our demo team is an elite group of fans spreading the North Star love across the globe. Demoers get a limited edition t-shirt and other North Star swag.
LAST MONTH’S WINNERS
The winner from last month’s Wits & Wagers contest was BJ Tomiko – congrats BJ! Contact us so we can send you a copy of Wits & Wagers Party (just in time to get ready for Vegas Wits & Wagers).
For the rest of you curious about the answer, the lead artist of Evolution, Bree Woodward has been to a total of 14 countries (including Norway and the UK)
THIS MONTH’S CONTEST
You have a chance to get into the new printing of Happy Salmon! Take a picture of yourself, your friends and your family with Happy Salmon. It can be a celebration picture, a selfie (like Bruce did above), a fun location with Happy Salmon…anything! Submit your picture (titled “Happy Salmon Contest”) to Fans@NorthStarGames.com for your chance to be in the new printing of Happy Salmon!
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