I keep forgetting to mention Yu-Gu-Oh! Capsule Monsters, a new collectible figure board game that saw its first public showing at Gen Con Indy. It’s based on Capsule Monsters Coliseum, the videogame for the Playstation 2. You can read an article about it on the excellent ICv2.com.
I didn’t design the game (that honor belongs to Mattel’s Tyler Kenny and friends), but I wrote the rules. Once Tyler and his team finished with the design, they needed someone to come in and turn their notes into a polished rulebook. They gave me a call and had the refined rules back in their hands in a matter of days. Look for the game in stores in time for the holidays.