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Family Games and Descent

A couple of things I contributed to have finally been announced, so now I can mention them here. Both of them are “celebrity jam” books to which many of the top names in the tabletop gaming industry are contributing.

First, there’s Family Games: The 100 Best. This is the sequel to Hobby Games: The 100 Best, and it focuses on games that are theoretically more accessible to the wider market. Once again, my friend Jim Lowder brings us all together for one of the best “best list” books around. The book features a foreword by the ever awesome Mike Gray, plus an afterword by the always incredible Wil Wheaton.

After that, look for Descent: Journeys in the Dark: Quest Compendium, Volume One. (Which is several mouthfuls for a title.) The inestimable Will Hindmarch gathers the designers for this one, which features an introduction by board game guru Alan Moon. If you play the game, don’t miss out on this.

With luck, both should be out this summer, and I cannot (but sadly must) wait to see them both.

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  1. A big book of Descent? That sounds good. How much did you play the game before setting down to write that? And exactly how fiendish an Overlord have you proved to be? 😉

  2. A big book of Descent? That sounds good. How much did you play the game before setting down to write that? And exactly how fiendish an Overlord have you proved to be? 😉

  3. I play for fun, not fiendishness. I am not a hardcore Descent player, but I do have copies of the game and a number of the supplements that have seen my dining room table a number of times.

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    I play for fun, not fiendishness. I am not a hardcore Descent player, but I do have copies of the game and a number of the supplements that have seen my dining room table a number of times.

  5. You play with your kids mostly then? I hadn’t thought of that. And the ‘fiendisness’ was just me asking for hints of what we can expect from Descent a la Forbeck… Hmm? 😉

  6. You play with your kids mostly then? I hadn’t thought of that. And the ‘fiendisness’ was just me asking for hints of what we can expect from Descent a la Forbeck… Hmm? 😉

  7. Getting David Partlett, author of the Oxford History of Board Games, as one of the authors was a great move by Lowder. This looks to be a great followup to the excellent Hobby Games book.

  8. Getting David Partlett, author of the Oxford History of Board Games, as one of the authors was a great move by Lowder. This looks to be a great followup to the excellent Hobby Games book.

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