Jack’s Friends

The High Cost Of Small Errors

August 23, 2017

The first printing of Jack’s Friends arrived the beginning of this month and within two minutes of opening the first production copy I realized we had made a grave error. This is my attempt at a post mortem of the problem. I will cover what happened, how or why it happened, what we are doing… [ Read More ]

Jack’s Friends Part III: The Long Road to Essen

March 29, 2017

In order to understand how Jack’s Friends came to be, it is important to take a step back in time, to the early part of 2015, to when my brother and I had decided to really make a play at designing board games. We had been kicking around a number of ideas for a good… [ Read More ]

Jack’s Friends Part II: Computed Fairy Tales

March 22, 2017

From that very first playtest I saw an immersive experience that was widely accessible and simple enough that it practically teaches itself. The problems however, were wide enough to drive a truck through. Every three player was won by the giant and every four player game was won by the humans. This was without exception… [ Read More ]

Jack’s Friends Part I: Origin Story

March 15, 2017

Jack’s Friends is a game near and dear to my heart and its origin dates back to simpler times. As a kid games were still a collective delusion and propriety had not yet shackled wonder. The measure of a game was not its balance or even its fun but the depths of its immersion. From… [ Read More ]

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