Author Archives: Jeff McBride

Why Phobophobia?

When we shelved the Nexus board game project, we starting spawning ideas for smaller bootstrap games. Ideas like Alien Autopsy, Barbarian Heist, and Sneaky Peas. (Sneaky Peas??) Nothing really grabbed us. Then, last November, a coworker (we’ll call him Marc) told me about an unsettling experience he’d recently had with a children’s book. Many of

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Why Make a Tabletop Game?

I believe that we are living in the golden age of tabletop games. Players have never had more options to choose from. Designers have never had more freedom to innovate and reach the players. I’ve been a board game fan from the time I was a small boy. My brother and I played countless games

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