Nevermore Games has teamed up with Jason Tagmire of Button Shy Games to create something unique and special in the industry. The Spiel Press is the premiere crafter of strategy roll & write game books.
Roll & Write Game Books
The roll & write game is seeing a resurgence and makeover right now thanks to games like Qwixx and Rolling Japan. The Spiel Press is creating a very unique series of game books featuring perforated game sheets in full-color, variation in game-play, and comprehensive rules with adorned theme.
Variation in game-play? Adorned theme?
Yep. We're printing books, as well as, games. Why just have 100 pages of the same game sheet over and over again when the game sheets can have variation, emphasizing replay value and new challenges?
For instance, in Blood Royals the political climate changes several times as you play through the game sheets, meaning that the map geography on the game sheets changes over time. In Star Maps, you discover and chart a series of new solar systems. You can play any of these in order or out or order as you see fit.
In addition to comprehensive rules, the book will feature thematic elements like backstory, changing storylines as you play, and more. Depending on the game, these thematic moments will either be more core to the game experience or not so much (in more euro-type games).
So, why books?
The Spiel Press isn't just printing books filled with perforated game sheets. We're crafting a game experience. Our roll & write games will have variation and replay value unlike any other roll & write games out there.. And the book medium gives designers a lot of flexibility in design from legacy elements to creative use of the pages themselves.
What's Coming From The Spiel Press
We are hard at work with several veteran and new game designers to build up a queue of games for publishing. We will be funding our first project via Kickstarter this Summer. As we get our ducks in a row, know that our emphasis is on quality and unique experience, replay value, strategic decisions, affordability, and quick turnaround (from Kickstarter to you).
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What This Means for Nevermore
Only good things. New games will be coming out more often with hopefully some crossover from your favorite Nevermore titles and more. I know I'm excited (me being Bryan Fischer) as we will be publishing my game, Star Maps as a game book. Star Maps has been in development for a little while now and people are really enjoying it. I'm hard at work adding variant maps for more replay value. If you like puzzle-like roll & write games, this is for you (1+ players, 30 minutes).