Games designer and general interesting bloke James Wallis blogs about the game on the back of this year's Cadbury selection packs.
The winner was Present Drop, a clever tile-placing game for 2-4 players with some nice Eurogame overtones, simple enough for kids to understand but with enough strategy to be interesting for real games-players too. It was designed by Matt Green and Kevan Davis. You know Kevan. He did Urban Dead and Chore Wars.At that price, I reckon we'll give it a go. It'll be appropriate at around the same time as Jacob Marley Esquire season comes around.
A year on, and the selection box with the game on it is in UK shops. At Tesco it costs £1.50, which gets you about £3-worth of chocolate, a spiffy game and a donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation as well. Which is, you have to admit, a heck of a deal.
It's a bit early to be saying this, but since it's arisen -- towards Christmas our board gaming can be disrupted somewhat. Not only do people's other work, social and family commitments get in the way, but venues get clogged up with other events. From the start of December onwards, it's an especially good idea to look on the Board Silly Google Groups list to see who's planning to go.