Jul 12, 2006


I'd like to take this opportunity to congradulate my good friend Andrew Parks on winning "Board Game of the Year" at the Origins Awards this year. Andy won for his game, Parthenon: Rise of the Agean.

As you may recall, Andy made the game that really transitioned me into serious boardgaming, Ideology: The War of Ideas, which remains one of my favorite games to this day. It was also this game, and the fact that a friend of mine made it, that first inspired me to try my hand at this quixotic attempt at board game design. Seeing him win this award is therefore an encouragement for me to keep trying, despite my frustration stemming from an inability to get published so far despite the non-trivial effort I've put into this. So, congradulations, Andy, and thanks for your inadvertent effect on me.

Jack said...

What did Zev make of Programmer? I'm interested to know how your publishing efforts are going.

Zev did not get a chance to play Programmer on Saturday, as he was testing a game that went longer than expected. However, he took my prototype and said he'll test it at DexCon this Saturday. I'll let you know what I hear.


  1. Cool! I'm looking forward to hearing how Zev gets on with Programmer. Oh, and nice new look for the blog, by the way.