Networks: Executives out today, Wordsy at B&N, Bad Medicine looks good, find me at Essen, talk to me at Metatopia, and help me at BGG.CON and PAX-U

Formal Ferret Games

News Update

Gil's Game Design News - October 2018

My gosh, it's been a busy two months since the last email! I normally try to send out something every month, but things have been especially busy here at Formal Ferret HQ. Including... oh my, what's that image of? Could it be... maybe... the next Formal Ferret game, whose Kickstarter may just be upon us in February?

Maybe. Just maybe.

Networks: Executives is in stores today!

As of today, you can go to your favorite game store and purchase a copy of The Networks: Executives! It's been an incredibly long journey - two years of design and development, and one year of manufacturing - but WE DID IT and released a fantastic expansion that is going to add many more plays to the game.

I'm serious; backers receiving the game have been remarking on just how much stuff is in the box. This expansion is packed.

Hey wait, I backed/pre-ordered the game and it never came!

If you're in Asia or Canada, hang on just a bit longer! Fulfillments to both of those regions are taking longer than scheduled, but you should get your game soon. Thanks so much for your patience!

If you live elsewhere, haven't gotten your game yet, and we haven't been talking about it, reply to this email and I'll look into it!

Wordsy and The Networks are at B&N!

Did you know that you can buy Wordsy and The Networks at Barnes & Noble locations in the US? It's totally true! Of course, you'll also be able to find them at any of your Friendly Local Game Stores, but now we have another option.

Spread the word! I hope people continue to notice and buy the games at stores all over the country.

Bad Medicine is looking good!

I've finally gotten ahold of the proof copies of Bad Medicine and its expansion, Bad Medicine: Second Opinion. Look at these games! They look fantastic! I can't wait to ship them out to backers and pre-order customers later this year.

Also pictured here is the "Unsafe" NSFW expansion, which all pre-order customers and Kickstarter backers will receive. The retail version of the game will not come with punchboard tokens like the first edition did, but you can add that to your pre-order if you want them.

If you want to pre-order the game, it's not too late!

Find me in Essen!

I'll be at SPIEL '18 in Essen next week! It'll be my 4th year at the show. I have a great crew out to help me, so I can't wait! 

I'll be in the corner of Hall 2, at booth E102. I'll have copies of Networks: Executives there, plus the base game, and a whole bunch of Networks goodies! I'll also be selling Wordsy, plus the free German conversion kit that I sold there last year. And if you're really nice to me, perhaps you can sneak a peek at the prototype pictured at the top of this email.

The image above is taken from Brettspielbox's fantastic SPIEL '18 preview. They've posted maps of all the halls, so definitely take a look at it if you're planning on attending SPIEL!

Talk to me at Metatopia!

I'll be at Metatopia from November 1-4! It's a game design convention in Morristown, NJ. I won't be on as many panels as before, but I am on a couple. I'll be a panelist on Productive Playtesting (D007) on Friday Nov 2 at 11 am, and then I'll be talking about soft and hard incentives in board games with Tim Rodriguez and Banana Chan (D026) the same day at 7 pm. I'll also be testing that prototype pictured at the top of this email...

Help me at BGG.CON and PAX Unplugged!

I still have one slot open for booth help at BGG.CON and PAX Unplugged! BGG.CON is in Dallas, TX from November 14-18. It's very hard to get badges and a hotel room, but since I'm an exhibitor, I get both! Let me know if you can give me a hand. We will be selling The Networks (plus expansions) and Wordsy.

I'll also be at PAX Unplugged in Philadelphia, PA from November 30 to December 1! I have a nearby hotel room for you, and I could use a lot of hands to help demo Wordsy, Bad Medicine, and The Networks (plus expansions).

That's all the news I have for now. But I have even bigger news coming up that I've been working on for months. Can't wait to share it all with you soon!

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