Extras

3D Printing

I recently started designing custom parts for various board games, such as overlays, minis, etc. This section contains write-ups about the various projects and the STL files for download if you want to print them yourself.

  • 3D Printed Miniatures for Foundations of Rome – Gardens of Ceres

    3D Printed Miniatures for Foundations of Rome – Gardens of Ceres

  • 3D Printed Overlays for Horseless Carriage

    3D Printed Overlays for Horseless Carriage

Accessories

There are a lot of great options to bling out games one really likes. This section contains all discussions on optional add-ons like metal coins, playmats, or custom dice.

  • Metal Coins in Board Games 2 – So You’ve Got MORE Metal Coins?

    Metal Coins in Board Games 2 – So You’ve Got MORE Metal Coins?

  • Metal Coins in Board Games – So You’ve Got Metal Coins, Right?

    Metal Coins in Board Games – So You’ve Got Metal Coins, Right?

Conventions

I don’t visit that many conventions. But if I do, you’ll find my reporting in this section.

  • Day 4 – Essen Spiel 2023

    Day 4 – Essen Spiel 2023

  • Day 3 – Essen Spiel 2023

    Day 3 – Essen Spiel 2023

  • Day 2 – Essen Spiel 2023

    Day 2 – Essen Spiel 2023

  • Day 1 – Essen Spiel 2023

    Day 1 – Essen Spiel 2023

  • A Different Approach to Essen Spiel 2023

    A Different Approach to Essen Spiel 2023

Solo Modes & Automa

From time to time, I design solo modes for games that don’t have them in the box or where I simply didn’t like the official one. For me, a solo mode should primarily provide the same experience as the multiplayer game, be relatively easy to execute and use a minimum (ideally none) of additional components. I also try to design automa so they can be used to replace any number of players and be used when two human players want more competition on the board or avoid weird official variants to compensate for the lack of more parties.

  • Foundations of Rome Solo Mode: Improved Ceres

    Foundations of Rome Solo Mode: Improved Ceres

  • Horseless Carriage Solo Mode

    Horseless Carriage Solo Mode

  • Indonesia Solo Mode: Local Competition

    Indonesia Solo Mode: Local Competition

  • Last Light Solo Mode

    Last Light Solo Mode

  • Redwood Alternate Solo Mode: Crowded Park

    Redwood Alternate Solo Mode: Crowded Park