Friday Snippets

Well, what a week we’ve had, eh?
Lotsa big stuff going on, not least of which is the apparent return of specialty games to GW. I look forward to where that will lead. In the meantime, you can expect a review of the most-recent specialty game from them, Betrayal at Calth, tomorrow. So be sure to check back for that.

In the meantime, though, we have a collection of bite-sized stories to bring you.

Today’s batch includes: Another World Miniatures Releases Maya Miniature, Grand Manoeuvre to publish Nineteenth Century Wargames rules in February, Final Hours for Kill Dr. Lucky On Kickstarter, Warmachine: Tactics Mercenary Warcaster Screenshot previews, Ratgard: Preview of the New Anti-aircraft missile, Kromlech New Release – Plaguelings, Warbears and Stagriders Funded: On to Awesome Stretch Goals, Braille RPG Dice from 64 Oz. Games on Kickstarter, Brigade Models Release New Aeronef Models, and Bring Back Mystery Science Theater 3000 On Kickstarter.

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Making board games accessible to the blind

64oz Games has a Kickstarter campaign running now to create a line of board games that are designed for the blind.


From the campaign:

If our campaign is successful we will start producing a new line of products that would add accessibility to existing board and card games with far less effort. These accessibility kits would be add-ons to games that would allow both blind and sighted players to play together.

Our first kits would be transparent sleeves for many different card games. Like traditional game add-ons these products would require that a copy of the game.

We realize that some games may not have enough room for all their text on a given card so for those games we will using QR codes or reference sheets to make certain that the blind players have all the information that they need to play the game.