I’ve been chomping on the bit to post this since I was alerted to it by a designer/artist friend of mine who facebooked me about it (props to Josh!) about a week-and-a-half ago … as a GAMES subscriber, he was an early-wave recipient of the December 2010 issue, which includes GAMES’ annual buyer’s guide and the GAMES 100 lists for both electronic games and board games (they call them “traditional games”).
“Jump Gate”, which was reviewed in the September issue of GAMES, was named their 2011 Traditional Game of the Year!! This took me completely by surprise … I *had* hoped to make their 100 list, but getting the top spot has me flabbergasted.
Now, I’m not the only one surprised by this … the serious boardgamers are a bit shocked that a game they had never heard of, that is (for now) only available through a publish-on-demand website could be considered the top game of the year. I hope they play the game and see what it has to offer!
So, this get’s me into gear on 2 things … producing a “special edition” to be available soon through more traditional retailers … and finding a publisher to handle things starting in 2011. Good problems to be trying to solve for, in my opinion! 🙂