Mittwoch, 17. September 2014

Board Game Brawl video review

This review gets extra props from me because it has the tagline:

The cover is a mix of Hamlet and Carrie, with ninjas. I approve.

"It's a very interesting amount of interaction. [...] I really enjoy that aspect of the game."
"I like the game a lot! [...] It's a keeper for me."
"Definitely some cool card-play there. Definitely give it a try, I think it will be worth your time!"
"I would put this one up proudly to card-drafting games in my collection like Seasons..."

Introduction & overview 0:00

Final thoughts, review & conclusion 13:20

De Tafel Plakt! review

De Tafel Plakt! has published a text review of Shinobi Clans here:

It's in Dutch, so I have to believe google translate when it says: "The game plays smoothly, is pretty exciting and thematically nicely converted." Yay!

The Game Academy video review

"Shinobi Clans: I recommend it! [...] It's a winner! Check it out!"

The review part starts at about 13:20.

Mittwoch, 10. September 2014

BoardGameGeekTV Shinobi Clans Overview from Gen Con 2014

Here's the recording of the BoardGameGeekTV live stream from Gen Con 2014 with a quick overview of Shinobi Clans:

Shinobi Clans named 2nd best game of Gen Con 2014 in podcast

This made my day! The new podcast episode of Rolling Dice & Taking Names asked noted board game reviewer Lance Myxter from UndeadViking Videos about his three favorite games of Gen Con 2014.

And he places Shinobi Clans at #2, and says things like:

The game that surprised the hell out of me was Shinobi Clans. [...] That's a brilliant game.


Shinobi Clans is an excellent, fast-playing, serpentine-drafting [game].

Mr UndeadViking also gets props from me because he can pronounce my name very accurately. Plus, he says I have wild hair, which - coming from a viking - I count as high praise.

Give it a listen at 0:54:25:

Card Sleeve Sizes

If you want to sleeve your Shinobi Clans cards, you can use standard sized card sleeves.

The helpful folks over at BoardGameGeek have compiled a list of card sleeves that fit the cards:

Video Review by UndeadViking

Here's the second video review, by UndeadViking:

Introduction: 0:00
Game overview starts at about 3:00
Review & Conclusion: 18:25

Mittwoch, 27. August 2014

First video review, by Drive-Thru Review

The first video review for Shinobi Clans is out!

"Biggest surprise of Gen Con!"

Intro (00:00); game overview (00:54); final thoughts and review (09:29);

Samstag, 23. August 2014

"Last Day At Gen Con" interview about Shinobi Clans by Loki

Here's my first google glass video interview, by Loki in New Orleans:

Shinobi Clans in The Geek Allstars podcast

This podcast episode is very important simply because W. Eric Martin of BGG boardgames news fame reminds me that he still owes me twenty euros. (Eric, I think we're good - you paid me back in dollars.)

Also, he put Shinobi Clans on #2 of his top ten games to try at Gen Con 2014 list.
And he says "Kind of reminiscent of what Brad does with Level99, but… more blood!" which I consider high praise.

The Shinobi Clans talk starts at 1:16:50.

Shinobi Clans in The 20 Minutes of Filler Podcast

Jason and Andy from The 20 Minutes of Filler Podcast talk about some of the excitement left over from Gen Con 2014 in their 26th episode.

One of them declares Shinobi Clans his surprise game of Gen Con, gives a great overview of the gameplay and says some really nice things about it:

I was sort of blown away!

The art is gorgeous. [...] The art sort of reminds me of Ninja Scroll but water colored.

We played two full games of it [...] right in a row. [...] It plays super-fast but there's so many mind-games going on during that game [...] There's a lot of like second-guessing all your opponents and it plays super-fast [...] I need to get my own copy of it!

The Shinobi Clans talk starts at 16:50.

Another Top Ten List Mention

Levi Baer put Shinobi Clans on #6 in his top ten list of hot games from Gen Con 2014 and writes:

"A cool little card game with lots of build up to an exciting reveal. It plays three rounds, and in the three attempts to play this game I played, we never got through all three before being interrupted. However, every time it didn’t bother us and felt like we could easily stop and be satisfied by the fun play that had occurred up to that point."

Check out his entire list and photos here:

Montag, 18. August 2014

Drive-Thru Review Shinobi Clans Demo from Gen Con 2014

Here's a demo from Gen Con 2014 with decent audio. It's almost a complete tutorial of the game, too.

The Designer Presents: Shinobi Clans (Gen Con 2014)

Here's a video interview and demo of Shinobi Clans from Gen Con, by Marco Arnaudo:

Back from Gen Con

We had a great time at Gen Con! Shinobi Clans sold out on Sunday and we finished at #9 on the BoardGameGeek Gen Con Buzzlist. Thanks for everybody that showed up at our booth to play a demo or buy the game! It was great meeting and talking to so many gamers that liked the game.

Some ninjas even showed up at our booth

BGG Gen Con Buzz

Mittwoch, 13. August 2014

Shinobi Clans Unboxing

Here's an unboxing video of the Shinobi Clans 2014 edition:

Sorry for the vertical video.

Montag, 11. August 2014

How to find Shinobi Clans at Gen Con 2014

Come to the Posthuman Studios booth #559.

We'll be running Shinobi Clans demos all day long, every day at the booth. 

In addition, there will be demos in Hall D (Green), at tables 7 and 8 from 10AM to 3PM on Sunday.

Shinobi Clans distribution in Japan

Hobby Japan has announced to import and distribute Shinobi Clans in Japan, including an attached Japanese rules translation:

News from Table Games in the World (Japanese):

The Dice Tower Gen Con 2014 Preview

Zee Garcia and Tom Vasel talk about their top picks from the convention. The Shinobi Clans section starts at 12:50.