Michigan

Michigan

A couple weeks ago me and my family set out to go see the great state of Michigan. To get there we traveled through Ohio and saw some of our relatives in Cleveland. We had a game day in weird realms and it was super successful. We met some amazing people. After that we chilled out, played Dungeons and Dragons, walked through an amazing park, and ate Gyros. (The Gyros were my favorite) Then we continued our travels up to Michigan. We saw bell isle. We went to a zoo, aquarium, and botanical gardens. Our first night in Michigan we stayed in a little town that was exactly like Brookville. That night we dined on some Wendy’s  and went to bed. The next day we had breakfast a big boy the went to a national park. we met some amazing people and walked there beautiful trails. Next we went to a zoo and saw some pretty cool animals. Then we stayed in a hotel and ate at a place called nicks. I would highly recommend it, it was delicious. Then we swam for a while at the hotel pool, and the next big day came. This was the day we met four new and nerdy people: Karen Cleveland, of the Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources, Sarah Cummins, policy and regulations specialist in the Wildlife Division of the DNR, Casey O’Donnell, Associate Professor, Diana Engle, DNR’s Michigan History Center . They were astonishing and taught us a lot. The highlight of my day was when Karen took us to see peregrine falcon’s nest.  That concludes our trip to Michigan. I had an amazing...

Burst of Life

Burst of Life is my new favorite card. When you draw this card you can draw as many cards as you you have species. Once when I was playing the game with my family we got through the whole deck in eight rounds. It was a great night.(disclaimer dad changed it so the is a limit of eight...

Harrisburg U trip

On Tuesday, November 1 my family and I went to Harrisburg University. While we were there we taught a game design class about Edge of Extinction. The students loved it and gave us much needed feedback. Then we ate lunch and talked with some teachers about how to give Edge of Extinction a lesson plan and get it into more schools. They were a giant help. After that we got an amazing tour of the university and got to experience Virtual Reality. Soon after that we went to a place called the Game Table Cafe. It had over 400 types of games! We played a few rounds, ate some great tasting food, and got some good advice. Because of that we have decide to add on to the rules a little bit. Every time you get five regions you pick up another card at the beginning of your turn. For example, if I have ten region cards in play, then I draw three cards at the beginning of my turn. If you guys could test it out and tell us what you think that would be amazing. Thank you....

New Decks Coming!

After a lot of pictures, traveling, and even more researching we are finally have more cards. We are releasing four new decks in September, Mammoth Caves Area, Santa Monica Bay Area, Denali Area, and Quiet Creek Herb Farm. My favorite deck to make was the Mammoth Cave deck. We traveled to Kentucky and camped for three days and two nights. During the trip Maia and I upped our camping experience and even camped in a thunderstorm. To get all the pictures we needed we went into the caves and got a great tour by a fifth generation tour guide. We went through tiny spaces and big spaces, dry and wet, but all of it was amazing. In one spot on the tour we saw the Frozen Niagara. It’s beautiful. Denali and mammoth caves are the first of many national park starter decks that we will make.  We were given permission to use pictures from many national parks in our game.-...
Creating a Golden Competition Deck

Creating a Golden Competition Deck

We started this deck so we could have a great prize for the Kickstarter campaign and for game days. After dad created the very first one he finally convinced us to create our own. Maia, Dad, my best friend Emily and I all made a new deck. The next step was trial and error. After about two weeks of intense gameplay I think we finally have a winner. My sister Maia’s deck has won almost every game that we played, and today was the day that we decided that Maia’s deck was the best. After last night and today of me crushing my dad with this deck all of us agreed that this was the deck. To prove that this deck is a beast, here are the scores from the gameplay...