Sometimes, the best games are the ones that are simple in game play but deceptively layered in strategy. This week, we talk with Doug Bass creator of Garden Dice which is one such game. He tells us about the creative process, finding community on Kickstarter, and what it’s like to see your dream come to fruition.
Make sure to like Doug’s company website on Facebook, Meridae Games, so you can keep up to date with the expansion sets that are coming out for this great game. Also, at the end of the show I mention friends of mine, Rachael Richmond (age 11) and her dad, Bruce, who are creating a family board game called The Potions Game. I got a chance over the summer to play this innovative and engaging game and can’t wait to see how it progresses. Please show them some love and “like” their page as well.
We’d love to hear what you think about this episode, especially if you’ve had a chance to play Garden Dice. How do you deal with that pesky rabbit?
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Until next time, game on!
Regina & Rhonda
Regina is a gamer, writer, teacher, and podcaster living in the Pacific Northwest. She completed her Ph.D. in 2011 from Washington State University in Vancouver and continues to teach there part time. Regina’s research interests focus on women and technology, and her dissertation discusses female gamers and identity in digital role playing games. A lifelong geek and technology enthusiast, Regina recently started a Girls Who Code club in support of their mission to close the gender gap in technology.
To continue the conversations about gender and gaming that Regina started during her research, she started a podcast called Game on Girl. Called the “NPR of game podcasts” by Chris Brown of The Married Gamers, the podcast features women involved in the game industry, and tackles some of the complicated issues in the gaming community. Season 2 began in the spring of 2018 and will premiere new episodes monthly.