CrossTalk is the Party Game of Subtle Conversation, where two teams race to guess secret Keywords. Each round, teams select a clue-giver, and those clue-givers are given knowledge of the same secret Keyword. The goal of the clue-givers is to help their teammates guess this Keyword before the other team.
The round begins with both clue-givers writing a one-word clue to give their team in private. Then, clue-givers will alternate providing one-word public clues to everyone. But, there is a catch! After your team gives a public clue, the other team, and only the other team, may guess the Keyword. Clue-givers will need to use their private clue to provide context for the future. This will allow them to slip public clues by the other team.
The round ends when one team correctly guesses the Keyword or both teams run out of guesses. Each correct guess, is worth 1 point, and the first team to earn 5 points wins. Back CrossTalk on Kickstarter today!
Today, Nauvoo Games announces the acquisition of the license to design, produce, and distribute a board game based on The Reckoners series by Brandon Sanderson.
The Reckoners series is the #1 New York Times bestselling series featuring the novels STEELHEART, FIREFIGHT, and CALAMITY. Each book hit the top of the charts upon it’s one of Brandon Sanderson’s most popular series to date. Featuring heart stopping action, laugh out loud quips, and some of the most unique superpowers, this is one of the top action-adventure young adult properties of the last few years.
The Reckoners board game, designed by Seth Van Orden and Brett Sobol, allows players to take on the roles of the novels’ protagonists and work together to save the world. In The Reckoners board game, players must overcome multiple ruthless and power-hungry ‘Epics’ – the equivalent of supervillains – that each have unique, game-impacting abilities. Players must decide how to resolve these competing priorities together to eliminate epics and ultimately win the game. How, when, and where you act will determine your victory or failure.
Consistent with Nauvoo Games’ mission, The Reckoners board game will be easy to learn, quick to capture your attention, and enjoyable to play over and over again. Experience the thrill of fast-paced action planning in The Reckoners, coming soon.
Steelheart, Firefight, and Calamity are copyright © 2014, 2015, 2016 by Dragonsteel Entertainment, LLC and used with the express permission of Dragonsteel Entertainment, LLC.
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Brandon Sanderson was born in 1975 in Lincoln, Nebraska. By junior high he had lost interest in the novels suggested to him, and he never cracked a book if he could help it. Then an eighth grade teacher, Mrs. Reader, gave him Dragonsbane by Barbara Hambly.
Brandon was finishing his thirteenth novel when Moshe Feder at Tor Books bought the sixth he had written. In 2005 Brandon held his first published novel, Elantris, in his hands. Tor also published four books in Brandon’s Mistborn series, along with Warbreaker and then The Way of Kings and Words of Radiance, the first two in the planned ten-volume series THE STORMLIGHT ARCHIVE. Four books in his middle-grade Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians series were released by Scholastic. Brandon was chosen to complete Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series; the final book, A Memory of Light, was released in 2013. That year also marked the releases of YA novels The Rithmatist from Tor.
Currently living in Utah with his wife and children, Brandon teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University. Brandon is a #1 New York Times Bestselling Author and winner of the prestigious Hugo Award. He also hosts the Hugo Award-winning writing advice podcast “Writing Excuses” with Mary Robinette Kowal, Howard Tayler, and Dan Wells.
The Dice Tower Awards are annual awards that are voted on by members of the Dice Tower Network. This year, Nauvoo Games' Stockpile was nominated for two awards - Best Small Publisher and Best New Designer - and ended up winning the category for Best Small Publisher.
Click here to see the full list of nominees.
Nauvoo Games has partnered with Go Kids to create a Chinese edition of Stockpile. The game is scheduled to be released in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan by end of July 2016.
Stockpile: Continuing Corruption is on track to be finished with production by the end of this week. A handful of copies will be air-shipped in advance for a final check, and then they will be sent out to reviewers. If you are a Kickstarter backer or pre-order customer located in Asia or Australia, then please make sure we have the latest shipping details for your order. If you have moved recently, then please Contact Us immediately to ensure we have your latest contact information.
Stockpile and Stockpile: Continuing Corruption are still expected to arrive in the US by July and be available through distribution in August after Gen Con.
Gen Con: The Best Four Days in Gaming is coming up soon! Nauvoo Games will be located in Booth #2457, and Seth and I would love to meet you. We will be demoing games at our booth, showcasing new game designs, and signing games throughout the convention. Want to play Stockpile at Gen Con? Pre-register for one of our events before they are sold out.
Gen Con is a great time for us to connect with many people in the industry. If you would like to schedule an interview or show us a game prototype, then please Contact Us directly.
Since 2007, the Dice Tower has recognized outstanding games, game designers, and game publishers with the annual Dice Tower Gaming Awards. For the first time, Nauvoo Games was nominated for not one, but two of these awards – Best Small Publisher and Best New Designer!
We are incredibly honored to be nominated! There are some amazing companies, designers, and games featured on these lists, and we are inspired by all of them. We extend a huge Thank You to the Dice Tower for this recognition, and an even bigger Thank You to all of our fans and Kickstarter supporters for making it possible. The winners of these awards will be announced in July 2016 at Dice Tower Con in Florida.
The first expansion to Stockpile has successfully funded on Kickstarter for a grand total of almost $90,000! Stockpile: Continuing Corruption is expected to deliver its rewards by September 2016, but the most recent shipping calendar shows the game could make it to most backers by the end of July!
Estimated Fulfillment Schedule:
May 2016 - Finish production
June 2016 - Asia Fulfillment
July - August 2016 - Europe/US/Canada Fulfillment
If you missed the Kickstarter, you can still pre-order Stockpile: Continuing Corruption today and receive a copy as soon as it arrives. For customers in the United States and Canada, click the link below. For customers anywhere else in the world, please Contact Us.