So Tabletop has had a sincere rise in popularity over the past few years – probably in part to Wil Wheaton’s fabulous YouTube series inspiring folks to get back into analog gaming, but also due to the resurgence of developers who were interested in challenging the market. PAX East this year had a seriously packed tabletop gaming space, even bigger than the one I saw last year. Less booths, but way way more Magic: The Gathering. I got together a list of games from PAX that I played and would like to play after seeing them on the show floor.
PAX East 2015: Tabletop Review0
PAX East 2015: Panel Review0
I recently got back from PAX East in Boston, and between interviewing two up-and-coming games, playing demos, and just walking around to see all of the exhibitors, there’s so much to talk about. I usually try to check out a few panels at every convention, so I highlighted half of the panels I wanted see, and ended up being so busy wandering around the Expo hall that I just went to two: Heads Up: The Art of User Interface and Graphic Design in Games and Beer, Booze, and Board Games: The Geek Bar Panel. Here’s my take on both of them from a boozy gamer/designer looking to break into UI perspective.
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