Flashback to Winter 2007

While Spielbany has been happening since 2004, the first time it was formally known as Spielbany was for the Winter 2007 event, 6 years ago. For nostolgia's sake, here is the list of games that were played over that weekend.


by info on Thu, 01/17/2013 - 12:29

Hm, looks like it got scaled a bit, hope you don't mind squinting.

by sedjtroll on Thu, 01/17/2013 - 16:11

I remember standing outside my hotel room in Santa Monica, talking on the phone with Gil (possibly Jeff, but I think Gil) about the All For One game!

By the way, the other designer on All For One is David Brain (and he should get top billing over me - it was his original idea).

Since that time I have played a few of those title:
Lost Adventures
Wag the Wolf
Sands of Time

Thanks for the nostalgia!

by tom on Fri, 01/18/2013 - 11:35

Thanks for chiming in Seth, I think I remember seeing the other end of that phone call from across the room.

Since then at least two of these have been published, both by Z-Man. Gil's "Prolix" and Jeb's Tubes got the gopher treatment and was released as "Burrows."

I really wish that Tentacular got picked up by someone, that one was a lot of fun. Also, I loved where "Monster Liner" was headed wish they were able to work out the kinks.

Also, it's a little depressing to see that I haven't spent much time on a couple of my games listed here since then. I think this was the only actual play of "Stack the Bench" ... I still like the concept, it just has some tough design issues.

Tom Kiehl
Proprietor: Friendly Menace Game Studio
Co-Founder: Spielbany

by Jeff on Fri, 01/18/2013 - 13:04

Zev also published Magnet, although that wasn't a Spielbany-designed game. And Wag the Wolf, though it didn't get published (yet?), did end up as a finalist in Hippodice (not sure what year). I bet that, if the rights have reverted to him, John could probably kickstart Monster Liner through Synelix and have a pretty successful campaign, especially if little miniature monsters are involved.

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