Chris Hamm

Author's details

Name: Chris Hamm
Date registered: February 5, 2014
URL: http://www.lifeingames.com

Latest posts

  1. The Story of Legendary Creatures: Part Two — July 18, 2017
  2. The Story of Legendary Creatures: Part One — July 5, 2017
  3. Dwarven Smithy: Kickstarter Recommendation — May 23, 2017
  4. Path of Light and Shadow: Kickstarter Recommendation — May 9, 2017
  5. Game Design: Family Think & Make Workshop — April 29, 2017

Most commented posts

  1. When Life is Not a Game: What a Difference a Year Makes — 12 comments
  2. Qwirkle: Description and Review — 9 comments
  3. Boy Scout Board Game Night — 8 comments
  4. Gen Con 2013 Recap: Trade Day — 7 comments
  5. When Life Is Not A Game — 5 comments

Author's posts listings

Jul 18

The Story of Legendary Creatures: Part Two

In The Story of Legendary Creatures: Part One, I discussed how Ed and I came to work together and how this game came to exist as project. In Part Two, I will delve into aspects of design and development that took place over the last year and a half that helped make Legendary Creatures into …

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Jul 05

The Story of Legendary Creatures: Part One

The Kickstarter campaign for my third tabletop game, Legendary Creatures, will be launching on July 11th!  This Kickstarter represents the culmination of a tremendous amount of work and over a year’s effort by the crew developing this project for Pencil First Games.  We are a very small team, made up primarily of myself as the …

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May 23

Dwarven Smithy: Kickstarter Recommendation

Dwarven Smithy is game for 2-4 players, from Flatworks Gaming, in which the players try to earn the most gold by selling minerals, runes, and gems, as well as powerful items they crafted from those resources.  Players must make the most efficient use of the limited space in their Workshop, Market, Apprentices, and Tool areas while also …

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May 09

Path of Light and Shadow: Kickstarter Recommendation

Path of Light and Shadow is a new game designed by the trio of Travis Chance, Nick Little, and Jonathan Gilmour in which players engage in a struggle to dominate the realm as the heirs of once great houses.  The methods by which each player attempts to achieve this goal are largely up to them, as they may be as …

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Apr 29

Game Design: Family Think & Make Workshop

I recently gave a presentation about tabletop game design at Perry Meridian Junior High School as part of their series of Think and Make Workshops.  These events are run by their wonderful librarian, Leslie Preddy, and with the help of a few dedicated volunteers.  One of the school’s math teachers and resident gaming expert, Doc Rissel, also took part …

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Apr 13

How to Win New Games By Playing Like My Wife

What is the only thing better than trying out an exciting new tabletop game?  Winning the first time you try out an exciting new tabletop game!  “Easier said than done,” you might say.  After all, depending on the complexity of a game it can be quite challenging to form any sort of coherent strategy with …

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