The April 1st News Briefing (Nodnarb Fpmek)
W. Eric Martin Reluctantly Admits to Liking That One Game That Everyone Likes
Apex, NC - Over on his official Board Game Geek News blog today, W. Eric Martin reluctantly agreed that he actually really liked that one game that everyone else likes. "It seems that if I am honest with myself and everyone else, I really do like that one game that everyone else likes", Martin said as he used his hands to describe all the cards and how things worked, then shrugged and boarded the next plane to Germany.
Kickstarter Founder Dumbfounded
New York, NY - In a riveting interview, Perry Chen announced his shock and amazement that people really have that much money to throw away on things that will probably be awful. "I mean really, in today's economic environment, I didn't think that people would have that much disposable cash to help create most of this trash. I was just looking for a way to make a few bucks to help pay off some student loans."
Uwe Rosenberg Designs Polyomino Game That is Just as Punishing As Real Life
Schwabenheim, Germany - At a news conference in Schwabenheim, Germany, Lookout Games announced the newest Polyomnio game from famed designer Uwe Rosenberg simply titled, "Destitute". In the game you are a farmer building your farm lands, and at all turns you are confronted by Government Mandates, Rising Costs of Land, the Growth of Commercial Farms and Monsanto. "I just got tired of giving the game players everything they wanted, it's time for me to have a bit of fun at their expense again", Uwe said as he gently patted a stack of beggar cards.
Tom Vasel Plays Game A Second Time
Somewhere in Florida - In a shocking turn of events, Tom Vasel played a game for the second time at a local event. After finishing a game, Tom was reaching into his golden bag of board games to pull out the newest title sent to him when shockingly Jason Levine simply suggested that they try to play the previous game again. "I just wondered if maybe there was something we missed playing it one time, you know, like maybe we got a rule wrong or I missed a strategy in there somewhere", said Levine. Tom reluctantly agreed and afterward was said to have had an epiphany of sorts, wondering out loud if maybe he should be doing this more often. "I just wondered if maybe some games require more than one play to see the depth and complexity of choices, but who really has time to do that?", Vasel mused.
Board Game Content Creator Realizes That Everyone's Shit Does Indeed Stink, Including Their Own
Jefferson City, MO - An anonymous game reviewer wrote to us here at WDYPTW last week about an epiphany they had while writing at length about why The Mind wasn't really a game. In the email, the game reviewer, we'll just call them Casey realized, and I quote, "you know what, who am I to judge and critique and tell others how to have fun or what should be fun and what isn't. Who am I to tell them the correct way to review or talk about board games? There is a reason that this hobby has taken off over the years and it isn't because I push people away with my snobbery and asinine musings of the right way or wrong way".