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  1. Cartooner


    We would like to take the oppotunity to introduce a Kickstarter that is currently underway called Cartooner, it is described as... 'a fun and fast-paced game that lets everyone experience the thrill of creating comics and coming up with stories -- with no drawing skill necessary!'.

    The game was the brainchild of Jason B. Thompson and Jumana Al Hashal, both budding artists and fans of all things gaming, so, why not mix the two? 

    Cartooner can be played solo or with up to 8 players. While this is a game about drawing, it's not just a game where the best artist wins. The game mechanics reward points based on balanced rules as you and your friends compete to earn the most Fame over four timed rounds. Your strategy and ability to adapt fast to changing Trends will matter much more than your artistic ability.

    Jason says "In my heart, I don't consider Mangaka or Cartooner a "party game." I feel the rules are more in-depth than a typical party game (in a good way), it's more intense (because of the timer), and of course you end up performing the permanent-ish creative act of making a comic, instead of just goofin' around for 30 minutes leaving no evidence afterwards. OTOH if calling it a "party game" makes you want to support the Kickstarter, please, by all means, call it anything."

    We at Bored? Game! love this idea of combining storytelling and art, and the fact that you really do not need to be good at drawing to play is either, just great imaginations and fun with friends and family.

    Over Black Friday, they donated 25% of all Cartooner pledges made to the Cartoon Art Museum in san Fransisco. Such a wonderful gift to help support a great art/educational space.

    Watch the video below to learn more about the game, and click here, or the picture at the top of the page to take you to the Kickstarter pledge page.


  2. Myself and my dear brother Russell partaked in a game of Lovecraftesque and decided to record the story for prosperity... unfortunetly the first half of the recording did not save (even though it stated that it had), so we were a little gutted to say the least.

    It was a sci-fi setting, a colonist ship heading to Mars to help with expanding the efforts on the planet surface. Strange things started happening on board during the journey, computers flashing strange code, crew members going missing or acting strange, it was a rather tense, claustraphobic setting to say the least... with lot's of Red Dwarf quotes.

    But after all our efforts of such a wonderful story, all we have to show is the grand finale of the 'Final Horror'...


  3. Necro Prov 17


    Bored? Games! Matt Hawkes attended NecronomiCon 2017 this year and was part of the Technolgy and Gaming panel on the 18.08.17 - 4:30-5:45pm.

    'As horror / sci fi and Lovecraftian gaming has grown, so has technology. No longer are games confined to a tabletop; they can be played on a multitude of platforms. Learn what is best in life and use your newfound technology to crush your enemies and see them driven before you.'

    Panelists: Leah Bond, Ash Darrow, John Haremza (Moderator), Matt Hawkes, Vince LaRosa and Jesse Pyne.


    Gaming & Tech Panel


    Thanks to Legends of Tabletop for recording the whole thing. Listen to it by clicking the links below...


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  4. Necro Prov 17


    This year Matt will be attending NecronomiCon where he will be hosting a game of Lovecraftesque on the opening day of the convention (17.08.17).

    Anyone that is attending and wishes to join in this game can head on over to the Eventbrite web page using the link below and sign up. The game will run from 5pm-11pm.

    Matt will also be joining in with playing various Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition RPG's and getting to see some panel talks with many of the industries game designers, such as Paul Fricker, Lynn Hardy, Jon Hook, Dan Kramer, Chris Lackey, and Mike Mason.

    Over the course of the convention updates will be posted of the days activities on the Bored? Game! Facebook page, so if you have not already liked our page head on over and keep up to date with everything we are up too!