Digital Board Games

Board Games Sometime in early 2000 I was introduced to the board game Settlers of Catan. This game blew my mind. I was amazed by the quality, simplicity and depth of the game. This game changed my life forever. I fell in love with well crafted and designed game mechanics. I began to collect board games.

A couple things happend in 2010.

I left Club Penguin and the first iPad was released. I'll be honest when Apple announced the first iPad, I was sceptical. It wasn't until I purchased the iPad2 that I realized the full beauty of this device and the impact on the board game industry. I have been told by many experts that the board game isle is dead. "Players rarely buy games that they have never played" is explains why there are hundreds of versions of Monopoly. The digital version solves this problem and allows players to quickly learn all the rules, and master the game.

Most of my RocketSnail fans know that I am working on a game called Mech Mice. What you may not know is that Mech Mice is a digital board game. The entire Mech Mice game can be played both on and offline with your friends.

I believe digital and physical board games are about to become very popular.

Current Digital Board Games in Development:

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I am surprised by how many game developers continue to ignore the free-to-play business model and the impact of Club Penguin on the game industry. In the next 3 years, approximately 150 million penguins (kids) will become teenagers. A couple things you need to understand about Club Penguin:

  • Club Penguin is almost 8 years old.
  • Club Penguin is a service.
  • Club Penguin has released new content every week since it launched in 2005.
  • Club Penguin releases content globally on the same day in 5 languages.
  • Club Penguin releases all merchandise in sync with the online world.
  • Club Penguin is free-to-play (or freemium)

Is your studio ready for this new generation of players?