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Celebrating Where's My Ride & BG Workshop Design Contest Winners! - Community Newsletter Issue 1

Published about 1 year ago • 1 min read

Hey Reader!

Nearly two and a half years have passed since we hosted the first open-to-the-public Protospiel Online convention. We're starting to see some of the games presented at our earlier events make it to market -- plus some other fun news from around the community, so we've created this newsletter as a way to keep everyone in the loop.

Where's My Ride Now on Kickstarter!

David Kessler brought Where's My Ride to Protospiel Online back in July of 2021, and it made the rounds as a fun, everyone-is-exhausted, last-playtest-of-the-night, lots-of-people-can-play-at-once kinda game.

Here's a look at an early version of the game's development:

The Where's My Ride? Kickstarter campaign through Slugfest Games recently passed its $10,000 funding goal and remains open to new backers through Thursday, December 8, 2022 8:00 PM EST.

You can try the game yourself for free through the recently released mod! This platform works in-browser and is currently free for all players, so it will be an easy one to invite non- or casual gamer friends to try.

We can't wait to see this one out in the wild when it delivers in Q4 of 2023!

Board Game Workshop 2022 Winners

This year's Board Game Workshop Contest finalists were full of games from designers in our community. In fact, the first and second place winners for both the light and medium games categories were playtested sometime in the last 18 months or so at a Protospiel Online convention.

Congrats to all! 🥳🎉

Check out the contest finalists page to see all 9 finalist games and learn a bit about their designers. These are the games among the finalists who got some of their playtesting feedback from Protospiel Online:

Light Games Category
First place: Lab Meltdown by Amelie Le-Roche
Second Place: Stoked by Jay Bendixen
Medium Games Category
First Place: Medieval Hustle by Jeff Grisenthwaite
Second Place: Witches’ Quarrel by Shanti Pothapragada

With PAX Unplugged coming up in only a couple of days, we wish everyone attending a safe, fun, and productive convention weekend. For those not attending, we hope you have a great weekend wherever you are -- and maybe even a fun game session or two!

Until next time!

P.S. If you have something you'd like to see featured in our Community Newsletter, reply to this message and let us know the details. We'd love to celebrate you!

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