Category:  Mercante

“The Bar Has Been Set”

By Edward Bolme, January 31, 2013 Comments Off Courtier, Dominare, Mercante, Reviews

The Spiel did a lengthy—dare I say epic—review of Tempest as a world, a line, a toolbox, and a series of individual games. And it pleases me, as the developer, to see that they get the whole concept, tip to… Read More »

Garrett’s Games on 3/4 of the Tempest Line

By Edward Bolme, November 27, 2012 Comments Off Courtier, Love Letter, Mercante, Reviews

A fairly extensive review of Love Letter, Mercante, and Dominare in their most recent podcast.

Tempest Release Dates!

By Edward Bolme, October 26, 2012 Comments Off Courtier, Dominare, Love Letter, Mercante, Production Update, Tempest

All four Tempest games are scheduled to arrive in the US within a week or so. Then they have to clear customs, and we immediately start shipping to our international distributors. Thus we are able to peg an international release… Read More »

Michael Elmen in the Tempest Games

By Edward Bolme, September 26, 2012 Comments Off Courtier, Dominare, Mercante, Personality Spotlight, Tempest

Michael Elmen is the head of one of the important merchant houses in Tempest, and the first of what will undoubtedly become many bankers seeking to control the financial destiny of the city-state. In Courtier, he is part of the… Read More »

Mercante’s Roots

By Edward Bolme, September 24, 2012 Comments Off Design Blog, Mercante, Tempest

Jeff Tidball is too busy to write up a designer’s blog for us, but we do have an early document that he wrote that we thought we would share with you. Compare this to what was, in the end, published:… Read More »

A Fistful of Blueprints

By Edward Bolme, September 17, 2012 Comments Off Developer's Blog, Dominare, Mercante, Tempest

I was appointed the Tempest project lead sometime early in 2011, more or less. At that point all I had were scattered notes, the press files archives for three games, and a few contacts. Unfortunately, a lot of background material… Read More »

The Founding of Tempest

By Edward Bolme, September 10, 2012 Comments Off Developer's Blog, Dominare, Mercante, Tempest

by Todd Rowland As was detailed in John Zinser’s post, we had a concept for a shared-world line of board games that would eventually become Tempest. We had a journey of a thousand miles in front of us; the question… Read More »

Arnaud and Marianna in the Tempest Games

By Edward Bolme, September 7, 2012 Comments Off Courtier, Dominare, Love Letter, Mercante, Personality Spotlight

Earlier this week we showed you the art and told a bit of the background of King Arnaud and Queen Marianna. Now let’s take a look and see how they appear in the various Tempest games. Queen Marianna Queen Marianna… Read More »

Tempest Production Update

By Edward Bolme, August 28, 2012 Comments Off Courtier, Dominare, Mercante, Production Update

FYI, Courtier, Dominare, and Mercante are all on press. We are awaiting an off-press date from the printer.

By Edward Bolme, May 4, 2012 Comments Off Mercante, Tempest

For those of you who’d like to get a head start learning about the next of our three Tempest games, the rulebook for Mercante is now available for your perusal in a 10 MB PDF! Click here! You can view… Read More »