If you’ve been following board game sales trends (I don’t know why you would, but maybe you’re like me, and you just find this stuff interesting), you might have seen online articles that say things like board games sales are way up this year, on track to match the 20%-25% growth rate seen last year! At the same time, our beloved video games have taken a dip.
“Yes, very interesting,” you say. What does this have to do with Thunderstone?
It has to do with Thunderstone because video game designers and journalists are looking to take lessons from success. This video talk from Quinns at Shut Up & Sit Down was delivered at the UK video game festival, GameCity. He tells about a golden age we’re in right now with board games, and name checks Thunderstone (among other good games), praising it for its rich theme. Which you already knew, but isn’t it great for other people to confirm your good judgment?
Check out the talk. It’s about 40 minutes long, but if you’re like me, you just find this stuff interesting.