Advent is a time for self-examination, protest and mourning; whilst we wait for the warm and abundant hope of Christmas. This song is an unorthodox but fitting accompaniment. Curtis Mayfield People Get Ready.
In September of this year we completed a successful Kickstarter campaign to launch the luxury version of our game Rollet. It was our second attempt – the first attempt a month earlier failed to reach goal. There’s plenty of information on the web about how to run a good KS campaign, and we won’t repeat… Read More
Like many growing small businesses, we have found that as sales grow we begin drowning in an enormous sea of small administrative tasks – especially book-keeping. Being behind with book-keeping prevents good business decisions, because without accurate accounts you do not know whether you’re meeting your targets. On the other hand, paying someone in the… Read More
John Lewis’ notes are like ripe drops of dew – exquisite, restrained, and unadorned. If you don’t like this, you’re wrong.
Trust is the oil of commerce. Imagine popping out to buy some milk in a trustless world: “…the refrigerator is locked. When you’ve persuaded the shopkeeper to retrieve the milk, you then end up arguing over whether you’re going to hand the money over first, or whether he is going to hand over the milk…. Read More
I received an intriguing email last week: “Hi ET Games Team! I really like your games and think they would be a great fit for our site, *****.com . *****.com is an online shopping site for guys where all the products are modeled by beautiful women…We would like to feature the Pucket or another game… Read More
Free markets create some perverse situations, mostly because humans are not the perfectly informed rational utility maximisers that economists pretend we are. Chief among perversions, is the tendency for printer manufacturers to sell us printers at below their real cost, followed by printer cartridges that cost more than the printer did, complete with expensive chips… Read More
You may have read our initial blog post about producing games in UK prisons and then seen that we went ahead and had our new strategy game, Bridget, finished in two UK prisons, and going on sale in October 2013. Four months on and a very very busy Christmas later we thought you might like… Read More
The Punisher is a new way to play Pucket – recommended for seasoned enthusiasts. The rules are as for normal Pucket, with one dastardly variation: every time you fire a puck which doesn’t go through, you must pick up one of your opponent’s pucks and put it on your side. To be clear: feeding the… Read More
Whilst it would be great if all you bought this year was our games, we know there may be the odd person for which Pucket, Bridget and Rollet, will not be their cup of tea. So for those of you looking for inspiration and are keen to keep it any combination of ethical, independent or… Read More