3D printing a box insert or storage solution might be one of my new favorite things. My son took a 3D printing class at our public library. They have a 3D printer than anyone can use; you just pay for the material. I’d been wanting to get boxes or trays for Santorini to hold the pieces, to make it much faster to get the game out and play it quickly. Last week I found files on Thingiverse by someone else had the same idea.
Yesterday’s Hero Kids RPG session was a success! We all had a lot of fun, and Garrett Hoyt (10YO) did a great job his first time as a GM!
I’ve only rarely played any RPGs before this. But my brother’s been playing DnD a lot recently, and he got Garrett really excited about it at our summer family trip. He recommended we check out Hero Kids, and I ran an adventure for Garrett and Darren (5YO) this summer. This was our second adventure together.
Tom Vasel’s final thoughts on This War Of Mine (14:51-15:48) are important regarding games, replayability, and fun.
“I don’t want to play this game again. But the game is actually quite good. … It’s like a work of art, one of those movies you watch and … … This game teaches you what ordinary people go through in war. … I can admire it and say, ‘Wow. That’s interesting. Glad I played it.'”
As the industry grows—and if people keep playing games fewer times each—we’ll see more powerful experiences like this in board games.