Board Games

Complex Simplicity

Complex Simplicity

In Our Story, the Houseplant Games team talks about the things that make us who we are, from stories of how we came together to the times we could have broken apart. There's lots to learn about relationships, game design, and life in general.

This week, JR talks about the process of bringing Shoudo all the way from rough-hewn idea to fully-fledged game, and takes some time to explain the design decisions that helped make it the game it is today.

Do You Want to Play a Game?

Do You Want to Play a Game?

In Our Story, the Houseplant Games team talks about the things that make us who we are, from stories of how we came together to the times we could have broken apart. There's lots to learn about relationships, game design, and life in general.

This week, Garrett shares the story of how he first met the motley crew that would eventually become Houseplant Games, and talks about how that fateful meeting eventually developed into some great friendships.

Lessons from One of the Oldest Board Games

Lessons from One of the Oldest Board Games

As an aspiring archaeologist, I delight in finding the connections between material culture and my everyday experiences. I do not intend to become the cinematic depictions of archeologists, although Harrison Ford is quite the looker. I also do not want to portray my knowledge (or lack thereof) in the same manner as the talking heads on many History Channel specials, such as the meme-worthy show, Ancient Aliens. Regardless, I want to shed some light on the subject of human history and the artistry, ideology, and history of board games.