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Anne-Marie Talks the Business Side of Games on The Gaming Careers Podcast

Friday, November 21st, 2014

ROI and the Business of Gaming on the Gaming Careers Podcast

Steve Ruduski over at The Company Bard recently interviewed Anne-Marie for his Gaming Careers Podcast. They covered origins stories for Fireside Games and how we grew from a part-time, when-we-have-time venture into a thriving and quickly-growing small company.

They also get into the nitty gritty of what it means to be a designer/publisher of boardgames and how the business side of things works. It isn’t all fun and games. Sometimes you have to knuckle down and do the boring (but very necessary) tasks required to run the business. You have to weigh your decisions carefully and balance your goals with your cash flow. And, yes, sometimes you have to take that leap and hope you will sprout wings. (more…)

The Dark Titan Cometh – New Product Announced!

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

The world of Castle Panic just got a bit bigger and a whole lot tougher! We are pleased to announce the next expansion to Castle PanicCastle Panic: The Dark Titan.Castle Panic: The Dark Titan Box Cover

Our heroes find themselves facing a new threat to the Castle’s survival, The Dark Titan Agranok. He was once banished but has escaped his former exile and is back with a vengeance! He brings with him a supporting cast of stronger, elite Monsters to challenge you in new ways. Thank goodness you’ve found reinforcements and clever new defenses!

Among the new Monsters laying siege to your Castle, you will find the Dark Sorceress, Elite Monsters, and a Boom Troll. You will fight back using Boiling Oil, the Cavalier, and Support Tokens.

Agranok himself will pose your greatest challenge yet as an 8-point Monster! You can choose to adjust his strength to match your abilities and to customize your play experience.

The Dark Titan releases in March 2015 and will retail for $14.95. It can accommodate 1-6 players, ages 12 and up, and play time is approximately 1 hour.

The Dark Titan requires Castle Panic to play and can also be played with The Wizard’s Tower for those among you brave enough to try.

Be sure to sign up for our Newsletter and check The Dark Titan webpage for more information and updates to come!

Bags and Boards Interviews Anne-Marie & Justin About New and Future Games

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Anne-Marie and Justin sat down with Lance McFarlin of Bags and Boards on KXTR Radio 100.7 out of Stephenville, TX to talk about gaming, BGG.Con, and Halloween costumes.

It’s a fun conversation covering topics from design challenges for mixing two hit games into a new game (Munchkin Panic) to how to juggle new game development while keeping up with the demand for current games (Castle Panic) and their expansions.

Want to know what’s coming in 2015 from Fireside Games? Justin and Anne-Marie drop a few hints in this interview, so pay attention for a little advance teaser!

You can also check out Bags and Boards’s Munchkin Panic review that aired a few days prior to this interview.

Get more board game news with the Bags and Boards crew by tuning in to “Listen Live” Wednesdays @ 6 PM CST at www.KXTR.net. or on TuneIn Radio.

Castle Panic named to “Best of 2014″ by Toys Bulletin

Friday, November 7th, 2014

Toys Bulletin recently released their “Best of 2014″ List and we are thrilled that Castle Panic was included on the list.

They curate their list from toys and games they reviewed over the previous 12 months. So, although Castle Panic is not new this year, it qualified for consideration.

In their July review of Castle Panic they state, “Castle Panic is a very clever game indeed, and it certainly lived up to the hype.”

That’s high praise for our little gem and we thank Toy Bulletin for the kind words as well as all the fans of the game that spread the love and recommend it every chance they get. We couldn’t do it without you.

BoingBoing article puts Castle Panic on list of “Best Ever Cooperative Boardgames”

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Color us flattered when we saw this article on Boing Boing the other day!

We scrolled down the article to see some familiar friends and fun games on this curated listed and lo and behold, there it was! Castle Panic! On a list of “Best Ever Cooperative Boardgames”!

This article was an excerpt from a new book Unbored Games: Serious Fun for Everyone by Elizabeth Foy Larsen and Joshua Glenn. We take fun seriously, so it is nice to be included in a publication all about serious fun!

The book is full of information and recommendations for awesome games you should be playing. Look for the book at a bookstore near you, and pick up a copy of Castle Panic at your Friendly Local Game Store for a seriously good time!