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Rue Morgue Magazine calls Dead Panic “fast-paced and fun”

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Photo of Dead Panic review in Rue MorgueIn the latest issue of Rue Morgue Magazine (Issue 144), a publication dedicated to the horror genre in culture and entertainment,  Dead Panic gets a trial and some really nice compliments.

Dead Panic is given a half-page review in the Play Dead feature in which Mike Beardsall talks about the mechanics of the game, comments that “strategy and communication are key…”, calls it “fast-paced and fun” and ultimately gives it 3.5 out of 5 skull & crossbones.

He found the rules a bit complicated at first, but later states, “While the rules may take several play-throughs to master, the sense of panic you feel when an army of zombie tokens closes in around you certainly makes the learning curve worthwhile.”

That cinematic feel is exactly what Justin was aiming for when he designed Dead Panic, so we call that a mark in the Win category!

You can purchase Rue Morgue Magazine Issue 144 at your local newsstand or bookstore. It’s got Godzilla on the cover! (Hint: There’s a coupon code inside for a discount on Dead Panic through our newly updated web store!)

 

Dead Panic featured in SciFiNow Magazine!

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Wow! Look what we found when flipping through the latest issue of SciFi Now Magazine! We’re so proud that Dead Panic  is getting so much love. You can read more about Dead Panic on its dedicated web page via the link above. If you don’t get SciFi Now magazine, buy it online or check your local bookstore for a copy. (We snagged a copy at our local Barnes & Noble. It’s in issue 91.)

SciFi Now Magazine feature on Dead Panic

T.A.B.L.E. Is This Weekend!

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

This weekend marks the first ever T.A.B.L.E. event in Dallas, Texas, and Fireside Games is excited to be a part of it! (more…)

New Product Announcement: Munchkin Panic!

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Coming Fall 2014!

Cover Art for Munchkin Panic by Fireside Games

We are excited to announce our next new game: Munchkin Panic!

The Munchkin Monsters have invaded the Castle Panic Towers and are on the rampage! Anne-Marie De Witt has designed a crazy, clever, and addictive new game based on designs by Justin De Witt (Castle Panic) and Steve Jackson (Munchkin) in what is a semi-cooperative game of all-for-one meets all-for-me!

Players combine cards to hit Monsters before they destroy the Castle. Each defeated Monster becomes a Trophy and gives up its Treasure to the victor. If players work together to defeat the Monsters, they up their chances of survival and the player with the highest point count becomes the Master Munchkin. However, if players get too greedy, the Monsters will stomp the Castle to the ground while players are busy fighting over Treasure!

Two worlds collide in this game of hopeful, desperate, and addictive twists featuring the iconic Munchkin art by John Kovalic and the innovative play design of Fireside Games and Steve Jackson Games.

The game accommodates players ages 10 and up and can be played solo or with up to 6 players at a time. MSRP is $39.95.

Stay tuned for more details as the game enters its final development phases and goes into production. Be sure to ask your Friendly Local Game Store to carry this title and watch for it on shelves this Fall!

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Justin Talks Gaming With “Let’s Level Up”

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Our Chief Creative Officer and Grand Poobah, Justin DeWitt, recently took some time away from game development to have a chat with Rick Perez from Let’s Level Up podcast.

This session of the “Mutual Admiration Society” is chock full of geeky goodness as Rick and Justin discuss their shared love of games, Fireside Games’s South by Southwest tour of 2013, the benefits of your FLGS (Friendly Local Game Store), and the importance of being board game ambassadors to help grow the gaming community.

They also discuss the continuing success of Castle Panic (including the effects of being featured on TableTop) and what makes the other games in Fireside Games’s catalog unique and worth adding to your game collection.

You can listen to the entire conversation on Let’s Level Up.