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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.

Castle Panic Gets A Shout Out For BASHCon!

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Jeff McGinnis of the Toledo Free Press just posted a great article encouraging attendees of the upcoming BASHCon XXIX to try some new games, one of which just happens to be Castle Panic. As Jeff says, ““Castle Panic” provides just enough to bring genuine strategy to the process of playing, while being easy enough to understand that even the most casual of gamers can dive right [in].”

In describing BASHCon Jeff remarks, “One of the best parts about the event is the ability for players to share their passion for particular games with other gamers, maybe spreading their love for certain titles to new people and gaining a few new favorites of their own.”

That sounds like a great time to us! We hope all the attendees at BASHCon have a great time and may the dice always roll in your favor!

Welcome Kris and Maureen McCardel to Fireside Games!

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

We are ecstatic to announce that Kris and Maureen McCardel have joined Fireside Games! You may recall seeing them at Origins or Gen Con over the past few years as they have consistently offered a helping hand in the booth, generously provided great promotion and retail ideas, and happily taught numerous people how to play our games.

Kris (left) and Maureen (right) have joined the Fireside Games team!

If you needed customer service in 2012 or 2013, you may have already interacted with Kris and know how awesome she is. As of this month, both sisters are Marketing and Sales Managers for Fireside Games and are brimming with more fantastic ideas! Please join us in welcoming them. We know you are going to love them as much as we do!