Archive for the ‘Press’ Category

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!

Update to the Kickstarter Situation

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

After a review with our intellectual property attorney, we have determined that despite the graphical similarities, the game promoted on Kickstarter by Queen Games is a “reasonable adaptation” of both Castle Panic and Dead Panic. Although Queen Games has known about Fireside Games for some time (at one point briefly discussing the possibility of licensing Castle Panic for foreign distribution), no formal connection exists between our companies. It is our hope that any subsequent printings of their game will include changes to help differentiate their product from ours in the marketplace and that consumers will understand that their game is not part of the Panic line we have worked so hard to create. We thank you all for your support and look forward to gaming with you at the next opportunity.

The Kickstarter Situation

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

The situation on Kickstarter has come to our attention, and we are taking it under consideration. In the meantime, we greatly appreciate the support from the gaming community and will continue to be focused on bringing you great games that you can be proud to share with your friends and family.

Nerdy Raptor Talks Munchkin Panic!

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Nerdy Raptor has just posted their interview with Anne-Marie and Justin at GenCon. Spencer talks with them about all the buddy-stabbing goodness that’s coming in October. And Anne-Marie delves deeper into the More Munchkin Mini-Expansion that’s included in the game!


Board with Life Interview

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Back in March when we attended T.A.B.L.E. we had the chance to sit down with Donald from Board with Life. We talked about game design, our influences, what got us started, how we created Dead Panic and Munchkin Panic and embroidering. That’s right embroidering. It’s a great interview and a fun chance to peek behind the curtain and see how our brains work.