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.
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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 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!
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.
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!)