To that end Restaurateur may be making a comeback in the next few months and perhaps Goblin Toboggan will be coming back into the play testing rotation. In the meantime work continues on Faux-berge Chickens (aka Gem Hens/Faberge Chickens) and Mountains Out of Molehills. For Mountains Out of Molehills we are testing a few additional rules that can be added to the game for a changing experience and additional strategy for experienced players.
The spell system for Spirit of the Trees is starting to get more refined and Jim and Pat are working on creating and balancing multiple paths to victory to ensure players have a variety of interesting strategic choices. We are focused on keeping the essence of the game while enhancing the fun and challenge of this game.
A variant of Spell Bound Books is proving interesting and reducing analysis paralysis. Each board is reduced from 32 to 16 containers, helping players more rapidly assess their move options. At the same time the game does not feel any more restrictive or slow paced. We feel this version is much more accessible and promotes player interaction.
Frankenstein Academy continues to run smoothly in playtesting. At this stage Pat is mostly refining minor details, but is happy with the overall mechanics and experience of the game.