Hello, fellow pseudopods,
There’s a number of little tidbits of news to catch everyone up on. Starting with:
- A new game store added to the list! Thanks to the kind people at the HP Lovecraft Film Festival in Portland, OR, Feed the Shoggoth! is now carried by Guardian Games! They run an amazing store; if you’re in their area, be sure to check them out.
- The latest issue of Casual Game Insider features a glowing review of FtS! In addition, they’re doing a big giveaway of games that’s still going on. You still have more than a month (as of this post) to enter in their Big Box O’ Games Giveaway!
- And other positive review has been posted on Everythingboardgames.com. Check it out!
That about does it for now!
Hello, fellow pseudopods,
We’re very excited to announce that Feed the Shoggoth! will be making an appearance this weekend at the SF ComicCon. Longtime supporters Games of Berkeley has been tapped to run the gaming portion of the convention, and they will once again be featuring home grown board and card games.
We’ll be running demos of FtS! tomorrow and Saturday, noon to 4pm. And we’ll be having a special sale; 20% off all copies of the game! You can find us in Sierra J (wherever that is…).
More information about the con can be found on their website.
First, we’re happy to announce that Feed the Shoggoth! is in two more stores- Shall We Play Games in Las Vegas, and Snydepels in Denmark!
Second, we’ll be running a demo of FtS! at Heretic Games in San Bruno, this Saturday from noon to 4. Come on down to say hi and give the game a spin.
Heretic Games is located here. See you then!
Just a small note that Feed the Shoggoth! will (or should be shortly, as soon as the shipment arrives) be available at Tyche’s Games in Athens, Georgia. You can find more information on their store at the How to Buy page.
Also, we’re about to make our first foray into the overseas brick and mortar market! I’ll post more about this soon, but let me say now that it’ll be so cool to have FtS! for sale in Denmark. 😀 I’m hoping this will be the first of many, as i’ve been getting a lot of requests from the UK for the game.
It’s been out for a little while now, but it’s still definitely worthy of posting here. The website Board Game Quest posted a review of Feed the Shoggoth! in late April. Here’s a snippet of what they had to say:
The two main strengths of Feed the Shoggoth! are the replay value and the Shoggoth card. The huge variety of the Faction, Spell, and Artifact cards help make each game experience different each time you play. You will find that the Spell and Artifact cards have a few repeated cards, but for the most part, especially with the Artifacts, all are almost completely unique. Having a different game experience is ideal for replay.
You can read the entire review by checking out this page on Board Game Quest’s site.
I wish i’d known about this before…apparently, Feed the Shoggoth! was one of the featured games in Gamescape North’s Gotta Play line up. It just happened April 30th, and i found out about it…well, just now. Otherwise, i’d be telling you to head over to Gamescape North (if you’re in the area, of course), and give it a try!
Still, i’m very honored for FtS! to have been selected. And they also just posted a really nice review of the game here:
Review: Feed the Shoggoth
In addition, i’ve heard tell that FtS! will get a mention in a certain newsletter put out by a certain company…name rhymes with “Dayosium”, i think…
Hot on the heels of a positive review from Fathergeek.com, we’ve got another review from Hellnotes.com. This review is particularly notable, as it’s written by Brian Sammons, a veteran Lovecraft fiction author, as well as the creator of many Call of Cthulhu scenarios. In summing up, Brian had this to say about the game:
If you are a fan of H.P. Lovecraft’s stories and the works of the wider Cthulhu Mythos and like fun and games, this game is a must have. If you have no idea who the hell Lovecraft is and have never read any of this tales but still want to play a fast and fun card game, this is a must have. So yeah, it’s pretty much a must have. Get it, and don’t forget to keep that shoggoth well fed.
You can check out the full review on hellnotes.com.
Remember, if you’d like a copy of Feed the Shoggoth!, just click on the How to Buy tab at the top!
We just got this great review from Father Geek, which was rated Gamer Geek Approved!
Feed the Shoggoth! has so many twists and turns, amazing comebacks and spectacular downfalls that the game often feels like a dark satirical soap opera rather than a card game. It all comes down to the way players interact with each other. Everything is geared to do one of two things: get eaten or get someone else eaten. The entire time I was playing it I kept thinking, “If Mel Brooks ever made a movie based on H.P. Lovecraft, this would be it.” Dark slapstick disparaging humor at its finest.
You can read the full review at Father Geek’s website. If you want to find out how to get a copy of Feed the Shoggoth!, please click on the How to Buy tab at the top!
It’s taking a while, but the site is slowly getting built. I’ve added a new page that shows you how you can get your own copy of the game, including a listing of all the stores that it’s available in.
Meanwhile, the FAQ is getting added. If you have rules questions to add, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!