Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Penny Press Board Game

My friend Matt Golec’s Penny Press board game won Cards Against Humanity’s Tabletop Deathmatch competition. You can view the pitch video and the finale on YouTube. There’s now a Kickstarter to get the game printed:

We’re really excited that Penny Press is going to be a reality. We’re here on Kickstarter with a very low goal because our prize money will let us print a small run of the game. With your support, we can upgrade the components and print more games! We’d like to bring Penny Press to lots of tabletops. It’s a pretty great game.


In Penny Press, you run a newspaper in the turn of the century Yellow Journalism era. Various stories from different newsbeats will be added to the board, and you’ll be able to place your reporters on them. On each turn, you’ll be able to take one action with your reporters(placing or moving them onto stories) or go to press, if you think you’re ready! Going to press involves laying out the story pieces on your player board, to form the front page of your paper! But you’ll only be able to print stories that you’ve got a majority of reporters on. Better front pages with desirable stories will score more points, and increase your circulation.

It looks like a fun game, and you can learn more by watching the instructional video or by reading the rules (PDF).

Update (2014-06-11): Justin Berman reviews Penny Press.

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Michael, thanks for the mention! We appreciate your helping to spread the word about Penny Press.

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