311 – Flat River Group with Colin Young
311 fact: 311 was (still is) a band! Their most popular song was Down. Their name originates from the police code for indecent exposure (in Omaha) after the original guitarist for the band was arrested for streaking.
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What We’ve Been Playing
Get On Board (our review)
Barenpark (our review – we’ve been playing on Board Game Arena)
Delicious – “it’s cool, it took more brain than I thought”
Onitama (our review)
Royal Visit – Played the 10th time for our family 10×10!
Jekyll vs. Hyde
SNAP Review – Venn
Use art cards to clue your team in to three different words – a Venn diagram helps show which words a clue is for.
Colin Young, Flat River Group
People generally know about Asmodee and its many brands in the hobby board gaming world. Flat River Group does something similar, as a logistics company that helps many foreign board game publishers bring their games to the US market.
FRG’s goal is to make sure “publishers … are front and forward.”
Some European brands have great creatives but don’t necessarily have the bandwidth to expand into the US market strongly. Here’s a few you might recognize:
Flat River Group tries to highlight publishers’ creativity in a way that will also help customers. These strong brands tend to focus on accessibility with easy icons, language independence, and accommodating many different ability levels.
Colin’s favorite 3 current games under the Flat River Group umbrella:
Jekyll vs. Hyde (Mandoo) – see our review later this week!
Evergreen (Horrible Guild) – same designers as Railroad Ink & Dragon Castle
King of Monster Island (Iello) – King of Tokyo but cooperative!
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