Marta On The Move sits down to chat about one of her favorite pasttimes, GAMES. In honor of International Tabletop day April 11th. I chatted with owner of local game shop Games Unlimited, Kylie Prymus, and local game designer Ben Shulman, who sells his game Vici at Games Unlimited to talk about what their favorite games are, what the challenges are when making a game, and what is coming up next! Tune in to this awesomely fun episode.
I grew up loving puzzles and games, and I still do. When I heard about an interactive puzzle in Pittsburgh, I had to have the owners on the show. Well, first I had to go through the puzzle to see if my group could beat it. I love picking up different things to do in cities while I travel, the stranger the better. Joe and Cory Deasy found something similar in Budapest, and brought the idea back here to Pittsburgh. Ahh the glory of traveling! Now their idea has taken hold, and is becoming THE spot for friends and family to challege themselves against the clock, to beat the Prison, and the Laboratory in under 60 minutes. Imagine you start off handcuffed. That is all I am telling you. Tune in, and hear more about what their plans are,and how they came up with this amazing idea, as walk you through ESCAPE ROOM PGH. I can't wait to try another one soon!!!
I am a huge fan of boardgames. My ideal evening involves hanging out with close friends, having some snacks, wine, good conversation, and playing boardgames. Most people I admit to this, look at me like I have been stunted at age 10. (Which actually may be true) They hear boardgames and they think the standards, Monopoly, Trivia Pursuit, Life... All of which i personally hate, by the way. Monopoly- the game in which you end up despising your friends and family, the deal making game. Trivia Pursuit- Pop Quiz asshole! What you don't remember some history tidbit from Bystantine Period? The game designed to make you feel stupid. Life- See what job you should have had? Come on? You don't have 8 children and an aspiring career as a hedge fund manager? FAILURE.
Games are no longer what you pull out at awkard family ggatherings to pass the time away. They are events, social communication connections, brain builders, creative outlets. I wanted to feature different games on this podcast to show off not only that there are new games out there for everyone, but also that our city has people developing games that are inspriing, creative, and fun. I wanted to showcase those people, in the hopes that you yourself will check out their games, and buy one, play one, and also find your love of games bloom. There is something for everyone out there.
My first feature is game designer Stentor Danielson. Besides having the coolest name ever, he creates games, and also draws maps that resemble Middle Earth, but in local settings. Ever seen the one he did of Pittsburgh? Yeah, that was him, as if I didn't have reason enough to want to talk to him, he throws in these gorgeous maps. He does custom work, and other places around the world. We will chat about how he got into making them and about his game Money, Bunny, Gunny, which I played last time we got to hang out. Easy to play and fun to boot. Hope you enjoy! Support local people! Also, sorry about recording as podcast #17!