It’s fitting on December 24th to talk about hope. There are many meanings to the lowly manger, but hope is a big one. Hope for mankind. That we can live in peace and joy in our own homes and neighbourhoods.
In the past two years I have been developing our two newest games. These games, of which I will focus on one for now, bring us hope.
Get Adler! is a social deduction card game for 4-6 players. A quick game of hidden identities. Like a lot of people I enjoy detective/spy stories, and did in my youth. I recently discovered this genre again, while watching the old BBC Sherlock Holmes series starring Jeremy Brett. I most enjoyed the character of Inspector Lestrade played by Colin Jeavons.
This inspirational time period lead to the creation of Get Adler! and has culminated (to this point) with the soon launch. In fact we will launch it on Jan. 4th on Kickstarter: www.capergames.ca
But the hope and joy you feel as an inventor is when you see people enjoying themselves with the first playtesting groups. When you see it is working, even though you have kinks to work out. To see others laughing and joking and deducing. That is a great joy to me, and leads me to hope.
Hope for a new beginning. Hope for success. Hope to take care of my family better. Hope to take care of the less fortunate better. Hope.