I ran into my mathematician friend at work today. He’s the one that I told about my circular chess variant called “Circus”. Over the weekend, he and a friend built a board just for playing the game. They tried different tactics and strategies, and generally gave it it’s first ever true playtest. I only wish I could have been there to see it.
I’m talking to people about building an actual board game and selling it, but it’s uphill work. Nobody wants to make a circular game board, and finding molded plastic pieces for a glove, a flame, a book, and a lance… well, it’s going to take some work.
Still, I’m hoping to have Circus available for playing in the game room at Balticon next year… right next to copies of Invito Rex.