Posts about Stonemaier Games
Because don't want to provide any form of revenue for a government that invades another country with intent to annex and absorb it (source and more)
Thank you, Jamey! You are my personal hero for many years and forever from now!
The January Stonemaier Games Newsletter has a couple of riddles predicting what will come in 2022. I am really hoping some new good content will come out, what are your ideas on the riddles? What are hopes and expactations?https://i.redd.it/civ0muh598a81.png
This is a really interesting read and I hope other developers can use this
Edit: just in case people are just reading the title, the article isn't about Stonemaier games. Jamey did an interview with another developer who is trying to produce their game Earthborn Rangers (currently on KS) outside of China. It talks about their needs to do so and what it takes
Stonemaier released their annual stakeholder report for 2020. It’s an interesting read for anyone interested in the business side of the hobby. However, I think what most people care about is seeing the number of games sold, so I’m only going to copy that out.
Edit: the first number is lifetime sales as of 2020. The second number is lifetime sales as of 2019
Wingspan: 746,991 units (2019: 299,841)
Scythe: 382,102 units (308,118)
Viticulture: 134,826 units (102,784)
Charterstone: 87,500 units (77,500)
Tapestry: 72,650 units (52,770)
Pendulum: 35,600 (0)
There are two things that immediately catch my attention. First, wingspan has sold a ton of units, especially with stocking issues. Second, I’m really surprised at how much less viticulture has sold compared to wingspan. Both games are gateway+, have nice art, and have somewhat interesting themes. I wonder how much of this is simply due to the ever increasing amount of new people to board gaming.