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We're very happy to announce that our 3rd full release is now officially available. And it's not just a new board game, The Hen Commandments is a whole new religion. How about that?
And what better time of year to launch a new religion that conveniently doubles-up as an ideal (and very unusual) Christmas present? The answer to that question is probably "a few weeks back" but, yes, let's just pretend this was planned all along.
To mark the official launch of The Hen Commandments we have some exciting news: we've just received our first Dice Tower review - and it's a really good one. Ken Boyter "totally recommends it". Preach, Ken!
Where can I get the game?
Good question. We know, we wrote it.
1. In any good game store in the UK & Europe. It's with Esdevium, so your local games shop should be able to order it if they don't have it
2. Right here on our website
3. Tomorrow at Mill Rd Winter Fair in Cambidge. We'll be in the marquee on the Donkey Green outside Parkside pool all day.
Posted by TerrorBull Games on 4 December 2015 - 0 comments
First up, look at our lovely new website! Cor! Second order of the day - if you're in or around London this Thursday (24th September) and you enjoy learning niche facts about esoteric subjects, then why not come along to listen to Andrew Sheerin from TerrorBull Games talk about "The Political History of Board Games".
Thursday 24 September, 18:00 - 20:30 at Newspeak House, 133-135 Bethnal Green Road, E2 7DG, London
On a very similar note, a few weeks ago, we gave a talk at Ely Creative on the history of board games and the nature of play. Tom Morgan-Jones live-illustrated the talk and there were balaclavas being thrown around the room. It was great fun! Anyway, you can see that talk (or most of it) here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5Iup7O1TL0
Posted by TerrorBull Games on 21 September 2015 - 1 comment
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- Excellent site, keep up the good work my colleagues would love this. I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say I’m glad I found your blogPritesh Jain from jodhpur - 30 November 2015
We've been busy these past few months working on a new website - a modern one that you can use on one of those phones that's also a computer. Or should that be a computer that's also a phone. Do people actually use the phone function still? Anyway, that's coming.
And with that, we have some new games too! Free games that can be printed off and played anywhere and any time as long as you have friends.
And we'll have news of an exciting new Kickstarter project too. That's new.
And if that weren't enough, we'll be officially launching The Hen Commandments
Stay tuned.... NEW STUFF: 1 September 2015
Posted by TerrorBull Games on 17 August 2015 - 1 comment
Comments so far:
- IT'S SO NEW! I love it though. Good job.anonymous - 12 September 2015
I've been torn about what to do tomorrow. My best bet seems to be to meekly vote Lib Dems (2nd in my constituency) to try and prevent the Tories getting one more seat and further dismantling the NHS (and whatever's left of public and social services).
But that cross doesn't say "Oh for fuck's sake, as long as the Tories don't get in again...", it says "Yes, please, give me the Liberal Democrats, sir!" - that's right, the same party that screwed the nation's students, cut welfare for the most vulnerable in society and supports trident... among many other crimes against compassion and common sense.
And that makes me sick. That's not democracy, that's not why I've been given a vote: so I can subvert my free democratic choice by shoring up some broken concept of democracy ... so it can go and undo itself even further. No, that sticks in my throat and I refuse to take part in that game.
We've been handed a pale version of democracy that's fundamentally broken and time and again we've been told we should be grateful for it So here's the thing: if you have genuine support for a party, vote for them. I don't care if it's UKIP or the Greens, vote for what you believe. As long as you're making an informed, honest choice, good on you.
But if you feel your vote is being thrown away due to the short-comings of a non-RP electoral process, or you feel you have to vote tactically OR you can't be bothered with it and you weren't going to vote at all... spoil your paper. If you're feeling let down, fed up, angry or just completely unconvinced... spoil your paper. If you want to protest the lack of representation... spoil your paper. Make those views shown in the only way you can: spoil your paper.
Unfortunately spoiled ballots aren't recorded separately at the moment, but they ARE COUNTED. If there are significant numbers, that would be unavoidable news; an unmistakable message. Just draw a line through all boxes on the ballot paper and write "NONE" across it or "NOTA" (None Of The Above). Vote None has more information on how and why to protest vote. It also gives this thought-provoking statistic:
In the 2010 General Election, the UK total of protest and 'spoilt' votes was around 295,000. That is a large number, but it represents only 1% of voters. So it was not news. Meanwhile, 34% of registered voters (16m) just didn't vote
If everyone who can vote actually votes, everything changes. Of course, we don't know why that 34% didn't vote, but if even a fraction of them aren't voting because they feel there's no point... if those people all spoil their paper, then they could form the majority voice in a number of constituencies.
We've been handed a pale version of democracy that's fundamentally broken and time and again we've been told we should be grateful for it by (mostly) rich, white men in extraordinary positions of power. No. I won't be grateful. I demand more from a supposedly developed democracy: more representation, more accountability, more of a voice.
I'm spoiling my paper.
Posted by TerrorBull Games on 6 May 2015 - 0 comments
We have a delivery date for The Hen Commandments which means we can now safely announce that our new game will be released at the end of June
We have just a limited number of games that we're going to make available to preorder from .... well... right .... NOW. As an extra perk, if you preorder the game, you get free postage.
Unfortunately due to the limited nature of this print run, we're restricting sales to our website for now and you'll only be able to get the game if you're within the UK. We know that will be a disappointment for a number of people, but please bear with us - we're testing a new model of doing things and the simpler we can make it right now, the more likely that it'll work in the long run. We must also ask that you restrict your preorders to a maximum of 4 games per person to make it fair on everyone.
You should also know we have no immediate plans to get the game into general distribution - again, apologies to all those wonderful small shops that have supported us over the years; we haven't forgotten or forsaken you.
Sorry once again about all the rules and restrictions. The Holy Chicken moves in mysterious ways, what can we say? With any luck, we'll have the opportunity to do a larger run later in the year - if the Great Egg in the Sky wishes it, of course.
Posted by TerrorBull Games on 30 April 2015 - 3 comments
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