This is a big weekend for Brotherwise Games. Not only are we live at Origins, not only are we selling Implements of Destruction for the first time at the show, but we’ve also launched our one-month pre-order campaign for Unearth! It’s a lot to have going on, and we couldn’t be more excited.
Our New Game
If you’ve been following our new Brotherwise Games Facebook page, or even our more established Boss Monster page, you know we’ve been teasing Unearth for quite a while. Unearth is a bend-your-luck game of dice placement and set collection. Designed by Jason Harner and Matthew Ransom, it’s fun, fast-paced, and features beautiful hexel art by Jesse Riggle. To learn more about it, watch our overview video hosted by Geek & Sundry’s Ivan Van Norman:
Early copies of Unearth are just beginning to reach reviewers, but we’re already hearing great feedback from people who have played it at select demo events. Check out this BoardGameGeek review from someone who had a chance to play a bunch of sessions. While you’re at it, stop by the Unearth page and check out more info.
A Good Problem to Have
When we first launched our pre-order page, we could tell things were going well. We posted on Facebook, put up banner ads on BoardGameGeek, and watched a steady flow of pre-orders roll in. But then we saw more traffic, and the site started to slow down, and then it crashed completely. While it’s hard to complain when so many people are excited about Unearth, it was lousy timing for our site to go down. Hours of tech support later, BrotherwiseGames.com has been migrated to a more robust server and should be able to handle anything. Turns out a couple of guys at Bluehost are Boss Monster fans, and they worked hard to resolve the issue!
Where Gaming Begins
Amidst all this excitement, we are having a blast at Origins Game Fair! Gamers from across the Midwest have descended upon Columbus for five days of gaming. The show is the first place you can pick up Implements of Destruction, the all-new Item-based mini-expansion for Boss Monster. It has been a hit, but we’ve seen the biggest crowds at our Unearth tables.
If you’re at Origins, stop by to pick up a copy of the new set, say hi to Brother One (if he’s not off at a board game tournament), and demo the new games!
More to Come
We’ll be posting more updates over the next month, from a full gameplay video to an interview with the designers. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for the latest updates, message us if you have any questions, and — if you haven’t already — don’t forget to pre-order!