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All Aboard! Announcing Station Master on Kickstarter!

We are excited to announce the sensational return of the beloved train game Station Master, now boarding on Kickstarter until December 12th! Station Master is a classic card game for 2-6 players ages 8+ that plays in 30-60 minutes.  During the game, players attach railcars to vintage steam locomotives, assign passengers to trains, and play action cards to send things off the rails!

Designed by Chris Baylis (designer of Dark Blades), Station Master is getting a luxurious revival from Calliope Games, publisher of hit family-weight games such as Tsuro – The Game of the Path, Roll For It!, and Hive Mind!

Every morning, the train station is bustling with passengers looking to depart for their destinations on time. As Station Master, your job is to keep passengers happy by guiding them to the right coaches and sending the trains out of the station on time, earning you points for efficiency. When completed trains leave, players with passengers aboard the train score Efficiency points. Station Master is loaded with railcars of positive and negative values, so you’ll need to plan carefully when sending trains off, as you’ll be affecting other players’ scores when you do! More fun is added to the mix when Action cards are played that alter the rules with special one-time benefits. The game ends once all trains have left the station, and the player with the most Efficiency points is declared the winner and triumphant Station Master!

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Station Master is now live on Kickstarter, offering an exclusive Executive Class version only available during the campaign. This deluxe edition includes such special features as a flip-top magnetic-close box with opulent flocked insert, unique alternate Passenger pawns, and breathtaking Locomotive postcards that will be revealed throughout the campaign.

Whether you’re a train enthusiast, a fan of betting and bluffing, or just someone who enjoys great games, you’ll definitely want to check this game out! Will you manage to board your passengers before another player sends your train out of the station? Prove you are the most efficiently at boarding passengers and building trains in Station Master! Pledge today to get your copy!

10K Away!

The Titan Series is just 10K away from funding! We’ve revealed additional details about the games by James Ernest, Paul Peterson, and Jordan & Zach Weisman in the Kickstarter updates! Backer-exclusive box art is now a thing! We’ve also got another exciting announcement on the horizon. Have you joined the Titans?

GTS Come and Play Day!

Lynnwood Giraffe

The faraway land of Lynnwood is filled with stranger creatures than gamers.

PR Gremlin Cassidy here, reporting on GTS Come and Play Day. This was my first event with Calliope, and I can’t believe I’m getting paid to have so much fun! (Don’t tell Ray I said that, though–he might get ideas.) Retailers from LFGSs (Local Friendly Game Stores) all across the Pacific Northwest piled into the Lynnwood Convention Center to schmooze with publishers, demo games, and hear some pre-Gen Con announcements. Continue reading

The Secret Life of an American Geek Mom features Calliope Games

“A new company has surfaced with parents and families in mind.  At Gen Con this year I had the opportunity to talk with Ray Wehrs, president of Calliope Games.  Their mission is to provide games that get kids and parents together for face-to-face entertainment.  To do this, their games play in under 60 minutes, support 2 or more players, are easy to learn, and work well with a wide range of ages.  And here’s the best part.  They make games that are fun for both adults and kids to play together!”

Read the full article here.

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