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Meet the Titans: Richard Garfield

“The games one describes as ‘gateway’ games are probably my favorite area of games…When people say ‘gateway’ and ‘filler’ games, oftentimes those terms don’t carry the depth of the love I have for that category and I think it underestimates their potential.”

Meet the elite team members behind the Titan Series, a line of family-friendly gateway games crafted by some of the best game designers in the world. Here’s Ray’s interview with Magic: The Gathering, King of Tokyo, and Netrunner designer Richard Garfield.

Announcing the Titan Series

We are thrilled to announce the Titan Series, a line of family-friendly games by some of the best game designers in the world including: Rob Daviau, Michael Elliott, James Ernest, Matt Forbeck, Richard Garfield, Seth Johnson, Eric Lang, Mike Mulvihill, Paul Peterson, Mike Selinker, and Zach and Jordan Weisman.

These designers are legends with the gaming industry, and are responsible for such widely popular games as Magic: The Gathering, Shadowrun, King of Tokyo, Mechwarrior, HeroClix, Marvel Dice Masters, Quarriors, and many more. Now, they will turn their talents from heavier in-depth games crafted for the seasoned gamer to lighter, family-friendly games suitable for all ages. In bringing such exceptional talents to the family game genre, we hope to expand the tabletop hobby.

“Board games are not only my job; they have become my passion. I can’t imagine doing anything else.” says Ray Wehrs, Calliope Games’ president. “For that reason, it’s become my personal mission to introduce as many people as possible to tabletop games and the experiences they create.”

“What I really enjoy about tabletop gaming is how each time you play through a game, it’s a unique experience.” says Titan designer Seth Johnson. “It’s not just who wins and who loses, but what happens along the way, and the stories of those games that are told for years afterwards.”

The games are in varying stages of development and are being targeted at different genres. A party game, a word game, a worker placement game, a light strategy game, a dice game (that uses dice in an unexpected way), a game of luck, and many more types of games are in the works, guaranteeing the project will entertain the widest audience possible.

Here you can see most of them, being photobombed by Watch It Played!‘s Rodney Smith and our own Chris Leder:

Kickstarter Designers!

Mr. Garfield wasn’t able to attend Gen Con for this announcement, but we have a picture of him in an amazing Pikachu tie for those interested.

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