When it comes to word games on tabletop, there’s Paperback and then there’s everything else. Designer Tim Fowers somehow managed to take a rather stuffy genre and make it interesting by crossing it with everyone’s favorite and most overused mechanism, deckbuilding. Yes, I’m not a huge fan of either word games or deckbuilding, but put together it’s near perfection.
Today, Tim Fowers announced a new game in the series: Hardback.
We literally know nothing about Hardback other than it appears the designer loves puns almost as much as we do. It’s being called a pre-quill to Paperback, and the art has that same playful flavor as its predecessor which makes sense as it’s from the same artist, Ryan Goldsberry. We also know that it’s coming to Kickstarter on April 3rd.
I have a message sent to Mr. Fowers, and I’ll try to get any new information I can before the Kickstarter begins. If not, I’ll be sure to remind you on April 3rd. Pretty sure I’ll be backing this one.