Eric Slauson might best be described as the Marie Kondo of tabletop; the party game designer says his number one objective is to bring joy to players...
Eric Slauson might best be described as the Marie Kondo of tabletop; the party game designer says his number one objective is to bring joy to players.
Slauson says his biggest challenge as an inventor is getting in front of the ‘right’ audience. “Not all gamers are fans of party games, and not everyone sees party games as ‘real games,’” Eric explains. He stresses the importance of finding pride and maintaining integrity in his designs by inventing games that he would want to play.
One piece of advice Slauson would like to share about both life and game design is that it is OK if you fail. “Go back to the drawing board and paint your own canvas white again!” For Slauson, true courage is found in sharing your creativity with the world.
Imagine seeing a real alien stomping through your backyard. Now imagine describing what it looked like to a police sketch artist. That is exactly what you are expected to do while playing the frantic drawing party game MonsDRAWsity.
One player, known as "the Witness", has twenty seconds to examine a picture of a bizarre-looking creature, then they must describe it to the rest of the players, known as "Sketch Artists".
At the end of the round, the witness awards points to the artist who was able to most closely match the monster seen by the witness!
Tattoo Stories is a drawing party game where your art skills don’t matter. In a series of quick-paced tattoo competitions, win the most points by making up tattoos and telling the best stories.
Compete to get your tattoo and story selected. It’s easy to learn, and you’ll be having fun in a matter of 3 minutes. You will be surprised by the creative tattoos and stories you and your friends can make up.
The game includes lots of fun, creative prompts (tattoo elements) to help you design the best tattoo. This game is fun to play with your friends and family. Each player has a dry erase board and marker on which to draw their tattoos. The “customer” chooses five cards, containing tattoo elements that should be included in their tattoo. Then, the “tattoo artists” will have three minutes to ask the customer questions, and create their tattoo.
After the three minutes are up, each player will reveal their tattoo to the group, and pitch their tattoo to the customer. The customer awards each individual element card to the person who used it best/most creatively. The player with the most cards after every player has drawn twice wins the game.