Re-Chord Kickstarter and PAX South update!

It's been an amazing start to 2018 for Yanaguana Games. Re-Chord launched on January 9th and funded in just seven hours! There aren't words to say how grateful we are to our amazing community of game collectors, you rock! If you have not had a chance to check out the campaign be sure to head over to the page and check out the limited pledge levels to become a permanent part of the project!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/692298020/re-chord-0?ref=user_menu

Andrew and Marshall will be at PAX South in San Antonio, TX this weekend at booth #1210. This is our hometown and one of our favorite conventions of the year! We'd love to see you at the convention and show you how to play Re-Chord or Stir Fry Eighteen and we will of course have Stir Fry Eighteen for sale. We also for the first time ever have PROMO CARDS for #SF18! Come by and pick up your Tofu Promo with any purchase. If you already own Stir Fry come by the booth also, See you in Texas!

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Yanaguana Games @ PAX Unplugged in Philadelphia

We are headed to PAX Unplugged in Philly this weekend! Come play Re-Chord, pick up a copy of Stir Fry Eighteen, and hang out with the Yanaguana Games crew. We will be in our booth (957) during the show hours and will be playing games in the free play area most nights after the main floor closes. 

If you'd like to schedule a meeting to pitch games or talk about other opportunities we still have a small number of openings left, get in touch with us this week to set that up! We can't wait to see everyone at the first ever analog PAX! 

Re-Chord Automa Soloist Mode Unlocked!

The Re-Chord Soloist mode puts solo players up against three varying levels of difficulty. The Automa's actions are being added to the current Chord cards and are very simple to follow. A full PDF of solo rules and Video of Solo play will be available very soon.

  • Three difficulty levels.
  • Varying strategies based on genre.
  • Incredibly easy to play, difficult to master.
  • Not a highscore solo mode, a real Automa opponent.

The soloist mode was developed following Morten Monrad Pedersen's "Automa Approach" which is the amazing solo design theory behind Jamey Stegmaier games like Scythe and Viticulture. We'd like to thank Morten and Jamey for giving us their blessing to create a heavily inspired Automa opponent and solo mode.  

The Automa doesn't perform any actions that a player wouldn't be able to do, however it does get multiple genres at every difficulty level. I've personally been playing the solo mode a ton lately. It's brutally difficult at the hardest level, and incredibly fun at it's easiest. 

If you have not backed Re-Chord on Kickstarter yet, now is the time. You've only got a few days left to join the stage. Let's Rock: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/692298020/re-chord

Boston Festival of Indie Games followed by Launch

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It's that time again! Come see us at MIT in Cambridge, MA and play amazing games from some of the best up and coming indie designers. We are proud to be part of this show, it's a curated show floor and we are very honored to have been chosen to be part of it. Be sure to come play our new guitar themed game Re-Chord!

Speaking of Re-Chord, it launches on Kickstarter IN SEVEN DAYS! Many folks have asked what they can do to help. The absolute best thing you can do is back the game on kickstarter day one! It really helps to fund early and allows us to focus on the fun stretch goals and fun things for our backers. We also really love when you share via social media, so please like, share, tweet, and share with your insta-grandma!

See you this weekend in Boston, you can get tickets at the link below!
https://www.bostonfig.com/festival/registration/attendees/

Re-Chord Kickstarter Launch Date Reveal

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You've been patiently waiting or you've been asking us any chance you get but either way the wait is over! We are happy to announce that the Kickstarter campaign for our new Guitar Themed euro game "Re-Chord" launches on September 27th 2017! We'd be honored to have you join us in creating Re-Chord and hope to see you on the campaign page in a couple of weeks!

In the meantime if you are int he New England area please come play Re-Chord at the Boston Festival of Indie Games on September 23rd @ MIT. This is the last chance to play the game publicly prior to launch. Andrew and Marshall would like to personally thank everyone who has helped us get to this point, as well as a huge thank you to all of our future backers. Yanaguana Games wouldn't be positioned to launch so easily without our fantastic friends and fans. 

Happy Friday, enjoy yourself today and listen to some music with your favorite guitar riffs for us!

Come play Re-Chord at BFIG on Sept. 23rd @ MIT in Cambridge MA.

Come play Re-Chord at BFIG on Sept. 23rd @ MIT in Cambridge MA.

Revealing the Re-Chord Pick Powers

We want to start this week off by showing you what the various pick powers in Re-Chord do when activated. The picks are two sided and when put in the public pile are placed face up displaying their color. When a guitarist takes a pick from the public pile during a game, they can activate that pick's power. We can't wait to share more with you leading up to our Kickstarter launch in early Fall, but for now, here are each of the pick powers!

Placing a white pick allows a guitarist to choose and place another pick from the public pile.

Placing a white pick allows a guitarist to choose and place another pick from the public pile.

Placing a red pick allows a guitarist to remove any other pick from the fretboard.

Placing a red pick allows a guitarist to remove any other pick from the fretboard.

Blue picks allow a guitarist to MOVE or swap any other pick(s).

Blue picks allow a guitarist to MOVE or swap any other pick(s).

Blue picks allow a guitarist to move or SWAP any other pick(s).

Blue picks allow a guitarist to move or SWAP any other pick(s).

Grey picks allow a guitarist to turn any pick face down and they may move it to an open space.

Grey picks allow a guitarist to turn any pick face down and they may move it to an open space.

Purple picks allow any guitarist to pluck (turn face up) a face down pick and use it's power.

Purple picks allow any guitarist to pluck (turn face up) a face down pick and use it's power.

Wylde picks can be placed anywhere on the fretboard, including replacing an existing pick.

Wylde picks can be placed anywhere on the fretboard, including replacing an existing pick.

We really appreciate you taking the time to check out these pick powers. Stay tuned for a short video introducing the core concepts of the game, as well as a longer in depth rules video. We'd love your support on Facebook and Twitter, but most importantly we'd love your support during our upcoming Kickstarter campaign. Have a fantastic week!

Re-Chord accepted into the 2017 Boston Festival of Indie Games

We've been notified that Re-Chord has been accepted as one of the Showcase Games at the 2017 Boston Festival of Indie Games. We are incredibly honored to be part of this show, and we can't wait to play games with everyone in September. We attended this show as a vendor last year and met many folks we now consider close friends. We look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones this year!

The Boston Festival of Indie Games is held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA.  We'd love to see you there so we can show you how to play Re-Chord, and many other awesome game developers will show you their creations as well. You can buy tickets from the Boston FIG website HERE.

Boston FIG Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BostonFIG/

Boston FIG Twitter: https://twitter.com/bostonfig?lang=en

Re-Chord won the 2017 Connecticut Festival of Indie Games "Most Innovative" award.

Re-Chord won the 2017 Connecticut Festival of Indie Games "Most Innovative" award.

Wonderful players from Connecticut FIG posing with their instruments after a game.

Wonderful players from Connecticut FIG posing with their instruments after a game.