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Side Room Games – February/March 2022 Newsletter

Hey everyone! It’s been a hectic few months so this newsletter is going to cover February and March, so let’s get to it!

For Northwood! Launches on 11 April!

For Northwood! is the award-winning (2021 BoardGameGeek 54-Card Design Contest) solo precision trick-taking game. Your objective is to peacefully unify the kingdom of Northwood through conversations with their rulers. Over eight rounds, you must visit eight animal fiefs and engage their rulers in dialogue (tricks). Each ruler’s suit represents the trump for that fief. Each ruler also requires you to win an exact number of tricks to join your alliance, so the game gets harder as your options dwindle.

You start with four allies, each with an ability that you can use once per visit. These abilities can make you draw, discard, or otherwise manipulate your hand to help you hit the target score. Once you’ve won a ruler over, you can pull them in to substitute temporarily for one of your allies, if you need a more specific set of abilities to tackle the harder fiefs. With 24 rulers (12 used per game), For Northwood! offers a lot of ability combinations and a new puzzle every time.

We’re really excited for this one – it blew us away in last year’s contest and deserved all of the awards it received. We also have multiple licensing partners again on this one so lots of options to our backers. And, this time we’ll be using Gamefound as our crowdfunding platform instead of Kickstarter. We’ve really enjoyed working with them on the pledge manager and feel the seamless integration between the two will be beneficial to both us and all of you! Definitely check out the preview page & sign up to get notified on launch!

  • Elements of the Gods:  Production is complete and fulfillment is underway! Some folks have already gotten their copies and the majority will start shipping out next week. Once that happens we’ll have some remaining stock up on the website, and you’ll be able to add copies to our pledge managers for other games. If you haven’t seen the latest updates you should check them out – the game is gorgeous! 
  • Mechanical Beast:  We got the production proof at the end of February and it looks amazing! We’re finishing up the last of the files and should start printing in April. It took a lot of time to get things the way we wanted it so we’re definitely behind on this one but I think the end product will be much better for it.  The production should be relatively quick on this one and hopefully fulfillment will begin in the May/June timeframe. 
  • Grove:  Production is underway and we should have the games complete next month! Be sure to double check your pledge manager on Gamefound (for this one and Mechanical Beast) as we’ll plan on locking down things around the middle of April. A detailed date will get sent out in an update soon!

Also, in case you hadn’t seen, the 2022 54 Card Game Design Contest on BoardGameGeek is underway! If you’ve ever wanted to design a game, or just test out & give feedback to up and coming designs, now is your chance. Some great games have come from this contest, both published by us and picked up by other publishers. It’s always fun to see some of these new designs really blossom into fantastic games so go check it out!

As always, if you have any questions or issues feel free to drop us a line through our social media outlets or send us an email at Until next time!

The SRG Team