When we’re in production on Tabletop, we shoot two episodes a day. Each episode takes around five hours to film, and by the end of the fourth or fifth day in a week, we all get a little silly from sleep deprivation.
Before they leave for the day, we ask all the players to sign a few copies of the game they played. We keep these signed games in a vault at Geek and Sundry, and give them out as prizes, or offer them for select charity auctions.
Last season, when we were shooting Lords of Waterdeep, I went to sign the cover of the game, and thought that the artwork sort of looked like Escape From New York. I was feeling a little silly, so this happened:
This copy of the game lives in the Geek and Sundry offices, and will remain part of our permanent collection.
Speaking of Tabletop, here’s what’s coming up for the rest of this season. If you own a game shop, you may want to talk to your distributor about getting extra copies of these upcoming games, if you experience what I’m told is called The Tabletop Effect:
- December 26th – Carcassonne
- January 9th – Tsuro of the Seas
- January 23rd – Ticket to Ride Europe
- February 6th – Fortune and Glory
- February 20th – Lords of Vegas
Oh! And speaking of Lords of Waterdeep, which is one of my very favourite games of this year, the iOS version is really great.