Back to the drawing board

Friday 20 April, 2012 at 11:28 am Scott 0

Mother Lode has not performed nearly as well as I had hoped, unfortunately. The game seems to be well received - most reviews rate it at 7 out of 10. I'm guessing a lot of the reason for the poor performance is that the iPad board game market is just too small. To make money in that restricted space you need something really special (see: Ticket to Ride).

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The elephant in the room

Friday 13 April, 2012 at 5:41 pm Scott 0

Mother Lode is inspired by, and shares many rules with, the classic Parker Brothers board game called Survive. At one point I was going to play down or avoid talking about the similarities between the games. I wanted Mother Lode to stand on its own. Internet users are a savvy bunch, though, and soon after I started talking online about the game people recognized the link between the games.

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