The pandemic has been a difficult time on many small businesses across the country and ours is no exception. The lack of in-person board game conventions to demo FAZA to early adopters and potential customers has been especially hard hitting.
We’ve been feeling stuck, so over the past week we’ve decided to try something new and old fashioned. We’re sending postcards to board game stores across the country.
We scoured the internet for retailers, their contact info and addresses. We designed a postcard, printed shipping labels, and purchased over two hundred stamps.
They’re now in the mail and on the way to retailers. As different stores start carrying FAZA they’ll start appearing in FAZA’s retail locator. So if you’re interested in getting a copy of FAZA, please consider buying from one of your local retailers. And if your local game store doesn’t carry FAZA, do let them know that you would like them to carry it! 🙂
Depending on how these postcards are received, we’ll then move on to step two: calling each store to see if they’re interested in carrying FAZA. Once we call different board game stores we’ll write another blog post about the experience.
We’ve received feedback about the swingy nature of the FAZA Cards, so in discussion with FAZA’s community, we’ve come up with a solution that could help address these concerns. This topic was initially explored on this specific thread within FAZA’s BGG Forum.
After trying out the different options mentioned in the forum, we’ve come to recommend the following change to the game because of its simplicity in solving the design problem.
Draw 2 FAZA Cards, Choose 1:
During mothership combat, instead of drawing 1 FAZA card, draw 2 then choose 1 to play. Then, take the unpicked FAZA card and place it back on the top of the FAZA card deck.
After making this adjustment to the game, you’ll notice the game will be a little easier. This is okay. Once you have a feel for the game, you can always up the difficulty.
We have exciting news! FAZA is now available at the Traverse Area District Library. If you live in the area and are looking to check it out from their library system, you can visit there catalog page for FAZA here.
His final thoughts on the game mention that FAZA’s cooperative play is excellent and that the design of the game includes a lot of tactical play. He also recommends the game for family gamers, casual gamers, and beer and pretzel gamers that enjoy some degree of luck in their play.
You can check out his full review in the video below.