Decked!: Learn to Play Penny Press

Matt Golec and Robert Dijkman Dulkes, designers of Penny Press, co-winner of Tabletop Deathmatch, as spoken of on Carnagecast, appear on Decked! this week to teach you how to play their game of newspaper barons in turn of the century New York City.

Bear in mind two things: when we recorded this, Robert and Matt were still using their demonstration set of Penny Press, as the game was still mid-printing. The final version will all super-fancy and impressive, looking more like this proof copy. Second, this demonstration video explains how to play, but it is not a full game from start to finish. Rather than play through a full game, Matt and Robert designed specific moments in time in order to illustrate how the game plays out.

I’ve been cheerleading Penny Press from the sidelines through channels like Carnage and Geek Mountain State‘s social media since it first went public that Matt and Robert had been selected to appear on Tabletop Deathmatch. Having the opportunity to make a more substantive contribution in the form of this how to play video was fantastic. I hope it puts the game in front of even more people’s eyes than before.

Carnagecast 52: Penny Press

carnagecast-rss-image-300At last week’s Game ‘n Grill game day, I got to interview[1] Robert Dijkman Dulkes and Matt Golec, two local gamers who not only designed a game of their own, Penny Press, but entered it in a design competition and emerged as co-victors. Now they’re raising funds to make the game even better than what their prize money enables.

We talk about how the game plays, their design process, the experience of participating Tabletop Deathmatch, which is part concept pitch, part reality series, and more.

Go listen to it!


[1] Fun fact: we recorded this episode in a Sunday school art room.