ENGN 31 – Holding On: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr

This week, we preview one of the most distinct games you will hear about this year. The co-designers from Hub Games – Michael Fox and Rory O’Connor, join us this week to talk about Holding On: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr. This is a cooperative worker placement game with an extremely unique theme – you are a nurse providing palliative care to a dying man, and your job is to keep him alive while helping him restore his memories. Michael and Rory talk about taking on such a difficult theme, as well as mechanical issues such as how they dealt with the alpha player issue in a coop game. This one is really unique, and we are happy to give you an early explanation for it.

To be clear, this game is not on Kickstarter or any kind of preorder yet. However, you can observe demos of the game at both Origins and GenCon. It will be released at Essen 2018. If you want a demo, though, sign up fast at this year’s Origins!

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    Anthony lives and plays games in Pittsburgh, PA. A lover of complex strategy, two player war games, and area control, Anthony is always eager to try a new game, even if he's on rule-reading duty.

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