The Action Points Podcast! Episode 60: Picking Vowels with Sam Gallon

In this episode:

This week we talk to another board game designer who has a project on Kickstarter: Sam Gallon of Gallon Games with his word game, Pick A Vowel. Sam started working on this board game as part of an Individual Research Project for school (start ‘em young!) and has headed to Kickstarter to get his game made. It’s also Sam’s first ever podcast! We talk about how his game came about, Kickstarter lessons and also talk shop about video games for a bit.


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Episode 60 – Picking Vowels with Sam Gallon

Music: Theme for Harold (var. 2) by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a CC Attribution 3.0.

Links for the things we talked about:

Check out Pick A Vowel on Kickstarter, and follow Sam on Twitter @GallonGames and on Facebook. You can also find Pick A Vowel on Board Game Geek.

Ticket to Ride has a similar bonus objective system.

The Settlers of Catan has a similar us of a common dice roll affecting all players.

Toy and Game Expo is one of the major board game conventions in Australia.

Boardgames Australia.

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There’s also a preview of Pick A Vowel on the Australian Tabletop Gaming Network site.

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