Last April I blogged about a newly purchased board game, designed and hand-crafted by my good friend Philip duBarry. Since then ‘Revolution!’ has been picked up by Steve Jackson Games and has recently shipped to a game seller near you. The game’s reception at Gen Con Indy – “the original, longest running, best attended, gaming convention in the world” – seems to have been enthusiastic. Click here to read a quick review of Gen Con Indy’s response to ‘Revolution!’ and see a picture of Philip with a chainsaw wielding munchkin. The buzz surrounding the game’s release combined with its appearance at Gen Con earned Philip a spot in the online edition of the Business Courier of Cincinnati. You may read it here. My favorite line from the Courier article inspired this blog’s title.
As revolutionaries go, Philip duBarry seems a bit on the mild-mannered side. The Sayler Park father of three is the children’s pastor at Addyston Baptist Church. He’s been a fan of board games since he was a kid. And yet, he’s been known to blackmail the printer, threaten the innkeeper, even bribe the priest.
I must agree! Philip is no Che, but he is the ultimate mild-mannered revolutionary! Don’t you agree?!
In all seriousness, the game is great fun. I have three boys between the ages of 14-9. All three enjoy the game, and all three are eager to have a copy of the new edition. (That’s one copy for the family; not one copy per child!) The game play is fast paced. It grabs and keeps your attention, and it doesn’t drag on forever. We’ve never played it only once. There is always at least one rematch.
Philip is a gifted game designer, and you’ll enjoy the ‘Revolution!’ Buy a copy and start a revolution with some friends and family.