Where does the name Abstract Games come from?
We love playing and building abstract strategy games. Abstract games are clean, simple, and can be played for a lifetime. Many have been played for thousands of years. We want to make more of them, and hopefully they last for the next thousand years.
What is an abstract strategy game?
Wikipedia has an excellent article on this. We think of them as games that have no theme, no luck, and no hidden information.
What is your logo?
Where are you located?
We don't have a physical location, but you may see us at playtests and game nights around New York City.
Who's behind all of this?
Right now, just me. My name is Nathaniel. I'm a writer by degree who stumbled into board game design, living in Brooklyn and working in Manhattan. It's good to meet you.
Where did the game One come from?
One started as a senior-year side project. We were trying to create a game like tic-tac-toe that was simple enough to draw on a napkin, but complicated enough that you might never play the same game twice.
How do I play One?
Where can I buy One?
You can't buy it just yet. Our long-term plan is to sell the game on Kickstarter. We're hoping to launch in a year or less.
Do you have plans for more games?
Not yet, but we have ideas. We're going to make sure One is a success first.
I have a question.
Email us. We love to hear your questions, comments, suggestions, and feedback. If you'd like us to bring One to a playtest or game night near you, let us know. We'll be there.