Monsters in the Elevator Wins Best Family Game
Tue, 13 Sep 2016

What a BFIG! We had great traffic at both booths, often running three games at once (at MGT one in English, one in Spanish, and one in Zulu).


We sold out of our conference copies of MITE (more on the way!) and both games were nominated for Figgy Awards.


Monsters in the Elevator won Best Family Game! 


Thank you to everyone who played our games, to our stalwart team running our booths, and to the amazing staff and volunteers at Boston Festival of Indie Games!


Monsters and Monkeys at BFIG 2016
Fri, 09 Sep 2016

This Saturday, September 10 is the 2016 Boston Festival of Indie Games!:
Yaya Play has two featured games: one in the tabletop showcase, and one in the digital.

A Cooperative Math Card Game
for 2-4 players, ages 7-and-up
Your elevator is full of Monsters trying to go to work. If the Elevator gets too full it breaks and everyone loses. If the elevator reaches the 20th Floor everyone wins!
image Digital:
A Multi-Lingual Early Literacy Game,
ages 3-and-up
Created for the Global Literacy project to be distributed to schools in developing communities around the world. A messy monkey litters the street with familiar objects. Help the driver monkey clean up by matching pictures to words, and learn to read 100 words in a new language.

HoloLens for Hospitals
Sun, 19 Jun 2016

We got to play with a HoloLens! Microsoft held a hackathon for Boston area developers a week ago and brought 50 Hololens sets. They challenged us to come up with apps for social good. We pitched a tower defense game for hospitalized kids to visualize their immune system combating rampaging monsters, and won the prize for best design!:

Thank you to the organizers from Microsoft, Neil Gupta and Boston AR, and my splendid teammates Byron, Andrew, Mark, and Ed!


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What we're playing with our kids:
1. Splendor
2. Ticket To Ride
3. Carcassone
4. Settlers of Catan
5. Castle Keep

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