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DVG News 10-24-2014

SOLITAIRE GAMES
COMMANDER SERIES
Fleet Commander Nimitz

Field Commander Napoleon
Field Commander Alexander
Field Commander Rommel

LEADER SERIES
Hornet Leader
Hornet Leader - Cthulhu Conflict
Phantom Leader Deluxe
Thunderbolt/Apache Leader
U-Boat Leader
Tiger Leader

MULTI-PLAYER GAMES
Battle For Stalingrad

DOWN IN FLAMES SERIES
Down In Flames - Aces High
Down In Flames - Guns Blazing
Down in Flames - Wingmen

MODERN NAVAL BATTLES SERIES
Modern Naval Battles
Modern Naval Battles - Ship Expansion
Modern Naval Battles - Campaign

ONE OR MORE PLAYER GAMES
Warfighter
The Cards of Cthulhu
Rise of the Zombies
Kill Shot

GAME ADDITIONS AND ACCESSORIES
Counter Trays
Cards of Cthulhu - Bonus Pack
Rise of the Zombies Poster
Miniatures for Thunderbolt/Apache Leader
Down In Flames - Guns Blazing - Extra Decks
Down in Flames - Aces High - Extra Decks
Down In Flames - Aces High - Card Sheets
Warfighter - Dice Pack

GAMES AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER
Vendetta
Ragnarok
Global Domination
Frontline
Modern Land Battles
Down In Flames - Locked-On



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10-24-2014

New Blog!
We have released a new Blog entry evey couple days. Take a look for the latest news of what we're up to, and the day to day design updates for games on the design table.

http://danverssengames.blogspot.com/

DIF How To Play Video from Stuka Joe...
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hpbXb-8Izio

WARFIGHTER
Is here!

DEEP DISH PLASTIC COUNTER TRAYS
Are here!

FLEET COMMANDER NIMITZ
Should arrive next week! If you'd like to get the pre-order price, please order now! If your address has changed since you pre-ordered, please email us now!


10-09-2014

New Insider DVG Blog Entries!
DVG Blog

STALINGRAD REVIEW
http://www.armchairgeneral.com/battle-for-stalingrad-card-game-review.htm

HORNET LEADER REVIEW
http://ciekawegry.wordpress.com/2014/08/12/hornet-leader-minirecenzja-oraz-fabularyzowany-opis-rozgrywki-aar/

PHANTOM LEADER DELUXE
http://www.play-board-games.com/phantom-leader-deluxe-review/

VENDETTA REVIEW
http://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/33838/gaming-bits-preview-review-vendetta

HORNET LEADER
Is being reprinted! They should be back in stock in January!

TIGER LEADER
We're hoping to wrap-up Tiger in the next few weeks!

MODERN LAND BATTLES
We're hoping to wrap-up MLB in the next month!

WARFIGHTER
Will arrive next week! If you would like to receive the pre-order price, please order in the next couple days.

DEEP DISH PLASTIC COUNTER TRAYS
Will arrive next week!

FLEET COMMANDER NIMITZ
Should arrive in a few weeks!


09-19-2014

TIGER LEADER
Tiger is charging across the design table with all cannons firing! We posted a preview of its Display Sheet to its product page, inluding a Terrain Tile and a couple German units engaging a few Polish units in battle!

In a normal battle, there would be 6 Terrain Tiles on the Display.

At this stage of the battle, we've moved our German Tank and Field Gun into Light Cover, and the Machine Gun Team into well-positioned Heavy Cover as they provide supporting fire for our Rifle Team.

Tiger Display

WARFIGHTER
Will arrive in about 1 week! We just charged the credit cards. If you would like to receive the pre-order price, please order in the next couple days.

DEEP DISH PLASTIC COUNTER TRAYS
Will arrive in about 1 week!

09-08-2014

VENDETTA
The Kickstarter only has a few days left and e need your help! All stretch goals will be offered to both Kickstarter and DVG pre-orders.

We've added a let's play video!
Vendetta Video

MODERN NAVAL BATTLES
Step by step how to play video!

MNB Video

FIELD COMMANDER ROMMEL
Step by step how to play video tutorial is online!

Rommel Video

WARFIGHTER
Will arrive in about 3 weeks!

We will be charging credit cards for Warfighter pre-orders in the next few days.

DEEP DISH PLASTIC COUNTER TRAYS
Will arrive in 2 or 3 weeks!

MODERN LAND BATTLES and TIGER LEADER
Are back on the design table, and we're hoping to send both games to the printer in about 2 months. A quick check of the pre-orders will show that we're still about 100 short for each game.

Please pre-order. We need all the orders we can get to pay for the printing.

Along with printing new games, we're doing our best to get some of the other pre-order games into print. We're happy to devote the design time needed, but we need your help. Our goal is to get Gato Leader, Israeli Air Force Leader, and Down In Flames Locked-On also sent to the printer.

FIELD COMMANDER ALEXANDER
Is now available as a Vassal module!


08-21-2014

VENDETTA
We've asked an artist to create a New box! The 1st generation rule book is up for preview on the product page! We are also running a Kickstarter for it right now. If you'd like to support that, all stretch goals will be offered to both Kickstarter and DVG pre-orders.

FIELD COMMANDER ROMMEL
Step by step how to play video tutorial is online on the product page!

WARFIGHTER
The first batch of plastic soldiers delivered to the printer had problems. I hurriedly ordered a second production run, and paid for 15% more soldiers than were needed, just in case we needed extras to replace bad pieces. The second production run of soldiers has arrived at the printer, and they look great. They are assembling the games now, and they should be finished in the next few days. We hope to receive the games at the end of September.

***FREE*** BATTLE FOR STALINGRAD VASSAL MODULE! ***FREE***
To promote the sale of the boxed game, we are giving away the Vassal module to give you a chance to try the game. We're hoping that if you try the Vassal module and like it, you'll purchase the boxed game. If this works out, and we see a bump in sales, we'll happily extend this free module idea to other games!

MODERN LAND BATTLES and TIGER LEADER
Are back on the design table, and we're hoping to send both games to the printer in about 2 months. A quick check of the pre-orders will show that we're still about 100 short for each game. Please pre-order. We need all the orders we can get to pay for the printing.

Along with printing new games, we're doing our best to get some of the other pre-order games into print. We're happy to devote the design time needed, but we need your help. Our goal is to get Gato Leader, Israeli Air Force Leader, and Down In Flames Locked-On also sent to the printer.

FIELD COMMANDER ALEXANDER
Is now available as a Vassal module!

FLEET COMMANDER NIMITZ
We received the printer proofs, and they look amazing! Production has started!


08-13-2014

FIELD COMMANDER ROMMEL
Step by step how to play video tutorial is online!

Rommel How to Play Video

WARFIGHTER
The first batch of plastic soldiers delivered to the printer had problems. I hurriedly ordered a second production run, and paid for 15% more soldiers than were needed, just in case we needed extras to replace bad pieces. The second production run of soldiers has arrived at the printer, and they look great. They are assembling the games now, and they should be finished in the next few days. We hope to receive the games at the end of September.

***FREE*** BATTLE FOR STALINGRAD VASSAL MODULE! ***FREE***
To promote the sale of the boxed game, we are giving away the Vassal module to give you a chance to try the game. We're hoping that if you try the Vassal module and like it, you'll purchase the boxed game. If this works out, and we see a bump in sales, we'll happily extend this free module idea to other games!

MODERN LAND BATTLES and TIGER LEADER
Are back on the design table, and we're hoping to send both games to the printer in about 2 months. A quick check of the pre-orders will show that we're still about 100 short for each game. Please pre-order. We need all the orders we can get to pay for the printing.

Along with printing new games, we're doing our best to get some of the other pre-order games into print. We're happy to devote the design time needed, but we need your help. Our goal is to get Gato Leader, Israeli Air Force Leader, and Down In Flames Locked-On also sent to the printer.

FIELD COMMANDER ALEXANDER
Is now available as a Vassal module!

FLEET COMMANDER NIMITZ
We received the printer proofs, and they look amazing! Production has started! 07-30-2014

***FREE*** BATTLE FOR STALINGRAD VASSAL MODULE! ***FREE***
To promote the sale of the boxed game, we are giving away the Vassal module to give you a chance to try the game. We're hoping that if you try the Vassal module and like it, you'll purchase the boxed game. If this works out, and we see a bump in sales, we'll happily extend this free module idea to other games!

MODERN LAND BATTLES and TIGER LEADER
Are back on the design table, and we're hoping to send both games to the printer in about 2 months. A quick check of the pre-orders will show that we're still about 100 short for each game. Please pre-order. We need all the orders we can get to pay for the printing.

Along with printing new games, we're doing our best to get some of the other pre-order games into print. We're happy to devote the design time needed, but we need your help. Our goal is to get Gato Leader, Israeli Air Force Leader, and Down In Flames Locked-On also sent to the printer.

FIELD COMMANDER ALEXANDER
Is now available as a Vassal module!

FLEET COMMANDER NIMITZ
Is at the printer! If you haven't had a chance to pre-order, please do so soon. We are keeping the pre-order price for a short time.

07-20-2014

FIELD COMMANDER ALEXANDER
Is now available as a Vassal module!

FLEET COMMANDER NIMITZ
Is at the printer! If you haven't had a chance to pre-order, please do so soon. We are keeping the pre-order price for a short time.

WARFIGHTER
The plastic soldiers have finished production and are on the way to the printer to meet up with the other components. We should have the games in about 5 weeks. We charge the Warfighter credit cards soon. Please pre-order if you'd like to receive the pre-order price.

07-08-2014

FIELD COMMANDER ALEXANDER
Is now available as a Vassal module!

BATTLE FOR STALINGRAD REVIEW
Wargame Center Review

CARDS OF CTHULHU REVIEW
Onboard Games Review

FLEET COMMANDER NIMITZ
Is done! We've uploaded the final rulebook. If you see anything wrong, or anything that needs clarifying, please email us right away! We've also uploaded the final back of the box. Please check to make sure your name is there if you emailed your permission to us. We're going to take the next few days to proof everything a few more times, then off to the printer!

Nimitz Rulebook

Nimitz Box Back

Please check your credit card and mailing information in your account page to make sure it is up to date. If you have moved since placing your order, please email us with your new address.

06-28-2014

FLEET COMMANDER NIMITZ
Is done! We've uploaded the final rulebook. If you see anything wrong, or anything that needs clarifying, please email us right away!

We've also uploaded the final back of the box. Please check to make sure your name is there if you emailed your permission to us.

We're going to take the next few days to proof everything a few more times, then off to the printer!

DEEP DISH COUNTER TRAYS
Wow, there has been a huge demand for these! We are out of stock, but we have ordered a new production run, and they should arrive in 2 months. If you have placed an order, we'll ship them as soon as they arrive.

06-19-2014

QUARTER TO THREE PODCAST

I had the honor of being invited to appear on a Quarter to Three podcast with Tom Chick and Bruce Geryk. We discussed several DVG games, Kickstarter, the state of the industry, and how it has changed since I started gaming in the 1980s! Here's a link...

Podcast

FLEET COMMANDER NIMITZ
Is going to the printer! We've uploaded the rulebook. If you see anything wrong, or anything that needs clarifying, please email us right away!

DEEP DISH COUNTER TRAYS
Wow, there has been a huge demand for these! We are out of stock, but we have ordered a new production run, and they should arrive in a month. If you have placed an order, we'll ship them as soon as they arrive.

06-02-2014

FLEET COMMANDER NIMITZ

If you'd like your pre-order name printed on the box, email us the following: "I (YOUR NAME) give DVG permission to print my name on the Fleet Commander Nimitz boxes."

Our email: dan (at) dvg (dot) com

THE CARDS OF CTHULHU

Has arrived, has shipped, and it looks amazing! One of our best looking games ever! If you are a fan of fast-playing games or Cthulhu, please give a look! A perfect game for lighthearted sessions and sharing a game with non-gamers. Plays 1 to 4 players with no special rules needed for solo play!

QUARTER TO THREE PODCAST

I had the honor of being invited to appear on a Quarter to Three podcast with Tom Chick and Bruce Geryk. We discussed several DVG games, Kickstarter, the state of the industry, and how it has changed since I started gaming in the 1980s! It will be live on June 4th. Here's a link to their site...

http://www.quartertothree.com/fp/category/game_podcasts/

BOARD GAME GEEK

Thank you for all your support! :)

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/1159652/1-player-gaming-awards-final-voting-the-polls-ar

05-22-2014

FLEET COMMANDER NIMITZ

If you'd like your pre-order name printed on the box, email us the following: "I (YOUR NAME) give DVG permission to print my name on the Fleet Commander Nimitz boxes." Our email: dan (at) dvg (dot) com

THE CARDS OF CTHULHU

Has arrived, has shipped, and it looks amazing! One of our best looking games ever! If you are a fan of fast-playing games or Cthulhu, please give a look! A perfect game for lighthearted sessions and sharing a game with non-gamers. Plays 1 to 4 players with no special rules needed for solo play!

05-08-2014

FLEET COMMANDER NIMITZ

We're a couple weeks behind schedule, but getting close to sending the files. We'll have a big update with a revised rulebook and pre-order names with the next update.

If you'd like your pre-order name printed on the box, email us the following: "I (YOUR NAME) give DVG permission to print my name on the Fleet Commander Nimitz boxes." Our email: dan (at) dvg (dot) com

THE CARDS OF CTHULHU

Has arrived, is shipping, and it looks amazing! One of our best looking games ever! If you are a fan of fast-playing games or Cthulhu, please give a look! A perfect game for lighthearted sessions and sharing a game with non-gamers. Plays 1 to 4 players with no special rules needed for solo play!

BOARD GAME GEEK

I have been honored with a nomination for Solitaire Game Designer by Board Game Geek. Please visit their site, and cast a vote my way. :)

Board Game Geek

THUNDERBOLT-APACHE LEADER - REPRINT

Has arrived and is shipping!

WARFIGHTER & 3 EXPANSIONS & Bonus Bullet Dice Pack

Are at the printer!

04-17-2014

FLEET COMMANDER NIMITZ

We've just added a first look of the rulebook to the website. It has a wasy to go, but it is looking good for a first draft.

To be able to include the massive number of forces, we've added 2 more sheets of counters!

We've added an updated box back with pre-order names! Please take a look i fyou sent in your name to make sur eit is there and spelled correctly.

Great news! We're planning to send the files to the printer at the end of this month! If you haven't pre-ordered, please do so right away!

If you'd like your pre-order name printed on the box, email us the following: "I (YOUR NAME) give DVG permission to print my name on the Fleet Commander Nimitz boxes."

Our email: dan (at) dvg (dot) com

VASSAL - FIELD COMMANDER ROMMEL DELUXE

Available now for download only $24.99!

FIELD COMMANDER NAPOLEON

We found a few Napoleon games that were accidentally placed in cases for a different game. If you'd like one, order in a hurry!

THE CARDS OF CTHULHU

Should arrive in 2 weeks!

THUNDERBOLT-APACHE LEADER - REPRINT

Should arrive early next week!

WARFIGHTER & 3 EXPANSIONS & Bonus Bullet Dice Pack

Are at the printer!

04-07-2014

FLEET COMMANDER NIMITZ

Great news! We're planning to send the files to the printer at the end of this month! If you haven't pre-ordered, please do so right away!

If you'd like your pre-order name printed on the box, email us the following: "I (YOUR NAME) give DVG permission to print my name on the Fleet Commander Nimitz boxes."

Our email: dan (at) dvg (dot) com

VASSAL - FIELD COMMANDER ROMMEL DELUXE

Available now for download only $24.99!

FIELD COMMANDER NAPOLEON

We found a few Napoleon games that were accidentally placed in cases for a different game. If you'd like one, order in a hurry!

THE CARDS OF CTHULHU

Should arrive in 3 weeks!

THUNDERBOLT-APACHE LEADER - REPRINT

Should arrive in 1 week!

WARFIGHTER & 3 EXPANSIONS & Bonus Bullet Dice Pack

Are at the printer!

03-20-2014

VASSAL - FIELD COMMANDER ROMMEL DELUXE

Available now for download only $24.99!

FIELD COMMANDER NAPOLEON

We found a few Napoleon games that were accidently placed in cases for a different game. If you'd like one, order in a hurry!

THE CARDS OF CTHULHU

Should arrive during the middle of April. Sorry about the delay, but the production of the metal coins has taken longer than expected.

THUNDERBOLT-APACHE LEADER - REPRINT

Should arrive the first week of April!

WARFIGHTER & 3 EXPANSIONS

Will be heading to the printer in a couple days. We've posted a look at the final rulebook. If you see any issues, please let us know! 03-20-2014

THE CARDS OF CTHULHU

Should arrive during the middle of April.



THUNDERBOLT-APACHE LEADER - REPRINT

Should arrive in about 2 weeks.

WARFIGHTER

Finished an amazing Kickstarter campaign. We are finalizing the game and its 3 Expansions now. The games are up for pre-order on the site!

We are offering a special combo pack that includes the core game as well as the 3 expansions!

03-11-2014

DVG MARCHES ON COOKIES!!!

March is Girl Scout Cookie month at DVG. Our daughter Kira is selling them, and we are helping out her troop. With each boxed game you order through our DVG web site during March, let us know which kind of Girl Scout Cookie you'd like by including a note with your order or an email, and we'll include a box of them for FREE! :)

Thin Mints
Samoas
Trefoils
Do-Si-Dos
Savannah Smiles
Tagalongs

FIELD COMMANDER NAPOLEON

We found 3 Napoleon games that were accidently placed in cases for a different game. If you'd like one, order in a hurry!

THE CARDS OF CTHULHU

Should arrive during the middle of April. Sorry about the delay, but the production of the metal coins has taken longer than expected.

THUNDERBOLT-APACHE LEADER - REPRINT

Should arrive at the end of March.

WARFIGHTER

Finished an amazing Kickstarter campaign. We are finalizing the game and its 3 Expansions now. We just placed the games up for pre-order on the site! We are offering a special combo pack that includes the core game as well as the 3 expansions!

FLEET COMMANDER NIMITZ

We've added a preview of the back of the box!

02-27-2014

DVG MARCHES ON COOKIES!!!

March is Girl Scout Cookie month at DVG. Our daughter Kira is selling them, and we are helping out her troop. With each boxed game you order through our DVG web site during March, let us know which kind of Girl Scout Cookie you'd like by including a note with your order or an email, and we'll include a box of them for FREE! :)

Thin Mints
Samoas
Trefoils
Do-Si-Dos
Savannah Smiles
Tagalongs

FIELD COMMANDER NAPOLEON

We found 3 Napoleon games that were accidently placed in cases for a different game. If you'd like one, order in a hurry!

THE CARDS OF CTHULHU

Should arrive at the end of March!

THUNDERBOLT-APACHE LEADER - REPRINT

Should arrive at the end of March.

WARFIGHTER

Finished an amazing Kickstarter campaign. We are finalizing the game and its 3 Expansions now. We just placed the games up for pre-order on the site! We are offering a special combo pack that includes the core game as well as the 3 expansions!

FLEET COMMANDER NIMITZ

We've added a preview of the 11" x 17" Battle Map to its game page! Click the "Larger Image" link.


01-30-2014

A GREAT PHANTOM LEADER DELUXE REVIEW!

Phantom Review


BATTLE FOR STALINGRAD

All pre-orders have have shipped!


FIELD COMMANDER ROMMEL - REPRINT

All orders have shipped!


THE CARDS OF CTHULHU

Should arrive at the end of March! They sent us a printer preview copy. The custom dice and metal coins look amazing!


THUNDERBOLT-APACHE LEADER - REPRINT

Should arrive at the end of March.


WARFIGHTER

Finished an amazing Kickstarter campaign. We are finalizing the game and its 3 Expansions now. We just placed the games up for pre-order on the site! We are offering a special combo pack that includes the core game as well as the 3 expansions!


FLEET COMMANDER NIMITZ

We've added a preview of the 11" x 17" Battle Map to its game page! Click the "Larger Image" link.


01-07-2014

BATTLE FOR STALINGRAD

Will arrive on Monday 1/7/14! We will start shipping them within a couple days.

FIELD COMMANDER ROMMEL - REPRINT

Will arrive with the Stalingrad shipment and will also start shipping at the same time! THE CARDS OF CTHULHU Is at the printer, and we expect the games to arrive in about 1 month.

WARFIGHTER

Finished an amazing Kickstarter campaign. We are finalizing the game and its 3 Expansions now. We just placed the games up for pre-order on the site! We are offering a special combo pack that includes the core game as well as the 3 expansions!

12-12-2013

BATTLE FOR STALINGRAD

Will arrive during Christmas week, and we will start shipping them within a day or two!

FIELD COMMANDER ROMMEL - REPRINT

Will arrive with the Stalingrad shipment and will also start shipping at the same time!

THE CARDS OF CTHULHU

Is at the printer, and we expect the games to arrive in about 2 months.

WARFIGHTER

Finished an amazing Kickstarter campaign. We are finalizing the game and its 3 Expansions now. We just placed the games up for pre-order on the site!

We are offering a special combo pack that includes the core game as well as the 3 expansions!

11-25-2013

Warfighter Kickstarter

Has only a couple days to go in its campaign. The great news is, it has been a wildly successful campaign! Due to the generous pledges of our supporters, the game will now include campaign rules, an extra deck of cards, custom-made Bullet dice, a player mat, and a 2nd counter sheet.

We only have one stretch goal to reach: plastic soldiers.

Right now, we only need $4000 to be able to include plastic soldier figures in the core game and each of the 3 expansions.

If you are at all interested in this game, please show your support with a pledge.

11-16-2013

Warfighter Kickstarter

It's been a busy few days!

We have unlocked the extra deck of cards! We now get to add regular army soldiers as well as the Drug Cartel gunmen and missions!

Thank you!

Funding is going great and we are working on ideas for the player mat.

We just uploaded a game play video showing a close range engagement!

Warfighter Video

As we approached the Extra Deck funding level, I started searching the internet for photos to use for the drug cartel gunmen cards. As it turns out, finding public photos of gun-toting drug cartel henchmen in the jungle is not as easy to find as one might think.

Undaunted, I have been in contact with a 3D artist who is creating the main art for those cards now. We have worked with him before on WWII and Vietnam War games and he does amazing work.

I have contacted several miniature companies, and a set of 12 plastic figures is in the mail to me now. If they look good, that ensures we'll have quality figures when we reach that goal.

Thank you again for all your support!

11-04-2013

WARFIGHTER

Funded in only 3 DAYS! Thank you to everyone who helped us make this project a reality. We have also unlocked the Campaign Game stretch goal and are closing in on the Bullet Dice Stretch goal.

We have requested pricing on a player mat, extra deck of cards, and soldier miniatures now. If we can come close to making the numbers work, we'll also add those Stretch goals.

We've added one game play video and will be adding more videos in the next day or two.

Warfighter Kickstarter

10-26-2013

FLEET COMMANDER NIMITZ!

Has been getting our primary design focus. Here's a few photos from our playtesting...

Nimitz Photos

WARFIGHTER!

Will be up on Kickstarter on Monday for funding. Please take a look. This game is looking awesome! It features modern tactical combat with a fast-paced easy to play system.

TIGER LEADER!

Is up for pre-order! Command a German Kampfgruppe in WWII's most decisive campaigns!

THE CARDS OF CTHULHU

Is at the printer! If you would like to receive the pre-order price, please pre-order soon!

HUEY LEADER Continues to pick-up pre-orders! Thank you!

10-16-2013

TIGER LEADER!

Is up for pre-order! Command a German Kampfgruppe in WWII's most decisive campaigns!

THE CARDS OF CTHULHU

Is at the printer! If you would like to receive the pre-order price, please pre- order soon!

BATTLE FOR STALINGRAD Should arrive from the printer in a couple weeks!

HUEY LEADER

Continues to pick-up pre-orders! Thank you!

HORNET LEADER - THE CTHULHU CONFLICT

A bad update. There was a printing error on the Target cards. We are working out the messy details with the printer now of who did what wrong, and that will no doubt take a while.

In the mean time, we ordered a rush printing and shipping of replacement card decks and they just arirved. To receive a replacement deck, please email as at:

customerservice (at) dvg (dot) com

If you 'd like to place an order at the same time, that would be really helpful in covering the mailing charges, and I'd really appreciate it. :)

Sorry about the hassle. I guess the Old Ones still have some wrath left in their slimy tentacles.

10-03-2013

THE CARDS OF CTHULHU

We are finishing up the design and prepping the files! If you would like to receive the pre-order price, please pre-order soon!

BATTLE FOR STALINGRAD

Should arrive from the printer in a few weeks!

WARFIGHTER

Will be up on Kickstarter soon. Here's a link to its preview video...

Warfighter!

HUEY LEADER

We've added a page of the Terrain hex counters to the game page!

PHANTOM LEADER - DELUXE - REVIEW!

Armchair General Phantom Leader Deluxe Review

09-04-2013

THE CARDS OF CTHULHU

The Stars Are Right!

Our Kickstarter campaign has ended and we are finishing up the design and prepping the files. While we do that, we are pleased to launch the game for pre-ordering!

The Cards of Cthulhu

We reached out to some of our writer friends, and they have responded in heroic fashion!

The most awesome part is that these authors have played a part in my life. Now, through the magic of Facebook, I have been able to connect with them, and they have been gracious beyond all measure to help us. Most days, life just kind of happens, but every once in awhile something magical happens, and I get a peek at a wondrous part of the world. This is one of those days. Thank you David, Daniel, and Matt!

David Gerrold Cthulhu Story! - We'll add a David Gerrold horror short story to the rule book! Yes, it's David "Chtorr" Gerrold!

Matt Forbeck Cthulhu Story! - We'll add a Matt Forbeck horror short story to the rule book!

Daniel Keys Moran Cthulhu Story! - We'll add a Daniel Keys Moran horror short story to the rule book!

FLEET COMMANDER NIMITZ

We are hoping to send Nimitz to the printer by the end of this year. We've updated the Nimitz map on the game page!

Fleet Commander Nimitz

HUEY LEADER!

Has been launched for pre-order!

Huey Leader is based on the Thunderbolt-Apache Leader game system. Take your helicopter war back to the war torn skies of the Vietnam War!

You're in for a rough ride, because... you can't get no, satisfaction!

BATTLE FOR STALINGRAD

Should arrive from the printer in a few weeks!

WARFIGHTER

Will be up on Kickstarter soon. Here's a link to its preview video...

Warfighter


08-25-2013

THE CARDS OF CTHULHU

The Stars Are Right!

Our Kickstarter campaign is doing amazingly well!

Cthulhu Kickstarter

Videos! - We've added all the videos, including the new video for turn #3 to the bottom of the main page for easy access!

Back Cover! - We've also added the back cover of game box to the bottom of the main page!

Authors! - We reached out to some of our writer friends, and they have responded in heroic fashion!

The most awesome part is that these authors have played a part in my life. Now, through the magic of Facebook, I have been able to connect with them, and they have been gracious beyond all measure to help us with our Kickstarter campaign. Most days, life just kind of happens, but every once in awhile something magical happens, and I get a peek at a wondrous part of the world. This is one of those days. Thank you David, Daniel, and Matt!

$23,000 David Gerrold Cthulhu Story! - We'll add a David Gerrold horror short story to the rule book!

$26,000 Matt Forbeck Cthulhu Story! - We'll add a Matt Forbeck horror short story to the rule book!

$29,000 Daniel Keys Moran Cthulhu Story! - We'll add a Daniel Keys Moran horror short story to the rule book!

HUEY LEADER!

Has been launched for pre-order!

Huey Leader is based on the Thunderbolt-Apache Leader game system. Take your helicopter war back to the war torn skies of the Vietnam War!

You're in for a rough ride, because... you can't get no, satisfaction!

PHANTOM LEADER DELUXE - REVIEW!

Phantom Leader Deluxe Review

HORNET LEADER - CTHULHU CONFLICT

Will arrive from the printer this week!

BATTLE FOR STALINGRAD

Should arrive from the printer in a month!


08-14-2013

Huey Leader is based on the Thunderbolt-Apache Leader game system. Take your helicopter war back to the war torn skies of the Vietnam War!

You're in for a rough ride, because... you can't get no, satisfaction!

THE CARDS OF CTHULHU

The Stars Are Right!

Our Kickstarter campaign is doing amazingly well!

The Cards of Cthulhu

HORNET LEADER - CTHULHU CONFLICT

Should arrive from the printer in a week!

BATTLE FOR STALINGRAD

Should arrive from the printer in a month!


08-05-2013

THE CARDS OF CTHULHU

The Stars Are Right!

The Great Cthulhu stirs in his slumber.

R'lyeh is rising from the icy depths.

The Gates have opened and the horrors are upon us!

Only you can save us... if you act quickly!

The Cards of Cthulhu card game has launched on Kickstarter!

The game is awesome. The art is amazing. You can play solo or with up to 4 people. There are no special rules for solo play. You get to be an Investigator battling the vile forces of The Great Cthulhu and save all of mankind from the horrors beyond the stars.

Please come take a look and if it spikes your interest, you can support our efforts!

The Cards of Cthulhu

PHANTOM LEADER DELUXE!

Review
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/1009425/very-preliminary-first-impressions-from-a-phantom

HORNET LEADER - CTHULHU CONFLICT

Should arrive from the printer in a few weeks!

BATTLE FOR STALINGRAD

Should arrive from the printer in a month!


07-24-2013

PHANTOM LEADER DELUXE!

Review

Phantom Leader Review

THE CARDS OF CTHULHU

A card game designed by Ian Richard. We'll be starting its Kickstarter campaign soon. This is a game for 1 to 4 players and doesn't require any special rules for solitaire play. This is a great low complexity game for card game players and fans of Cthulhu! Cloud Quinot created the art and it is truly amazing!

VASSAL - HORNET LEADER - CAO

Is live! This is the Vassal version of our new Hornet Leader - Carrier Air Operations boxed game!

HORNET LEADER - CTHULHU CONFLICT

Should arrive from the printer in a few weeks!

BATTLE FOR STALINGRAD

Should arrive from the printer in a month!


07-10-2013

PHANTOM LEADER DELUXE!

Pre-Orders have shipped!

The games will arrive in the US and Canada in about 1 week, in Europe in about 2 weeks, and in Australia in about 3 or 4 weeks.

VASSAL - HORNET LEADER - CAO

Is live! This is the Vassal version of our new Hornet Leader - Carrier Air Operations boxed game!

HORNET LEADER - CTHULHU CONFLICT

Should arrive from the printer in a month!

06-28-2013

PHANTOM LEADER DELUXE!

Will be arriving in a couple days!

UPCOMING GAMES!!!

Tiger Leader (Designed by Rick Martin)
Almost ready for pre-order!

Cards of Cthulhu (Designed by Ian Richards)
Will be on Kickstarter in a couple weeks!

Huey Leader (DVG design)
Will be ready for pre-order in a coupel weeks!

Warfighter (DVG design)
Will be on Kickstarter soon!

06-10-2013

BATTLE FOR STALINGRAD

Is at the printer!

Final rulebook is online!

PHANTOM LEADER DELUXE!

Will be arriving in a week!

UPCOMING GAMES!!!

It's going to be a busy few months. Very soon, we'll be putting up for pre-order or Kickstarter:

Tiger Leader (Designed by Rick Martin)

Cards of Cthulhu (Designed by Ian Richards)

Huey Leader (DVG design)

Warfighter (DVG design)


05-28-2013

BATTLE FOR STALINGRAD

Updated back of the box with pre-order names!

It will be going to the printer in a couple days!

Get in your pre-order while you can.

Please email your pre-order permission to print your name on the boxes. Kickstart pledgers do not need to send this email.

"I (YOUR NAME) give DVG permission to print my name on the Battle For Stalingrad boxes."

Send you email to dan (at) dvg (dot) com

VASSAL - FIELD COMMANDER NAPOLEON!

Has been added to the site!

VASSAL - MARINE AIR GROUP

Has been added to the site!

PHANTOM LEADER DELUXE!

Will be arriving in a couple weeks!

05-20-2013

BATTLE FOR STALINGRAD

Will be going to the printer in a couple days!

Get in your pre-order while you can.

Please email your pre-order permission to print your name on the boxes.

"I (YOUR NAME) give DVG permission to print my name on the Battle For Stalingrad boxes."

Send you email to dan (at) dvg (dot) com

VASSAL - FIELD COMMANDER NAPOLEON!

Has been added to the site!

VASSAL - MARINE AIR GROUP

Has been added to the site!

MARCO IS DOING A KICKSTARTER!

Marco is a long time supporter of the hobby games industry with his reviews. DVG has many new friends because of him, and he is a great guy. Please support his project!

Marco's Kickstarter


05-08-2013

BATTLE FOR STALINGRAD

Will be going to the printer very soon!

Get in your pre-order while you can.

Updated rulebook!

Please email your pre-order permission to print your name on the boxes. Kickstarter pledgers do not need to send this email.

"I (YOUR NAME) give DVG permission to print my name on the Battle For Stalingrad boxes."

Send you email to dan (at) dvg (dot) com

HORNET LEADER - THE CTHULHU CONFLICT

Is at the printer!

There is still time to pre-order. Price has not yet changed.


05-01-2013

HORNET LEADER - THE CTHULHU CONFLICT

Is at the printer!

FLEET COMMANDER NIMITZ

Good news and bad news.

The good news is, the design is coming along well. We have a solid tactical system and we are now finalizing the strategic system.

We'll post updated art soon.

The bad news is, the game will require an 11" x 17" Battle Board, rather than the 8.5" x 11" Battle Board orignally schduled.

The cost of printing games has also increased.

The good news is, we will keep the pre-order price the same, and we'll try and cover the added expenses through trying to gather more pre-orders.

We will continue to include the new larger mounted Battle Board with all pre-orders.

Whether the pre-orders cover the added costs or not, we will send the game to print as soon as its design phase is complete. We appreciate the support that everyone has shown and we'll cover the added costs if need be.

To make the numbers balance, we will need 400 to 425 pre-orders. Please tell your friends!


04-14-2013

DVG'S UNEXPECTED JOURNEY...

We received a call last week from Karen, Chief of Staff of Boeing's Network and Space Systems Division. She explained that their Leadership Team was getting together for a week of meetings in San Diego. As part of their plans, the Team was going to have a dinner cruise and play a couple games of Modern Naval Battles.

As we continued to talk, she asked if Holly and I would be available to come to San Diego and show the team how to play.

I'm sure I blinked a few times as I tried to get my voice working again to accept.
v Thus started our Unexpected Journey. :)

Holly and I drove down the day before the cruise and enjoyed the friendship and hospitality of the Boeing company.

Many thanks to Karen and Eric for helping Holly and I through the traveling process!

The dinner cruise and Modern Naval Battles games were a great success and much to Holly and my relief, everyone seemed to enjoy the games. They cheered every die roll and every sunk ship. It was amazing. In over 20 years of demoing games, it was our first time showing a game to Generals, Ship Captains, and the Leaders of Corporation Programs. We were talking with the people who helped to build the very weapons being represented in our games! As it turned out, these people were some of the leaders of the Apache, Hornet, and Harpoon programs!

We were truly in awe of the people in that room.

Many thanks to Karen, Eric, and Mr. Krone for an amazing adventure!

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THUNDERBOLT-APACHE LEADER

Now available in Vassal format!

PHANTOM LEADER - PC

Now available for the PC! Order through our website!


03-27-2013

THUNDERBOLT-APACHE LEADER

Now available in Vassal format!

PHANTOM LEADER - PC

Now available for the PC! Order through our website!

HORNET LEADER - CTHULHU!

Is going to the printer in the next few days!

Email us your pre-order permission to print your name on the boxes.

"I (YOUR NAME) give DVG permission to print my name on the Hornet Leader Cthulhu game boxes."

Preview of the box back cover!

BATTLE FOR STALINGRAD

Big update for the Rulebook! It is still a work in progress, but it will give you a great feel for the game!


03-17-2013

THUNDERBOLT-APACHE LEADER

Now available in Vassal format!

ZOMBIE POSTERS!

Want to show your support of the zombie apocalypse? Here's your chance!

We are shipping these posters to our distributors. If you don't see one in your local game store, ask them to contact their distributor for a free poster!

Zombie Poster

HORNET LEADER - CTHULHU!

Is getting close to going to the printer! Email us your pre-order permission to print your name on the boxes.

"I (YOUR NAME) give DVG permission to print my name on the Hornet Leader Cthulhu game boxes."

ZOMBIE REVIEWS!

On Board Games!
On Board Games

Mataka Game Reviews!
Mataka

Board to Death
Board to Death

Homefront Wargame Center
Homefront

BATTLE FOR STALINGRAD

Big update for the Rulebook! It is still a work in progress, but it will give you a great feel for the game!

In addition to our DVG pre-order campaign to fund the game, we just launched a Kickstarter!

Stalingrad


03-05-2013

ZOMBIE POSTERS!
Want to show your support of the zombie apocalypse? Here's your chance!

We are shipping these posters to our distributors. If you don't see one in your local game store, ask them to contact their distributor for a free poster!

ZOMBIE REVIEWS!

On Board Games!
Rise of the Zombies Review

Mataka Game Reviews!
Rise of the Zombies Review


02-23-2013

DEEP DISH COUNTER TRAYS
Are back in stock!

PHANTOM LEADER DELUXE
Is at the printer!

HORNET LEADER - CTHULHU
New slide show with cards and counters!
Cultist and Cthulhu Site and Bandit counters!
Insanity counters!


02-10-2013

PHANTOM LEADER DELUXE
Is at the printer!

ZOMBIES REVIEWS
Rise of the Zombies Review by Marco

Rise of the Zombies Review

HORNET REVIEW
Hornet Leader Review

ACES HIGH REVIEW
Aces High Review

AWESOME TAL 2012 TOP GAMES REVIEW FROM MARCO!!!
Best Games Review

BATTLE FOR STALINGRAD
Very cool new box packaging! - See the Game's Page!

VENDETTA
Awesome new box packaging! - See the Game's Page!


01-31-2013

RISE OF THE ZOMBIES!

ZOMBIES!
ZOMBIES!
ZOMBIES!

We've added a FREE Zombie Santa card to the site for downloading!

We've added 3 youtube links showing us playing the game

FLEET COMMANDER NIMITZ

We are turning our attention to Nimitz and will start posting updates and components!


01-23-2013

RISE OF THE ZOMBIES!

ZOMBIES!
ZOMBIES!
ZOMBIES!

DVG is overrun with zombies! They have finally arrived! It took them a while to get here, but hey, they move slow being zombies and all. :)

PHANTOM LEADER DELUXE!

We've posted the final version of the rules. If you see any mistakes, please let us know!

We've posted the final back of the box. If you do nto see your pre-order name, please let us know!

dan (at) dvg (dot) com


01-15-2013

RISE OF THE ZOMBIES!

ZOMBIES!
ZOMBIES!
ZOMBIES!

DVG is overrun with zombies! They have finally arrived! It took them a while to get here, but hey, they move slow being zombies and all. :)

We will start shipping orders tonight!

PHANTOM LEADER DELUXE!

We will be sending Phantom Leader Deluxe to the printer soon! If you've pre-ordered, please send us your name if you'd like it on the box. All the people who pre-ordered Phantom Leader name's remain on the box.

"I (YOUR NAME) give DVG permission to print my name on the Phantom Leader Deluxe boxes."

Email your permission to:
dan (at) dvg (dot) com

01-08-2013

PHANTOM LEADER DELUXE!

We will be sending Phantom Leader Deluxe to the printer soon! If you've pre-ordered, please send us your name if you'd like it on the box. All the people who pre-ordered Phantom Leader name's remain on the box.

"I (YOUR NAME) give DVG permission to print my name on the Phantom Leader Deluxe boxes."

Email your permission to:
dan (at) dvg (dot) com

PHANTOM LEADER DELUXE - UPDATE!

Following people’s overwhelming excitement for Hornet Leader, we had a simple idea… upgrade Phantom Leader to Phantom Leader Deluxe and have it match Hornet’s physical components.

We figured it would take about a month. We would add a few targets, add a bunch more pilots, and create some new art.

Then we started coming up with bright ideas…

What if we added some new aircraft types?

So we did.

What if we standardized the Phantom weapons to match the Hornet weapons?

And we did.

What if we added a cool new mechanic to add a new level of decision making to enhance the Over Target phase of a mission?

And we did.

What if we added more weapons so players could really customize their load-outs?

So we did.

What if we changed the Over Target Events to give the player spur of the moment decision making in a changing environment?

So we did.

What if we increased the turns over target to 5?

And we did.

What if we added a new mechanic to limit the firing arc of Approach Area Sites that have a range of 1 or 2 in order to add a new tactical element to the game?

So we added it (and it is very cool!)

Oh! Then there was the idea to represent how the flight paths during the Vietnam War were very restricted. That would be cool to add, right?

So we added it. And changed it. And changed it some more. Until it was just right.

We also got to thinking about the aircraft attrition rate in Vietnam. Back then, it wasn’t like today where the loss of each aircraft is a major event. The US built 833 F-105s, and 382 were shot down in Vietnam. In total, the US lost 2,251 aircraft during the war. Daily aircraft loss was a way of life in Vietnam.

So we designed a new campaign victory system to take into account the emotional affect on a squadron from losing pilots, without adjusting the campaign’s level of success.

Needless to say, all these upgrades have taken a great deal of time. The good news is, we’re almost done. We will be ready to send Phantom Leader Deluxe to the printer in a week or so. By the time we do, literally every aspect of the game will have been upgraded.


12-28-2012

***ANNOUNCING THE DVG END OF YEAR SALE***

From now until the end of December, buy an In Stock, PDF, or Vassal game, and get an In Stock, PDF, or Vassal game of lesser value FOR FREE!

When you place your order, leave a comment with the title of the game you would like for free.

Do not place an order for your FREE game, or our order system will charge for both. :)

We'll mail you both games, and the shipping for the second game is FREE!

This offer does not include Pre-order or At the Printer games.

PHANTOM LEADER DELUXE!

RIP Batdog. :(
Batdog on BGG

HORNET LEADER - CTHULHU

We would like to send Cthulhu to the printer with Phantom Leader, but it is very short on pre-orders. Please help! Where else can you take your Navy strike fighter squadron into combat against The Great Cthulhu's minions? :)

RISE OF THE ZOMBIES!

Unboxing Video
Rise of the Zombies Unboxing


12-17-2012

***ANNOUNCING THE DVG END OF YEAR SALE***

From now until the end of December, buy an In Stock, PDF, or Vassal game, and get an In Stock, PDF, or Vassal game of lesser value FOR FREE!

When you place your order, leave a comment with the title of the game you would like for free.

Do not place an order for your FREE game, or our order system will charge for both. :)

We'll mail you both games, and the shipping for the second game is FREE!

This offer does not include Pre-order or At the Printer games.

PHANTOM LEADER DELUXE!

Almost ready to send to the printer!

We've added a new Campaign sheet and slide show to show some of the new stuff.

HORNET LEADER - CTHULHU

We would like to send Cthulhu to the printer with Phantom Leader, but it is very short on pre-orders. Please help! Where else can you take your Navy strike fighter squadron into combat against The Great Cthulhu's minions? :)

RISE OF THE ZOMBIES!

Should arrive in about 1 week!


12-08-2012

***ANNOUNCING THE DVG END OF YEAR SALE***

From now until the end of December, buy an In Stock, PDF, or Vassal game, and get an In Stock, PDF, or Vassal game of lesser value FOR FREE!

When you place your order, leave a comment with the title of the game you would like for free.

Do not place an order for your FREE game, or our order system will charge for both. :)

We'll mail you both games, and the shipping for the second game is FREE!

This offer does not include Pre-order or At the Printer games.

MODERN NAVAL BATTLES - CAMPAIGN EXPANSION!

Has arrived from the printer! The cards and counters look awesome!

This campaign expands your MNB battels into a linked campaign where you need to make both tactical and strategic decisions to win!

NEW DVG "DEEP DISH" COUNTER TRAYS!

Demand has been huge and our supply is getting low!

Most counter trays are 3/8" dep, our new custom molded trays are a full 7/8" deep! More space for counters - AND - you can out dice in the your trays without bulging the lids!

PHANTOM LEADER - IPAD

Great review from 3 Moves Ahead!

3 Moves Ahead

PHANTOM LEADER DELUXE!

Almost ready to send to the printer!

HORNET LEADER - CTHULHU

We would like to send Cthulhu to the printer with Phantom Leader, but it is very short on pre-orders. Please help! Where else can you take your Navy strike fighter squadron into combat against The Great Cthulhu's minions? :) We've updated the slide show to show the awesome Target card artwork!

Rise of the Zombies!

Is at the printer and should arrive in about 2 weeks!


11-26-2012

***ANNOUNCING THE DVG END OF YEAR SALE***

From now until the end of December, buy an In Stock, PDF, or Vassal game, and get an In Stock, PDF, or Vassal game of lesser value FOR FREE!

When you place your order, leave a comment with the title of the game you would like for free.

We'll mail you both games, and the shipping for the second game is FREE!

This offer does not include Pre-order or At the Printer games.

PHANTOM LEADER DELUXE!

Almost ready to send to the printer! We've added a new Campaign sheet and slide show to show some of the new stuff.

HORNET LEADER - CTHULHU

We would like to send Cthulhu to the printer with Phantom Leader, but it is very short on pre-orders. Please help! Where else can you take your Navy strike fighter squadron into combat against The Great Cthulhu's minions? :)

We've updated the slide show to show the awesome Target card artwork!

RISE OF THE ZOMBIES!

Is at the printer and should arrive in about 1 month!

PHANTOM LEADER - iPad!

Phantom Leader for the iPad has launched!

The iPad version features the full tabletop game ported to the iPad. The game takes care of the bookkeeping, die roll modifiers, sequence of play, and remembers all the Special Event effects for you!

Quotes from players...

“Instant purchase for me.”

“Purchased it the second I saw it on the app store.”

“The Leader series is a great match for the platform, and I gladly forked over $15 because there's simply nothing else like this in the App Store, and likely never will be unless DVG releases another one of their titles.”

“I bought the game as soon as I found it, been waiting a while. Only a quick play at lunch, got creamed. Can't wait to get some real time in on it.”

“Bought it. Played two campaigns. Love it.”

“Okay, so I bought it, and wow, this game has a lot going on. It's going to take some time to learn the rules, but I really like it so far. Definitely compelling, and worth the money.”

“I've been having a ton of fun with this since I purchased it. (A lot more than Alien Frontier, for which I had such high hopes). And letting the game do all the book keeping is another great aspect to this version. Plus, like someone else said earlier, since it's predominantly solitaire, it translates perfectly to an iOS game. My squad feels as "alive" as ever.”

As someone who played and loved the board game, the $14.99 price tag was no obstacle for me. I have played it once so far and I can tell you that the play value is there. I will easily play this app ten times in the next week and probably fifty times over the next six months. It is worth every penny to me.

This is a perfect game for a tablet and I hope more of the titles in the series get ported over. I love the game and I'm having a blast playing it. Thanks to DVG!


11-19-2012

Rise of the Zombies! Video Tutorial

Rise of the Zombies

Here are live videos showing how to play a Rise of the Zombies game!

Rise of the Zombies Part 1

Rise of the Zombies Part 2

Rise of the Zombies Part 3

PHANTOM LEADER - iPad!

Phantom Leader for the iPad has launched!

The iPad version features the full tabletop game ported to the iPad. The game takes care of the bookkeeping, die roll modifiers, sequence of play, and remembers all the Special Event effects for you!

If you buy only 1 video game this season, buy Halo 4, but if you buy 2...

Buy Phantom Leader

Phantom Leader Review


11-07-2012

Rise of the Zombies! Video Tutorial


Rise of the Zombies! Video Tutorial

PHANTOM LEADER - iPad!

Phantom Leader for the iPad has launched!

The iPad version features the full tabletop game ported to the iPad. The game takes care of the bookkeeping, die roll modifiers, sequence of play, and remembers all the Special Event effects for you!

If you buy only 1 video game this season, buy Halo 4, but if you buy 2...

Phantom Leader iPad

GLOBAL DOMINATION ON KICKSTARTER!

Newest rules uploaded to the DVG site!

We've posted a How to Play video!

Global Domination

As well as a live video showing how to play!

Global Domination Video


10-24-2012

Rise of the Zombies! Video Tutorial
Rise of the Zombies! Video Tutorial

10-22-2012

PHANTOM LEADER - DELUXE
Wow, interest is growing for Phantom!

Check-out the new Tactical Display sheet!

and the new USAF Cuban Missile Crisis Campaign!

GLOBAL DOMINATION ON KICKSTARTER!
We've posted a How to Play video!

Global Domination

BIG THINGS IN THE WORKS AT DVG!
2013 Is looking to be a big year for DVG. We are looking to grow in both the tabletop gaming world, as well as the iPad world. Toward that end, we are are looking to expand our productivity in these two areas by working with more people.

LOOKING FOR iOS DEVELOPERS!
We would like to create iPad versions of our Field Commander games, starting with Field Commander Rommel. If you have developed and completed the work on turn-based games for the iPad, please contact us at:
dan (at) dvg (dot) com

LOOKING FOR TABLETOP DESIGNERS & DEVELOPERS!
We are looking to work with new designers and developers of tabletop games. In brief, the role of the designer is to create a game's initial design and evolve it to a functional stage. The developer then steps in to weed out any rough spots, streamline the processes, and add improvements.

If you are interested in designing or developing games, please contact us at:
dan (at) dvg (dot) com

When you email us, please include the titles of any published games you have worked on.


10-10-2012

GLOBAL DOMINATION ON KICKSTARTER!

We have placed Global Domination on Kickstarter to give its pre-orders a boost. Check out the new deals!

Global Domination

BIG THINGS IN THE WORKS AT DVG!

2013 is looking to be a big year for DVG. We are looking to grow in both the tabletop gaming world, as well as the iPad world. Toward that end, we are are looking to expand our productivity in these two areas by working with more people.

LOOKING FOR iOS DEVELOPERS!

We would like to create iPad versions of our Field Commander games, starting with Field Commander Rommel. If you have developed and completed the work on turn- based games for the iPad, please contact us at:
dan (at) dvg (dot) com

LOOKING FOR TABLETOP DESIGNERS & DEVELOPERS!

We are looking to work with new designers and developers of tabletop games.

In brief, the role of the designer is to create a game's initial design and evolve it to a functional stage. The developer then steps in to weed out any rough spots, streamline the processes, and add improvements.

If you are interested in designing or developing games, please contact us at:
dan (at) dvg (dot) com

When you email us, please include the titles of any published games you have worked on.

THUNDERBOLT-APACHE LEADER MINIATURES!

We are very pleased to be working with Pico Armor to bring their fine miniatures to the TAL battlefield.

www.picoarmor.com

The Thunderbolt-Apache Leader Miniatures Set provides you with 81 1/600th scale metal miniatures. These are perfect to use on your TAL tactical terrain hexes.

RISE OF THE ZOMBIES RULEBOOK!

We've uploaded the final Rise of the Zombies Rulebook!


09-29-2012

THUNDERBOLT-APACHE LEADER MINIATURES!
We are very pleased to be working with Pico Armor to bring their fine miniatures to the TAL battlefield. www.picoarmor.com

The Thunderbolt-Apache Leader Miniatures Set provides you with 81 1/600th scale metal miniatures. These are perfect to use on your TAL tactical terrain hexes.

DVG on CAFE PRESS!
If you would like to buy t-shirts, mugs, hats, buttons, and more from your favorite DVG games, visit our Cafe Press store! We're adding more of our titles all the time!

DVG Cafe Press

PREVIEWS ON DVG GROUP ON FACEBOOK
If you would like to stay up to date on all the latest DVG news, and see previews of cards and other components, join one of our Facebook Groups!

DVG on Facebook

HORNET LEADER - THE CTHULHU CONFLICT
This expansion places your squadron in the middle of a global war against the denizens of The Great Cthulhu. Fly strike missions against his hoards, sweep his minions from the skies, and save the planet from his eternal servitude!

This expansion includes 1 deck of cards, 1 counter sheet, and some of the best art we have seen in a wargame. Take a look... or perish into a tentacled pit of despair!

Also, a first look at the opening Campaign Sheet featuring the island of R'lyeh!


09-18-2012

DVG on CAFE PRESS!
If you would like to buy t-shirts, mugs, hats, buttons, and more of your favorite DVG games, visit our Cafe Press store! We're adding more of our titles all the time!

DVG on Cafe Press

PREVIEWS ON DVG GROUP ON FACEBOOK
If you would like to stay up to date on all the latest DVG news, and see previews of cards and other components, join one of our Facebook Groups!

DVG on Facebook

HORNET LEADER - THE CTHULHU CONFLICT
This expansion places your squadron in the middle of a global war against the denizens of The Great Cthulhu. Fly strike missions against his hoards, sweep his minions from the skies, and save the planet from his eternal servitude!

This expansion includes 1 deck of cards, 1 counter sheet, and some of the best art we have seen in a wargame. Take a look... or perish into a tentacled pit of despair!

Also, a first look at the opening Campaign Sheet featuring the island of R'lyeh!


09-05-2012

DVG Stuff on Cafe Press

We are proud to announce we have opened a store on Cafe Press for all your DVG apparel and item needs. We are starting with the DVG logo, but we will soon add exciting art from all of our games.

HORNET LEADER - THE CTHULHU CONFLICT
This expansion places your squadron in the middle of a global war against the denizens of The Great Cthulhu. Fly strike missions against his hoards, sweep his minions from the skies, and save the planet from his eternal servitude!

This expansion includes 1 deck of cards, 1 counter sheet, and some of the best art we have seen in a wargame. Take a look... or perish into a tentacled pit of despair!

RISE OF THE ZOMBIES!

Final Announcement before we send the files!

Send in your pre-order permission to get you name on the box if you pre-order through the DVG web site. Kickstarter backers do not need to do this.

"I (YOUR NAME) give DVG permission to print my name on the Rise of the Zombies game boxes."

Back of the box has also been updated! Take a look to make sure your name is present and spelled correctly...

If your name does not appear, or is wrong, please Email: dan (at) dvg (dot) com


08-28-2012

HORNET LEADER - THE CTHULHU CONFLICT

This expansion places your squadron in the middle of a global war against the denizens of The Great Cthulhu. Fly strike missions against his hoards, sweep his minions from the skies, and save the planet from his eternal servitude!

This expansion includes 1 deck of cards, 1 counter sheet, and some of the best art we have seen in a wargame. Take a look... or perish into a tentacled pit of despair!


RISE OF THE ZOMBIES!

We'll be sending Zombies to the printer in a couple days!

Send in your pre-order permission to get you name on the box if you pre-order through the DVG web site. Kickstarter backers do not need to do this.

"I (YOUR NAME) give DVG permission to print my name on the Rise of the Zombies game boxes."


MNB - CAMPAIGN EXPANSION!

Should be back from the printer in 2 months! If you have not pre-ordered, we have not yet changed the price!


BLITZKRIEG IN THE WEST

We wish Joseph the best of luck with his game, but we are not going to be able to produce it. We have refunded the Paypal funds that people paid with their pre-orders. Credit card pre-orders were not charged.


08-18-2012

RISE OF THE ZOMBIES!

We'll be sending Zombies to the printer in 1 week!

Send in your pre-order permission to get you name on the box if you pre-order through the DVG web site. Kickstarter backers do not need to do this.

"I (YOUR NAME) give DVG permission to print my name on the Rise of the Zombies game boxes."

Check-out the updated almost finished rulebook! If you see anything wrong, or anything that is hard to understand, let us know!
Email: dan (at) dvg (dot) com

Back of the box has also been updated! Take a look to make sure your name is present and spelled correctly...

MNB - CAMPAIGN EXPANSION!

Should be back from the printer in 2 months! If you have not pre-ordered, we have not yet changed the price!

HORNET & THUNDERBOLT!

The rules for playing combined Campaigns are up!


08-10-2012

THUNDERBOLT-APACHE LEADER

Another great TAL review...
TAL BGG Review

RISE OF THE ZOMBIES!

Zombies

We'll be sending Zombies to the printer soon! Send in your pre-order permission to get you name on the box if you pre-order through the DVG web site. Kickstarter backers do not need to do this.

"I (YOUR NAME) give DVG permission to print my name on the Rise of the Zombies game boxes."

Check-out the updated rulebook! If you see anything wrong, or anything that is hard to understand, let us know! Email: dan (at) dvg (dot) com

Back of the box has also been updated! Take a look to make sure your name is present and spelled correctly...


08-02-2012

RISE OF THE ZOMBIES!
We'll be sending Zombies to the printer soon! Send in your pre-order permission to get you name on the box if you pre-order through the DVG web site. Kickstarter backers do not need to do this.

"I (YOUR NAME) give DVG permission to print my name on the Rise of the Zombies game boxes."

Check-out the updated rulebook!
Back of the box has also been updated!

HORNET LEADER
New optional Superior Ordnance Crew Rules!

THUNDERBOLT-APACHE LEADER
New optional Superior Ordnance Crew Rules!
New optional Linked Campaign rules!


07-25-2012

RISE OF THE ZOMBIES!
The first look at the text rules are up!

Learn how to play in preparation for playing! Give it a look and if there is anything confusing, please let us know.


07-18-2012

RISE OF THE ZOMBIES!
Is up for pre-order!

This game has all the zombie killing fun you could ever ask for!

It plays with 1 to 6 players, and works without special rules for solitaire play!

Game play is fast and exciting. You are not only trying to survive the zombies, but you are racing a real world timer to reach the Rescue Helicopter in time!

The game comes with a digital timer!

The game is perfect for friends, family, game conventions, and any time you want to play a light game and have some fun. Once you've played the game a few times, you can have new players up and running in only a few minutes!

The game is co-op, but there are tough choices to be made. If someone in your group starts to fall behind, do you stop and provide covering fire, or do you keep running for the helicopter?

Most games play in under an hour!


THUNDERBOLT-APACHE LEADER REVIEWS
The game shipped last week, and already players are posting reviews! Check-out www.boardgamegeek.com for the latest threads and reviews!

MNB-CAMPAIGN EXPANSION
Is at the printer!


07-08-2012

THUNDERBOLT-APACHE LEADER REVIEWS
The game shipped last week, and already players are posting reviews!

Reviews

BGG Review

MNB-CAMPAIGN EXPANSION
Is finishing. We are sending the game to the printer in a couple days! Please send in your permission to print your name on the boxes.

"I (YOUR NAME) give permission to print my name on the MNB Campaign game boxes."


06-30-2012

GAMES ARE HERE!
Thunderbolt-Apache Leader
Hornet Leader
DIF Wingmen
DIF Aces High
Arrived!


MNB-CAMPAIGN EXPANSION
Is getting close to finished. We hope to send the game to the printer in a week!

Please send in your permission to print your name on the boxes.

"I (YOUR NAME) give permission to print my name on the MNB Campaign game boxes."

http://www.dvg.com/.sc/ms/dd/ee/57/Modern%20Naval%20Battles%20-%20Campaign%20Expansion >

RISE OF THE ZOMBIES!
Has been launched as a Kickstarter project!

Rise of the Zombies!

This is our new Zombie survival card game. Please check out the project and pledge your support. We are offering all kinds of cool Kickstarter extras for pledging such as putting your likeness in the game on a Survivor or Zombie card!

This is a fun game for 1 to 6 players and plays in under an hour. Not only do you need to survive the zombies, but you'll be racing the timer, so you'll need to play smart and fast if you want to survive!

We just restructured the Prizes levels to give you even more Zombie stuff!


06-17-2012

MNB-CAMPAIGN EXPANSION
Is getting close to finished. We hope to send the game to the printer in a few weeks!

The first look at the rules is available!

Please send in your permission to print your name on the boxes.

"I give permission to print my name on the MNB Campaign game boxes."

GATO LEADER
Is up for pre-order!

Take the WWII submarine war to the Pacific and win the struggle against Japan!

RISE OF THE ZOMBIES!
Has been launched as a Kickstarter project!

Rise of the Zombies!

This is our new Zombie survival card game. Please check out the project and pledge your support. We are offering all kinds of cool Kickstarter extras for pledging such as putting your likeness in the game on a Survivor or Zombie card!

This is a fun game for 1 to 6 players and plays in under an hour. Not only do you need to survive the zombies, but you'll be racing the timer, so you'll need to play smart and fast if you want to survive!

We just restructured the Prizes levels to give you even more Zombie stuff!


06-07-2012

GATO LEADER
Is up for pre-order!

Take the WWII submarine war to the Pacific and win the struggle against Japan!

RISE OF THE ZOMBIES
Has been launched as a Kickstarter project!

Rise of the Zombies!

This is our new Zombie survival card game. Please check out the project and pledge your support. We are offering all kinds of cool Kickstarter extras for pledging such as putting your likeness in the game on a Survivor or Zombie card!

This is a fun game for 1 to 6 players and plays in under an hour. Not only do you need to survive the zombies, but you'll be racing the timer, so you'll need to play smart and fast if you want to survive!

MNB-CAMPAIGN EXPANSION
Is getting close to finished. We hope to send the game to the printer in a few weeks!

PRE-ORDER NUMBERS
Updated!


05-17-2012

4 GAMES AT THE PRINTER
DIF Wingmen, DIF Aces High, Hornet Leader, and Thunderbolt-Apache Leader will arrive in about 2 weeks!

FLEET COMMANDER NIMITZ
Updated Campaign Map and Slideshow!

GATO LEADER
Will soon be up for pre-order!

Take the WWII submarine war to the Pacific and win the struggle against Japan!


05-03-2012

4 GAMES AT THE PRINTER
DIF Wingmen, DIF Aces High, Hornet Leader, and Thunderbolt-Apache Leader will arrive in about 3 weeks!

DIF-WINGMEN EXPANSION
We received the printer samples a few days ago and they look great!

PRE-ORDER NUMBERS
Updated!


04-20-2012

MODERN NAVAL BATTLES - CAMPAIGN EXPANSION!
Is up for pre-order!

Now you can build a fleet and take it into one mission after another. The result of each mission carries forward to affect the next mission, and your entire campaign!

This 112 card expansion adds new ship cards, mission cards, strategy cards, and counters to your Modern Naval Battles games!

We've added a couple new ships for each existing navy, as well as the new navy of India!


04-11-2012

NAPOLEON FACEBOOK GROUP!
Talk about anything and everything Napoleon...
Field Commander Napoleon Group

4 GAMES AT THE PRINTER!
Thunderbolt-Apache Leader, Down In Flames - Aces High, Down In Flames - Wingmen Expansion, and Hornet Leader are due to arrive in the middle of May!

STORE LOCATOR
Updated!

GLOBAL DOMINATION
First look at a work in progress for the rulebook! Includes original artwork and backstory text. This is looking to be a very cool game!

WINGMEN EXPANSION
Final rules posted!


03-28-2012

NAPOLEON FACEBOOK GROUP!
Field Commander Napoleon Group

DECLINED CREDIT CARDS
We recently charged credit cards for DIF Wingmen Expansion and Thunderbolt-Apache Leader. If you received an email saying your credit card was declined, simply update your credit card information and place the order again. We will not attempt to re-charge the credit cards, and we have not adjusted the pre-order pricing.

03-20-2012

GAMES AT THE PRINTER...
This will be a big summer for DVG. Thank you for all your support!

Thunderbolt-Apache Leader!
Down In Flames - Wingmen Expansion!
Hornet Leader Reprint!
Down In Flames Aces High - Reprint!

NEW PRE-ORDER GAME...
We'll be announcing a new game for pre-order shortly!
Grr. Arg.

NEXT UP...
Field Commander Nimitz!


03-09-2012

FIELD COMMANDER NAPOLEON
Two great awards from wargamer.com! It tied for the Silver level best tabletop wargame of the year! It was the Silver level for Editor's Coice for board game of the year! Thank you wargamer.com!

Field Commander Napoleon Awards

THUNDERBOLT-APACHE LEADER
Is at the printer!

DIF WINGMEN EXPANSION
Is at the printer!

DIF ACES HIGH
Reprint, with the new box cover, is at the printer!

HORNET LEADER
We received the proofs and they look amazing! We expect to receive the games in roughly 10 weeks!


02-21-2012

THUNDERBOLT-APACHE LEADER
We will be charging credit cards and sending the files in less than a week! Email us with your permission to print your name on the boxes. dan (at) dvg (dot) com

"I give DVG permission to print my name on the Thunderbolt-Apache Leader boxes."

Please update your account information with any new credit card info or expiration dates!

Updated box back!

Updated rulebook!

DIF WINGMEN EXPANSION
We will be charging credit cards and sending the files in less than a week! Email us with your permission to print your name on the boxes. dan (at) dvg (dot) com

"I give DVG permission to print my name on the DIF Wingmen Expansion boxes."

Please update your account information with any new credit card info or expiration dates!

Updated box!

HORNET LEADER
Is at the printer for a reprint! We expect the games to arrive in about 12 weeks.

Given the state of world events, we are working on an Iran 2012 Campaign and Syria 2012 Campaign. We'll release them for free on the web site once they are ready.


02-01-2012

PHANTOM LEADER - DELUXE
Is up for PRE-ORDER! This edition brings the game up to the high standards set by Hornet Leader. It will include an 11"x17" mounted tactical display, 330 cards, all skill levels for all pilots, new aircraft types, new targets, new events, and 2 NEW campaigns for the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis!

THUNDERBOLT
Getting close to sending the files! Email us with your permission to print your name on the boxes. dan (at) dvg (dot) com

"I give DVG permission to print my name on the Thunderbolt-Apache Leader boxes."

We will be charging credit cards soon! Update your account information with any new credit card info or expiration dates!

DIF WINGMEN EXPANSION
Getting close to sending the files! Email us with your permission to print your name on the boxes. dan (at) dvg (dot) com

"I give DVG permission to print my name on the DIF Wingmen Expansion boxes."

We will be charging credit cards soon! Update your account information with any new credit card info or expiration dates!

BOARD GAME GEEK MICROBADGE
If you would like a DVG microbadge on BGG... http://www.boardgamegeek.com/microbadge/19838


01-20-2012

THUNDERBOLT
Box back updated!

Rulebook update! We are getting very close to finishing the rulebook and the game. Please look through it. If you see anything that is unclear or needs improvement, please let us know.

Getting close to sending the files! Email us with your permission to print your name on the boxes. dan (at) dvg (dot) com

"I give DVG permission to print my name on the Thunderbolt-Apache Leader boxes."

We will be charging credit cards soon!

DIF WINGMEN EXPANSION
Getting close to sending the files! Email us with your permission to print your name on the boxes. dan (at) dvg (dot) com

"I give DVG permission to print my name on the DIF Wingmen Expansion boxes."

We will be charging credit cards soon!

HORNET LEADER
Rules in Japanese! Thank you Suzuki Takuya!

U-BOAT LEADER
Player Log in Spanish! Thank you Felipe Santamaria!

FIELD COMMANDER NAPOLEON
Rules in French! Thank you Stephane Edieux!

PHANTOM LEADER - DELUXE
We will be placing Phantom Leader Deluxe up for pre-order next week. This edition brings the game up to the high standards set by Hornet Leader. It will include and 11"x17" mounted tactical display, 330 cards, all skill levels for all pilots, new aircraft types, new targets, new events, and 2 NEW campaigns for the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis!


01-04-2012

THUNDERBOLT
Box back added!
TAL Box Back

Getting close to sending the files! Email us with your permission to print your name on the boxes. dan (at) dvg (dot) com

"I give DVG permission to print my name on the Thunderbolt-Apache Leader boxes."

DIF WINGMEN EXPANSION
Getting close to sending the files! Email us with your permission to print your name on the boxes. dan (at) dvg (dot) com

"I give DVG permission to print my name on the DIF Wingmen Expansion boxes."

MARCO'S GAME REVIEWS
U-Boat Leader made #6!
Video

Field Commander Napoleon made #2!
Video

KILL SHOT
Review!
Kill Shot Review


12-22-2011

SANTA SNIPER!
See the awesome ad on our site. Order $99.99 or more in in-stock games and we'll include a FREE Kill Shot with your order! Good through 12/31/11.

THUNDERBOLT
Added the AC-130 Spectre gunship to the game. Very cool! Orbit the battlefield while raining death from above!

Updated the rules!

Added the "Mounted" map description to the game page text.

This is going to be an awesome game!

Getting close to sending the files! Email us with your permission to print your name on the boxes. dan (at) dvg (dot) com

"I give DVG permission to print my name on the Thunderbolt-Apache Leader boxes."

DIF WINGMEN EXPANSION
Getting close to sending the files! Email us with your permission to print your name on the boxes. dan (at) dvg (dot) com

"I give DVG permission to print my name on the DIF Wingmen Expansion boxes."

U-BOAT LEADER
Dave has sent in advanced optional rules for people who want a tougher challenge!

Added rules in Spanish. Thank you de Felipe Santamaría!

Added a player submitted Campaign Log Sheet and optional rules. Thank you Dean Brown!

TESTIMONIALS
Great thread on BGG following people's favorite solitaire games!
BGG Link

Added more testimonials. Thank you for the kind words for our games!

TAL DEVELOPER DIARY
New entry added!


12-13-2011

SANTA SNIPER!
See the awesome ad on our site. Order $99.99 or more in in-stock games and we'll include a FREE Kill Shot with your order! Good through 12/31/11.

THUNDERBOLT
Getting close to sending the files! Email us with your permission to print your name on the boxes. dan (at) dvg (dot) com

"I (NAME) give DVG permission to print my name on the Thunderbolt-Apache Leader boxes."

DIF WINGMEN EXPANSION
Getting close to sending the files! Email us with your permission to print your name on the boxes. dan (at) dvg (dot) com

"I (NAME) give DVG permission to print my name on the DIF Wingmen Expansion boxes."

TAL DEVELOPER DIARY
New entry added!

HORNET LEADER
Is sold out! We are collecting orders to finance a reprinting. Thank you for your support!

PRE-ORDERS
Updated Pre-order numbers!


12-03-2011

SANTA SNIPER!
See the awesome ad on our site. Order $99.99 or more in in-stock games and we'll include a FREE Kill Shot with your order! Good through 12/31/11.

CENTCOM TROOPS
We are very happy for the opportunity to work with Robert Smith and send a couple cases of complimentary games to the CENTCOM troops. We hope they enjoy the games over the holidays. Thank you very much for your service to our country. Be safe.

THUNDERBOLT
Updated rulebook!

The new Thunderbolt is awesome! It features...

- High and Low Altitudes
- All 6 Skill levels for pilots
- 3" Cardstock hexes for the battlefield
- Streamlined rules for fast-play
- All new artwork
- 6 Situation cards for increased game play
- All new: A-10Cs, AH-64Ds, RQ-1s, MQ-1s, F-16s

REVIEWS
Kill Shot Review

Field Commander Rommel - Deluxe Review

U-Boat Leader Review

Field Commander Napoleon Review

Field Commander Napoleon Review

FIELD COMMANDER NAPOLEON in SPANISH!
Rules and Sheets in Spanish - Thank you Jose Manuel Moreno Ramos and Felipe Santamaría!

PRE-ORDERS
Updated Pre-order numbers!

11-25-2011

Santa Sniper Promotion Details...

This special offer applies only to Orders, not Pre-Orders. The $99.99 minimum is for games only, it does not include the shipping charges.


11-20-2011

DOWN IN FLAMES - WINGMEN EXPANSION
Is up for pre-order!

This Expansion adds Wingmen cards for all the fighters that appeared in Aces High and Guns Blazing!

THUNDERBOLT-APACHE LEADER (TAL)
Almost done! We've added a first look at the rules!

TAL DEVELOPER DIARY
We are launching the Developer Diary for TAL!

U-BOAT LEADER
Great review by Marco! U-Boat Review

We've added the U-Boat errata to the Silent Running, Crash Dive, and Deep Dive rule sections.

PRE-ORDERS
Updated Pre-order numbers!

INBOUND...

Field Commander Napoleon and Field Commander Rommel Deluxe will arrive on Monday!

We just charged the credit cards for Rommel Deluxe.


11-10-2011

THUNDERBOLT-APACHE LEADER...
has seen a lot of work. We have been hard at work this past week on TAL. At this point, the core design is solid and we are fine-tuning the Campaigns and Situations.

INBOUND...

Field Commander Napoleon and Field Commander Rommel Deluxe will arrive on Monday!

We just charged the credit cards for Rommel Deluxe.


10-26-2011

U-Boat Leader and Kill Shot have arrived!

All pre-orders have either shipped or will be shipped in the next 24 hours!

We will receive Field Commander Napoleon and Field Commander Rommel - Deluxe in about 2 weeks!


10-11-2011

ISRAELI AIR FORCE LEADER
Is up for pre-order!

This will be the 4th game in the Leader series and covers all of Israel's conflicts from 1948 through the near-future!

MODERN NAVAL BATTLES
Rules in Japanese - Thank you Suzuki Takuya!

UPDATE...

THUNDERBOLT-APACHE LEADER has seen a lot of redesign these past few weeks. See the photo on its page for a photo of its main display. The tactical terrain will now be made up of 3 counter sheets of huge 3" wide cardboard hexagons rather than playing cards. This brings the game's counters sheets from 2 up to 5. Also, the 17" x 22" Display Sheet will now be MOUNTED!

Here's the good and bad news.

Bad News: The price is going up. We need to raise the retail price from $70 to $90 to cover these upgrades.

Good News: We are keeping the pre-order price the same for the next week. After that, we'll need to raise it from $56 to $70.

INBOUND...

U-Boat Leader and Kill Shot should arrive in about 2 weeks.

Field Commander Napoleon and Field Commander Rommel Deluxe should arrive in about 6 weeks.


09-20-2011

FIELD COMMANDER ROMMEL - DELUXE
Is up for pre-order! We're upgrading our first game in the Commander series to include mounted map boards and extra thick counters!

In order to make the printing affordable, we needed to print Rommel Deluxe at the same time as the Napoleon reprint. Unfortunately, this means we will not be able to add additional names to the Rommel Deluxe boxes. We are offering Rommel Deluxe at a promotional pre-order price as normal.

THUNDERBOLT-APACHE LEADER
We should have a first look at the rulebook and sample graphics up next week.

GLOBAL DOMINATION
More art and hopefully a rulebook next week!

COMING SOON...

ISRAELI AIR FORCE LEADER
Is almost ready for pre-order!


09-12-2011

FLEET COMMANDER NIMITZ
Is up for pre-order!

This monster of a game takes the Commander series to sea to cover the war for the Pacific during WWII. You get to command the US forces in the days following the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor all the way through until the end in 1945.

The game features double-wide counters for the ships, and standard counters for the air and land units.

Game play takes place on one huge mounted map board that is 25.5" by 22.0".

FIELD COMMANDER NAPOLEON
Is pretty much sold out! In one of our fastest sell-outs ever, Napoleon has gone from newly arrived to sold-out in just over a month. The last distributor order has claimed almost all of our stock. We have kept 5 games in reserve to handle direct sales until the reprint arrives in November. Thank you for all your support!

U-BOAT LEADER and KILL SHOT
Are on schedule for arrival in a little over one month!


COMING SOON...

ISRAELI AIR FORCE LEADER
Is almost ready for pre-order!

FIELD COMMANDER ROMMEL - DELUXE
Is almost ready for pre-order! We're upgrading the first game in the Commander series to include mounted map boards and extra thick counters!


08-30-2011

DVG will be at STRATEGICON!
We will have a booth at the LAX game convention this Labor Day weekend! Stop by and say hello!

We will have the printer proofs for U-Boat Leader and Kill Shot at the booth!

FIELD COMMANDER NAPOLEON
We've added a few more great testimonials for Field Commander Napoleon!

We are quickly running out and have asked the printer to start a new print run. They should arrive here at the end of October. This was one of our fastest sell-out times ever! Thank you!

THUNDERBOLT-APACHE LEADER
Work is underway on finalizing the design update. As with the Hornet Leader update, we're keeping the core concepts, but streamlining the systems. In looking through the old game, I had no idea there were so many modifiers and steps.


08-21-2011

FIELD COMMANDER NAPOLEON
Has been receiving rave reviews from players. Please visit our Testimonial page to see their comments.

The game is really selling well. Thank you for all your support!

We're getting nervous about our dwindling supply and have started the process of placing a reorder with the printer.

Marco Arnaudo has started a series of video reviews for each of the Napoleon campaigns...

Review

The guys over at On Board Games did a great review...

Review

MODERN NAVAL BATTLES
Is shipping!

MODERN NAVAL BATTLES - SHIP EXPANSION
Is shipping!

FIELD COMMANDER ROMMEL
The very limited supply we have is shipping!

WHAT'S NEW WITH DVG
Holly and I really appreciate the support everyone has given to our company. Two years ago, we published 2 games, due to your pre-order support. Last year we were able to publish 4 games, again due to your pre-orders. This year, we are on track to send a total of at least 10 new games and reprinted games to the printer. All due to your pre-order support.

Some games receive more pre-orders than are needed to print them. Field Commander Napoleon is a great example. Holly and I then found ourselves with a few extra dollars that were not needed for printing. Following the example of your generous support, instead of withdrawing the money from DVG for personal use, we decided to invest it in a reprint for Modern Naval Battles and a new printing of its Ship Expansion. MNB had been out of print for over a year, but did not have anywhere near the pre-orders needed to reprint it. As Holly says, "There is no point in being a game company if we let ourselves run out of games."

Thank you for your support these last 3 years. Without it, we could not do what we love, and we are deeply grateful to all of you.


07-30-2011

FIELD COMMANDER NAPOLEON
Has arrived and is being mailed!
We have a few extra mounted Battlefield mapboards.
Place your order and we'll include one. While supplies last.

U-BOAT LEADER and KILL SHOT
Are at the printers!

MODERN NAVAL BATTLES and EXPANSION
Will arrive in a couple weeks!

THUNDERBOLT-APACHE LEADER
Will be ready to go to print in a month!

Slideshow of its very cool counters!

GLOBAL DOMINATION
Will be ready to go to print in a month!

COMING SOON FOR PRE-ORDER...

**Fleet Commander Nimitz**
Newest entry in our Field Commander series.
Solitaire
Covers the entire Pacific War from the US point of view.
Huge mounted map
Lots and lots of double-wide ship counters
4 Campaigns: 1942, 1943, 1944, and 1945
Link the campaigns to play the entire war

**Israeli Air Force Leader**
Newest entry in our Air Leader series
Solitaire
Covers all the historical and some hypothetical Wars involving Israel from 1948 though the near-future
Historically accurate aircraft and weapons for each war


07-19-2011

FIELD COMMANDER NAPOLEON
We should receive the games this week!

MODERN NAVAL BATTLES + SHIP EXPANSION + ROMMEL
Should arrive in a few weeks!

THUNDERBOLT-APACHE LEADER
Working on the artwork - Full-speed ahead!

GLOBAL DOMINATION
In full playtest!

THE PLAN
To send Thunderbolt and Global to the printer in 4 weeks if the pre-orders are close to what we need. Please help!

PRE-ORDERS
Updated numbers!


07-09-2011

FIELD COMMANDER NAPOLEON
We will be raising the pre-order price from $74.99 to the full retail price of $99.99 in a couple days. Order now for the pre-order price. We also have a few more mounted Battlefield Maps for the next several people who pre-order.

HORNET LEADER
New Egypt 2015 Campaign Sheet

U-BOAT LEADER
Updated Rulebook
Updated back of the box
We will be sending the files on Sunday night.

KILL SHOT
Updated Rulebook
We will be sending the files on Sunday night.

THUNDERBOLT-APACHE LEADER
Is next up on the design table! We will be posting new art and the rules in the coming weeks. Our goal is to send the files to the printer in August. The game is lagging behind in pre-orders. We need yoru help. This is the time to boost those numbers.


07-01-2011

U-BOAT LEADER
We are in the final proofing stages. We should be able to send the files to the printer in a about a week.

We've uploaded the near-final rulebook.

We've uploaded the latest box back of pre-order names!

KILL SHOT
Rules are online!

Revised box with pre-order names!

C3I - MAGAZINE FLYER
Please note the shiny DVG flyer inserted in the new C3i with a coupon code for our web site!

FIELD COMMANDER ROMMEL
We have a very limited number of copies available for sale. If you would like one, order now. We will be shipping them when they arrive in late July or early August.

VASSAL GAMES
We have launched 2 new Vassal games! These are Vassal formats of our printed games:

PHANTOM LEADER

Down In Flames ACES HIGH & GUNS BLAZING (combined)

PREORDER NUMBERS
New pre-order numbers!


05-29-2011

== 2 NEW GAMES UP FOR PRE-ORDER! ==

GLOBAL DOMINATION - THE NEAR-FUTURE GLOBAL WARFARE GAME

The year is 2021.

Environmental upheavals, accelerated resource depletion, and escalating warfare have destabilized world politics past the point of no return. Political alliances have long since dissolved as each power block struggles for survival.

In this declining world, technological advancement has ground to a halt, while the world’s armed forces make do with the weapons available from bygone decades.

You enter this desperate struggle for survival as the leader of one of the six remaining factions.

Global Domination combines the strategy of a deck-building game with the decision making of a board game.

KILL SHOT - THE COUNTER-TERRORISM PARTY GAME

The title says it all. This game is like no other we have produced. You can hunt a terrorist in 1 or 2 minutes, and complete an entire game in less than 20 minutes. This is a speed card game designed for fun and excitement.

We really like this game and it will be going to the printer in a few weeks no matter how many pre-orders it receives. If you’d like your name on the boxes, pre-order now and send us an email with permission to dan (at) dvg (dot) com. We are encouraging manly macho nicknames for this one.

“I give DVG permission to print my name on the Kill Shot game boxes.”

== GAME NEWS! ==

U-BOAT LEADER

On schedule to go to the printer in 3 weeks!

Back of the box with pre-order names!

First look at the rulebook! Still have lots to add, but it’s a good start.

FIELD COMMANDER NAPOLEON

We received the printer proof and it looks awesome! Production has started!

The next 14 people who pre-order can still receive the mounted Battlefield Map in addition to the Battlefield sheet that comes with the game.

MODERN NAVAL BATTLES and EXPANSION

The proofs look great and we have started production!

VASSAL GAMES

The issue with Vassal game sales has been resolved!

If you ordered a Vassal game, but did not receive the download, please email me at dan (at) dvg (dot) with your Order Number, and I will email you the Vassal module.


05-18-2011

MODERN NAVAL BATTLES and SHIP EXPANSION
Are at the printer!

We have charged credit cards for the two games. If you receive a decline email, please check you account’s credit card information, update it, and place a new order. We will not change the pre-order prices for a few days.

FIELD COMMANDER NAPOLEON
We’ve added the final rulebook file to the web site!

FIELD COMMANDER ALEXANDER
Rules in Russian! Thank you Maxim!

U-BOAT LEADER
We will be sending the files to the printer in a month!

If you’d like your name on the boxes, please email your permission to dan (at) dvg (dot) com
“I give DVG permission to print my name on the U-Boat Leader boxes.”

THUNDERBOLT-APACHE LEADER
The art is coming along great! We’ve updated its product page with its Display Sheet.

PRE-ORDER PREVIEW
Next week, we hope to announce 2 new games for pre-order:

Global Domination - A near-future global warfare deck-building board game. A low complexity game for 3 to 6 players. Think of Risk, with nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons!

SEAL Team Six: The Counter-Terrorism Party Game - The title for this ultra low complexity card game says it all. Each hunt lasts 1 to 2 minutes, and the entire game plays in less than 30 minutes.


05-03-2011

DICE TOWER AWARD NOMINATIONS!
Many thanks to the great people at The Dice Tower for nominating Phantom Leader and Hornet Leader in the Best War Game category.

Dice Tower Awards

FIELD COMMANDER NAPOLEON
It… Is… Done!

Napoleon is at the printer!

Never before have we poured so much time, research, love, and creative energy into one of our games. It is truly an epic game on an epic topic.

We created a mock-up of the components in a box to get a feel for the game’s “heft”. All I can say is, start working out now if you plan on carrying this game around at game conventions. It’s a monster and weighs a ton. Postal workers all over the planet will soon be cursing our name.

We are keeping the pre-order price for a little while longer, but it might change at any time. If you pre-order now, it is too late to have your name on the boxes, but the next 22 people who pre-order will still receive the Deluxe Mounted Battlefield boards in addition to the standard Battlefield sheet included with the game.

If you received a “Credit Card Declined” email, please contact us with your updated information. It has been a while since Napoleon went up for pre-order, and your card might have expired.

We expect to receive the games and begin shipping them in early August!

CURRENT PROJECTS…
Finalize the Modern Naval Battles and Expansion files for printing next week.

Finalize the U-Boat Leader artwork for printing next month.


04-21-2011

FIELD COMMANDER NAPOLEON
We are on track to send the files on Sunday night!

We’ve posted the latest Rulebook

We’ve posted the latest Box Back

If you’d like to pre-order, please hurry!

MODERN NAVAL BATTLES and EXPANSION
We will be sending the files in about a week.

U-BOAT LEADER
Is on schedule for going to the printer in about a month!

FUTURE PRODUCTION PLANS
Following Napoleon, Modern Naval Battles, its Expansion, and U-Boat Leader, we plan on sending the following games to the printer during 2011. Pre-order numbers will determine the order we print them. If you have an interest in any of these games, please place your pre-orders!

Thunderbolt-Apache Leader
Modern Land Battles
Down In Flames - Locked-On
Frontline - Guadalcanal



04-16-2011

We’ve updated the back of the box names for:
Field Commander Napoleon
Modern Naval Battles - Expansion #1

There is still time to pre-order:
Field Commander Napoleon
Modern Naval Battles
Modern Naval Battles - Expansion #1

We are prepping the final files now, and it will take several days to complete the process and final proofing.


04-12-2011

FIELD COMMANDER NAPOLEON
Almost Done!

We’ve posted the newest rules!


Here is the latest back of the box with pre-order names!


Last chance to have your name on the boxes! Send us an email giving your permission!

The response to the last newsletter’s pre-order request has been amazing! Thank you!

MODERN NAVAL BATTLES
Almost ready to reprint!

Here is the back of the box!

Last chance to get your name on the boxes! Send us an email giving your permission!

MODERN NAVAL BATTLES - EXPANSION #1
Almost ready to print!

Here is the box!

Last chance to get your name on the boxes! Send us an email giving your permission!

CREDIT CARD INFORMATION
We will be sending the files in a few days. Be sure your credit card information is up to date by checking your account information. Our system will first check your credit card used to pre-order, and if that doesn’t work, it will use the credit card information you have in your account information.

UPDATED PRE-ORDER NUMBERS!


04-05-2011

FIELD COMMANDER NAPOLEON
We’ve posted an updated set of the rules!

We’re going through a final playtest of all the campaigns now. As soon as we’re finished, we’ll send the files to the printer!

We just finished playtesting an exciting 1805 Campaign. Here’s a brief summary. I don’t normally post these, but the campaign played out so perfectly, I need to share… Napoleon had led his forces successfully eastward against the armies of the 3rd Coalition until he was at the gates of Vienna. Throughout the campaign, the enemy had built-up the city’s garrisons and fortifications, so instead of an easy envelopment, it turned into an actual battle, and reduced several of our brave French formations. This prevented us from force marching our troops into Austerlitz and a chance for a Superior Victory. Instead of force marching, we instead used some of our supplies to heal our troops before the final push. The following turn, we moved everyone in reach into Austerlitz for a huge battle. As one of our battle plans, we bought a Sweep which allows some of our cavalry units to deliver a massive attack to the enemy rear. We came into the battle with fewer troops than we would have liked, and staring at us across the Battlefield sheet was a massive hoard of seasoned Russian formations. We started the first turn, and the Russians advanced. With each turn of battle, our formations maneuvered and smashed together, and in each turn, while we inflicted some damage, we were taking the worst of it. Our only hope was the arrival of our sweeping cavalry forces, but with every roll, they failed to appear. It came down to the last turn. It was easy to see that the Russians would inflict enough damage to our formations to cause a French rout unless the cavalry not only showed-up, but also inflicted massive damage with their charge. If our forces routed, the entire campaign would end in failure. On the final turn, the final turn I tell you, with the last of our formations crumbling, our cavalry finally arrived and smashed into the rearmost Russian divisions! Attack after attack drove deep into their troops, shattering their formations, and in no time, it was the Russians who routed and turned fleeing from the battlefield! Austerlitz was ours, and our Historical Victory was secured!

Please look through the rules and let us know about anything that is hard to understand. There is still time to make adjustments to wording and examples.

We are also into the final pre-order push time. If you would like to pre-order, please do so now. This is the last chance to receive the limited edition mounted Battlefield Map boards. These are only available to people who pre-order. We will include this special edition board in addition to the Battlefield Map that comes in the game.

We almost have all the preorders we need for the printer. Please pre-order now!

MODERN NAVAL BATTLES
We’re sending MNB to the printer with Napoleon. Please pre-order now!

MODERN NAVAL BATTLES - SHIP EXPANSION #1
We’re sending the MNB Expansion to the printer with Napoleon. Please pre-order now!

PREVIEWS

Once these three games are at the printer, we’ll be working all out on U-Boat Leader and Frontline Guadalcanal.


03-27-2011

Sorry about the Phantom Leader email. I was changing Phantom's status to being out of print, and for some reason the web site sent out "shipping" notifications. I have emailed the programmer.
Sorry about the confusion,
-Dan


03-25-2011

FIELD COMMANDER NAPOLEON
First look at the rulebook with art! It still has layout issues, but we’ll get them taken care of in the next week. We’re about one or two weeks away from sending the files to the printer.

First look at the back of the box and the pre-names received so far.

Please pre-order now and send in your permission email if you’d like your name on the back of the box! “I give permission for DVG to print my name on the Field Commander Napoleon boxes.”

HORNET LEADER - OPTIONAL RULE
We've added an optional rule for launching cruise missile strikes against strategic enemy targets each day! See the Hornet Leader section on the left edge.

MODERN NAVAL BATTLES
We’re ordering another print run of Modern Naval Battles! If you’ve pre-ordered since the game was released, send us an email giving your permission to print your name on the boxes. “I give permission for DVG to print my name on the Modern Naval Battles boxes.”

MODERN NAVAL BATTLES - EXPANSION #1
We’ll also be sending the Modern Naval Battles Expansion #1 to the printer. If you have pre-ordered, please send us an email giving your permission to print your name on the boxes. “I give permission for DVG to print my name on the Modern Naval Battles Expansion #1 boxes.”

PRE-ORDER NUMBERS
Updated pre-order numbers!


03-17-2011

We’re postponing DVG Game updates this week. Like most people, we have been following the News coming out of Japan. Our thoughts and prayers go out to our friends who live in Japan, and to our friends in the service who are serving in the region during this time of devastation. Stay safe.


03-09-2011

FIELD COMMANDER NAPOLEON
Almost finished!

We’ve updated the text rules. The next step is to move them to layout and start adding artwork!

We have expanded the game to 6 counter sheets to properly cover all the forces involved in this epic era of warfare.

We have also enlarged the box to be 4” deep. This will allow enough space to place all the required counter trays inside the box for easy storage.

The pre-order price for existing pre-orders will remain the same for now, but we might need to increase the pre-order price in the future for new pre-orders.

If you’ve pre-ordered and would like your name on the boxes, please email us:
“I give DVG permission to print my name on the Field Commander Napoleon game boxes.”

HORNET LEADER
We’ve added a Libya 2011 campaign to the site for download!

GIRL SCOUT COOKIES
We are still including one FREE box of Girl Scout cookies with every boxed game you order (not pre-order). When you place your order, include a note letting us know which kind of cookie you’d like.

Thank you to everyone who supported the Girl Scouts!

PRE-ORDER NUMBERS
Updated!

VASSAL STILL DOWN
Rodney is still working on his Vassal system. Once he has his part ready, our registration and download systems will be active again. Sorry about the continued delays.

Thank you for all your support. 2011 is looking to be a busy year for us!


03-01-2011

UPDATED PRE-ORDER NUMBERS!
Thank you for the great response to our latest 3 games put up for pre-order! We have updated the pre-order numbers.

FIELD COMMANDER NAPOLEON
We are finishing the final campaigns now, and will begin final proofing soon! We've added a revised campaign map and slideshow.

GIRL SCOUT COOKIES
Yes, you read that right. My daughter is a Girl Scout, and to help her troop earn money for summer camp, we've bought a huge pile of cookies from her troop. We're now passing them on to you. We'll add a free box of cookies with every boxed game order for the next couple weeks. Sorry, this doesn't apply to pre-order games. When you place an order, type a note in the message section saying which kind of cookies you would like. Here's a list of the types of cookies she is selling (Thin Mints, Samoas, Lemon Chalet Cremes, Trefoils, Do-Si-Dos, Dulce de Leche, Thank U Berry Munch, and Tagalongs)...

Here is a web site if you'd like cookie photos and descriptions.
Girl Scout Cookies

And here is a picture of my daughter, Kira...


Thank you for supporting the Girl Scouts!


02-15-2011

THUNDERBOLT-APACHE LEADER (TAL) - IS UP FOR PRE-ORDER!
We are very proud to return this classic game to the world! Like the rugged A-10 Thunderbolt and AH-64 Apache showcased in the game, TAL keeps coming back for more!

We have maintained the original design while adding extra features. TAL builds on the Air Leader game system used in Hornet Leader and Phantom Leader, and then takes it down low into the weeds of the modern battlefield. Hornets and Phantoms get to fly high. Thunderbolts and Apaches fly low. Really low. In TAL you’ll find yourself zooming through canyons and popping over ridge lines to blast unsuspecting enemy tanks, troops, APCs, and more.

You can now take every pilot from Newbie through Ace!

In addition to the aircraft appearing in the original game, we’ve added all the newest weapon systems including the A-10C, AH-64D Longbow, MQ-1 and RQ-1 Predator UAVs. Unlike the original game, you can now select AV-8B Harriers and AH-1 Cobras as part of your squadron!

To support all this mud-moving aviation hardware, we’ve added 55 cards and a second counter sheet!

BLITZKRIEG IN THE WEST - IS UP FOR PRE-ORDER!
Our first monster hex and counter game!

We are very pleased to be working with game designer Joseph Miranda, a legend in the war gaming community.

Blitzkrieg focuses on the German invasion of France in 1940 on the division and regiment scale. Special tactics cards give each player an additional level of strategy options and choices.

The game includes a huge 34” x 22” and 528 counters!

FRONTLINE - GUADALCANAL - IS UP FOR PRE-ORDER!
The second game in the Frontline series takes the war to the Pacific!

Play as either US Marines or Imperial Japanese Infantry in this epic struggle for the vital island of Guadalcanal.

As with Frontline D-Day, you command squads of soldiers and vehicles in a very tactical combat environment. Each card represents one soldier or one vehicle and each fire phase allows you to select from several fire modes that take into account firepower and ammunition usage.

FIELD COMMANDER NAPOLEON
Updated Slideshow of unit counters!

I’ve been rescaling some of the campaigns to add greater unit detail. This will increase the number of counter sheets from 4 to 5. The pre-order price will remain the same.

We will be sending Napoleon to the printer in about a month! If you’ve pre-ordered and would like your name on the box, email the following permission to: dan(at)dvg(dot)com

“I (INSERT YOUR NAME) give permission to DVG to print my name on the Field Commander Napoleon boxes.”

If you have ordered multiple copies, you can send in one name for each copy.

RETAIL STORE OUTREACH
I would like to place our games in more retail stores. In talking with some folks in the industry, it turns out that our games are only in about 1/3 of the stores that carry military/history games. The good news is, when a store carries our games, they sell just as well, or better than, the games published by similar companies.

Here's where we need help. If you local store doesn't carry our games. Please ask them to contact me. I will be happy to send them a demo copy of one of our games for their store.

I've found that once a store owner actually gets to look through one of our games, they are likely to start placing orders.

If the store owner asks, all the major distributors carry our games.


01-25-2011

PRE-ORDER PREVIEW
Next week we will be launching the first of our new games for pre-order! They will include:

Thunderbolt-Apache Leader - The fourth game in our series of solitaire Leader games. Includes extra pilot cards to cover all levels of pilot advancement. $69.99 MSRP

Blitzkrieg in the West by Joseph Miranda - A monster hex and counter division and regiment level board game. Blitzkrieg covers the 1940 German invasion of France. $69.99 MSRP

Global Domination - A near-future deck-building board game. Deploy modern weapons in a desperate fight for world dominance. The game includes conventional land, sea, and air forces along with nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons. $49.99 MSRP

Frontline Guadalcanal - The second game in our WWII series of tactical ground combat card games. $59.99 MSRP

FIELD COMMANDER NAPOLEON
Updated Battlefield Sheet!
First draft of the rules in text format!
These rules have many revisions to go. We’ll get them farther along, and then ask for feedback and comments in a week or two.

U-BOAT LEADER
Finalized Tactical Sheet!

HORNET LEADER
Thank you Arnauld Della Siega for translating the rules into French!


01-11-2011

FIELD COMMANDER NAPOLEON
The finalized Battlefield Sheet!

U-BOAT LEADER
The finalized Player Help Sheet!

FRONTLINE - D-DAY
Jess Cheng was kind enough to create a Frontline player help packet. Thank you Jess!


01-02-2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM DVG!!!

HORNET LEADER PRE-ORDER SHIPPING
We been receiving reports that some international pre-orders have not arrived. We checked with our international shipper and all Hornets were delivered to individual countries between the 16th and 20th of December. Everyone’s mail system is slow this time of year. Sorry about the delay.

I just heard from a person Germany. Their Hornet just arrived. It had been held in customs for a week.

HORNET LEADER VIDEO REVIEW
A great video review! Thank you Marco!
Hornet review

HORNET LEADER MISSION
Here are three great videos that detail a Hornet mission.

Part 1...
Mission Part 1

Part 2...
Mission Part 2

Part 3...
Mission Part 3

FIELD COMMANDER ALEXANDER
Another outstanding video review by Marco!
Alexander review

ONWARD TO 2011 FOR DVG!
2010 was a great year for DVG. We released 4 games (Guns Blazing, Phantom Leader, Frontline, and Hornet Leader). We're hoping to release at least 4 more of our designs in 2011, plus a couple games from other designers who we are very fortunate to be working with.

We are also making 2011 a big marketing push for DVG. We have talked with players, distributors, and retailers, and found that our games are well liked and sell well in those stores that carry our games. But, we need to expand awareness to get our games on the shelves of the many (many) stores who have never heard of us. We’ll be announcing plans to ask for your help in reaching those new stores.


12-20-2010

FIELD COMMANDER NAPOLEON
Updated slideshow!

HORNET LEADER
We are very pleased to see an outstanding player reaction to the release of Hornet Leader. The components and game play are receiving rave reviews!

Player testimonials!

Pilot stat spreadsheet for easy reference!

How to organize your squadron!

FACEBOOK HOLIDAY SPECIAL
We’re offering a special surprise gift through facebook.com. Here’s how you get it…

Step #1: Join the Dan Verssen Games (DVG) group.

DVG Group

Step #2: Go to the Dan Verssen Games (DVG) group and make the Hornet Leader box cover your profile picture for the week of 12/20 to 12/26

Hornet Cover Image

We will then send you a special coupon code redeemable through our web site.

VASSAL NOT WORKING
One Server runs the Vassal games and password generation. Right now, that server is being moved and isn't working. Until the new server is working, Vassal games and passwords are not working.

Sorry about the delay, Rodney Kinney, the creator of Vassal, is working on the server migration.

PRE-ORDERS
Updated pre-order numbers!


12-09-2010

HORNET LEADER
Has arrived!

DOWN IN FLAMES - ACES HIGH
Rules in Japanese!

Thank you T. Suzuki!!!

COUNTER TRAYS
We are now offering cool black and clear counter trays to keep your armies of counters!

Get 5 Counter Trays for $7.99!

FRONTLINE - GUADALCANAL
We are starting work on Frontline - Guadalcanal. We’ll be announcing it for pre-order soon!

PHANTOM LEADER
Was reviewed in Vae Victis…
Phantom Article

DVG GAME REVIEWS
We’ve sent out over a dozen Hornet Leaders to paper and online reviewers!


11-30-2010

FIXED!

The problem regarding our web site charging shipping for international orders has been fixed! I am now in the process of refunding the shipping charges from the orders received so far.

Many thanks to the site programmer who repaired the shipping system so quickly.


11-26-2010



Announcing DVG’s Santa Sale!

From November 26th to December 6th you receive FREE SHIPPING on all orders!

Offer applies to all new orders and pre-orders!

Offer applies to domestic and international orders!

Offer applies to all games, including games that are up for pre-order now, but won't ship until sometime in the future.

If we have it, we’ll ship it FREEEEE!!!

All the best from DVG

P.S. Thank you Santa for letting us use your sleigh!

***YIKES!!! Our site is still charging shipping on international orders. We have contacted the web site programmer to fix this problem. We will manually issue discounts on all orders in the mean time.***


11-16-2010

DOWN IN FLAMES
Removing the wingmen from the new DIF games has always been a point for debate. We’re looking at bringing wingmen back. If the idea proves popular, we’ll release Aces High and Guns Blazing Wingmen Expansion Card Packs.

My goal in designing these new wingmen rules is to return the fun of having wingmen to the game, without the pages (and pages) of complex rules needed to support them in the old game.

We added the Proposed Wingmen Rules Outline and Wingman Sample Game to the left left of our home page.

FIELD COMMANDER NAPOLEON
First look at the 1805 and 1809 (3rd and 5th Coalition) Campaign Map!

HORNET LEADER and FIELD COMMANDER ALEXANDER
Are on schedule for a first week of December arrival! Hornet Leader will remain listed at the pre-order price until the games arrive.

THUNDREBOLT-APACHE LEADER
We are now commissioning art and should have the game ready to pre-order in a week or two. The idea is to revise the original game as little as possible. We will be adding weapons that have entered service since the original game was produced, such as the AH-64D Longbow Apache and A-10C Thunderbolt. We’ll also be adding enough Pilot cards so pilots can promote through all 6 skill levels.



First look at the new Target cards!


11-03-2010

FIELD COMMANDER NAPOLEON
Updated Italian Map!

U-BOAT LEADER
Updated rules!
First look at Help Sheet!

SNEAK PEEK AT 2011!


MODERN NAVAL BATTLES EXPANSION
Updated slideshow!

UPDATED PRE-ORDER NUMBERS!


10-22-2010

Big Update This Week!

FIELD COMMANDER NAPOLEON
First look at Egypt!
New slideshow and campaign map for the 1798 Egypt Adventure!

U-BOAT LEADER
New ship cards!
New slideshow!

DOWN IN FLAMES - LOCKED-ON
First look at missile counters!
New slideshow!

PRE-ORDERS NEEDED
We are hoping to send all these games to the printer in 2011, but we need your support. Please take a look and see which games interest you, and place your pre-orders.


10-15-2010

MODERN NAVAL BATTLES - EXPANSION #1
Is up for pre-order!


This expansion features 110 ship cards to add to your MNB-Global Warfare fleets. The cards include more ships for the 9 navies from the first game, plus 3 new fleets: Germany, Italy, and Canada!

We’ve also added a few more non-combatants to add to scenarios.

No special or new rules needed. Just add the ships to your game and play!

MODERN NAVAL BATTLES
We will be reprinting MNB at the same time we send the Expansion to the printer!

MNB and the Expansion will be printed on the thick cardstock used in our Down In Flames, Phantom Leader, and Frontline games.

U-BOAT LEADER
We’ve added a first look at the rules!


10-02-2010

U-BOAT LEADER
We’ve launched U-Boat Leader for pre-order!

Dave Schueler has done an outstanding job of taking the Leader series back to the Battle for the North Atlantic. U-Boat Leader places you in command of Germany’s U-Boats as you attempt to cut-off Britain’s vital supply link.

The game allows you to deploy your boats and carryout strategic operations, and then zoom into the tactical battle level when your subs make contact with enemy ships.

If you are a fan of the Leader series, solitaire games, WWII, or naval games - please take a look at this game!

HORNET LEADER
We just received the printer sample and they look amazing!



The games should arrive at the start of December. We’re hoping to get the games to people in time for Christmas.

PHANTOM LEADER - REPLACEMENT CARDS
We really (really) underestimated the response from people requesting replacement cards. We’ve mailed the first batch and have ordered a second printing. They will arrive with the Hornet Leader cards.

GUNS BLAZING
Guns Blazing has launched!

We are very happy with the game and are pleased to expand the Down In Flames universe!

FIELD COMMANDER ALEXANDER
Alexander will be back in print!

We’re printing Alexander right now along with Hornet Leader!

VENDETTA
We’ve created a promotional video for Vendetta on the Kickstarter web site. We are honoring the promotions on the DVG site as well as the Kickstarter promotions.
Vendetta on Kickstarter

MODERN NAVAL BATTLES
MNB will be in stock again when we print Napoleon in a couple months!

We will soon announce a 110-card Ship expansion for pre-order! We’ll print the expansion at the same time as we reprint the MNB core game. In addition to expanding the fleets for the nations appearing in the core game (USA, USSR, UK, France, China, Argentina, Taiwan, Norway, and Japan), the expansion adds fleets for: Germany, Canada, and Italy!

VASSAL GAMES
We are taking over the Vassal ordering/downloading system and it is a slow process of getting the software up and running. If you have ordered a Vassal game recently, we haven’t forgotten you. We are working on the new system.

COUNTER TRAYS
Starting in a couple months, we’ll be offering counter trays!


09-22-2010

GUNS BLAZING - HAS LANDED!
The Guns Blazing games and extra cards have arrived. We have started shipping the pre-order games and they should all be in the mail by Wednesday.

PHANTOM LEADER CARDS
The Pigeon and Gringo cards had minor typos. When we printed Guns Blazing, we ordered a short run of errata cards. Email us with your address if you would like the 2 cards. We only have a limited quantity.

FIELD COMMANDER NAPOLEON
Updated slideshow and map!


09-03-2010

HORNET LEADER
The printer is examining the files and we should have sample games in a couple weeks! We have not raised the pre-order price to the standard price but will do so in a few days.

We’ve also uploaded the final rulebook.

FIELD COMMANDER ALEXANDER
We also ordered an Alexander reprint!

FIELD COMMANDER NAPOLEON
We’re going to take a couple days off, then resume work on Napoleon. We should have new art, rules, etc posted in a week or two.

U-BOAT LEADER
Dave Schueler’s much asked about design that combines the Leader system with strategic and tactical WWII submarine warfare will soon be offered for pre-order!

FRONTLINE - GUADALCANAL
Will soon be offered for pre-order!

MODERN NAVAL BATTLES
We’ve had a lot of interest for more ship cards. We’re thinking of releasing a 110-card ship expansion. The expansion would add more ships to the existing fleets, and add a few new countries, such as Canada, Germany, and a couple more.


08-31-2010

HORNET LEADER
The Hornet files have been sent to the printer! 12 weeks and we'll have games!

08-26-2010

HORNET LEADER
Updated names on back of Hornet box and rulebook. The proofing is done, but, being so close to the weekend, we're going to hold the files for a couple more days just to go over them a few more times. If we sent them on Friday, the printer probably won't look at them until Monday anyway.

08-24-2010

HORNET LEADER
Updated names on back of Hornet box. Doing final edits now. :)

08-22-2010

HORNET LEADER
Updated names on back of Hornet box.

We're finishing the editing! We should be able to send the files in about 24 hours! This is the last chance to pre-order and get your name on the boxes.

MODERN NAVAL BATTLES
Mac Walker has done a great job of using the MNB core card game to run a miniatures game. Here's the link to his blog...
MNB Miniatures

08-18-2010

HORNET LEADER
Updated names on back of Hornet box.

We'll be proofing for 1 or 2 more days, then off to the printer! Proofing 480 sides of Pilot cards (240 actual Pilot cards), 60 Target cards, 30 Event cards, 8 Campaign sheets, Tactical Sheet, Help Sheet, and Rulebook takes a while! :)

08-15-2010

HORNET LEADER
Thank you for the wave of pre-orders! I've updated the box back with all the names.


08-14-2010

HORNET LEADER
This is probably the last reminder for Hornet Leader pre-orders and box names. If you've pre-ordered, send me an email at: dan (at) dvg (dot) com to get your name on the boxes.

Updated back of box!

Updated rules!


PHANTOM LEADER
Great review by Michael Barnes
http://www.gameshark.com/features/738/Cracked-LCD-160-Phantom-Leader-Review.htm

...and player comments
http://fortressat.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2054:phantom-leader-in-review&catid=51:reviews&Itemid=100251


PRE-ORDERS
Updated numbers!


GUNS BLAZING
Guns Blazing has finished printing and we'll be shipping games in 3 or 4 weeks!


08-04-2010

HORNET LEADER
Just uploaded the Box Back!

PRE-ORDERS
Updated numbers!


07-24-2010

HORNET LEADER
Revised rulebook - with Sample Game!

PHANTOM LEADER
The sample game had some bumps. Thank you Hans Korting for smoothing them out!

07-14-2010

STALINGRAD
New Cover!
New cards added to the slideshow!
Table layout added to illustrate card placement!

HORNET LEADER
New Target cards added to slideshow!
Updated rulebook!
Preview of Iran 2014 Campaign Sheet!
One month to going to the printer - start sending in your pre-order box names!
“I (YOUR NAME) give DVG permission to print my name on the Hornet Leader boxes.”

06-21-2010

HORNET LEADER
New rules uploaded! - We still need to adjust the columns and layout, but things are looking good for text and art. If you see anything wrong, please let me know.

GUNS BLAZING
We’ll be receiving the sample games from the printer in a few days! We are still on schedule for an August ship date!

PRE-ORDERS
Updated pre-order numbers!

06-21-2010

STALINGRAD
We’ve added a couple more cards to the slideshow! First draft of the rules is on the site!

HORNET LEADER
We’ve added an updated rulebook! A few graphics need to be replaced, but the text is looking good.

06-09-2010

BATTLE FOR STALINGRAD
To mark the German invasion of Russia on June 22 during Operation Barbarossa, we’re announcing the Battle For Stalingrad. Check out our newest pre-order offering – a fun, fast-paced, battle for Stalingrad card game for 2 players!

GUNS BLAZING
Is at the Printer and credit cards are charging. If you ordered with Paypal, you don’t need to do anything. If something goes wrong with your credit card order, you will receive an email from our automated system.

HORNET LEADER
We’ve posted a first look at the rulebook!

PRE-ORDER NUMBERS
Updated!

06-01-2010

FIELD COMMANDER NAPOLEON
We’ve been receiving a ton of emails regarding the counter and map artwork previously posted in the Napoleon page. The emails have been very nicely written, but they all end up asking, “So is that the real artwork? Because if it is, it doesn’t look so good.”

Rest assured, the artwork up until now has been my playtest efforts. We have just updated the Napoleon page to include the REAL counter and map artwork by Wan, and it looks amazing!

We are still offering the Deluxe MOUNTED Battle Display for everyone who pre-orders. People who pre-order will receive the standard cardboard sheet, as well as the deluxe mounted display.

HORNET LEADER
The design is moving along very rapidly and we hope to send the game to the printer in July.

We’ve added a “What’s New” page to the Hornet section of the main site index on the left. We hope that you’ve liked the previous Air Leader games, and Hornet is looking to be the best yet!

The new Hornet started as a printed version of the Hornet Leader II Vassal/PDF games, but has since grown and taken on a greater depth of decision-making and game play variety.

GUNS BLAZING
All the printing details are getting resolved and we’ll be sending the files in a couple days. If you want to pre-order, this is your last chance to get the discount and the free promotional aircraft cards.

We’ll be charging credit cards in a few days. Please make sure your credit card information in your account is up to date. If you pre-ordered with paypal, you’re all set, and don’t need to do anything.


05-20-2010

GUNS BLAZING
We are preparing the final files, and should have them done in a couple days. If you’d like to pre-order, and have your name printed on the boxes, pre-order in the next day or two.

“I (YOUR NAME) give DVG permission to print my name on the Guns Blazing game boxes.

This is also the time to update your credit card information in your Account Information.

HORNET LEADER
Hornet Leader is on the front burner now and is looking great!

We’ve posted a sample of the Iraq 1991 (Desert Storm) campaign sheet.

NAPOLEON
Wan is working on the map and counter artwork, so we’ll have samples of his work soon!


05-12-2010

Final call for Guns Blazing pre-orders!
We will be ending the pre-order discount very soon. Order now! If you want your name on the box, send in your permission: “I (YOUR NAME) give DVG permission to print my name on the Guns Blazing boxes.”

Next up on the front burner of the design table… Hornet Leader!


04-26-2010

GUNS BLAZING
Guns Blazing is almost ready to launch!

We’ve uploaded the latest version of the rulebook. If you see any mistakes, please email us!

The latest back of the box has been added with all the pre-order names we have received to date. If you have pre-ordered and would like your name added, email us: “I (YOUR NAME) give DVG permission to print my name on the Guns Blazing boxes.”

We will be sending the files to the printer in a week or so. Please update your credit card information in your Account Information. Our system checks your Account Information as well as the information used to pre-order.

PRE-ORDER NUMBERS
We’ve updated all the pre-order numbers!


04-13-2010

FRONTLINE
New FAQ added to site

PHANTOM LEADER
New FAQ added to site

A detailed Player Log created by Kristofor Newman. Thank you Kristofor!

FIELD COMMANDER NAPOLEON
Updated 1796/1800 Campaign Map!

GUNS BLAZING
We’ve added the back of the box to the web site.

We are still on track for the files going to the printer this month. If you pre-order and would like your name printed on the boxes, send us an email…

I ((YOUR NAME)) give DVG permission to print my name on the Guns Blazing boxes.

PRE-ORDER NUMBERS
Updated!


03-30-2010

GUNS BLAZING
New Box Cover!

Guns Blazing will be going to the printer in April! If you pre-order and would like your name on the boxes, please email your permission to dan (at) dvg (dot) com…

“I [YOUR NAME] give permission for Dan Verssen Games to print my name on the Guns Blazing boxes.”

NAPOLEON
Many thanks to everyone who pre-ordered Napoleon! The game enjoyed the best pre-order launch we’ve ever had with 82 pre-orders during the first week!

FRONTLINE
Thank you Steve Hannan for sending in photos of the Frontline terrain dioramas you created!




PRE-ORDER NUMBERS
Updated!

03-22-2010

Huge Update!

FIELD COMMANDER NAPOLEON
Is available for Pre-Order!

If you pre-order Napoleon through the DVG web site, we’ll add a deluxe mounted Battle Map board to your order at no additional charge. We’re producing these boards in a very limited quantity and they will not be available elsewhere.

DOWN IN FLAMES – GUNS BLAZING
Will be going to the printer in April! If you pre-order and would like your name on the boxes, please email your permission to dan (at) dvg (dot) com…
“I give permission for Dan Verssen Games to print my name on the Guns Blazing boxes.”

We’ve added the final Guns Blazing box cover

We’ve updated the slideshow with 3 promotional aircraft cards. We’re printing a very limited quantity of these cards. We’re adding 2 copies of each of these cards to all Guns Blazing pre-orders made through our DVG web site. The cards will not be available elsewhere.

FRONTLINE and PHANTOM
Frontline and Phantom’s launch has been a huge success! The internet player posts and reviews have been fantastic, and our distributors are already re-ordering! Thank you all very much for the support!

We’ve posted an updated Frontline Solitaire AAR

We’ve also posted a sample Frontline turn showing the wide variety the game offers by replaying a single turn several times with the exact same soldiers and action cards.

Also posted is the first installment of the Frontline designer notes

HORNET LEADER
We’ve added the Hornet 11” x 17” Tactical Display. This will be on a mounted board in the game.

VENDETTA
Sorry Tony, but the strip club card is out, and the councilman card is in


03-03-2010

All Frontline and Phantoms have shipped!

NAPOLEON
We’re working steadily on Napoleon, and will have it up for pre-order with the next update.

VENDETTA
People have asked about the Vendetta “order 3 and own a piece of the city” offer. Here are the pieces that are up for grabs…
Crew
Made Man
Pizzeria
Delicatessen
Motel
Strip Club
Garbage Route
Bar
Construction Project

When you pre-order 3 games, type in the comments section of the order form, or email us, with which card you would like, and the first or last name to appear.

GUNS BLAZING
Guns Blazing is looking to be the next game to go to the printer! As a special offer, we’re printing one-time promotional aircraft cards that will be freely included with every pre-order made through the DVG web site. These cards will not be available when the pre-order period ends. Each DVG pre-order will receive two copies of each of the following (6 cards total): USA P-35 Seversky, USSR I-15 Chaika, and German Ju-87G Stuka.

New Slideshow!


02-22-2010

Great News!
Frontline and Phantom are ahead of schedule! They should arrive here later this week!

We’ve added the initial rulebooks for…

Down In Flames – Guns Blazing

Down In Flames – Locked-On

We’ve found that when creating the rulebook for a follow-on game in a series, it is best to start with the core game’s rulebook. This minimizes the chances of mistakes, and keeps wording consistent. It also presents the information in a familiar format and allows for better comprehension.

Next to the Printer
We are sending one game to the printer in a couple months. The possible choices are: Guns Blazing, Locked-On, Hornet Leader, or Modern Land Battles. Each game needs 250 pre-orders to go to the printer. Whichever game receives 250 pre-orders first gets to go. The others will follow later. Each game’s product page lists the number of pre-orders gathered by the game. If you are interested in any of those games, pre-order now and pass the word to your friends.


02-10-2010

A Big update this week! – We’ve updated most of the game sup for pre-order, and added a new one!

Vendetta – New York Style
Is up for pre-order! Be a mob boss on the streets of New York City! This fun “family” card game is great for gamers of all ages. Check out the game page for our special pre-order offer – you too can “Own a Piece of the Neighborhood”

Hornet Leader
New cards in the slideshow!

Locked-On
New cards in the slideshow! We’ve added the Korean War campaign sheet!

Guns Blazing
New cards in the slideshow!

Phantom Leader and Frontline
Rules in French!
Thank you Arnauld Della Siega!


01-29-2010

HORNET LEADER
We’ve added some new cards to the slideshow. You can now track the progression for FA-18C Hornet pilot “Bronco” from Newbie to Ace. Also, a first look at a target card!

DOWN IN FLAMES – LOCKED-ON
We’ve added new aircraft cards to the slideshow. Including the cool looking F9F Panther and venerable B-29 Superfortress for the Korean War campaign! Also – a couple more Action cards!

DOWN IN FLAMES – GUNS BLAZING
Added more aircraft cards, including some Damaged sides!

FIELD COMMANDER ROMMEL
We just received a new shipment of Rommel games from the printer! Just like the General, the game keeps movin’!

FRONTLINE and PHANTOM LEADER
We have been in contact with the printer. They are completing the printing process and are on schedule to deliver the games at the end of February.

VENDETTA – NEW YORK STYLE and FIELD COMMANDER NAPOLEON
We have been collecting artwork and will be ready to launch their pre-order campaigns soon.


01-18-2010

Hornet Leader is up for Pre-Order!
Our new mega-sized game covers all of US naval aviation throughout the service life of the F/A-18 Hornet strike fighter. The game includes: 330 cards, 2 counter sheets, an 11” x 17” mounted Tactical Display Sheet, and Player Aid Sheets.

Starting with the new games, we will also update the number of pre-orders received and the total number needed to send each game to the printer. We’ll update these numbers each week.



01-06-2010

Happy New Year!

We’re back to work following the holidays. Here’s a general overview of how we’re starting the new year…

We’re working on new cards and rulebooks to build-up excitement for DIF Locked-On, DIF Guns Blazing, and Modern Land Battles pre-orders.

Modern Naval Battles is SOLD OUT!
We’ve re-opened the game for pre-orders, and we’re already collecting pre-orders for the next printing. We will be collecting the pre-order names to print on the box.

DVG Blog
The DVG blog has reached 25,000 views!

Rommel Russian Rules
Thank you Maxim for sending in the Russian translation for the Field Commander Rommel rules!

DVG Gift Certificates
We’re thinking of offering DVG gift certificates. If this is something that would be of interest to you, please email us and let us know.

Frontline and Phantom Leader will arrive at the end of February or early March.

We will soon be offering Hornet Leader – Carrier Air Operations, Vendetta – New York Style, and Field Commander Napoleon for pre-order. At this point, we’re waiting on the first batches of art for game covers, cards, maps, etc.


12-23-2009

We just received the Frontline and Phantom Leader sample games from the printer! They look amazing! The colors on the boxes, cards, and counters really come out. Wan did a wonderful job of choosing a diverse, yet consistent palette of colors.

Frontline Components…


Phantom Leader Components…


This is our last company update before the holidays. We wish all of you the best. It has been a great year for DVG. Our line of games has grown, sales are up, and we have made some great friends around the world.

There is a great Field Commander Alexander review on BGG…
Boardgamegeek

12-12-2009

A word about pre-orders…

The pre-order system is a vital part of a strategy game company’s business model. Without pre-orders, most companies would be hard-pressed to bring a game to market. For small companies like DVG, it would be worse than hard-pressed, it would be impossible.

We recently ended the pre-order cycle for Frontline and Phantom Leader. We then charged the credit card pre-orders from the past 9 months.

We usually have 10% of the charges declined. We then contact the customers and ask them to re-pre-order with revised credit card information. Roughly, half do, and the other half don’t.

I must admit, I was worried when we charged the cards this time. Let’s face it, the economy has been bad for all of us, plus its holiday time when money is even tighter. I was fully expecting to see one declined charge after another.

I want to thank all of you who pre-ordered, because I got an early Christmas present this year. Against all anticipation, the number of declined cards were down, and the number of people who then re-pre-ordered was up. When the dust cleared, all (ALL!) the Phantom pre-orders were successful, and only three (3!) of the Frontline pre-orders failed.

Thank you all for a very Merry Christmas!

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Wow, a new cycle of games is starting!

In this cycle we’re moving forward with Down In Flames – Guns Blazing (WWII), Down In Flames – Locked-On (Jets), and Modern Land Battles (well, er… modern).

New Guns Blazing Slideshow!

New Locked-On Slideshow!

Modern Land Battles Rules – Early Draft!

Looking forward, we’re going to be announcing 3 new games for pre-order in the coming weeks…

Field Commander Napoleon
The 3rd installment in our Field Commander series, and a huge game. It will have 6 mounted maps and span Napoleon’s entire career.

Here’s the game box, courtesy of Wan…


Hornet Leader – Carrier Air Operations
One of the most demanded games to get into print is the Hornet Leader II series. This game will include the material from Hornet Leader II, Carrier Air Group, Cold War, Marine Air, plus new material.

It will be a huge box with over 300 cards.

Wan has been kind enough to create an ad to get the ball rolling…


Vendetta
Our first venture into the Euro/Mass Market!

A “Family” card game. It's a card game for 2 to 6 players. Each player plays a mob boss trying to take over the top spot in New York City. The game is designed to be a low complexity family game and takes about 45-60 minutes to play. The tone is very light and very socially interactive.

The goal is to take control of different places and people in the "Neighborhood". As you do so, you gain reputation. The first player to reach the reputation goal wins.

Here's the cool part of the game...

The cornerstone to the game is the "Vendetta" mechanic. If I take control of the local Delicatessen, I get some Reputation points. If you then come and Whack (destroy) the Deli, you take the Reputation points I gained from controlling Deli.

But wait!

There's more!

When you Whack my Deli, you must give me some of your Vendetta counters. The specific number is noted on the Deli card. If I attack you in the future, I can spend your Vendetta counters to pump up my attack against your places and people.

So, the more you Whack a player, the more bonuses they have in the future to Whack you back.

This does 2 cool things.

First, you get the whole "Grudge" or "Now it's personal" aspect of mob warfare.

Second, even if a player gets Whacked hard, he still has the resources to make a comeback. Which means until a player wins, everyone has a shot at winning.

The design came together very fast, and the artist, Jerry, is doing a great job of capturing the light feel we're going for.

Here’s the current box cover…



12-02-2009

FRONTLINE
Frontline is done!

The final rule book and back cover have been added to the site.

FRONTLINE and PHANTOM are at the Printer!

Now begins the long wait until early February when we get the games from the printer.

Next up for Pre-Order...
Field Commander Napoleon and Vendetta
We'll have details and cool art posted next week for both games.

12-01-2009

FRONTLINE
Final rulebook!

11-30-2009

FRONTLINE
Final rulebook!

The rules are done at this point. Please look through it for mistakes. If you see any errors, typos, or confusing rules, please email me at: dan (at) dvg (dot) com

Final back cover with pre-order names!

Frontline is going to the printer in about 24 hours!

If you’ve pre-ordered Frontline and would like your name to appear on the game boxes, copy/paste your name into the following statement and email me at: dan (at) dvg (dot) com

“I give permission to print my name, (( name )), on the Frontline game boxes.”



11-24-2009

PHANTOM LEADER
We’ve updated the back cover with the final names.

FRONTLINE
Updated rulebook!

The rules are pretty much done at this point. There are a couple little lay-out adjustments to take care of and that’s about it. Please look through it for mistakes. If you see any errors, typos, or confusing rules, please email me at: dan (at) dvg (dot) com

Updated back cover with pre-order names!

Frontline is going to the printer in about 5 days!

If you’ve pre-ordered Frontline and would like your name to appear on the game boxes, copy/paste your name into the following statement and email me at: dan (at) dvg (dot) com

“I give permission to print my name, (( name )), on the Frontline game boxes.”

CHECK YOUR CREDIT CARD INFO
If you have pre-ordered Frontline, please check your credit card info for your DVG account. We will be charging credit cards in a couple weeks. We hope to receive both games back from the printer in early February.

It is okay if the credit card info on your pre-order invoice is out of date. Our system does not update invoice information since it involves sensitive credit card data. Our system first checks the credit card info on the pre-order invoice. If that is declined, it checks the credit card info in your account and tries again.

BATTLE DAMAGED GAMES SALE
We have some Down In Flames, Rommels, and Alexanders that have damaged boxes. The boxes are warped, but the internal components are perfect. If you’d like to purchase some of these, enter the coupon code: 86068 to receive a 25% discount.

DVG IS TWEETING!
Our Twitter account is www.twitter.com/danverssengames

If you’d like to keep up on the exciting events in our daily game designer lives, please add us to your Twitter list!


11-18-2009

PHANTOM LEADER IS GOING TO THE PRINTER!
We will be sending the final Phantom Leader files to the printer, and charging credit cards in 24 hours. If you’d like to pre-order, do it now!

We’ve updated the back cover with the latest names.

If you’ve pre-ordered Phantom and would like your name to appear on the game boxes, copy/paste your name into the following statement and email me at: dan (at) dvg (dot) com

“I give permission to print my name, (( name )), on the Phantom Leader game boxes.”

FRONTLINE
Updated rulebook!

We will be updating the online rulebook every day or two. Please look through it for mistakes. At this point, the graphics are not complete, but if you see any errors, typos, or confusing rules, please email me at: dan (at) dvg (dot) com

Updated back cover with pre-order names!

Frontline is going to the printer in about 10 days!

If you’ve pre-ordered Frontline and would like your name to appear on the game boxes, copy/paste your name into the following statement and email me at: dan (at) dvg (dot) com

“I give permission to print my name, (( name )), on the Frontline game boxes.”

CHECK YOUR CREDIT CARD INFO
If you have pre-ordered Frontline or Phantom Leader, please check your credit card info for your DVG account. We will be charging credit cards in a couple weeks. We hope to receive both games back from the printer in early February.

It is okay if the credit card info on your pre-order invoice is out of date. Our system does not update invoice information since it involves sensitive credit card data. Our system first checks the credit card info on the pre-order invoice. If that is declined, it checks the credit card info in your account and tries again.

BATTLE DAMAGED GAMES SALE
We have some Down In Flames, Rommels, and Alexanders that have damaged boxes. The boxes are warped, but the internal components are perfect. If you’d like to purchase some of these, enter the coupon code: 86068 to receive a 25% discount.

DVG IS TWEETING!
Our Twitter account is www.twitter.com/danverssengames

If you’d like to keep up on the exciting events in our daily game designer lives, please add us to your Twitter list!


11-15-2009

PHANTOM LEADER
We’ve updated the back cover with the latest names.

If you’ve pre-ordered Phantom and would like your name to appear on the game boxes, copy/paste your name into the following statement and email me at: dan (at) dvg (dot) com

“I give permission to print my name, (( name )), on the Phantom Leader game boxes.”

FRONTLINE
Updated rulebook! We will be updating the online rulebook every day or two. Please look through it for mistakes. At this point, the graphics are not complete, but if you see any errors, typos, or confusing rules, please email me at: dan (at) dvg (dot) com

Back cover with pre-order names!



We’re getting close to finishing Frontline! If you’ve pre-ordered Frontline and would like your name to appear on the game boxes, copy/paste your name into the following statement and email me at: dan (at) dvg (dot) com

“I give permission to print my name, (( name )), on the Frontline game boxes.”

CHECK YOUR CREDIT CARD INFO
If you have pre-ordered Frontline or Phantom Leader, please check your credit card info for your DVG account. We will be charging credit cards in a couple weeks. We hope to receive both games back from the printer in early February.

It is okay if the credit card info on your pre-order invoice is out of date. Our system does not update invoice information since it involves sensitive credit card data. Our system first checks the credit card info on the pre-order invoice. If that is declined, it checks the credit card info in your account and tries again.

BATTLE DAMAGED GAMES SALE
We have some Down In Flames, Rommels, and Alexanders that have damaged boxes. The boxes are warped, but the internal components are perfect. If you’d like to purchase some of these, enter the coupon code: 86068 to receive a 25% discount.

PRE-ORDERS
We will be closing the pre-orders for Frontline and Phantom Leader very soon. This is your last chance to receive the pre-order discount and get your name on the boxes!


11-11-2009

PHANTOM LEADER
Thank you to everyone who has sent in their pre-order names for the box! We’ve updated the back cover with the latest names.

If you’ve pre-ordered Phantom and would like your name to appear on the game boxes, copy/paste your name into the following statement:

“I give permission to print my name, (( name )), on the Phantom Leader game boxes.”

FRONTLINE
The rules have moved to layout! There is still much to do, but they are looking great!

We’re getting close to finishing Frontline! If you’ve pre-ordered Frontline and would like your name to appear on the game boxes, copy/paste your name into the following statement:

“I give permission to print my name, (( name )), on the Frontline game boxes.”

CHECK YOUR CREDIT CARD INFO
If you have pre-ordered Frontline or Phantom Leader, please check your credit card info for your DVG account. We will be charging credit cards in a couple weeks. We hope to receive both games back from the printer in early February.

It is okay if the credit card info on your pre-order invoice is out of date. Our system does not update invoice information since it involves sensitive credit card data. Our system first checks the credit card info on the pre-order invoice. If that is declined, it checks the credit card info in your account and tries again.

FIELD COMMANDER NAPOLEON
Once Frontline and Phantom Leader are complete, we’ll be ready to place Field Commander Napoleon up for pre-order. Napoleon is looking to be a monster game with 6 mounted 11” x 17” campaign maps! The game will cover Napoleon’s entire career from Italy in 1796 through Waterloo in 1815.

BATTLE DAMAGED GAMES SALE
We have some Down In Flames, Rommels, and Alexanders that have damaged boxes. The boxes are warped, but the internal components are perfect. If you’d like to purchase some of these, enter the coupon code: 86068 to receive a 25% discount.

PRE-ORDERS
We’ve updated the pre-order numbers for Frontline and Phantom.

We are in the final push for pre-orders for Frontline and Phantom. If you’d like to order these games, now is the time!


10-27-2009

PHANTOM LEADER
Thank you to everyone who has sent in their pre-order names for the box! We’ve updated the back cover with the latest names.

If you’ve pre-ordered Phantom and would like your name to appear on the game boxes, copy/paste your name into the following statement:

“I give permission to print my name, (( name )), on the Phantom Leader game boxes.”

FRONTLINE
We’ve posted the latest rules. Most of the rule sections are now in full paragraph format.

We’re getting close to finishing Frontline! If you’ve pre-ordered Frontline and would like your name to appear on the game boxes, copy/paste your name into the following statement:

“I give permission to print my name, (( name )), on the Frontline game boxes.”

We’ve also added the newest Player Aid Sheet!

AGAINST THE ODDS INTERVIEW
Paul Aceto was kind enough to interview me for an Against The Odds magazine article covering solitaire game design. Here’s a link to purchase that issue of the magazine…

http://www.atomagazine.com/Details.cfm?ProdID=76

BATTLE DAMAGED GAMES SALE
We have some Down In Flames, Rommels, and Alexanders that have warped boxes. The boxes are warped, but the internal components are perfect. If you’d like to purchase some of these, enter the coupon code: 86068 to receive a 25% discount.

PRE-ORDERS
We’ve updated the pre-order numbers for Frontline and Phantom.

We are in the final push for pre-orders for Frontline and Phantom. If you’d like to order these games, now is the time!

10-14-2009

PHANTOM LEADER
Many thanks to everyone who sent in corrections on the last rulebook! We’ve made the edits and posted the updated rules. If you see any problems, please let us know!

If you’ve pre-ordered Phantom and would like your name to appear on the game boxes, copy/paste your name into the following statement:

“I give permission to print << name>> on the Phantom Leader game boxes.”

FRONTLINE
We’ve posted the latest rules. They are still in Word format, but we are now expanding the outline points to sentences, paragraphs, and sections.

BATTLE DAMAGED GAMES SALE
We have some Down In Flames, Rommels, and Alexanders that have warped boxes. The internal components are perfect. If you’d like to purchase some of these, enter the coupon code: 86068 to receive a 25% discount.

PRE-ORDERS
We are in the final push for pre-orders for Frontline and Phantom. If you’d like to order these games, now is the time!


09-29-2009

PHANTOM LEADER
The rules have been finalized. If you see any typos or rules that aren’t clear, please email us.

Updated slideshow!

Updated Box Cover!
Wan has agreed to lend his amazing art skills to the project to create a stunning cover for the game. Updated back cover with pre-order names! If you’ve pre-ordered Phantom and would like your name to appear on the game boxes, copy/paste your name into the following statement: “I give permission to print my name on the Phantom Leader game boxes.”

FIELD COMMANDER ALEXANDER
Great reviews of our games…
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/reply/3944700
http://leisuregames.livejournal.com/53657.html
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/401455
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/403774
http://www.drunkdwarves.com/?cat=82

**REDUCED!** SHIPPING CHARGES
We’ve reduced all our shipping charges for both domestic and international sales. We’re all going through tough economic times these days and we wanted to share some of the shipping burden. We really appreciate your interest in our games, and we’d like to do everything we can to help.

PRE-ORDER NUMBERS
Hmm, pre-orders have had a slow week. We only need a couple dozen more for Phantom and Frontline. Maybe this will help... Pre-Order Now!

BATTLE DAMAGED GAMES SALE
We have some Down In Flames, Rommels, and Alexanders that have warped boxes. The internal components are perfect. If you’d like to purchase some of these, enter the coupon code: 86068 to receive a 25% discount.


09-10-2009

PHANTOM LEADER
New Rules Update!

Phantom is shaping-up to be a great Leader game. I’d say the best in the series so far. You’ll get far more strategy options in this game than ever before. Not only do you get to decide on Low Altitude or High Altitude strikes, close-range and long-range attacks, you also have new choices for your Special Options points. In past games, you could choose from different high-tech weapons. In Phantom, you still have the weapons to choose from, but there are campaign and mission altering choices, such as: Start of the campaign pilot promotions to give you a more experienced squadron, Tanker priority so you don’t have a Weight Point limitation on the mission, R&R priority to give your pilots a much needed break in the middle of the campaign, etc.

There are also little flavor bits. The BLU-1’s (napalm bombs) are a great example. Napalm is an effective weapon, but it also has a stigma attached to it. In the game, Napalm has some great attack numbers versus soft targets, but if you use it during a mission, you take a hit to your Political track, which will limit your future target choices.

If you’ve pre-ordered Phantom and would like your name to appear on the game boxes, copy/paste your name into the following statement:

“I give permission to print my name on the Phantom Leader game boxes.”

FRONTLINE

Wan has updated the box cover, and it looks amazing!
v PRE-ORDER NUMBERS
A few pre-orders have come in since last week, but not as many as we’d like. If you’re on the fence about Frontline or Phantom, this is the time to pre-order!

BATTLE DAMAGED GAMES SALE
We have some Down In Flames, Rommels, and Alexanders that have warped boxes. The internal components are perfect. If you’d like to purchase some of these, enter the coupon code: 86068 to receive a 25% discount.


09-02-2009

PHANTOM LEADER
Almost Done! We are wrapping-up work on Phantom and getting it ready to print. We’re hoping for the last few dozen pre-orders to come in during September. If you would like your name to appear on the game boxes, please email your permission to:

dan (at) dvg (dot) com.

Copy/paste your name into the following statement:

“I give permission to print my name on the Phantom Leader game boxes.”

Pilot Names – When you email your pre-order name permission, you can also submit a suggestion for a pilot call sign. Please make them family friendly. We can’t guarantee that we’ll be able to use all the suggested names, but we’ll do our best!

New Phantom Rulebook!

FRONTLINE
New Turn for Solitaire Game!

MYRIAD GAMES PODCAST
The guys at Myriad games sat down with Marcelo Figueroa, who is in charge of our distributor sales. They talked about our current games, and those coming out soon… http://www.pulpgamer.com/myriadgames/134701/myriad-games-game-gab-gen-con-2009-dan-verssen-games/

PRE-ORDERS
New Frontline and Phantom numbers!

BATTLE DAMAGED GAMES SALE
We have some Down In Flames, Rommels, and Alexanders that have warped boxes. The internal components are perfect. If you’d like to purchase some of these, enter the coupon code: 86068 to receive a 25% discount.


08-20-2009

Another big step forward toward getting Phantom Leader and Frontline ready to print!

FRONTLINE
Newest Frontline rule update with the solitaire rules added!
New slideshow with new soldiers and vehicles. All non-Combat soldier art has been removed and replaced!
Short sample of solitaire game play!

PHANTOM LEADER
Newest rules with updates and cool flavor art!
New slideshow!

PRE-ORDER NUMBERS
Updated!

BATTLE-DAMAGED GAMES
We have some Down In Flames, Rommels, and Alexanders that have warped boxes. The internal components are perfect. If you’d like to purchase some of these, enter the coupon code: 86068 to receive a 25% discount.


08-04-2009

Lots of updates this week!

DOWN IN FLAMES
Thank you Maxim for sending in the Russian translation of the Down In Flames Aces High rules! You can download them from the DIF section along the left edge of the site.

PHANTOM LEADER
The newest Phantom rulebook is available. We’ve added an extra layer of detail to the aircraft cards. Instead of just listing their Weight Points, we are now also listing the specific weapon types each historically carried during the war. We also have a new slideshow featuring the newest aircraft and target cards.

FRONTLINE
The newest version of the Frontline rules is available for viewing. We are almost ready to switch from outline format to rulebook format.

Tanks! The newest AAR features tanks and anti-armor weapons! We’ve updated the Frontline slideshow. You’ll notice that we’ve removed all flavor text from the soldier cards. There was an overwhelming demand from players for this change.

PRE-ORDERS
We’ve updated the pre-order numbers for Frontline and Phantom Leader!

BATTLE DAMAGED GAMES
We have some Down In Flames, Rommels, and Alexanders that have warped boxes. The internal components are perfect. If you’d like to purchase some of these, enter the coupon code: 86068 to receive a 25% discount.


07-23-2009

D(VG)-Day Rolls on!

PHANTOM LEADER
We’ve added a new AAR for Phantom Leader!
As well as the newest rulebook for Phantom Leader!

FRONTLINE
And the newest rules for Frontline!

PRE-ORDER NUMBERS
We’ve also updated the pre-order numbers! Frontline and Phantom are getting close!

BATTLE DAMAGE SALE!
In the flavor of D(VG)-Day, we’re having a “Battle Damage” Sale. Sometimes games arrive from the printer with warped or creased boxes. The contents are fine, but the damage to the box makes them unsellable. If you’d like to purchase one of these games, place an order as normal.

When you Check-Out, enter the Coupon Code: 86068. Click the submit button, and you’ll see the 25% discount appear with your order’s financial information to the right.

We only have about 10 to 20 copies of each game with Battle Damage. If you do not see the Coupon Code on the Check-Out page, the offer has ended because all of the damaged games have already been claimed.

This offer cannot be used with Pre-Order games or Vassal/PDF Games since they do not have Damaged boxes.


06-29-2009

D(VG)-DAY takes a huge leap forward!

FRONTLINE…

Ever since announcing Frontline we have been receiving requests to post an After Action Report (AAR). We have now assembled and uploaded one! This small battle does a great job of showing the flexibility, options, and player decision-making inherent in the system. The battle includes small arms, a machine gun section, and a mortar section. The battle runs smoothly and quickly while the sections move, shoot, and sustain damage. Please check it out!

We have also added a page illustrating the cool new terrain/range mechanics we’ve created for Frontline.

The updated slideshow shows off some of Wan’s new artwork for German soldiers and Terrain cards.

The rules have also been updated. We’ve added more rule sections along with details for cards and counters.

PHANTOM LEADER…

Phantom Leader has also gotten some love!

We’ve uploaded a detailed AAR of a USAF strike mission to take out a nest of SA-2s up north.

We’ve added the back cover, and it looks awesome!

The rules have also been updated.

PRE-ORDER NUMBERS…

See the game pages for the updated pre-order numbers for Frontline and Phantom Leader. We are getting close! We will soon be putting out the call for people who pre-ordered to give us permission to print their names on the boxes!


06-17-2009

Our D(VG)-DAY summer push is going very nicely! Thank you for all the pre-order support.

This week we have updated the Phantom Leaders rulebook.

The Frontline cards are also updated. Wan has really outdone himself on the card art! We have also updated the Frontline rules.

The pre-order numbers for Frontline and Phantom have also been updated. We are on track to get them to the printer this summer!


06-06-2009




Announcing June 6th, 2009 as being D(VG)-Day!
June 6th, 1944 was one of the most important battles of WWII as 2 great armies met in combat.
June 6th, 2009 starts the pre-order battle to send two great games to the printer: Frontline D-Day and Phantom Leader.
Each week, we will release new information for these games until victory is assured and the printing presses are rolling!

The Frontline rules have gone through another generation of updates. They are still in rough outline form, but many more rules have been added to fill out the sections.

We’ve also updated the Frontline slideshow with new soldier and vehicle cards!

Also added are the Phantom Leader rules. They are much farther along than the Frontline rules, but they still have a ways to go. There are still many blank spots where graphics will be added.

We had a great time at the Memorial Day Los Angeles game convention last weekend. We were very excited to be their Guest of Honor. Eric Burgess was kind enough to invite Dan to be part of a podcast discussing game design theory and operating a game company. Here are the links to the podcast streaming from BGG…

Boardgamegeek

and Eric’s web site, Boardgame Babylon…

Boardgame Babylon

A few people have reported problems seeing the web site. The web guys have made some updates and I know there has been some success. If you’re receiving this as part of our newsletter or posting on a web site and have had problems, please give it another try and let me know if you still see a blank page.

Jesse Cheng, our demo Team Leader, ran a hugely successful week of demos and games at Consimworld’s Expo this past week. He manned the DVG booth, demoed games, and introduced many new people to our games. Many thanks Jesse! If you have an interest in demoing our games, please contact us and we’ll put you in contact with Jesse.

Christopher "Kozure" Ono will be running a DIF tournament on Saturday, June 27th. Thank you Christopher! Here’s a link for details…
Boardgamegeek

05-21-2009

Lots of updates!

An updated Down In Flames Jets slideshow with some cool new aircraft.

An updated Phantom Leader Tactical Sheet.

An updated Phantom Leader slideshow.

We’ve also uploaded a revised Alexander player log with a new track for recording other Battle Plan uses.

Many thanks to Bob Leonhard for sending in a great Field Commander Rommel AAR.

A hugely updated Frontline slideshow!

We’re launching an experiment in game publishing. We’ve posted the first text applied to paper (well, pixels applied to screen, to be completely accurate) for the Frontline rules. We thought it would be interesting for everyone to follow the process of how a rulebook starts, takes shape, and is finalized. Every game company does things differently, but for us, a game goes through so many early changes that we don’t bother with a rulebook until the game solidifies. This first draft is only a partial outline, but this is how it starts. Up until this point in the design process, the game’s “rules” are scribbled on crumpled napkins, sheets of notebook paper, and mostly kept in our heads. Many rule sections have started life on the back of a McDonald’s tray liner during lunch.

05-06-2009

Lots of updates this week!

We have an updated slideshow for Frontline showing the latest soldier cards.

The slideshow for Down In Flames Jets has been updated.

As well as the slideshow for Phantom Leader.

Great news! Due to your support we just placed reorders for Field Commander Rommel, Down In Flames Aces High, and Field Commander Alexander! We’re expecting the new print runs to arrive in early July. If you’d to buy any of these games, please order now. We only have a few copies of each game in stock.

We’ve added several support pages for your Alexander Immortality rankings. The first is the turn log we used during playtest to record actions and choices. There is also a sample page filled out showing how it all works. We’ve also started adding player submitted Immortality scores and summaries. If you’d like yours posted, please send them in!

We’ve also added a few more stores on to our store locator.

04-25-2009

We’re going to add an Alexander bragging rights page if there is interest. Send me an email (dan (at) dvg (dot) com) with the Immortality points you earned in each of the 4 campaigns and we’ll post your name and scores. If you’d like to include a write-up of your campaigns, we’ll post that as well. Feel free to send us anything from sentences to pages.

The Phantom Leader slideshow has been updated to include Bandit and Site counters.

Ray Mulford was nice enough to send us an idea for Alexander. He suggested adding a Temple Tactic Track to the player log sheet. Instead of using a die to track Fate, you can move the Fate counter along the track. We’ve uploaded the log sheet.

We’ve added a few new stores to our Retail Locator. Please keep them coming!

04-12-2009

“Great” News!

Alexander the Great has galloped victoriously into Glendora astride Bucephalus!

We will begin packing and shipping games as fast possible. They should all be in the mail by Monday or Tuesday.

A few people have emailed us to say our site is just showing up as a plain white page in IE and Firefox. Many thanks to Howard who discovered that the Safari web browser can see our site.

http://www.apple.com/safari/

Game updates…

Update to the Phantom Leader slide show and text. We’ve added a few counters to the slide show to show off the new 3D weapon art. The USAF Rolling Thunder campaign sheet has also been updated. The aircraft list and campaign list has been revised.

Update to DIF-Jets slideshow with new aircraft and action cards.

Frontline is almost ready for a big update. Once the Alexander’s are out the door, we’ll be ready to post an update.

Pre-Order update…

Pre-order numbers have been updated.

Good news: DIF-Guns Blazing, DIF-Jets, Phantom Leader, Frontline, and Modern Land Battles are all about 100 to 150 pre-orders away from going to the printer. If you have an interest in these games, please pre-order. It would be great to have one or two of these games go to the printer by summer!

03-31-2009

We are pleased to announce the world of Down In Flames has expanded into the Jet era! This week we have launched Down In Flames – Locked-On for pre-order. The game will span from the Korean War to modern day. Locked-On includes everything from the F-86 Sabre to the F-22 Raptor. Jets has all the DIF upgrades and improvements found in Aces High and Guns Blazing, and adds missile combat!

We have also added a few more aircraft and target cards to the Phantom Leader slideshow.

We have added a couple more retail stores to our retail locator list. If you know of any stores that sell our games, send us their contact information and we’ll add them.

The second half of the Modern Land Battles turn has also been added. Nice demonstration of the firepower of the M1 Abrams and MLRS!

We received a huge email from Arnauld Della Siega. He has provided French translations for updated Rommel rules, the Alexander rules, and the Alexander Player Log. Thank you Arnauld!

A few people have reported having problems viewing the site. They have been able to see it one day, but the next, it only appears as a blank white screen. We are looking into it, but if you’re a web guru and know what the issue might be, please email us.


03-17-2009

Epic News!

We have finalized an agreement with Decision Games that returns all the rights to two of our game series: Air Leader and Down In Flames Jets.

Both of these properties are long time favorites of the gaming community dating back to the early 1990s. We are wasting no time in getting them into production!

We have added Phantom Leader to our list of pre-order games this week.

Next week, we’ll add Down In Flames Jets.

We have also added a couple new cards to the Down In Flames Gun Blazing slideshow. We’re also closing in on the campaigns. The campaign list was updated.

A detailed Down In Flames Aces High campaign AAR has also been added!

We’ve received news from the printer that Alexander might arrive a few days early. We are now looking at the first few days of May for its delivery!

03-11-2009

Great News!

Down In Flames Aces High has been extremely well received. We are now ready to announce a new Down In Flames game, “Guns Blazing”! Gun Blazing is a stand-alone game featuring new aircraft, new campaigns, and action cards that depict the new aircraft in all their dog fighting glory. There are 2 pre-order options, one for the game, and one for the game plus a bonus set of cards for people who want to play monster air battles.

We have also uploaded a sample game and new slideshow for Modern Land Battles. Please take a look. The game is only about 100 pre-orders from going to the printer!

Field Commander Alexander is still on schedule to arrive in early May.

We’ve also added some new entries to our blog.


03-07-2009

We just updated the Modern Land Battles slideshow, and added the start of a sample game for your review.


03-04-2009

News on a few different games this time…

We just uploaded the Down In Flames Player Log Sheet. You can use this as needed to record your campaign games.

A generic Down In Flames Campaign sheet has also been added. It is in Word format, and you can use it to create your own campaigns. If you make some that you want to share, please send them in!

Also added are Down In Flames Optional Rules and FAQ. If you have any ideas for optional rules, please send them in!

As a special bonus, we received a few uncut card sheets for Down In Flames from the printer. This new item has been added to our list of games.

Felipe Santamaría was kind enough to translate the Alexander rules into Spanish and they have been added to the Alexander section. Thank you Felipe!

Research has started on Field Commander Napoleon and I am working on the map for the Italian campaigns. We should have Napoleon ready to accept pre-orders in a week or two.

We’ve continued to add entries to our blog. At present, it is covering the design of Napoleon, with other random bits thrown in from time to time.

02-12-2009

A few great news items… Down In Flames has arrived and is shipping! All the games should be in the mail on Tuesday.

There is already a great AAR posted on BGG…
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/380857

Alexander is at the printer and we should have games in early May!

02-02-2009

Big milestones this week…

Down In Flames will arrive from the printer in a few days!

We’re in the final days of Alexander prep for the printer!

The newest and final Alexander rules have just been uploaded to the web site. If you happen to seen any problems, please let us know in the next 24 hours. Also, If you want to pre-order and get your name on the box, please do so in the next 24 hours.

The next game in the primary design slot is Frontline, and we’ll be posting updates soon.

The next Field Commander game will be Napoleon, but the commander for game #4 in the series has not been decided. I’ve started a Poll on www.boardgamegeek.com in their General Gaming section. If you’d like to place a vote, we’d like to hear your opinion.

Also, we’re looking for after action reports and reviews of Rommel and Modern Naval Battles to post both on the DVG site and Board Game Geek. If you’d like to write one, we’d love to see it.

I’d also like to put in a good word for Ragnarok. I think with some of our other “bigger” titles, this one is easy to overlook. This is a fun game that is not only a great card game, but also the perfect game to play with your non-gamer friends and family. 2 to 6 players can play in under an hour. An added bonus for our international friends is Ragnarok is language independent. The cards use symbols and numbers, not words, for all game information. How many other games allow you to walk around as Thor, calling down lightning bolts while you smash your foes flat with your mighty hammer? I also really like the artwork!


01-20-2009

A brief update this time.

We have received the final cover art for Ragnarok, and it looks great!

Final file prep is underway for Alexander. This is the last chance to pre-order. If you've pre-ordered and would like to have your name printed on the box, please send in your permission statement.

The latest, near final Alexander rulebook has been uploaded. If you see any edits or confusing rules, this is the time to email us.


01-11-2009

GREAT NEWS...

We just received a couple advanced copies of Down In Flames - Aces High from the printer, and the games look fantastic! The box and rulebook came out great, and the cards look wonderful. The cards are printed on CCG- thickness 350gsm paper with a slick gloss coating.

The main shipment will arrive in 3 weeks. We'll then start mailing out all the orders.

An updated Alexander box back has been uploaded with some new names.

Also, we have updated the Alexander Rule Book. Thank you again to everyone who has contributed edits.

The Retail Locator has been updated.

01-04-2009

Happy 2009 to Everyone!

We have a bunch of updates for our first News update of the New Year…

For Ragnarok, we’ve added a couple more cards to the slideshow, and a sample of play. In the sample you’ll see a mix of near-final cards and playtest art. I created the playtest art to make the cards more interesting to look at while we test. I wanted to post it for everyone to see because I think it’s important to show the fun we have in designing games. My art is goofy, and far from professional, but I hope the sense of fun I had in drawing it comes through. When it comes to publishing games, we do everything we can to make them the best games possible, but we also have a lot of fun along the way. Our thanks go out to everyone who plays our games. Without you, none of this would be possible.

We recently reached a very cool DVG milestone. We now have over 1000 people subscribing to our Newsletter!

Alexander is coming along very well. We’ve updated the rules and have uploaded the back of the box. If you’ve given your permission to print your name on the box, please take a look and make sure we have your name spelled correctly.

With the end of the holiday season, we’ve shut down the links to the Elves Under Hoof game. Many thanks to everyone who downloaded the files and posted comments on consimworld and boardgamegeek. Who knows? Maybe next year we’ll design an Abominable Snowman expansion for the holidays.

We’ve also added a new page to the web site, a retail locator. These are retail stores that carry our games. If you know of a store that carries our games, please send us their information and we will add them to the growing list. All we need is their: store name, street address, phone number, and web site (if the have one).

2008 was a tough year for all of us. Our best wishes go out to everyone for a far better 2009!



12-19-2008

Work has focused on finishing Field Commander Alexander. We’ve updated the site with the latest rules and maps.

We are on schedule to send the game to the printer at the end of this month.

If you have pre-ordered the game and would like your name printed on the box, please paste your name into this statement and email it to me at: dan (at) dvg (dot) com

“I, YOUR NAME HERE, give my permission to print my name on the Field Commander Alexander game box.”

You can submit one name for each pre-order.

We just heard from the printer, and we should be receiving Down In Flames around the middle or end of January.

We have received an amazing response to Elves Under Hoof! Thank you to everyone who emailed us, and who have posted their AARs on various sites around the Internet. Who knows, maybe next year we’ll work on an Abominable Snowman expansion. :)

Happy Holidays!


12-08-2008

Happy Holidays from DVG!

As a special holiday treat, for the next couple weeks we’re offering a free PDF download of our solitaire Elves Under Hoof mini-game. We designed it a few years back, and it’s the perfect game to introduce to your non-gaming friends. Load up on eggnog and cookies, and lead your reindeer to victory!


11-30-2008

We are very pleased to announce a new game available for pre-order, Ragnarok!

Ragnarok is designed to be an economical, low complexity card game where people can have fun socializing as they fight fearlessly in the final battle. The artwork by Mike Campeau looks fantastic. He has really captured the heroic, larger than life feel of the Norse gods and their Jotun foes.

I really enjoyed watching each piece of artwork take shape from the first pencil sketches to the final draft. I have included the different stages for each art piece in the slideshow.

We have also updated the cards featured in the Frontline slideshow.

We have also updated Alexander’s Granicus map and rulebook.

11-20-2008

We are very pleased to announce Frontline, a new game for pre-order!

Frontline is a very tactical WWII infantry combat card game that takes place during the D-Day invasion and in the months following. The game can be played solitaire, 2 player, and multiplayer.

Down In Flames is moving through the printing cycle and we hope to be able to start mailing games in late December or early January.

Many thanks to Arnauld Della Siega for sending in a French translation for the Down In Flames rules and example of play!

Much appreciation also goes out to Aitor Gonzalez for sending in the Spanish translation of the Modern Naval Battles rules!


10-24-2008

Huge News - Down In Flames has entered the production cycle!

We have started the printing process and expect to have game in-hand in about 8 to 10 weeks. Many thanks to everyone who ordered the game and the extra decks. The printer has sent us sample cards, and they look fantastic!

We’re going to take a day off, then move on to wrapping up Field Commander Alexander. Our goal is to have Alexander start the printing process in November.

We are also collecting artwork for the new batch of games to go up for pre-order, and we will announce them in the coming weeks.


10-15-2008

Thank you to everyone who has sent in their names for the Down In Flames box. We've updated the file with the latest names.


10-13-2008

We would like to announce a FINAL CALL for all Down In Flames Pre-Orders. This is your last chance to get your name printed on the box.

Don’t forget, you can also request for someone else’s name to be placed on the box instead of yours. Just email us at dan(at)dvg(dot)com. You get to add one name for each pre-order.

You can give permission for us to put your name on a pre-ordered game at the time you place the pre-order. Just type your permission in the comment section: “It is okay to print my name 'insert your name here' on the box for this pre-order.”

We are receiving inquiries regarding outside game design submissions. The answer at this time is “Yes”, but just barely.

As you know, we are still a new and small company. At this point, it takes our full efforts to design, develop, and finalize games for printing on anything approaching a timely basis. At this time, we do not have the extra manpower needed to develop and finalize outside designs.

This leaves all the work up to the designer, but the designer will also receive higher than normal industry compensation.

For us to consider adding an outside game to our pre-order system, the game needs to only be a great design, but also fully designed, developed, and have printer-ready files for all the components, rulebook, and packaging. Basically, all we should need to do is promote it, gather pre-orders, and push the giant “Print” button.

Here’s why: To get a game 90% complete takes as much time and effort as the last 10%. So even if a “mostly complete” game were submitted to us, it would still require a huge amount of time and effort on our part to complete the project.

If you have a print-ready game that you would like to submit to us, the first step is to email us to request an NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement). Please do this before sending us any material. We cannot legally look at any material until we have an NDA in place.

We would also like to give you a quick Sneak Peek at the next games to appear for pre-order…

Ragnarok (card game): A multi-player game featuring Norse Gods, giants, mighty foes, and a host of devoted followers at the Final Battle, known as Ragnarok. 2 or more players.

Battle for Stalingrad (card game): This game depicts the grueling battle for the vital city of Stalingrad during the harsh Russian winter of 1942-43. Cut-off and far from home, the German army had to secure the city to receive supplies if they were going to survive the winter. Far away in their German and Russian capitals, Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin each decided that Stalingrad was not only vital to the war effort but also a national symbol that must be won at all costs. 2 players.

1500 (Euro-style board game): It is the year 1500 and the great powers of Europe have turned their eyes to the new world far across the Atlantic. As a leader of one of those powers, it is up to you to build and maintain successful colonies to make sure that your nation reigns supreme! 2 to 6 players.

Front Line (card game): You are the commander of a squad of WWII soldiers. This is a very tactical card game where each card represents one soldier or vehicle. Front Line will combine “card game” fun and simplicity with exciting battlefield tactics. We have already begun working with several artists to make the look and feel for this game realistic and flavorful. Solitaire, 2 player, and multiplayer.


10-01-2008

The past week has been devoted to the campaign section of Down In Flames. The game was ready to send to the printer about a week ago, and then one of those last minute ideas popped-up. This led to some changes and much testing. The bad news is, it pushed the game back a week. The good news is, the fighter/bomber interactions are much better.


09-22-2008

A quick update to let everyone know we’re receiving a revised quote from the printer, so the Down in Flames files will be delayed for a few days.

As mentioned in a previous update, the higher pre-order price for Alexander will go into effect on Wednesday.

We are expecting the latest print run of Rommels in the next day or two.

We’re starting to put together a list of the next games to go up for pre-order. We should be able to announce them in October.

We’ve taken a step forward in bulk shipping by opening a FedEx account! This will save us hours at the post office when shipping out the distributor orders. It will also make the post office people and other postal customers much happier. Tying up a post office window for 3 hours at a time did not make anyone happy. :-)


09-16-2008

We've just uploaded the latest Down In Flames rule book to the site. This is pretty much the final version unless we find something major in the next day or two.

The plan is to send the Down In Flames files to printer on Monday and charge credit cards. This is the last chance to pre-order.


09-013-2008

The week has been filled with mailing out the new Modern Naval Battles games and final prep to send Down In Flames to the printer.

Here are the latest Down In Flames rules. They still need a couple editing passes and final layout nudges, but other than that, they’re ready to go.


09-05-2008

Great news!

Modern Naval Battles arrived late afternoon on Friday, September 5th.

The glossy cards really bring out the artwork, and they feel smooth to the touch.

We jumped into the pack-outs and were able to ship most of the pre-orders on Saturday before the post office closed. The remaining orders will go out on Monday.


09-02-2008

The Down In Flames rulebook is coming along nicely. We still have a couple editing passes and a few more graphics to add, but it’s getting close. If you see any errors, vague points, or omissions, please email us and we will correct the problems. The newest version can be seen here…

Modern Naval Battles is scheduled to arrive on Thursday. We’ll begin mailing pre-orders right away, and should have them all in the mail by Friday. Many thanks to everyone who pre-ordered!

We also have the latest update to the Alexander game box…

…and a few more counters have been added to the slideshow…

On the Alexander front, we just received a revised price quote from the printer. On the good side, the game will now feature thick mounted map boards, a bigger box, and thicker counters. On the bad side, their production quote has doubled. We’re going to maintain the original pre-order price for another week or so to give everyone a chance to pre-order at that price. After that, we’ll probably raise the pre-order price to $43.99 because of the huge difference in cost from when the game was originally quoted with paper maps and normal counters.


08-23-2008

This week has been filled with prep for completing Down In Flames. We’re also counting down the days until the Modern Naval Battles games arrive. They should be here in a week or two.

We’ve updated the Down In Flames box back to include the newest pre-order names. Thank you for your pre-orders!

We’ve also updated the Down In Flames rules and started layout. We’ve uploaded the work in progress.

The artwork for Field Commander: Alexander the Great has taken a wonderful leap foreword. Artist, Wan Chiu, has taken the reins and produced a new, exciting, and authentically historical look. We’ve updated the slideshow to give you a sneak peek. Wan will also be updating the Alexander maps and game box.

In another bit of exciting Alexander news, the game will include mounted map boards! This will increase the final retail price of the game, but we are keeping the pre-order pricing the same in order to honor our pre-order customer commitment.

Thank you for all you support for the Field Commander series. Without your help, none of this would be possible.

We are also pleased to add a historical article by Roger Horky covering the pilots of the German Invasion of Poland (one of the Down In Flames campaigns). Roger is a long time Down In Flames fan and has created many campaigns and articles for the original series. We are very happy to have his help with the new series. Thank you Roger!

In the Rommel section, we’ve added a FAQ of the questions asked on Board Game Geek. Thank you John Haba for collecting the information!

Many thanks to Mark Walker and Lock and Load Games for asking me to participate in an interview for the new issue of their Line of Fire downloadable magazine. I’ve looked through a preview of the issue, and it looks beautiful. Here’s the link to their web site…

Link to Lock'n Load

We also wanted to mention our Z-Cardz web site. We’ve been running it for a few years, but they are now going out of production. We’ll probably shut down that site in a couple months. We started selling Z-Cards years ago when we designed a game for the Z-Cards production company. The game is now out of print, but we continued selling the product because they are fun. If you have an interest, please take a look. Z-Cardz are small plastic models that slide together to form airplanes, dinosaurs, cars, etc…

Link to GamesAhoy


08-07-2008

Most of this past week at DVG has been devoted to finalizing Down In Flames – Aces High. We’re scheduled to send it to the printer in a week or two, so if you’d like to receive the pre-order price and have your name printed on the boxes, please place your order now. If you’d like your name on the boxes, please email us your permission: As an example, your email would read... "Yes, it is okay to print my name, , on the Down In Flames box." Send your email to: dan (at) dvg (dot) com. If you order more than one copy of the game, you can have one name on the box for each game ordered, or the same name multiple times.

We’ve also updated the campaign sheets for Down In Flames with some additional sheets.

We’ve added a few more cards to the Modern Land Battles slide show.

The printer confirmed that Modern Naval Battles is on schedule to arrive at the end of this month, and we will be mailing them as soon as we receive the games.

The third printing of Rommel is also in production and should arrive at the end of September.

Our next big focus will be Alexander. Our goal is to send it to the printer in a month or two.


07-30-2008

A couple new things this week!
We’ve added a few more cards to the Modern Land Battles slide show…

We’ve also added a Down In Flames link from the main page to a PDF file with a few of its historical campaigns…

Great news on the Rommel front! Due to your support, we just placed an order with the printer for its third print run.


07-22-2008

We’ve updated a few of the games this week as work on Down In Flames and Alexander continues…

We’ve updated the Modern Land Battles slideshow with new Unit and Action card images. The general look of the card frames is based on the great artwork Martin Scott put together for the Down In Flames cards.

For Down In Flames, we’ve uploaded a revised set of rules that includes a first pass at the campaign rules. The goal with the campaigns is to increase decision-making while decreasing randomness and complexity.

For Alexander, there is an updated map that is pretty close to done. We’ll be posting other maps soon. Many thanks to Tim Couper for sending in some edits on the Alexander rules, a revised rulebook has been uploaded. The rules still lack graphics, but they will be going in shortly.

Also, much appreciation goes out to Arnauld Della Siega for translating the Modern Naval Battles rules into French!


07-15-2008

Greeting from DVG! We’ve been having a very busy summer designing, producing and updating new games. Here’s what we’ve been up to…

We are proud to announce our newest game up for pre-order - Modern Land Battles: Target Acquired. It has all the excitement of Modern Naval Battles, with the additional element of being in tanks, charging straight toward your enemy in a hard-hitting game of modern land warfare.

We just received the printer proof for Modern Naval Battles and the game looks great! We should be able to start mailing games in about 5 to 6 weeks.

Also, you can check out the Down In Flames box back on the site. We are now accepting pre-order names for the sides of the box. Send an email stating that you give permission for DVG to use your name on the box to: dan (at) dvg (dot) com

The Field Commander: Alexander the Great rules are now online! The art isn't in yet, but will be added as they are revised. The game is filled with battles, spies, prophecies, and plenty of glory! You’ll notice the similarities of its core rules with Rommel, and the differences made to highlight Alexander's specialties, style of warfare, and time-period.

We have a modification on the Pre-Order page. You can now give permission for us to put your name on a pre-ordered game at the time you place the pre-order. Just type your permission in the comment section: “It is okay to print my name 'insert your name here' on the box for this pre-order.” Yay! One stop shopping.

We are very grateful and excited to announce an updated set of rules in French for Field Commander Rommel. Arnauld Della Siega has taken the time to update his previously translated rules. We really appreciate your hard work and effort Arnauld to bring Field Commander Rommel to an ever-growing audience!

A special Happy Birthday goes out to Rick in South Carolina. If your name is Rick, and you happen live in South Carolina, your dad just MIGHT have gotten you a game which is now on its way.

We’ll keep the updates coming. Thank you all for your enthusiasm and support!


07-05-2008

A short update this week. The printer is examining the Modern Naval Battles files to make sure they properly set-up for printing.

Work continues on Down In Flames and Alexander. We will have updated previews of both games next week.

I've updated the Down In Flames and Alexander pre-order numbers. If you've been thinking of pre-ordering these games, this would be a great time. Both games need more pre-orders before going into production.


06-28-2008

Modern Naval Battles is at the printers! We hope to have the shipment of MNB games the first week of August. If you received a 'credit card declined' notice, please re-pre-order in the next day or two and email us to receive the pre-order price.

We’ve also made a few really nice additions to the web site. Many thanks to the people who contributed…

Arnauld Della Siega was very kind to translate the Rommel rules into French.

Rick Yarto deserves a round of applause for creating and sending in the Rommel Battle Summary sheet to record your battle details.

For Alexander - An updated map.

For Down In Flames - Some damaged-side aircraft cards.

For Modern Naval Battles – The final rulebook


06-17-2008

A quick update. All the MNB files are ready to go to the printer, but last second communication delays have set us back a few days. With any luck, the files will be uploaded in a day or two and then our attention will turn to DIF and Alexander. The option to pre-order MNB and have your name printed on the box will remain available until the files are actually sent.


06-08-2008

MNB is in the finishing stages. The cards are finalized. and for this, a major Thank You goes out to Dave Schueler for all his help! The box is finished, except for the adding of new pre-order names, and the rules are pretty much done also.

We'll be sending the MNB files to the printer next week, and expect to receive the games at the end of July.

We just uploaded the latest MNB rules and box back with the latest pre-order names.

In kind of related news, the sales of Rommel's second print run are doing very well. We are considering trying to batch its third print run with the MNB printing.

Once MNB is off to the printer, we'll turn our attention to Down In Flames - Aces High with the goal of sending it to the printer in early July.



06-05-2008

The past week has been focused on getting Modern Naval Battles ready for the printer. At this point, we are on schedule to send the files next week. If you’d like to pre-order and have your name printed on the box, please place your pre-order in the next couple days.

We’ve uploaded the latest MNB box back and rules file. The rules are pretty much finalized, except for the index. If you see any problems, please email us.

Once MNB is wrapped-up, we’ll focus on Down In Flames and Field Commander Alexander. The plan is to have DIF on its way to the printer in early July, and Alexander finalized in early August.

We’re in for a busy summer!

Many thanks to everyone who has placed an order or pre-order. Without your help, none of these games would be possible.

The new print run of Rommels just arrived! All the games ordered since we ran out have been mailed!

We've also updated the pre-order count-down numbers.



06-03-2008

The new print run of Rommels just arrived!

If you've placed an order since we ran out, your game will be in the mail in the morning.

If you'd like to place an order, we will start shipping new orders in about 48 hours.



06-01-2008

We've uploaded the newest MNB rules. Other than the index, these are pretty much final. If you see any problems, let us know. We'll be sending the game to the printer and charging credit card pre-orders in about a week.


05-31-2008

We have updated the Modern Naval Battles - Global Warfare box back to include the names of people who have pre-ordered the game and sent permission to print their names on the box. If you have not yet given permission (and you want your name on the box), please do it soon.

Its been a while since some of the MNB-GW pre-orders were placed. Please check your account to make sure your credit card information is up to date. If it is out of date, please update it in the next few days. When we charge the credit cards, if a card fails, I'll check your account information to see if you have entered updated card information.

Reminder...
If you have pre-ordered the game, you can send me an email if you want your name printed on the box (like we did for Rommel). You can copy/paste the following if you like and insert your own name…

I, (insert your name here) give Dan Verssen Games (DVG) permission to print my name on the Modern Naval Battles box.

Send your emails to dan (at) dvg (dot) com

A few people have asked, yes, if you have ordered multiple copies you can certainly have one name appear for each game you have pre-ordered. Please send in an authorization for each different name to appear.


Here's the newest ship list for MNB...

United States
Enterprise, New Jersey, Virginia, Ticonderoga, W.H. Standley, Arleigh Burke, Spruance, Elliot, O.H. Perry, Gary, George Philip, Crommelin, Los Angeles, Dallas, La Salle

United Kingdom
Invincible, Glasgow, Liverpool, Exeter, Edinburgh, Somerset, Sutherland, Westminster, Beaver, Broadsword, Cumberland, Phoebe, Trafalgar, Swiftsure

Soviet
Kiev, Kirov, Slava, Kresta, Marshall Shaposhnikov, Okrylenny, Osmotritelny, Neustrashimy, Krivak, Smerch, Alfa, Charlie II, Oscar I, Titan

China
Hangzhou, Fuzhou, Lanzhou, Wuhu, Zhoushan, Wuhan, Guangzhou, Taizhou, 3115, 7103, Romeo, Ming, Han, Song

Argentina
Almirante Brown, La Argentina, Heroina, Sarandi, Hercules, Espora, Rosales, Spiro, Santa Cruz

France
Charles de Gaulle, Duquesne, Tourville, De Grasse, Cassard, Jean Bart, George Leygues, Dupleix, Moncalm, Lafayette, Surcouf, Courbet, Rubis, Saphir

Norway
Fridtjof Nansen, Bergen, Trondheim, Narvik, Skjold, Ula, Utsira

Japan
Kongo, Kirishima, Shirane, Kurama, Murasame, Harusame, Amagiri, Yuugiri, Setogiri, Hamagiri, Okishio, Nadashio

Taiwan
Kee Lung, Su Ao, Cheung Kung, Cheng Ho, Chi Kuang, Yueh Feu, Kang Ding, His Ning, Kun Ming, Hai Lung, Hai Hu

Unaligned
Non-Combatant


05-28-2008

The back of the Modern Naval Battles box has been added. See the link to the left.


05-27-2008

The big news is we will be sending Modern Naval Battles to the printer in 2 weeks! Once you have pre-ordered the game, you can send me an email if you want your name printed on the box (like we did for Rommel). You can copy/paste the following if you like and insert your own name…

I, (insert your name here) give Dan Verssen Games (DVG) permission to print my name on the Modern Naval Battles box.

Send your emails to dan (at) dvg (dot) com

We’ve uploaded the newest version of the MNB rules. Please look and send us any comments or questions you might have. This process worked extremely well for the Rommel rules. This is not the final version of the rules, but it is very close. At this point, all the problems should be fixed. If you notice anything wrong (other than the Index), or have a question because a rule is not clear, now is the time to send in your comments.

Send your emails to dan (at) dvg (dot) com

Notice of price increase: We just received a revised production quote from the printer for MNB, and their price to us has gone up. We’ve thought a lot about it, and we want to be fair to everyone who pre-orders in the future, so we will not be changing the pre-order price. However, the retail price will increase from $39.99 to $49.99 once the game is sent to the printer and the pre-order period ends in 2 or 3 weeks.

The second print run of Rommel is due on June 5th. Once they arrive, we’ll ship them out to everyone who is waiting.

A few more people sent in optional rule ideas for Rommel, and we have added a new page.

We have also adjusted the pre-order numbers for the 3 pre-order games.



05-07-2008

This past week has been devoted to getting the Down In Flames art up to speed. Luckily, Martin Scott has agreed to lend an expert hand and has greatly improved the look of the fighter control panels. He has also agreed to work on the bomber and action card panels. I am very pleased with the new look he has given the cards.

You can see the new aircraft cards in the Down In Flames slideshow.

We’ve added the first turn of a Down In Flames sample dogfight between a US Marine F4U Corsair and an Imperial Japanese A6M5 Zero. If you haven’t played DIF before, be sure and check it out. If you’ve played the old game, you’ll want to see the newly improved game mechanics and how they work.

We have also updated the pre-order numbers. All three games are making progress toward their pre-order target numbers. I’m hoping to have all three games sent to the printer in the next few months. As we did with Rommel, anyone who pre-orders a game will have the option of having his or her name printed on the box.

Modern Naval Battles and Alexander continue to have their art worked on, and we’ll have updates for them next week.


04-28-2008

The past week has been devoted to moving all the games a little closer to going to the printer as their pre-order numbers increase.

We’ve started layout of the Modern Naval Battles rules, and you can see the work in progress for the first five pages. I thought it would be interesting to watch the stages a rulebook goes through. At this point, the text is in good shape, but will still get another dozen or so editing passes. We have started to lay in the graphics, and have noted where game graphics and examples will be needed. I’ve added a link in the left panel in addition to the plain text rules link.

For Down In Flames, we’ve updated the card slide show with more finalized card designs. We’ve also added a few more cards. We’re working on the updated campaign system now. The first thought was to use the original system, but in reviewing the rules, it was very complex and procedure heavy. I think a better, faster-playing design can be created that will make the campaigns more appealing to everyone.

We’ve added a few more graphics to the Alexander slide show focusing on siege engines and siege warfare. The campaign map has also been updated.

Great news for DVG! – Long-time friend and business associate Marcelo Figueroa has agreed to represent DVG to game distributors worldwide. This is a huge step for us, as it will increase our company’s exposure to gamers and retail stores all over the world. Marcelo just attended the Gama Trade Show in Las Vegas this past week and has already dramatically added to the number of distributors that will be carrying our games.

We’ve also updated the launch numbers for the games on pre-order. Thank you to everyone who has pre-ordered, we’re getting close!

Many thanks to Felipe Santamaria who was kind enough to translate the Rommel sample game into Spanish! I’ve added a link in the left panel.


04-17-2008

Another Busy Week!


We are pleased to announce that one of our favorite designs “Down In Flames” is re-entering the gaming world and is now available for pre-order. We have updated the game to increase aircraft detail and add more player options when playing action cards. If you already own the old version, be sure to check out the “What’s New?” section of the description (otherwise known as: “I already own the old games, why should I buy the new one?”)

We have updated the number of pre-orders needed for Alexander and Modern Naval Battles to go to the printer.

Our home page has also undergone an upgrade with each of the 3 game types (In Production, Pre-Order, and Vassal/PDF) separated by banners. This will make it easier for visitors to see which games are in the different categories.

Also, we are proud and honored that Rommel has almost sold out of its first print run. We have less than 50 copies left in stock and a second print run has already been ordered. Thank you to everyone who ordered the game and the great word of mouth it has received. We are very proud of having to reorder in only 3 weeks. The next print run of games should arrive at the end of May.

A few new player testimonials have been added to the testimonials page. Thank you for your kind words!

We are in the process of updating the Rommel sample game as some of its rules were changed before the game was published. We should start having the new sections available next week.

Thank you,
-Dan


04-09-2008

It’s been a very busy week at DVG!


All of the Field Commander Rommel pre-orders were mailed out within a few days of the games arriving here, and we are getting very positive feedback. We have added a Player Testimonials page to the site so you can see some of the kind comments we have received. If you’d like to send in a testimonial, we’d be happy to add it to the site.

We also started working with a few of the industries great game distributors both in the US and in Europe. This means Rommel will be appearing in retail stores in the next few weeks.

Since Rommel is our first game, I contacted retail stores with a promotional offer to introduce our company. Many of them accepted our offer and I sent them two copies of the game, one for demoing and one to sell. The great news is, stores are already re-ordering the game.

We’ve updated the Alexander map and slideshow with some new artwork. I am working on a sample game to post soon.

You’ll also see a new “Launch Status” added to games. This number shows how many pre-orders the game still needs before it can go to the printer. I’ll update these numbers every week or two.

A few players asked for the Rommel Player Log to be made available for download. You can now download the PDF file with the link on the left panel.

Many thanks to Felipe Santamaria for translating the Rommel rules into Spanish! If you would like to translate the rules, we will be happy to make them available through our website and give you name credit.

Our main email: customerservice@dvg.com gets flooded with spam. If you’d like, you can also email me at: dan (at) dvg (dot) com


03-28-2008

DVG – General Rommel Blitzkriegs California!


Dan Verssen Games (DVG) – Glendora, CA - is pleased to announce the arrival our Field Commander Rommel games. We have already started packing them for mailing, and all pre-orders and orders will be in the mail within 24 hours.

We look forward to your comments when you receive the game and have a chance to play it. If you would like to send us a testimonial, please do! Include your name the way you’d like it listed. We will be posting them on our web site.

Many thanks to everyone who helped make this possible!


03-18-2008
Alexander the Great - News!


We are very pleased to announce the second game in our Field Commander series - Alexander the Great. You can see the box front, sample counters, and a map in the Alexander game section.

We have also received news from the printer, and we should have Field Commander Rommel in hand at the end of this month. Once they arrive here, we'll start mailing them out.


02-08-2008
MNB-GW Scenario/AAR


MNB-GW AAR Added To

I've added to the MNB-GW Scenario/AAR document. The Norwegians strike back!


We’ve added a few new items to the site this week…

Rommel
The final Rommel rules have been uploaded as well as the last turn of the sample game. I converted the rules to a lower resolution to keep the file size to a minimum. At printing resolution, they are about 25mb. Here they are less than 1mb. The graphics appear blurry, but the words are readable.

MNB-GW
For MNB-GW, the sample game has a new turn, and a mock-up of the box front has been posted. We will be accepting pre-order names for the box once we get closer to sending it to the printer. At this point, we are only 50 pre-orders away from going into production. We have also uploaded the revised rules. The next step will be to start the initial rules layout and get it posted. As with the Rommel rules, we appreciate any feedback you might have. We think the Rommel rules were greatly aided by your participation.

Future Games
We are also gathering quote from printers for the next couple games. With luck, we’ll be able to announce them in a week or two.


02-08-2008
MNB-GW Scenario/AAR


MNB-GW AAR Added To

I've added to the MNB-GW Scenario/AAR document. The Norwegians strike back!


02-05-2008
Latest DVG News


Lots of good news here at DVG!

Last week, all the sample components for Rommel were received and approved, credit cards were charged, and the game has entered production. We’re hoping to have the games arrive here in about 45 days. Once we get them, we’ll start shipping them out to everyone.

We encountered a problem in our pre-order software that was not separating multiple pre-orders for different games on to different invoices. This has been corrected. Some of you might notice that Rommel appears on your credit card statement as being billed from “Front Page” which is our graphic arts company. This problem should also be resolved on future billing statements and the billing company will be “Dan Verssen Games”.

If you pre-ordered with Paypal, the funds were withdrawn at the time you placed the pre-order.

I’ve also had some free time to devote to Modern Naval Battles – Global Warfare. You’ll notice a new banner and Scenario/AAR on the site. The game is only about 50 pre-orders away from going into production! In working on the AAR, I was surprised at how well the system lends itself to building hypothetical and historical scenarios. The first AAR is a fictional 1980 WWIII battle between small Soviet and Norwegian fleets. Once the game is published, I hope you send in your own scenarios, and I will add them to the page.

We have received overwhelming approval on the idea of giving pre-order people the option to have their name printed on the Rommel box. We will be doing the same for MNB-GW pre-orders.

We’ve asked for quotations from the printer on the next wave of games to go up for pre-order. Once we have them back, we’ll announce the next couple games. I’m hoping to be able to announce them next week.


01-30-2008
Great News!


I have received pre-production samples for all the Rommel components, and they look awesome! I have given the printer the go ahead to begin production and we will be charging credit cards for Rommel pre-orders in 24 hours.

If you’d like to pre-order Rommel, this is your last chance.

Once the credit cards are charged, the price will be changed to retail, $39.99. We will also be raising the postage and handling fees. We had to estimate those, and we came in a little low.

I will be announcing the new games to go on the pre-order list in a week on the www.dvg.com website.


01-17-2008
Rommel Update!


The printer has confirmed the Rommel files look good for printing and they are proceeding with a printed sample. I should receive the sample late next week, if it looks good, the printing will start.

Once I give final approval of the sample, we’ll start charging credit cards and the game will be moved from “Pre-Order” status to “Produced” status, and the pre-order price will no longer be available.

If you have pre-ordered the game, thank you! Please check your mailing address and credit card information on our website to make sure it is up to date.

If you haven’t pre-ordered, this is your last chance to take advantage of the pre-order discount.


01-08-2008
Happy New Year!


I hope everyone enjoyed a great holiday season!

The design work on Rommel has been completed, and we are talking with the printer to make sure our files are properly formated for their printing process.

I will post a notification here in the News section as well as in our Newsletter when we send the files. At that time we'll begin charging credit cards. If you think your credit card or mailing address information might be out of date, please visit your account and make any needed updates.

Once Rommel is safely in production, we'll announce our next set of pre-order games.

Thank you all for a great 2007, and we look forward to an even better 2008!

12-05-2007
The Better, the Bad, and the Good…


Last Tuesday, I was running through each of the 3 Rommel campaigns one last time to check for any last minute issues. I completed Ghost Division and had taken a break before playing North Africa when an idea occurred. The Allied Resupply die roll plays a major roll in a campaign’s difficult, yet the player has little control over it. If the rolls bring in few Allies, the campaign gets easier even though the player did nothing to shift the balance of the game. On the other hand, if the rolls bring in many Allies, the campaign gets harder even though the player did nothing wrong. So I decided to even out the new forces and supplies so there is variety, but not a difference in quantity.

Holly also came up with an easier way to handle Allied movement.

By the way, such last second changes are very common in my design phases. This leads to some stress, but I think it’s worth it overall. It would be great if ideas like this that make the games better happened earlier in the cycle, but they appear when they appear. Although sometimes it does get a bit carried away. Years ago when we were working on Flagship, we actually have photos of me at the printer, editing the card files the day they were put on press.

I went back to the computer to update the Ghost map to start a new play test cycle. When the Rommel folder opened, it was empty.

My stomach lurched. I closed the folder, and re-opened it. Still empty. I started to panic when I realized my last backup of the folder was 6 months ago. A lot has changed in 6 months.

I restarted the computer. Still empty. At the time, I had no idea if it was a virus slowly eating my drive, a one-time hardware failure, or a growing hardware failure. I quickly opened a few other folders. Some folders were healthy and some were empty. A pattern quickly developed. Folders with files that I had used recently were empty. Very bad news.

I started a backup of the drive, thinking I needed to save everything I could. Normally, a backup takes 1.5 hours. This one took 10.5 hours due to the slow downs from the bad disk sectors. It was able to save the healthy folders, but none of the empty ones.

I then ran GetBackData, which took 5 hours. In the end, it was able to recover maybe 95% of the files from the empty folders, including all the Rommel files.

So after a week of terror, DVG is once again underway and hoping to send the Rommel files to the printer in about a week.

11-13-2007
General News


I've uploaded the latest Rommel rules. Both layout and content are almost finished! I'm going to give it one more playtest pass to make sure all the campaigns look good, and that should about do it. Thank you for all the feedback!

I've also uploaded the back of box graphic that includes all the names sent in to date.

10-31-2007
General News


You can take a look at the revised Rommel rules by clicking the link on the left panel of the DVG site, or this link...

http://images.dvg.com/www.dvg.com/RommelRules.pdf

Layout for the rules is underway, but not yet finished. I still need to add a few things and move some stuff around. If you see any sections that need improved wording or more explanation, send me your comments in the next day or two.

Also, another reminder about emailing me if you've pre-ordered Rommel and would like your name on the box.

I've uploaded an updated box bottom showing the back cover and flaps with the names so far.

10-26-2007
Rommel Rules v2


You can take a look at the revised Rommel rules by clicking the link to the left. Layout is underway, but not yet finished. I still need to add a few things and move some stuff around. If you see any sections that need improved wording or more explanation, send me your comments in the next day or two.

10-21-2007
Rommel Rules v1


I just uploaded the first version of the Rommel rules (see the link below). This version is just the text with headers. If you'd like, please read through them and email me with any problems you find. This includes grammatical errors, missing rules, and rules that are not clearly stated. Once this version of the rules is looking good, I'll add in the examples.

10-15-2007
Hornet Leader PC Launches!


It's been a big week.

Hornet Leader PC has launched, and is getting great feedback from the players. If you'd like to take a look, the website is:

www.matrixgames.com

Sorry about sending out the wrong URL for Matrix Games in the last newsletter. But for those of you who were looking for quality hair care products, it probably worked out okay. :-)

Work on Rommel is moving forward. I hope to post the first complete draft of the rules in a coupel days. My plan is to post the rules in 3 waves to give everyone as much feedback time as possible. Wave #1 will be the bare bones rules, just text. Wave #2 will include examples and other add-ons. Wave #3 will include art and the final layout.

I have also posted a revised set of rules for MNB-GW. Thank you James for going through them!

10-06-2007
Rommel Box Mock-Ups


I just added the mocked-up graphics for the front cover and back cover of the Rommel box. See the link on the left.

10-04-2007
Rommel Pre-Order Names...


I thought it would be cool to list the names of everyone who pre-ordered the game on the 4 box sides of the box bottom as a special "Thank You" for supporting our company. These sides will only be seen when the box is opened. To do this though, I need you to give your permission.

If you've pre-ordered, or are pre-ordering, Rommel. please send me an email stating it is okay to use your name, and your name as you would like it to appear.

As an example, your email would read...

"Yes, it is okay to print my name, 'Fred Smith', on the Rommel box."

9-24-2007
General DVG News...

Good news to report!

Several games are now moving forward.

Hornet Leader-PC is pretty much done and we'll be turning in the final build this week.

This has given me some free time to move Rommel forward. There are new links on the main page with the D-Day and Ghost Division maps. These are not final, but they are pretty close.

Marine Air launched without a hitch and the emails I have received have all been very favorable. Thank you for the kind words!

8-17-2007
Marine Air

I just received the Vassal build from Jerry Tresman for the Hornet Leader Expansion - Marine Air and it looks great! I will do some testing and then it should be released soon.

8-1-2007
Hornet Leader - PC!

It is with great excitement that we announce Hornet Leader-PC! This new computer game is based on our popular HLII game system and features fast and smooth game play. We are proud to be working with Matrix Games who is publishing the game, and Derek DiBenedetto who did all the programming.

Here is a link with more details...

www.wargamer.com/news/news.asp?nid=4472


7-27-2007
Update

Sorry to everyone about the lack of DVG updates or progress reports in July. I have been playtesting a new computer game that is based on one of my tabletop designs and it has required a lot of time. Once the publisher announces the game, I'll be free to post information.

6-15-2007
Marine Air Update

The design work on the next Hornet Leader II expansion, Marine Air, is complete. The work to convert it to a Vassal module is underway and it should be ready for release in a week or two.

6-02-2007
Rommel Part #6

The 5th game turn for Rommel has been added to the website.

The pre-orders for both Rommel and MNB-GW are going well. Both games are a couple dozen pre-orders away from being able to go to the printer.

We are working on the next Vassal/PDF Hornet Leader expansion "Marine Air". It features AV-8s, more pilots, and campaigns.

I am putting together our wholesale information now. I should have it ready later this month.

5-05-2007
Rommel Part #5

The 4th game turn for Rommel has been added to the website. This turn includes the updated full color counter images.

If you have signed-up for the weekly email newsletter, but it is not being delivered, it might be due to your internet provider blocking it before it reaches you. I also have an AOL email account, and I don't receive them through that email.

4-29-2007
Rommel D-Day Map

Here is a first look at the Rommel D-Day map...
Rommel D-Day Map

4-23-2007
Rommel Turn #3
Turn #3 for Rommel has been added to the site. This turn, we assault Fortress Tobruk!

4-21-2007
DVG Newsletter
A few people have asked me about the DVG Newsletter. You can sign up for it on the left side of this window. I usually send out one each week with the latest news. We do not give out email addresses, so you don't need to worry about getting spam if you sign-up.

4-19-2007
DVG News!
Paypal now Accepted! Many people asked for our new website to accept both credit card and PayPal payments. All the custom coding is in place and the site now accepts both forms of payment!

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Rommel Sample Game Updated!

The new turn for the Rommel sample game is active. I also updated the first two turns with the new counter graphics that make the unit values much easier to read. Thank you for all the feedback from the people at www.consimworld.com

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Limited Time Special Offer – From now until April 30, we would like to introduce you to both our pre-order games and Vassal/PDF games. We think a great way of doing this is to offer you a free Vassal or PDF game with every Modern Naval Battles or Rommel game you pre-order. When you place a pre-order, send me an email noting which Vassal or PDF game you would like and I will run a complimentary registration for you.

What if you’ve already pre-ordered one or more games? No problem! Send me an email with the Vassal or PDF game you would like for each of your pre-orders and I’ll email you their registration information.

This offer does not include Down With The Empire.


4-17-2007
Interview
Antonio Marcelo over at Portal dos Wargames was nice enough to ask me to do an interview about the wargaming industry. Here is the link...
Interview Link

Field Commander Rommel - Sample Turn #3
I just uploaded the 3rd installment of the Rommel sample game.
Link to Rommel Sample Turn #3


4-5-2007
Field Commander Rommel - Sample Turn #2
I just uploaded the 2nd installment of the Rommel sample game. In this segment, the Allies begin their build-up!
Link to Rommel Sample Turn #2


4-1-2007
Field Commander Rommel - Sample Turn #1
Here is the first turn of a Rommel game. Please take a look to see how the game plays. We will post regular updates to the game every few days.
Link to Rommel Sample Turn #1


3-31-2007
Modern Naval Battles - Global Warfare Rules!
We've uploaded the first draft of the MNB-GW rules for everyone to look at. This version does not include examples, graphics, or final edits. We've posted these rules to show everyone the design and to get your feedback. Please leave feedback through our Feedback email account on this site, or the DVG forum on www.consimworld.com
Link to MNB-GW Rules


3-30-2007
We have received many requests for the new site to accept PayPal as well as credit cards. I have looked into it and it will take some custom coding to make it work. The good news is, it will be ready in about a week. Thank you for the feedback!


3-24-2007
Wow, where to begin!


2007 is the year of expansion and improvement here at DVG. Not only have we launched our new store, but we have also started publishing our own games!

We have wanted to self-publish for many years and we are finally in a position to do so because of the loyal support of the wargaming community. Thank you!

Like many companies in the strategy gaming industry, we are using a pre-order system to gauge interest for a game before printing it. You can find all the details in the Pre-Order section.

We welcome you to our new site and hope you like what you see.

-Dan and Holly Verssen


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