The popular US board game publisher, Capstone Games has outlined its move into the family gaming arena as it ‘accomodates a wider audience’ with the launch of Juicy Fruits and Rorschach.
The two new titles will be launched under Capstone’s new Family Brand, a division that has been established in direct response to the ‘expanding board gaming industry’ and as the next step in its ongoing mission to “bring people together through gameplay.”
The move was first detailed in a Facebook post issued via the publisher’s official page.
“Announcing our Family Brand with Juicy Fruits and Rorschach,” it read. “With the board gaming industry expanding, we had the desire to create a line of games that accommodates a wider audience, but still retains a familiar hint of where we started. We are excited to provide everyone with highly accessible board games through the introduction of our new Family Brand.”
The Ohio-based Capsone Games is traditionally known for a portfolio of deep strategy tabletop titles under its Simply Complex brand, or various titles that focus on rail network development under its Iron Rail moniker.
Under its Family Brand launch, games will now skew to a younger audience of more casual players, a move in line with the surge in popularity of board gaming and rise in demand for the hobby to have emerged over the course of the pandemic.
Juicy Fruits is billed ass a fruit-growing Euro-game that tasks one to five players with using their island to grow and sell fruit, and fruit-based products. Meanwhile, Rorschach – named after the psychological inkblot test – will task two teams with testing each other using inkblots.
A number of Capstone Games are currently distributed to the UK through Spiral Galaxy Games.