Creating Beautiful Games with Jamey Stegmaier
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Happy Holidays everyone! It's nearly the end of the year and while it has been a slow one for the Ice Cream for Everyone Podcast I'm really happy to finish the year with an awesome guest, Jamey Stegmaier of Stonemaier Games. 

Jamey is an award-winning board game designer, particularly known for quite intricate, strategy oriented games with beautiful pieces and design. He's also known in the industry for the knowledge he shares about design and crowdfunding. He raised $3.2 million on Kickstarter through different projects, and while he moved away from the platform he still writes and thinks about crowdfunding. 

I first came across Stonemaier Games with Jamey's first published game: Viticulture, a board game in which players are winemakers in Tuscany. My brother received it as a gift for Christmas last year and I really enjoyed playing it. Earlier this year I got to play Scythe, probably his most popular game. It's pretty crunchy, as in there is a lot going on and a lot to learn. I was a little lost playing the first time but by the end I couldn't wait to play again.

We had an excellent conversation about Christmas and holidays overall, the games we play, how Jamey designs games, how he works and structures his days, thoughts about crowdfunding and more.

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A few things mentioned in this episode:

Jamey Stegmaier

Stonemaier Games


My Little Scythe


St Louis, Missouri


Richmond, Virginia

Euro style board games

Mille Bornes




Scotland Yard

Hero Quest



Ben Rosser

Between Two Cities

Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig

Ticket to Ride

Cooperative Games

The Mind




Scythe Rise of Fenris

Star Wars Roleplaying Game

Time Stories




Jeni's Ice Cream

The Three Body Problem

The Malazan Book of the Fallen

Gardens of the Moon

The Gift, Lewis Hyde


Via Nebula



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