Welcome to the Underground

Uplink Underground Games is a collective of game designers and gaming enthusiasts based in New Orleans, Louisiana. We seek to maximize the enjoyment of each game by weaving the feel and theme of the subject matter within the mechanics of the gameplay experience. Covering a wide range of themes, we at the Underground hope to appeal to a variety of gamers with interest in different genres: sci-fi, fantasy, sports, horror... nothing is off limits here. We will continually update this page with our latest products, as well as thoughts on the state of the gaming industry as a whole. Stay tuned!

How libraries can build community through gaming

At Uplink Underground Games, we love libraries almost as much as we love board games. We encourage our local branches to champion themselves as Centers of Excellence in board gaming. To that end, we humbly offer a few modest proposals

Hurry-Up Offense Gets A Facelift

Brainchild of Arthur Franz, our resident football guru, Hurry-Up Offense is an excellent dice-based simulation of the last 2 minutes of a football game. One player serves as the offensive play-caller, trying to lead their team (trailing by 4 points)

Mardi Gras Madness makes perfect sense

This is a question we recently posed to ourselves, and to the world in general: Why is there not a quality Mardi Gras-themed board game out there? Well, there is no good answer to this. The only thing to do

Lessons Learned – Breakaway Football and Kickstarter

Designing and developing Breakaway Football has been a labor of love, and I am very excited about how the game has turned out. In late March, we plan to make the game available to our faithful fans for print on

Final 48 hours for Breakaway Football on Kickstarter

Alright folks, we are approaching the finish line… or rather, time is running out and the finish line is way up there, in the distance, mocking us with its seeming unreachableness. However, whether we are able to sprint forward and break

Kickstarter for Breakaway Football off to a great start

After one week, the Kickstarter campaign for Breakaway Football is around 25% funded! Definitely looking forward to delivering this game to all our amazing donors. Of course, we’ve got a long way to go and a long time to get there

Breakaway Football Kickstarter campaign is LIVE

Uplink Underground Games proudly announces the launch of a Kickstarter campaign to produce our very first board game: Breakaway Football. The culmination of 9 months of design, development, and testing, this endeavor is finally ready to take the gaming world

Breakaway Football – Testing and Development

In the “Design” post for Breakaway Football, we talked about where the inspiration for the game came from, the different constraints that helped us find something unique, and finally how the four of us contributed specific items to the core

Breakaway Football – Origins and Design

Breakaway Football is the culmination of about 9 months of almost daily design and development. We have poured nearly one thousand design hours and scores of play-testing hours into making the game simple and fun. My first passion is football.

Breakaway Football heading to Kickstarter

A little excited here at Underground HQ as we ramp up to our first Kickstarter campaign! Breakaway Football will be launching soon (September!) and we want you to be a part! Stay tuned for updates…