Design Conversations Podcast Features Mardi Gras Madness

Enjoy this one-of-a-kind board game design podcast from the designers of Mardi Gras Madness! The process of designing a board game or card game is filled with uncertainty. Uplink Underground Games prides itself on designing unique games that are highly thematic. Indie gamers who discover our niche love the work we do! But have you ever wondered how the designers built that beautiful game that graces your table? What struggles, stumbles, and failures did they overcome to bring the board game or card game to life?

Listen in to a new podcast by the designers of Mardi Gras Madness. In the Board Game Design Conversations Podcast, Mark, Ben, and Art discuss the origins of the game. Because we are New Orleans natives, we created a niche game to simulate being a kid again!

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BoardGameGeek review praises Breakaway Football as “Hidden Gem”

A review on the popular board game site BoardGameGeek.com dished out some serious love for Breakaway Football this week. Regular contributor Clinton Paris lavished praise on our little endeavor, calling it a “Hidden Gem” and a “rousing success on many levels.” Not that we don’t agree with him, but it’s always nice to get some unsolicited cred from the board game community at large. (i.e., We didn’t even have to pay him for this!) Check out the full (and quite extensive!) review here:

Hidden Gem or Just Another Rock from the Indy Board Game scene?

If you want to know more, head to our Breakaway Football game page and read all about it, with links to strategy guides, expansion packs, where to buy, and more! Or check out the Breakaway Football group on Facebook for more interactive content.

Looking forward to seeing you on the field!

A few board game podcasts with the Underground

Uplink Underground’s own Arthur Franz appeared on a couple recent podcasts to talk about our projects and game design in general. Check them out below!

Indie Board Game Designers podcast:

Art appeared on Episode 43 (40:32) of this podcast that focuses on indie designers and their products and processes. He and host Patrick Rauland discuss getting started as a game developer, making Breakaway Football, building an audience, and so much more!

Website link here.
MP3 Audio here.


The Game Crafter Official podcast:

In Episode 186 (45:07), Art discusses using the Game Crafter website for on-demand printing and fulfillment with the guys that make it possible. Really great info for aspiring game-builders and fans of gaming in general.

Website link here.

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