Cry “Havok!” and release the PDFs…

The time has come! While we wait for the print proof from our printer (it should be here soon!), we've gone ahead and released The Play's The Thing on PDF via If you're a backer, we've gotten your PDF to you directly, but if you missed your chance to get in on the Kickstarter, now's your chance to pick up the PDF! The Play's The Thing - $19.99 $9.99 Please leave reviews, spread the word, and let us know what you think. We can't wait to hear from you!

Teacher’s Guide for The Play’s The Thing

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As we wait for the final touches to be made to the layout for the book, we've been working on finalizing the teacher materials for The Play's The Thing. Our awesome teacher consultant, Pete Figtree, has put together an awesome guide that helps teachers use the game in the classroom with specific ideas and suggestions for making the game even more educational. Teacher's Guide for The Play's The Thing Please take a minute to download the rough draft and let us know if you catch any typos ...

Happy Valentine’s Day from Magpie Games

We hope you're having a great Valentine's Day! Marissa and I are celebrating with cupcakes, and some exciting production notes for The Play's The Thing... First, we've got a special announcement about the design for the book. We are extremely lucky to have landed Daniel Solis, the awesome writer and designer of books like Do: Pilgrims of the Flying Temple and Happy Birthday, Robot, as our graphic designer for the project. Marissa and I really admire all of Daniel's work and we're so thrille...

Playtesting The Play’s The Thing In The Classroom

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As we get ready to release The Play's The Thing, we're working hard on the assorted accompanying materials, including the Teacher's Guide for the game. We're thrilled to have Pete Figtree, veteran geek/teacher, putting together a document for us that will help teachers implement the game in the classroom, helping students find new ways to connect with Shakespeare! This last few weeks, he's been trying the game out in the classroom with his students. As he gathered all the materials he used, h...

Magpies at Work on The Play’s The Thing

Whew! The Play's The Thing is almost done! After receiving so much fantastic support for the Kickstarter last month, we've been hard at work putting together the final draft of the book for our backers. We've still got a little ways to go, but we were able to release a draft of the book to our backers today for review! Next up, we'll be sending the text and images over to our graphic designer to handle the layout and get the book ready for printing. We'll give all our backers one last ch...