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COGZ makes the shortlist for Boardgames Australia’s Best Aus Game Award

Logo: COGZ. A Christmas ribbon, bordered by holly, sits on the top left edge, with the text "Gift Option". 3 Smaller logos across the top read "Color-blind accessible," "RAEZ" and "Mensa Endorsed". URL links to the boardgame's online store.

Festival favourite COGZ, the tabletop game of gears and cogineers, was recently shortlisted in Boardgames Australia’s Best Australian Game Award. Congratulations to the cognizant creator RAEZ, for being recognised on the list for the second year running!

What factors into the deciding the ultimate tabletop game in the Best Australian Game Awards? Well, Boardgames Australia take into consideration such factors as replayability, scalability, value for money, quality components, a good skill vs. luck dynamic, anything that makes it stand out. So we think it’s fair to say that this particular Perth-made game must be a top prize for any tabletop aficionado to take home.

For the complete catalog of high-quality Australian games, head on over to the 2017 Best Australian Game Award shortlist. And of course if you’re looking for a excellent extra christmas gift why not order yourself a copy of COGZ! 🎄🎁

COGZ Release Week

Banner Text: Cogz Release Event

Almost one year ago, local mad scientist game designer Wez Lamont of RAEZ hit Kickstarter to bring his clever cognitive tabletop game COGZ to life. In 24 hours the crowdfunding campaign smashed its goals, and the Cogineer got straight to work putting the final pieces into place. Now COGZ is ready to hit the stores, and there are 4 special launch events happening right here in Perth.

What: COGZ RELEASE WEEK!

At each event you will have to opportunity to meet the game’s creator, learn how it’s played, and pick up a COGZ to call your own (local Kickstarter backers can also collect their copies at the launch events). There will however be some special extras planned for each location, from tournaments to game variants, and upcoming-game prototypes to check out. To find out what’s going on at your nearest store, head to the relevant Facebook event pages listed above.

COGZ Kickstart Commences!

 

COGZ Kickstarter Banner

As far as excellent careers go, working in game development is of course at the top of the list, but it is also fair to say that being a Mad Scientist comes in as a close second. Wez Lamont of RAEZ has fused these two worlds together, creating the clever contraption that is the boardgame COGZ, which has just launched on Kickstarter. You don’t need to be an evil genius to get started but you will certainly develop some mad skills by playing, because COGZ is in fact endorsed by Mensa!

COGZ is a mad scientist strategy board game set in the steampunk era, where someone has broken the mad professor’s chromatic cogtraption!

You are a cognizant cogineer trying to repair the broken cogtraption before the professor returns. The other cogineers all seem to think they have the superior cognition needed to rebuild the chromatic device. It’s time to prove you are the true cogineer genius!

Hurry! You recognise there isn’t much time to do this incognito before the professor returns with his cog-nac…

»  Those of you who joined us at the Perth Games Festival may have had a chance to play the standard or LUDICROUS  versions of the COGZ. If however you missed out, fear not! RAEZ has a printable Trial Version on their site, so you can still check it out. To help make a local Mad Scientist ingenious contraption a reality, head on over to Kickstarter and show your support for the clever boardgame that is COGZ!

COGZ Kickstarter Banner 2UPDATE: It turns out Wez is not only proficient at starting Kickstarter campaigns, but also at smashing their goals in the first 24 hours. Since the original post, the campaign has been active for four days and has more than doubled the original asking amount – congratulations, Wez!