ST. LOUIS—A groundbreaking new feature came to light in a recent interview with board game designer Jamey Stegmaier of Stonemaier Games concerning his upcoming title, Charterstone.
The legacy-style game introduces several cool mechanics to the genre (which we agreed to avoid discussing and spoiling the awesome experience). But the most anticipated feature was hinted at when Stegmaier mentioned the prototype. It lived in a Ticket to Ride box.
"Not our first choice, but it worked," says Stegmaier. "It's a shame it's so. . . normal. But it fit pretty well. And my cat enjoyed sleeping in the lid."
We probed deeper about the look of the final packaging, but Stegmaier declined to comment further. His reticence to disclose details leads us to believe that the game will in fact be the first in their lineup that has a standard box size.
Consumers are excited about the possibility of the box size development and hope it continues. Local gamer Joe Stevens noted the fun, engaging and beautiful games the company has produced so far, such as Viticulture, Euphoria and 2016 smash hit Scythe. "I might finally be able to stack a Stonemaier game with the rest of my library!" he says. "Can't wait!"