Cheapass Games is the source of many favourite games; Stuff and Nonsense featuring Professor Elemental, Pairs and Kill Doctor Lucky to name but a few. It’s not always been easy for them, back when Geek Native was known as GameWyrd, there was even that time they had to fire staff and replace them with a paper monkey. The press release said;
Cheapass Games is pleased to announce that as part of its plan to death-spiral into obscurity, it has eliminated two high-ranking personnel and replaced them with a part-time conventions manager and a nine-inch cardboard monkey named “Prince.”
Now, nearly two decades, we have an update on that death-spiral plan. Greater Than Games (publishers of Sentinels of The Multiverse) has bought the rights to their entire catalogue.
In true Cheapass style, the company welcomed their new overlords.
The move will allow designer James Ernest to focus on writing games. This is something he’s good at; having officially written rules for Magic: the Gathering four times while he worked at Wizards of the Coast.
You might think that Cheapass’s plans for a death-spiral are going well but, in truth, they seem to be going in the opposite direction. Despite closing once, they re-opened their doors, and now seem to have a parent company to stand protectively over them.
Greater Than Games will be at this weekend’s UK Games Expo at booth #1-852 with Cheapass Games to demo.