I've been meaning to add some strategy guides. Countermine is a very closely balanced game, so better strategy wins it, when combined with an ability to see the complex interaction between groups of pieces.
This time I'm not going to give tips on specific strategy. And I'm not going to give you a training guide to improve your Countermine-o-vision. But I think this story says a lot.
I was thrilled to hear this week that my high school algebra teacher got a copy of my game. My stepmother worked with her for years and they are still in touch. So my teacher played a first round with her grandson, and he won. No problem, learning game. She then played with other members of the family. She wasn't winning, but she didn't give up. I picture her in the mindset of solving a tough equation. Then her grandson gave her a rematch. That's when it clicked, and she got a victory under her belt. Congratulations!
Countermine is a game that replays particularly well. If you don't win at first, stick with it and enjoy your victory when you get it.
This weekend I put up a gameplay video. The purpose is to let people see how the game works, so they can decide if it's right for them. Yes, I probably should have done that the first day I launched the game, but there it is.
One of the things I love about editing video is getting to listen to my own voice say the same things over and over. Love that. Okay, actually since I'm not James Earl Jones, I get tired of my own voice pretty quickly. He probably does too, even though he sounds great. But that's what you have to do to edit the video into something watchable.
That goes doubly for captioning. Yeah, if you you're checking out boardgames behind your cubicle wall at work, you're welcome. Or if you are hearing-impaired in any way, you're doubly welcome. You can get a preview of Countermine gameplay without having to hear my voice over and over. Or even once, for that matter. I hope it is helpful.
The video is on this site's landing page, and on YouTube.