Game Theory “I invite anyone who's interested in the process of designing and licensing board games to give this film a viewing. It's the next great American boardgame documentary.”
GeekDad “This film is a must-see for anyone who has ever dreamed of publishing a game. If games are your thing, put it on your list. It will hold your attention and you might learn a thing or two.”
Rahdo Runs Through “I really, really enjoyed this movie. It was a lot of fun, it was fascinating, there was a lot of behind the scenes. It was rock solid entertainment”
Jamey Stegmeirs Kickstarter Lessons “There’s a powerful moment in Douglas Morse’s new documentary about this concept of recognizing and letting go of our mediocre ideas so we can continue to grow and evolve. This scene gave me chills, and since I’ve thought back to it many times.”
Tom Vasel’s Board Game Breakfast “It’s interesting that you get to see GenCon and Origins from a different perspective….it becomes a very personal story. If you get a chance, I would recommend this movie. If you’re thinking about designing a game, this might be something to watch.”
Watch it Played “Randall went from being a very two dimensional character to a very real three dimensional and real person that I came to appreciate in a very different way by the end of the it.”
Bags and Boards “I was moved by it. Definitely go watch it!”
Because Play Matters Game Blog Scott Nicholson “ If you are wanting to see the path of a first-time designer dip his toes in the piranha-infected waters … then the main movie is for you. If you are a student of game design or more experienced in the field, the bonus collection is a better choice”
Boardgame Babylon “Morse seems to have focused on this quirkier, more intriguing story. Thank goodness he did because TNGAG is a small wonder. I recommend you pick it up.”
G*M*S Magazine “With a very impressive cast of designers and publishers, this documentary is a must see for anyone who is interested in any aspect of boardgame and specially to those with an interest in game publishing.”
Gamer’s Remorse “The movie acts as a great primer on design offering a fantastic peak behind the curtain of the game industry.
Giant Fire Breathing Robot The Next Great American Game is absolutely delightful. It not only touches on one of my favorite subjects but tells what is ultimately a compelling story about a man pursuing a goal even though he doesn’t quite understand, or know how, to go about it.
Board Game Authority If you are a board game designer or an aspiring one, “The Next Great American Game” is worth watching if for no other reason than to see the pitfalls that you can avoid. The movie also touches on serious topic of mental illness and it has enough non-board game related scenes to hold non-gamer’s attention as well.