Category Archives: News

  • We’re Kickstarted!

    We are overjoyed to say that Laboratory Mayhem's Kickstarter concluded this morning with over 160 backers contributing $13,371 – well over our stretch goal! We cannot thank you all enough for pledging, sharing, and cheering us on. Over the next few months we'll be finishing the hundreds of pieces of art still remaining, updating our product to include the stretch goal additions, tweaking the card template, … Keep reading
  • Record Turnout!

    For the January 24th tournament at Games of Berkeley, we tried one important innovation to increase turnout: having multiple sections, one for new players, and one for repeat players. In the past, we had alternated between events aimed at new players and events aimed at more advanced players. In addition to justifiably making some players feel too advanced or too … Keep reading
  • Lab Mayhem is coming to Seattle!

    Happy New Year! From January 2nd to January 11th, members of Lixivum Games will be in the Seattle area demoing our game. We'll visit game stores; we'll visit the nearby OrcaCon. If you live in the area and are interested in Laboratory Mayhem, please: • Check out our Facebook event page for the Seattle tour. This page has dates and … Keep reading
  • Spark Mod wins 1st Constructed

    This evening, Victory Point Cafe hosted the first constructed tournament of Lab Mayhem. Eight players showed up to test their deck construction skills as well as their playing skills. The last week or two there had been a notable buzz as people started thinking seriously about what deck they'd be playing tonight, and testing out various decks. I myself thought … Keep reading
  • Results: Close!

    Our first public tournament went very smoothly on Saturday—from an organizational standpoint. The games themselves were very closely-fought, and no player or discipline had an easy time or emerged unscathed. Our co-champions were Andrew Lin and Jamie Pines, who won their first 2 games, and in the final round fought to a draw. Hopefully we'll have one of them posting … Keep reading
  • The First Tournament!

    Note: the post below was written up months ago during playtesting. At the time, I did not publish it, as few people would have known the cards that I was talking about, the deck lists, etc. Now that all that is available; and that we have a tournament coming up in just 4 days, using these starter decks, I figured … Keep reading
  • First Public Tournament

    We are excited to announce our first public tournament! It will be Saturday, November 7, at Games of Berkeley. Facebook event. There will be 3 rounds, running from 1 to 4:30 pm. The format: "Starter Plus," where you start with one of our four pre-constructed starter decks, then replace any 5 cards with cards of your choosing. This format is a … Keep reading
  • Launch!

    Sunday morning, Michael flipped some computer switch, and our products on The Game Crafter became available for purchase to the general public. Three hours later, by the time we made it to our launch party at Games of Berkeley, 20 000 copies of the game had already sold. No, not really. Probably none had yet been ordered. But, it was … Keep reading
  • Buy Laboratory Mayhem today!

    Yesterday was our launch party. Our game is now for sale! There aren't really words for how excited we are about hitting this milestone. Suffice to say it's been a long time coming and a lot of work getting here. If you've been following our blog with any interest, or if you're a newcomer who's into strategy card games, you … Keep reading