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The Last Treefrog Game

A Handful of StarsTreefrog is both pleased and saddened to announce the imminent release of A Handful of Stars which will be the very last game that will be published under our label.

I have decided that it is better for me to focus on my core strength, which is game design, and leave matters of production and marketing to others. There will be plenty more ‘Martin Wallace’ designs in the future, they will just lack the Treefrog logo.

A Handful of Stars is the final game in an unintended trilogy. It is a space themed game that builds on the concepts and mechanisms first seen in A Few Acres of Snow, then developed in Mythotopia. Rather than bore you by going into lots of detail about the game, the rules are posted on this site so that you can download them. If you have played either of the two former games then much of what you will find here will be familiar.


A Handful Of Stars


We will be printing 2500 copies in all, all with English language rules. There will be no collector’s edition, just one version of the game. I have already sold the rights to the game to Fantasy Flight Games, who may or may not print a new version at some time. They purchased the system so that they could use the core mechanics for other games, so I have no idea what their plans are for this game.

All of the files are now ready to go to the printer’s. To help with cash-flow we will be making the game available for pre order. If you live in the USA then you are best ordering the game from either Grey Fox, Board Game Geek or Stratamax. Those lucky Canadians can go to BoardGameBliss. If you live in the UK or Europe then you are best ordering the game from Gameslore. For Australia and New Zealand you will need to order from The Games Capital in Canberra. For those folks in other parts of the world then simply take your pick from the above, but shipping costs will be higher. Hopefully the games will be ready to ship by March 2017 – it takes about eight weeks to print the game, plus a little extra time for seasonal holidays.

I would like to thank in advance all of those people who take the plunge and pre-order the last Treefrog game. I would also like to thank the folks at Grey Fox, Board Game Geek, Stratamax, BoardGameBliss, Gameslore and The Games Capital for helping to facilitate sales of the game.

Finally, a massive thanks to all of those people who have supported myself and Julia over the years, either by buying our games or just being there when help was required.



Julia and Martin are away from home travelling with family and are unable to respond promptly to emails about missing pieces, rules questions and other queries. They will try and catch up as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience and understanding


Grey Fox Games to Publish A Study in Emerald

Treefrog are very pleased to announce that Grey Fox Games are the US publishers of A Study in Emerald second edition. Please see the following link for more details.


A Study In Emerald 2nd Edition Rules

A Study In Emerald 2nd Ed. RulesThe English rules for A Study In Emerald 2nd Edition are available to download here.


Ships Rules

Ships Rules The English rules for Ships are available to download here


Treefrog’s New Direction

Julia and I have decided that it is time for Treefrog to make a change in direction. We will cease to produce our own titles and focus instead on designing games for other companies. This does not mean the end of ‘Treefrog’ style games, it just means they will appear with another companies logo on.

The last game off the slipway will be A Handful of Stars, which hopefully will be available in the first half of 2016. This will be a limited production of 2500 units, so we will be taking pre orders close to the point where the game will be ready for shipping.

To clarify the situation with Brass, Treefrog will not be producing the new Kickstarter edition. We are presently negotiating with another company, we hope to have positive news soon.



Ships coverTreefrog Games are very pleased to announce that the third and final subscription game, ‘Ships’, will be going to press soon. Almost all of the files are ready to go and we hope to have the game ready to ship within the next three months. The game is being printed by Whatz games, who are based in China. so there will be an additional delay for shipping.

As most of you know, there will be two versions of the game, the standard edition and the limited edition. The limited version has a slightly different cover and wooden ships instead of counters.

Artwork for the game is posted on the page for Ships. The rules will be posted soon, just making final corrections.



Martin and I are off on our summer vacation tomorrow and will return on the 17th December. Urgent emails will be dealt with but the rest will be answered on our return.

Wishing you all the very best over the festive season and hope 2015 is a good one..for all of us!



In Flanders Field

iff-box-smFor those interested in a light, quick playing game on World War One please check out In Flanders Field. The game has been created with the co operation of the Imperial War Museum, plays with two to four players and takes around 30 minutes to play. All of the artwork is by Peter Dennis.

In Flanders Field page


Study in Emerald Replacement Tiles

asie-counter-smThe replacement tiles for A Study in Emerald will be available via BGG, Cool Stuff Inc, Games Lore and The Games Capital in Canberra within the next couple of weeks so if you are ordering anything from one of these outlets, mention the tiles at the same time.