Category: AJPowell

March 25, 2021

We got the call today that there was room in the schedule for my wife and I to get our first doses of the Pfizer vaccine. We said ‘heck yeah’, of course, and ran down to the amazingly-well-organized DeVos Center. In and out in 30 minutes. Amazingly efficient. Amazingly easy. Both the Powell kids have…

March 2, 2021

It’s a weird Mardi Gras this year. Partially because we’re a year into our quarantine. Partially because my daughter is virtually attending college courses at Tulane, but is still upstairs in her bedroom. Partially because Easter (and Mardi Gras) are early this year. Weird, weird, weird. But I made a King Cake. So that’s something.…

February 12, 2021

Most of you know I’m the acting President of Change the Code (formerly BitCamp) – a non-profit organization dedicated to Middle School outreach to encourage girls to find careers in code. What y’all probably didn’t know is that we’ve been working in secret on a new logo. Ta-da! Check out our newly-relaunched website, too.

December 8, 2020

I’m thrilled to partner with West Michigan WORKS! and West Michigan Tech Talent to support the Hour of Code project, and thrilled to have taken part in their 2020 “sizzler” video. Nice work, y’all. Learn more about Hour of Code by clicking this link or watch the video here:

November 6, 2020

To those of you who came out to our socially-distanced backyard Halloween show: THANK YOU. To those of you who laughed and found amazement in my ghostly Rubik’s cube magic: THANK YOU. To those of you who didn’t feel like it was safe or responsible for you to join us in our socially-distanced extravaganza: THANK…

August 16, 2020

I know there are very few people who are both fans of the wacky stuff AJ does and fans of INDYCAR, but if you care at all about INDYCAR, you’re probably as excited and boggled as I am to see Marco Andretti come out on top in Indy 500 qualifications this weekend. Congrats on the…

July 21, 2020

We spend the last two weeks conducting the weirdest playtests of my gaming career, trying to work through the mechanics and details on a couple of new games. Do you know what’s really weird? Watching a video of people playing your game (when you can’t be there or help). You know what’s weirder? That people…

June 30, 2020

If you’ve been waiting for things to settle down in the world (so I could re-stock copies of WE’RE PROBABLY ALL GONNA DIE), you’re in luck. The publisher has ramped up limited, safe production, and there’s a fresh order of 100 copies headed my way in the next week. I’m officially taking the game off…

May 22, 2020

We’ve got the first draft of some character artwork in-house, and we’re actively drafting a print-and-play version of my new game, KING of the ZOO. Here’s a sneak peek at the artwork/style I’m going for. Look for more details coming soon. Got thoughts? Love it or hate it? Want to join the conversation, evaluating the…

May 4, 2020

Some may know I used to use the name PLAYMORE GAMES for my little gaming endeavor. I’m excited to announce I’m officially folding that little side project into my AJPOWELL brand, so that content will all exist HERE right with the rest of my madness, branded thusly (you’re probably looking at the logo right now).…