The WEGS Fray

The Winterworn Keep (Caves of Utter Chaos, Part 4)

The Caves of Utter Chaos dungeon crawl adventure started out as a fun riff on Gary Gygax’s Keep on the Borderlands; something that would fit neatly into a three-hour event slot at Gary Con…

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Website & Store Update

May 12, 2017 We are currently updating our store and sprucing up bits of our website. Our store is completely offline for this reason. You will also note some of…

Shuffling Horrors!

Roswell 51: Out Of This World!

Backer Update #35: It’s Out Of This World! Big news, Roswellians! The production prototype arrived and it is OUT OF THIS WORLD! I was blown away by how all the components look:…

P68 Review: Board Game Quest

June 12th, 2016

Earlier this year, Tyler Nichols from Board Game Quest reviewed Shuffling Horror: Pittsburgh 68. He shared his thoughts on the pros and cons of our creepy little zombie game. Below are some highlights of what he enjoyed about shuffling our zombies.

Film Frame-P68-Contents“Very easy to teach to new players…”

“A great job with interweaving the theme and story…”

“Pittsburgh 68 keeps the game play for both the survivors and the zombie master enjoyable.”

“(As) the reels get longer, the game becomes much more difficult to survive.”

“Refreshing that even though the zombies on the cards are clearly the walking dead, they are not so grotesque that it’s distracting.”

Tyler’s absolutely right about our zombies. We gave them just enough creep factor without the over-the-top gore associated with later zombie films. We made sure they had that authentic “Bosco Chocolate Syrup” glow, just like they did in Night of the Living Dead!

Tyler concluded that he felt Pittsburgh 68 is “a few changes away from being great.” We were excited by this closing comment, and in a very good way: since the game’s 2012 release, we’ve been tweaking a few of the rules (such as the Survivor Draw Pile). The changes will be implemented in Roswell 51, the next game in our Shuffling Horror line. Great things are coming!

Read Tyler’s full review here.

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Proto Review-Roswell 51 and the Shuffle Board

November 25th, 2015

The Shuffling Horror Shuffle Board and Roswell 51 are planned 2016 releases.
This review is based on our prototype and playtest decks.

DexCon is a local NJ game convention for the GameWick Gang. This year we rolled out the Shuffling Horror Shuffle Board prototype, as well as the Roswell 51 playtest deck. Tom Tiernan, a game reviewer and movie buff, came by to check these out. He had played Pittsburgh 68 with us at a prior DexCon and was very interested to see what the next Shuffling Horror movie was all about. Here are some of his findings:

Blog-Mini-R51-Newspaper“Roswell 51 is another winner from GameWick Games. Dive head first into a 1950’s B movie, as you and your fellow citizens fight off the second invasion force from the planet Mercury! The first invasion went badly for the Mercurians in 1947, but they’re back with a vengeance. All of the craziness from those great flicks are here… from Invasion of the Body Snatchers to Plan 9 from Outer Space. You’ll find more than enough thrills to keep you playing this game over and over.”

“As with Pittsburgh 68, the game is divided into four reels, like a film used to be. Each of the first three reels gets more dangerous and exciting… You’ll play one of the Roswell residents thrown into a desperate battle for the survival of Earth itself. You’ll find weapons of various sorts mixed in with the monsters in each reel. There are also a handful of citizens who must be protected, or they’ll come back as Pod People to attack you.”

“The Shuffling Horror line encapsulates each era they take place in. Both Pittsburgh 68 and Roswell 51 work brilliantly. The <Shuffling Horror Shuffle Board> is an excellent compliment to Shuffling Horror, and I personally couldn’t see myself playing these games without it. It takes away any confusion there may be in setting up and playing the games.”  Read Tom Tiernan’s full review here on his blog (external link).

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P68: A Fun and Not-So-Traditional Review

July 9th, 2014

I discovered a fun review of Pittsburgh 68, A Game of Shuffling Horror written by S.W Sondheimer, a Pittsburgh-based author and blogger who stumbled upon our game at House of the Dead, a zombie themed store in the zombie capital of the world (uh… Pittsburgh, of course)!

As a self-described game lover who is not-so-good at strategy games, Sondheimer tells the tale of how Pittsburgh 68 stumbled onto their table for a game night, pulling no punches as to the games pros and cons. Not just a review of the game, the article veers off into the musings that fill the mind of a non-gamer while the gamers are busy reading the rules!

Pittsburgh 68-Game Contents

Here are some tasty entrails from the review that made me sport a wicked zombie grin. If you enjoy these excerpts, I highly suggest you read the full review (link below).

[On Strategy Games] “I don’t mind never winning, so the giant group screw-a-single-player in collaborative games, and the cut throat I’m-a-cut-your-throat mentality of PVP games, are lost on me.”

[On P68 Game Play] “And much to my surprise, I got it.  Quickly.  Like, within the first two rounds.  I won’t claim to be a master or anything, but I definitely held my own.”

[On Rule Mongers] “Interestingly, the gamers seemed to have a bit more trouble with actual play than I did.  Maybe because they were trying to process the rules.  Or because they’d actually listened to them.  Maybe they expected the game to be more complex based on the sheer number of rules or because they’re used to complex games. Maybe they were just thinking about it too damn hard.”

And the drippings we like most of all…

“Made a hopeless case into a gamer.”

“Great intro game, great advanced game, creative concept, traditional elements, not so traditional ones.”

“Four and a half out of five severed heads for Pittsburgh 68.”

Read the full review here (contains some adult language).



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Fan Feedback: WEGS Old Skool

December 14th, 2013

We love to hear feedback from folks who play our games. Here’s some recent feedback we received from a new WEGS Old Skool fan in Virginia:

“Some pals and I just tried a game of WEGS today.  It took a bit for me to ‘digest’ the rules, but once I tried rolling up an Ark it started to fall into place.  I was able to explain most of the concepts and get 4 Arks up and started in about an hour.”

“Once the action started, it didn’t stop!  Dungeon exploration was quick and freestyle and the ‘innings’ concept – in fact, just about all of the concepts – fell into place quickly.  Everyone enjoyed themselves tremendously.”

“It was unanimously decided that we will use WEGS for all of our dungeoncrawls in the future, it is just what we were looking for!”

Thanks for the feedback, Jeff!

We’re glad you enjoyed the WEGS system!


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P68: An Intriguing Game. Ideal for Film Lovers.

November 20th, 2013

Jeff Provine at reviews our creepy little zombie game, Pittsburgh 68, A Game of Shuffling Horror. Here’s some snippits:

“An intriguing game for three to 13 players…”

“Despite the surge of zombie-themed games out there, none takes an approach to the genre quite like Pittsburgh 68… Rather than a typical two-sided strategy match of survival in the apocalypse, Pittsburgh 68 takes a more thematic approach.”

“The art is shadowy, conjuring fond memories of Night of the Living Dead and the onslaught of low-budget 1970s zombie films.”

“Ideal for film-lovers and those who want a great deal of story to play out in their games.”

You can read the full review here.


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P68: A Rare Gem! Fast and Fun!

October 14th, 2013

Ron McClung at The Gamer’s Codex has this to say about our creepy little zombie game, Pittsburgh 68, A Game of Shuffling Horror:

“The myriad of zombie games is almost exhausting and it is hard to find one that stands out these days.  Pittsburgh 68 turned out to be a rare gem, with subtle complexity and creative depth that made it quite a fun game.”

“Game play is fast and fun.  If you like to tell a story or form a zombie movie storyline, this game is great. It has enough complexities to keep your attention, without being overly complex.”

You can read the full review here.


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P68: Great! Tense! Ridiculous!

March 26th, 2013

The Married Gamers mention Pittsburgh 68 in their blog recap of PAX EAST 2013. We ran a quick game for them and it didn’t end well (the Zombies ruled the day). Still, as Zach notes, “It was great, tense, and ridiculous as my bat-toting athlete sprinted away from the last of the horde (only to be cut down in the final moments of the game).”

More details and a nice Pax East recap can be found over at The Married Gamers blog.


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