Reviews

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Shuffling Horror/Pittsburgh 68 News & Reviews

“A rare gem. Game play is fast and fun.”

“Great intro game. Great advanced game. Creative concept.”

“Amazed by the amount of game play packed into a single deck of cards.”

“More than enough thrills to keep you playing the game over and over.”

“An intriguing game… Ideal for film-lovers.”

“Great… Tense… Ridiculous!”

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Tabletop Kickstarter Spotlight: Deeply Impressed

Another Dungeon, Review by Amelia Laughlan

“The development of the Shuffle Board seems to be a response to playtesting feedback and GameWick Games’ innovation in seizing the opportunity to improve their game while simultaneously getting the word out about future titles, plus their dedication to their theme all has me deeply impressed.”

Shuffling Horror: Beyond Simple Imitation

The Board Game Clinic, Review by Tom Tiernan

“While other games simply mimic the film or television series they are based on, Gamewick Games go beyond simple imitation. Whether it’s Pittsburgh 68 or Roswell 51, the <Shuffling Horror> game creates a sense of you being a part of the experience itself.”

“You get the feeling that Larry (the creator of the game) knows these films so well that he can take you into the film to relive it, time and time again. The great storytellers can do this, and Gamewick Games has done it for games.”

Board Game Quest, Review by Tyler Nichols (2016)

Pittsburgh 68 Review: “Easy”, “Enjoyable”, “Refreshing”

“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.”

“A few changes away from being great.”

The Gamer’s Codex, Review by Ron McClung

Pittsburgh 68: A Rare Gem

“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.”

“A fun game to play.  It has enough complexities to keep your attention, without being overly complex. The overall game is more about telling the story of this movie and how well the survivors in fact survive.  There isn’t really a winner in the end as much as the end of a story. The fun in the game is not who wins but the story you create together.”

The Gaming Gang, Review by Elliot Miller

Meet Your Fate On Route 68

“I’m just amazed with the amount of gameplay that is packed into a single deck of cards. It’s like replaying a zombie movie over and over with different survivors each time.”

“Pros: Inexpensive zombie card game full of theme and fun gameplay. There is no player elimination, and the game can handle up to 13 players. The game plays well regardless of the number of players, and takes about the same amount of time. The only problem was fitting the larger groups around the table.”

Blogcritics.org, Review by Jeff Provine

Pittsburgh 68: An Intriguing Game

“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.”

DexCon Playtests, A Review by Tom Tiernan (July 2015)

Roswell 51 and Shuffle Board Prototypes

“Roswell 51 is another winner from GameWick Games.

“Dive head first into a 1950’s B movie… All of the craziness from those great flicks are here, from Invasion of the Body Snatchers to Plan 9 from Outer Space.

“More than enough thrills to keep you playing this game over and over.”

“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.”

Zombie Sunday Review, by S.W. Sondheimer

Pittsburgh 68: A Not So Traditional Review (contains some adult language)

“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.”

The Gameopolis Podcast (June 2013)

Episode 27 – Pittsburgh 68

Jeff and Mark, the guys over at Gameopolis podcast, have a special bonus segment on Gamewick Games zombie-themed semi-cooperative card game, Pittsburgh 68. Jeff describes the things he loves about this old-style zombie movie experience. Check out their Episode 27! (The review starts at segment 1:11:25.)

Zach Snell, The Married Gamers Blog

A Pax East 2013 Recap & Review

“..Great… Tense… 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). Covering three to thirteen players, Pittsburgh 68 is probably the most accommodating board game I’ve played, and it’s fun to boot. Go get it!”

John Belden, The Greenfield Reporter

Fun-and-Games Review

“Welcome to a world of horror, circa 1968, where the B-movie stars you! Cards represent players and actions, and there are dice and tokens involved, so it’s a little complex, but once you get into gameplay it’s quite fun.”

Rob Owen, The Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Tuned In Review

“For fans of The Walking Dead, theres a new board game that isnt any sort of official tie-in to the TV show but it is zombie-themed — and Pittsburgh-themed for good measure.”

Mike Williams, Bring Your A Game

An Interview with GameWick Games

A behind-the-scenes interview with the game creator!

Meg O’Malley, Popular Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Zombies

Why Pittsburgh? Why Zombies? This article lays out the Pittsburgh Zombie connection and mentions our creepy little zombie game!

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