The WEGS Fray

Origins 2018: WEGS Dwarf Walks Returns!

We are super excited for our return to Origins Game Fair this year! We’ve got a booth, a Shuffling Horror secret reveal, and a bunch…

GameWick News

GenCon 2018-GameWick Events

From aliens to zombies (and now even some Lovecraft), we have a full-throttle SHUFFLING HORROR event schedule for our friends and fans at Gen Con 2018 (Aug 2-5)! Lots…

Shuffling Horrors!

Independence Day 1951

On this date in 1951, four years after the infamous “Roswell Incident”, the Roswellian Star reported all sorts of wacky things going on around town. Did…

Independence Day 1951

July 4th, 2018
Roswell Reports, Shuffling Horrors

On this date in 1951, four years after the infamous “Roswell Incident”, the Roswellian Star reported all sorts of wacky things going on around town. Did the citizens bravely band together and stop the outer space invasion – or did they just become pod people?!?

Only those who play the SHUFFLING HORROR: ROSWELL 51 boardgame know for sure…

Happy 4th of July from your favorite

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Roswell 51: GaryCon Memories

May 31st, 2018
Roswell Reports, Shuffling Horrors

GaryCon X is in the rearview mirror, but the memories of those games still linger for many! One that I remember well is a ROSWELL 51 game that had such a spectacular ending! The terror of the outer space invasion mounted reel by reel, until a final survivor was left to save humanity. It all came down to the WAC, as played by Erin W. Surrounded by alien players on all sides, it was the WAC versus seven players! Luckily, Erin was able to score two Horror Stars during the course of the game and this made all the difference in her survival.

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In Erin’s words… “Being the last one standing for my first game was incredible! Larry ran the game seamlessly, and I had a blast  even though I barely knew anyone at the table. By the end of the game, I didn’t want it to be over even though I had won. Shuffling Horror didn’t leave any awkward or empty moments with action on every card and around every corner!” (Erin W., Age 13)

“I Didn’t Want It To Be Over…”

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Reports from Roswell-Thanksgiving Edition

December 1st, 2017
Roswell 51, Roswell Reports

Friends and fans sent in some of their ROSWELL 51 game recaps. I’m always excited to receive these after-action reports, as it’s fun to see how players get caught up in the story and the game’s cinematic mechanics. Here’s two Roswell reports received this week – thanks for sending these in Joe and Mike!

Roswell Report, Case#112617-1 (Joe M, NJ)

“So, just played Roswell with the kids and they like to create all kinds of back stories and relationships between characters. So, Ricky, the scout, was doing well through Reels 1&2 until he was taken by the aliens (and came back as a Familiar Face). The kids decided that Private Green (WAC) was Ricky’s Mom…when she returned from duty at the base, Ricky was missing. Long story short: Reel 3, Ricky is on the screen, Private Green’s turn. She decides to “Give my boy some peace”…and ROLLS SNAKE EYES!!!!! Headshot! Ends his suffering and alien abduction in absolute dramatic effect! Emotional and dramatic and SO cinematic!!!”  << Wow – a classic horror movie moment for sure! Adding backstories and naming characters elevates the game action! >>

Roswell Report, Case#112617-2 (Mike M, IN)

“Got a chance to play some R51 tonight with John, our sister and brother-in-law. I was able to whittle away John’s survivors down, so, that right at the beginning of Reel 3, he joined me as an alien player (which triggered the Turning Point).

Reel 4 was where it all fell apart for the survivors… it came down to my BiL’s Coroner and Robot and my sister’s Scientist. With only a 2 Creepy Pods, Alien Spear and Payback cards showing on screen, all the survivors needed to do was eliminate that 2 Creepy Pods and it was game over… it didn’t happen. I got another round of full attack with my four throngs and eliminated the Scientist (adding to the alien players once it came back around to my sister). John was able to finish off the Coroner thus triggering Last One Standing for the Robot.

Robot’s final action was attempt to attack… not to rest and gain spoints… he was unsuccessful in his attack. Next up, my sister took the 2 Creepy Pods and attempted to get the Head Shot… no luck… then it was back to me. The Robot put up a mighty effort but ultimately fell to the onslaught of my many attacks taking blows that would have felled a lesser mechanical masterpiece … It’s circuits fizzled and fried and it became no more than a monument to man’s attempt to deter the alien invasion.  Good game had by all!” << Awesome closing scene, Mike! >>

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Roswell 51-The Alien Warlord Appears!

November 22nd, 2017
Roswell 51, Roswell Reports

Sharing this game recap from a new friend who purchased ROSWELL 51 at PAX Unplugged and cracked it open at home: “In an epic & cinematic conclusion to our movie, the Scientist faced the Alien Warlord with the recovered ray gun… The Warlord had been burnt, blasted by a shotgun, and chased off with dynamite, but true to old school B-movie form….he kept coming back. And with the final seconds of the film playing, and Roswell facing grim odds, our hero scored an annihilating hit that destroyed the alien warlord for good and saved the people of Roswell. End scene! Fade out.” Thanks for sharing this, Joe!

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