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WEGS Old Skool-Shield Use

We’re dropping some down-n-dirty basic shield rules into our WEGS Old Skool Fantasy games at Gary Con this year – and it’s about time! Of course, there…

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Booth 1240 at GenCon 2019 | Map+Events Link

Finding us at GenCon 2019 should be pretty easy this year! We’re practically in the middle of the hall, with a direct line to a main entrance….

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Innsmouth 32 | Returns Fall 2019

Missed backing Innsmouth 32 this summer?!? That’s ok, because we did not fund. You’ll get one more chance to help bring this game to life…

Spooky Card Cases

August 11th, 2017
Pittsburgh 68, Roswell 51, Shuffle Board

One of the add-ons for our Roswell 51 kickstarter were a pair of spooky card cases, which are perfect for use with the new Shuffling Horror Shuffle Board!  As the lids are detached from the base, the cases are easily multi-purposed for game play. We suggest the following use (as shown in the pic below):

Lid #1 ==> Survivor Draw Pile platform (top left).
Lid #2 ==> Discard Pile platform (top right).

Base #1 ==> Reel Pile platform (top center).
Base #2 ==> Spoint token tray.

Used in this fashion, spoint tokens are neatly contained during play. As platforms, cards are effortlessly drawn from their respective piles. The Reel Pile platform sits higher than the Survivor / Discard piles, establishing its importance during play.

Card decks can be stored securely in each case after the game. Voila!

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Pittsburgh 68 Tabletop Layout

May 27th, 2016
Rule Guides, Shuffle Board, Shuffling Horrors

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For those of you who have played with us at conventions, you’re probably very familiar with this layout! And now, we’ve released a free pdf that explains how to set up your tabletop in a similar fashion, take command as the Director, and run a fearsome Pittsburgh 68 game. This layout is the inspiration for our soon-to-be-released Shuffling Horror Shuffle Board (more info on this is coming very, very soon).

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Here’s the link to this free pdf guide:
The Big Screen: The Pittsburgh 68 Tabletop Layout

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The Survivor Draw Pile

December 10th, 2015
Rule Guides, Shuffle Board, Shuffling Horrors

P68-Script-SDP Rules-picWe’ve got some new rules for Shuffling Horror that will change the way you play! It’s called the Survivor Draw Pile and it streamlines how survivor cards are dealt and revealed during the game. The new SDP rules simplify the game’s original methods.

The SDP completely resolves the dilemma a Director faced when playing a game versus five or more players. In such games, each player would start with an equal number of survivor cards and the remainder would be removed from play.

The SDP also secures that all survivor cards are in-play for all players. It safeguards rapid player elimination, as a player cannot be eliminated while cards remain in the SDP.

Click on the script to see the
full rule details in pdf format.

The Survivor Draw Pile: New Rules For Shuffling Horror

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The Tell-Tale Shuffle Board (Part 1)

November 21st, 2015
Kickstarter, Shuffle Board, Shuffling Horrors

“It is impossible to say how first the idea entered my brain;
but once conceived, it haunted me day and night.”

The Tell-Tale Heart, Edgar Allan Poe, 1843

Back in 2012, GameWick Games released its creepy little zombie game Pittsburgh 68, the first game in the Shuffling Horror series. The game and its title paid tribute to the birthplace of American zombie horror and the 1968 cult classic movie, Night of the Living Dead. The game is designed to  be played and dealt in a style similar to poker. As such, Pittsburgh 68 did not need a proper playing board.

Blog-Pic-SHB-15-TellTale1BUT… In 2013, I designed a simple demo mat for our summer game convention play: a nylon cloth with card slots on it (shown on left). The purpose of this mat was threefold: (1) it was something to catch a passerby’s eye, (2) it would answer their question, “What the heck game are you playing there?”, and (3) it gave us a nice clean surface to play upon, no matter where we found ourselves playing.

UNEXPECTEDLY… Players loved it. Many inquired if it was included in the game or for sale at our booth. I joked that maybe we’d add a board after we finished the Shuffling Horror series. I still had three more “movies” to make: Roswell 51, Innsmouth 32, and Balitmore 94.

THEN… I trotted the mat out again for our 2014 game events, and, again, the inquiries of our players and fans continued. At this same time, I was trying to figure out a way to launch my first Kickstarter. It finally clicked: the Shuffling Horror Shuffle Board would be a great first project. It would give our fans an opportunity to guide the Shuffling Horror line to its next destination. It would also be a great way to introduce GameWick Games to the Kickstarter community.

Blog-Pic-SH-P68+CaskAND SO…. In 2015, I spent the year working on the board’s design. I knew this could not and would not be just a board with card slots on it. My goal was to make sure the board elevated game play from its original poker style to a cinematic spectacle.

Most importantly, the board had to add value to the game itself.

Every convention I attended this year found me bringing a new and improved version to play upon. The Shuffle Board progressed from its line art prototype to its near finished form thanks to the feedback of our players, friends, and fans.

(The picture on the left is a glimpse of a Shuffle Board prototype around June 2015; also in the pic is a wicked Cask of Amontillado tiki mug from Horror In Clay’s kickstarter).

Thus ends the first part of The Tell-Tale Shuffle Board. Many more of the Shuffle Board’s dark secrets will be revealed in future installments (to coincide with its upcoming Kickstarter launch).

(c) 2015 GameWick Games LLC

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