Crazier Eights Demos (September & October 2014)

apocalypseI will have more demos for Crazier Eights in the San Jose & Santa Cruz areas, which is your opportunity to meet me (the person who made Crazier Eights) and learn how to play the game. The following demos are currently scheduled:

  • Legends (Capitola): Wednesday September 24, 2014 @5:00 pm
  • Legends (Cupertino): Friday September 26, 2014 @6:00 pm
  • Channel Fireball (Santa Clara/San Jose): Saturday September 27, 2014 @11:00 am
  • Epic Adventure Games (Scotts Valley): Saturday October 4th, 2014 @2:00 pm

Those who come to a demo will get an Apocalypse promo card (while supplies last). Continue reading

Crazier Eights Rulebook

rulebookThe rules for Crazier Eights can be found here. The copies of the game made by the Game Crafter have a rules document folded up with each game (in addition to the rules card). The copies of the game manufactured by AdMagic come with a little rules book about the same size as a card. The PDF file that was used to make these rulebooks can be downloaded here.

Help Promote Crazer Eights

I can use some help promoting Crazier Eights. There are things anyone who has played Crazier Eights can do that can help promote the game. Here are some ideas:

  1. If you own a copy of the game or made the print & play version, you can show it to friends.
  2. Follow the Crazier Eights Facebook page and ask any friends who have played the game if they’d also like to follow it. This is a way to keep up with Crazier Eights news and to give me feedback about it. News can include new versions of the game, print & play versions of the game, spoilers (showing the card images), demos, videos, reviews, and any ideas I have related to the game. (Also, if I get 100 follows on Thursday 9-18-2013, then I will give the spoiler to the Advanced version of the game.)
  3. Crazier Eights is on Board Game Geek, the most popular tabletop game website. You can rate, review, and discuss the game on Board Game Geek. (Scroll down to see how to rate a game on Board Game Geek.)
  4. You can review and talk about the game on your blog, on Facebook, on Twitter, or on Board Game Geek.
  5. You can show people who might be interested in Crazier Eights the Kickstarter campaign here.

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Playing on Teams

One rule that I cut from the rules that comes with Crazier Eights is still in the comprehensive rules and it could add a new element to the game that you enjoy:

Players can use teams (with two or three people on each team). When playing in teams, the entire team wins or loses together. Any player who wins on a team causes the whole team to win the game. Any player who loses the game on a team causes the whole team to lose.

I haven’t actually playtested this idea a lot, but I have done it now and then, and seemed to work out pretty well. It adds a new way of playing the game. Having another player “on your side” changes the dynamic of play.

Have any ideas for changing the game around a bit? Try them out, and let us know if it worked out well in the comments.

Can we get 100 follows on Facebook?

advanced assets

See the cards above? Those are cards in the Advanced Crazier Eights prototype. If we can get 100 follows on the official Crazier Eights Facebook page within the next five days, then I will make a spoiler for the Advanced Crazier Eights prototype. The Advanced version has 54 different cards — every card has a different effect on the game (and the colors don’t have the same cards). That’s different from the First Edition, which has thirteen different cards, and each of the four colors has the same cards.

The final day of this offer will be Thursday 9-18-2014.

I made a spoiler and print & play available for the Second Edition of Crazier Eights because I got 50 likes on Facebook. Now I am making an offer to get the spoiler for Advanced Crazier Eights.

Crazier Eights: Second Edition PDF Print & Play

new look second edition assetsYou can download a PDF of the Crazier Eights: Second Edition Print & Play here. (Right click, save as.) Note that this is a prototype and that the final version of the game could end up being somewhat different. Two rules cards are included with the print & play, but you could also look at more detailed rules here.

Print & Play games are games you have to print out yourself. To play with these cards, you can print them on cardstock or on paper that you paste onto cards.

All the regular cards in the Second Edition can be viewed online in the Second Edition spoiler.

The Second Edition has one rule not found in the ordinary First Edition rules document: When a player loses the game, that player puts all cards she controls and all cards in her hand on the bottom of the discard pile. Continue reading