First, what’s Crazier Eights?
Crazier Eights is a game system I developed using a single deck of cards for up to four players. There (hopefully) will be many versions of Crazier Eights. To play Crazier Eights, you start with seven cards, and the first player to have zero cards in hand wins. At the beginning of your turn, you draw a card. Then you may play a card from your hand for an effect, and you may discard a card from your hand.
When you play an Event for an effect, it has one momentary effect, and goes to the bottom of the discard pile. When you play an asset for an effect, it goes on the table in front of you and has an ongoing effect until someone can get rid of it.
When you discard a card, the card must have the same color or rank as the top of the discard pile, or it must be an Eight. When you discard an Eight, you name a color, and the next card discarded must have that color.
Go here for more information about the rules.
Second, what’s Camelot?
Camelot is King Arthur’s court, the English realm he lives in. Crazier Eights: Camelot is named after that kingdom, and it’s a version of Crazier Eights that takes place in the King Arthur stories. There are several cards that represent famous characters and other elements from the stories, such as Queen Guinevere, Merlin, Avalon, and The Holy Grail.
Crazier Eights: Camelot has fifty three unique main cards, each representing a unique asset or event. They have all the ranks and suits needed for a regular deck of cards in addition to one four color card, the Crown of Kings.
I plan to start the Kickstarter on May 23rd. High quality prototypes that will be very similar to the final version have been reviewed by multiple reviewers. Go to the home page to take a look for reviews.
- Crazier Eights: Camelot on Kickstarter
- Crazier Eights: Camelot play through video 2
- Crazier Eights: Camelot play through video (older)
- Crazier Eights: Camelot spoiler (i.e. all the card images)
- Crazier Eights: Camelot Print & Play