Crazier Eights: Camelot is a stand alone version of Crazier Eights, an easy fantasy card game. It has a theme inspired by the stories of King Arthur. It has 52 cards, enough for a four player game. (Retail price: $15.)
There are several cards inspired by the King Arthur stories, such as Queen Guinevere, Merlin, and Mordred, the enemy of King Arthur.
Crazier Eights is a gateway fantasy card game similar in some ways to Crazy Eights. The first player with zero cards in hand wins. Additionally, every card may be played for an ability. The abilities are creative and interesting. They are ultimately based on what the card represents, and they are similar to those found in much more complex fantasy card games.
Crazier Eights: Camelot is estimated to be released on October 20th, 2017.
You can see an entertaining three minute play through video here.
You can pre-order it here.
I developed Crazier Eights to have an easy card game with a variety of fun and creative card abilities. It’s a gateway game in the sense that people who would be ordinarily afraid to try a fantasy card game can find out a lot of what they have to offer in a much easier game. If they like Crazier Eights, they will be more familiar with what fantasy card games have to offer and they might want to try some new ones as well.
There are many new versions of Crazier Eights being developed with new themes, such as the One Thousand & One Nights, and Greek mythology. They should work well with Camelot if you shuffle the decks together.
(Video) “It’s outstanding, I cannot recommend this game enough.”
(Video) “I think this is a great gateway game. I think this is a great family game… but it’s not tied to just being a family game… this is a game any tabletop gamer… can definitely get into.” Also, see his text review here.
(Video) “After playing this game we played it over and over… a lot of people love this game in my game group…” He later added: “It’s great! Can’t tell you how many additional playthroughs I forced my fiancee and friends to play after the review was finished.”
(Video) “It’s incredible how well all these paintings work with the theme of the gain and each specific card… You’ve got this fifteen minute gain that is very easy to explain and pretty darn fun to play.”
(Video) “It’s one of those perfect filler games… I brought it to my recent family reunion. Everybody there loved it. The game is just straightforward, it’s fun, it’s challenging, it’s got great art, it has a simple rules set…”
(video) “This takes the simple concept of Uno… but adds to it. There’s now some strategy involved. You have to think about your moves.”
(Video) “Is the game something you want? You have to ask yourself how much time do you want to spend on a game… If you want something where you’re spending more time deliberating what to do, this might be for you.”
(Video) “Great game, it can be as simple as you want it, as complicated as you want it, changes with time like a good red wine.”
(Video) “Crazier Eights is a simple little card game. I can see it working best with those new to gaming or perhaps middle schoolers as it’s obviously better than round after round of Uno.”
(Text) Critique de Crazier Eights: Camelot par Ino.
(Text) “…the game has a very professional and [it has an] aesthetic appearance. The card art is colorful, thematic, and appealing. Many card games seem repetitive and one-dimensional. This is not one of them.”
(Text) “Where the game really shines is that once you have multiple assets out on the table, keeping an eye on all of the ongoing effects changes the game dramatically. It feels a bit like Fluxx at this point…”
(Text) “Crazier Eights: Camelot is a good game with unique content, while tapping into some of same mechanics and elements other games use with success. It’s easy to learn and teach, quick to play, and fun. I recommend it for kids and adults looking for a game that uses some planning and strategy…”
(Text) “All in all, I’d say that Crazier Eights is definitely an interesting variation on Crazy Eights with more complexity and considerably more strategy required. Possibly imbalanced for just two players, you can play with up to four or add a second deck and play with up to eight people at the same time!”
(Text) “”This ame seriously took me by surprise. At first it seemed like it was just going to be a straight forward race to get down to zero cards but as the game developed there were more paths to victory and you needed to watch very carefully what cards your opponent had played. Also the art is incredible. Very solid game.”
(Text) “Camelot definitely takes the Crazy Eights game and makes it crazier. The nicely integrated art is welcome. And by introducing Fluxx-like rules changes and new sets of powers and effects, Crazier Eights will definitely appeal to fans of Fluxx-like games and to those who enjoy Crazy Eights but want some more strategy.”
(text) “I personally am excited that this game was created and presented to the industry and I feel that the industry as a whole will be remiss to overlook this title.”
(text) “I like its simple nature, the rules work well, and the art and theme tie things together. It’s not perfect, but the flaws are few and far between. I think the Fluxx comparison is a good one. It doesn’t have the humor of Fluxx, but the serious art drives home the theme and keeps me in the game.” He gave the game a 92% overall!
Preorders come with this promo card: