The One Thousand & One Nights were Shahrzad’s stories, also known in the West as the Arabian Nights. They include stories of famous men, such as Sinbad, Aladdin, and Ali Baba as well as many lesser known yet very impressive women.
Crazier Eights: One Thousand & One Nights is a stand alone version of Crazier Eights inspired by these stories. Every card has a new and unique ability inspired by the stories, which could represent a character, place, or event from the stories.
Kickstarter & release date
I will have the Kickstarter campaign for One Thousand & One Nights around December to January (this year or next) to gauge interest and see if the demand is high enough to also release the expansion (Shahrzad). If all goes according to plan, the release date will be around May 2018.
What’s Crazier Eights?
Crazier Eights offers the fun card abilities and interactions that are ordinarily only found in much more complicated card games. It’s a stand alone deck that can be played by 2-4 players. The abilities are inspired by what the card represents and they help you develop your own story. Every card may be played for an ability, and the first player with zero cards in hand wins.
I am thinking of trying a new color scheme for the card box, as can be seen below.
In the coming week or so I am going to write about the design, stories, and synergy found in the set.
I have had preview events for earlier versions of Crazier Eights: One Thousand & One Nights at conventions, and I will continue to have events for it. The next convention will be at Big Bad Con from October 13th to 15th in the bay area, California. Go here for more information.
I think the set has been good enough for publication for at least six months, but I am still making improvements when I figure out what they should be.
The Rules Card