Timothy Mattes reviews Crazier Eights: Camelot

camelot-cards4Timothy tells us:

Any person that loves the OG card games and is looking for a fresh look at a fantastic classic please, look at Crazier Eights.  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.

Go here to see the full review.

Check out the Crazier Eights: Camelot Kickstarter here.

Timeline of King Arthur Legends (Updated 10/13/16)

by-lancelot-speed-artist-king-arthur-marriage-wedding3I have studied a lot of the details of the King Arthur legends, such as when a lot of the different characters were introduced and a lot of the ways the characters changed over time. Camelot as King Arthur’s court was a surprisingly late addition. Take a look at the infographic below. I will provide even more information at a later point. For more information about the legendary King Arthur characters found in Crazier Eights: Camelot, go here. Continue reading

Crazier Eights: Camelot reviewed by Fairway 3 Games

The reviewers conclude, “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.”

Their review can be found here.

Kickstarter planned for October 11th

camelot cards5The plan is to have the Kickstarater for Crazier Eights: Camelot starting October 11th. We filmed the video, but it will take some time to edit it.

Information about the first version of Crazier Eights can be found on the About page.

You can also take a look at the Crazier Eights: Camelot spoiler and rules document.

Crazier Eights Facebook Group & Giveaway

jumbo-vs-regular-camelot

The official Crazier Eights Facebook group can be found here. This will be a good way to keep up with any news and give me feedback about your thoughts.

One person who joins the group will get a free high quality prototype of the jumbo version of Crazier Eights: Camelot. Terms and conditions can be found here. The prize will be determined on 27 September 2016.

A comparison in size  between the regular and jumbo cards can be seen below. Continue reading

Monthly Newsletter Prize

camelot cards6I will give a free copy of a high quality Crazier Eights: Camelot prototype as a prize on 1 October 2016 for a random subscriber of the Monthly Newsletter, and you will have a chance at getting prizes in the future as well. The Monthly Newsletter is a great way to stay informed about the development, news, and new versions of Crazier Eights. Go here to join the newsletter.

The contest’s terms and conditions can be found here.

Review of Crazier Eights: Camelot by Two Gun Pixie

Two Gun Pixie have a live play video of Crazier Eights: Camelot here, and they have a review of the game as well. The reviewers ultimately liked the game and the expansions I sent them, which will be stretch goals. The game was rated as 3 Pixies (Will Play Again).

They said the mechanics seemed similar to the take that type of mechanic (which harm the strength of others) without being one. I do think there is some take that type of mechanic involved, but I suspect they want to emphasize that the take that type of cards did not tend to spin out of control or become a “win more” type of problem. They were not overly impressed with the packaging quality, and I will look into my options for that. They enjoyed the art, theme, and point out how easy the game is to understand. They also said, “Even more experienced and hard core tabletop gamers should enjoy this well-themed update to Crazy Eights as it makes a fun filler game to play while waiting for those few players to show up for game night.

The reviewers also enjoyed both expansions I sent (Valley of the Nile and Eternity), and said they are a must have.

Crazier Eights Events (Edited 9-13-16)

camelot cards6I will be going to conventions and game stores to help promote Crazier Eights: Camelot and give people a chance to try it out before the Kickstarter campaign.

Pacificon Game Expo (Sept 2-5)

The first events were at Pacificon Game Expo in Santa Clara, CA between September 2-5, 2016. I have not had my events confirmed with them yet, but I am hoping to have events with the following days and times: Continue reading