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A card game called Squirmish that I’ve been working on for the last year and a half is currently on Kickstarter (ending June 12th). Please check it out! I’d love to hear what you think about it. It is a 2-4 player beast-battling card game for ages 7+, and it takes about 30 minutes to play.
Here is the video for the kickstarter:
Here is what the reviewers are saying about it:
â€œOverall, Iâ€™ve had fun with Squirmish both with my kids and with adult players. I think itâ€™s a lot of fun for families. The dice-based abilities mean that thereâ€™s still a good amount of chance involved, which gives less-experienced players a chance to take on more-experienced players, so gamers who want something with pure strategy may not like it quite as much. And donâ€™t forget to shout your battle cries as you enter the fray!â€ â€“ Jonathan H. Liu on Geekdad.
â€œI get several requests for Kickstarter previews every week. Recently, I was sent a request for coverage for a game called Squirmish that was designed by a gentleman named Steven Stwalley. My heart sunk a little bit when I saw the words â€œcardâ€ and â€œcombatâ€ in his elevator pitch, but that all went away when I looked over the art assets he gave me. Squirmishâ€™s art is juvenile, obnoxious, and maybe even a little gross. In other words? I loved it.â€ â€“ Stephen Duetzmann at Engaged Family Gaming.
â€œItâ€™s a really good game! I like the fighting.â€ â€“ Ty (age 9) of Board Gaming at Home.
â€œTyâ€™s age, absolutely brilliant game. If thereâ€™s one downside, itâ€™s the sheer variety.â€ â€“ Russell of Board Gaming at Home.
â€œI like all the little characters that have been made upâ€¦ theyâ€™re great fun.â€ â€“ Kelly of Board Gaming at Home.
â€œWant battling beasties that you donâ€™t have to find in blind packs? Want the worldâ€™s best collection of creature designs, names, and battle cries (that provide +1 damage if shouted aloud during your turn) that I have ever seen? Want a kidâ€™s card game youâ€™ll actually want to play with your kid? Back this very modest Kickstarter and get the whole 108-card pack (plus stretch goals)! Highly recommended.â€ -Zander Cannon (Eisner-award-winning cartoonist behind Kaijumax, Heck, and Top 10)
The initial deck is 54 cardsâ€¦ it goes up to 108 cards if we hit $15,000.
Thanks for listening! Please tell your friends!