This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, June 1 2019 1:36 PM UTC +00:00.
Grumpy Wizards is a competition between teams of moody bearded dudes in pointy hats. This card game pits the dominant Grumpy Wizards against the secret Happy Wizards. Collect and play spells to discover identities, foil strategies, and frustrate your opponents.
This 15-25 minute game for 3-6 players is bound to turn your wizard-obsessed friends into grumpy, wizard-obsessed friends. Please consider backing our Kickstarter. With enough support, we might be able to bring bearded ill-temperament to game tables like yours.
With many frowns,
the Grumpy Wizards team
Many card games have a draw and play mechanic involving a hand. Grumpy Wizards is a bit different. All the cards in play are on the table as seen below.
You and the other players each have a face up or "active" card that will be played next. This means that everyone can see everyone else's next move for a whole round.
Your other three cards are face down. Each turn you choose an active card from one of these cards and turn it face up. The difference between a normal card game hand and this one is that these cards do not get seen very often. You can only see them when certain spells (like the view spell in the center) are played. If you are not paying attention, you may pick a bad spell as your active card (like the "this does nothing" card in the lower right).
This game has gone through countless iterations and remakes. Many rules, sets of instructions, and card designs have been cycled through. We feel confident that this version of rules and game art is the best one to bring to Kickstarter.
Here are some of the cards we found in our piles of old play testing decks.
Risks and challenges
The bulk of our play-testing and design is complete. Our printing and fulfillment has been planned but we're sure that execution is bound to present its own difficulties. This is our first time doing this and we hope to get a high quality game to you as fast as possible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter