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By Dan Magyar - dMagy
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About

This lively, fast-paced game is perfect for families or card parties with friends. My custom pyramid deck structure is a unique break from the 500-year old, 52-card deck paradigm; it makes for exciting and challenging gameplay for ages 12 and up.

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Origin

Did you know that in Minnesota “Duck, Duck, Goose” is called “Duck, Duck, Grey Duck”? My wife was born and raised in Minnesota. I was not. Off and on for years we have been debating the game's proper name. (By the way, it’s “Duck, Duck, Goose.”) During one of these debates it dawned on me that Grey Duck would be a great theme for this game.

Grey Duck evolved from a game my sister-in-law played in college, taught by classmates from China. She taught the game to her mother as a fun thing to play while enjoying a conversation. Like in the kid’s game Telephone, however, when my mother-in-law taught it to me and my wife, the rules changed in the reteaching… instead of a leisurely game, it was a fast-paced and intense game of skill. Our family has been playing this version of the “Chinese card game” for over 20 years.  

While I really like the high energy game we have been playing for decades, I wanted to develop something that kept the same excitement but was new and different.

Deck Structure  

According to Wikipedia, the card deck structure of 52 cards has been standard for over 500 years. Every deck has 52 cards. Every deck has four suits. Every suite has three ace cards. Every suite has ten pip cards. Popular games, like Uno, may change the look but are still based on this structure. I have long wanted to break this paradigm to see what happens. For Grey Duck I developed a new pyramid deck structure which allows both high and low ranking cards to be powerful in different ways.

  • Higher ranking cards as usual individually overpower lower ranking cards. 
  • Lower ranking cards are more numerous, allowing for flights and flocks of them to be unbeatable by high ranking cards. 
  • Grey cards can be played out of turn, keeping players on their toes.

Rules  

Read the complete rules on the Grey Duck website.

What's in the Box

Grey Duck  

  • 1 deck of 54 Grey Duck cards 
  • Rulesheet 
  • Downloadable Score Sheet 
  • Players: 3 - 5, ages: 12+, minutes: 30-60

Grey Duck Party Pack

  • 4 decks of Grey Duck cards  
  • Rulesheet 
  • Table Score Card
  •  Downloadable Party Score Sheet 
  • Players: 3 - 5, ages: 12+, minutes 45-90

Kickstarter

Please support my new game and get your own copy of Grey Duck. I truly believe you will find it an enjoyable way to spend time with family and friends. -dMagy

 

Risks and challenges

I have various quotes from manufacturers and have allowed room in my budget for printing, handling, shipping, fees and marketing. If funded, the minimum run will be 500 decks.

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    Grey Duck Decal

    A Grey Duck window decal and my thanks for supporting Grey Duck

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    Grey Duck - Print and Play

    Receive a Print & Play copy of the Grey Duck cards; all delivered via PDF.

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    Early Duck

    One copy of Grey Duck and a Grey Duck window decal.

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    Duckling

    One copy of Grey Duck and a Grey Duck window decal.

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    Drake and Hen

    Two copies of Grey Duck and a Grey Duck window decal.

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    Flight

    Three copies of Grey Duck and a Grey Duck window decal.

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    Flock

    A full color Grey Duck Party Box

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    • 4 copies of Grey Duck
    • 4 table score cards
    • 2 Grey Duck Window decals
    • 1 Deluxe Card Party Box
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    Flock +1

    A full color Grey Duck Party Box + 1 extra deck

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    Bulk Pack

    10 copies of Grey Duck (great for retail stores)

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Funding period

- (30 days)