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A Wild West slap duel for three to seven players.
A Wild West slap duel for three to seven players.
A Wild West slap duel for three to seven players.
2,025 backers pledged $75,641 to help bring this project to life.

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Slap .45 Available for Purchase


Hello friends, 

We are happy to announce that Slap .45 is now available for purchase on amazon

Most of you should have received your copies of Slap .45 by now, or should be receiving it very soon. If you have any questions or concerns we will be managing all customer service via and through our partners at Black Box. We thank you for your support and patience during development and production and hope you are enjoying the shit out of the game. 


Gnarwhal Studios

It’s Happening!


Dear Backers,

We have some great news for you - today sets of Slap .45 are shipping.

Our partners at Blackbox will be sending out the project over the next few days, and we expect backers to begin receiving sets next week. 

Thank you all so much for your patience - we think when you see the final product, you’ll agree that it was worth the wait. We are so happy with the final quality of this game, it’s ridiculously nice.

In the next few days, backers in the U.S. will receive a confirmation email from Blackbox with tracking information. Those of you living abroad should get this confirmation within the next few weeks. 

If you have any issues with shipping, or if you just need someone to talk to, feel free to send us an email to Our goal right now is to make sure every single backer gets their set as soon as possible - feel free to reach out if there’s anything else we can do to make that happen.

Let us know what you think when you get the game! 

- Gnarwhal Studios

Slap .45 is shipping!


Hey friends!

Slap .45 is now on it's way to us from our press in China. We're really happy with the final quality of the game and we can't wait to get you your copy.

We just issued our backer survey - this is the time when you tell us the address you want us to ship your copy of Slap .45 to. You should have received a link to your survey in your email - if you're a backer, you should also see a link on the top of your screen.

- Max and the Gnarwhal Studios guys

Sample approved!

Hi Backers,

We’re super excited with our final production prototype and we’ve approved it for production (images below)! 

Look at that metallic ink on the gold cards! Look at it glisten. Look at how thick and heavy those home bases are! We can’t wait for you to be able to hold the game in your hands and see it up close for yourselves. 

We’ve approved this sample and sent it for production - that means the game is on the press as we speak. Printing should be complete in a few weeks, and then we need to wait for the games to arrive in the U.S., where they will be fulfilled to backers by our partners at Cards Against Humanity.

Then our blood oath will be fulfilled, and we will finally be released from the chains of this mortal coil so that our souls can rest. 

Assuming there are no port delays and everything goes according to schedule, fulfillment will begin toward the end of July. You should get your game about a week after that. We will keep you up to date, especially if there are any delays. 

 In other news, we’re going to be selling and demoing Slap .45 during this year’s Gen Con in Indianapolis (July 30 - August 2) at the Ad Magic booth. We’re setting up an awesome saloon themed demo space with our friends Boomtown Bandits (another western-style game). Start practicing your quick-draw! 

Happy summer,
Gnarwhal Studios

Off to the presses!


Hey friends,

We finally have some great news to share. Slap .45 is in production and will ship this summer.

We’re waiting on a final production sample from our printer in China. Once we receive it, we will make sure that everything is up to snuff and, assuming it’s approved, can finally send out a shipping timeline for when you’ll have the game in your hands.

We still haven’t sent out our backers survey (where you give us your mailing address); don’t worry you haven’t missed it. You can expect those to arrive a week or two before we start shipping the games. We want to make sure that when we ship, we send the games to your most current address.

In our next update, we’ll be able to share photos of our final production prototype and a shipping timeline. Thanks for your patience and support, it’s important to us to get the best possible version of this game to you! 

      - Gnarwhal Studios