Attention card game fanatics! This is the best game for you that hasn’t even been made yet.
Now, when I say card game fanatics, I’m not talking about Go Fish or Poker. I’m talking about real card games like Magic the Gathering or The Masquerade or Chez Geek. Games where you assemble your own decks and play on a specific strategy based on said cards. Games where you don’t just win – you WIN!
This game is certainly for you. This is a game called Geek Wars and is currently in the production phase of new expansion decks, and all new cards. In fact, they’re struggling to meet their goal on Kickstarter.com. If you want to go and help them out, you can receive a deck for as small a donation as five dollars, but obviously the higher you go, the larger your “gift”.
Here’s the premise explained by the creators:
In Geek Fight you take your favorite geeky archetypes, put them in the arena armed with overpriced collectibles (some of which are NRFB!), and have them earn their geek cred the hard way!
Geek Fight has been around since 2008, and in that time we have come out with a few sets and worked on tweaking our production process in order to bring about a cost effective and fun game. Though each player builds their own deck forGeek Fight with cards from multiple sets, Geek Fight is not a collectible/trading card game. Geek Fight does not use random packaging, and the cost per card is low compared to collectible/trading card games.
One of the more unique features of Geek Fight is the fact that we have small ad blocks on our cards. These are meant as a way to spread the word about other geeky companies and websites, while at the same time helping us pay for production, and in turn we can keep our prices competitively low. They even affect game play if you have the right cards in your deck.
We already have 3 sets of Geek Fight cards printed and in circulation, but there are always more ideas floating around our heads. We are looking to get the funds together to print 2 new sets (and reprint 1), and our backers will be the first to get their hands on them!
You can find out everything you ever wanted to know about Geek Fight (and then some) at our site here.
What do you need to play Geek Fight?
Not much is actually needed to play Geek Fight. All you need is your own deck of 20 cards (your opponent will need one as well). A deck is made with no more than 10 Combatants and no more than 2 cards can have the same name (unless the card is a VIP, then there can only be one).
Of course, you also need to make sure the cards in your deck mesh well together. You should use cards that have complementing abilities, and of course you should make sure the combatants in your deck have enough resources of the right type(s) to play the other cards in your deck. You may want to buy multiple sets to make sure you can build a deck you like.
WAIT! DON”T GO! I know you are probably starting to think of this as another CCG/TCG money pit, but it isn’t. You will not be hunting for that one rare card that is only included in 1 in every 1337.42 packs. Like I said before, we don’t use random packaging, and our cost per card is one of the lowest on the market.
Since you don’t have to worry about draining your wallet to build a deck, you can instead focus on which strategy you want to use to crush your enemies and see them driven before you! You could also build a deck that focuses on your special brand of geekery.
OH! Also make sure to bring something that you can use as counters during your game. Everyone should have something laying around that they can use. I can’t be the only person with a toolbox filled to the brim with dice…
You can download our rules in PDF format here.
Indeed, the game sounds like fun and they’re really trying to get their product out there, streamline production, and make their product available wherever games are sold (did I just pull a classic TV ad line?).
I urge you to make even a small donation. As of this writing, they’ve only reached $1,224.00 of their $10,000 goal, with only 18 days left. Personally, I want to see an AVGN card in my deck, and the only way that’s going to happen is if we all chip in just a little bit. Sure, there are more important causes out there, but if you have a little extra after feeding the hungry and housing the homeless, this is something worthwhile to do with that little extra. If they don’t reach their goal, they get nothing and neither do we. That’s how Kick Starter works.