Shel Games™ launches Kickstarter campaign for new Card Castle™ card game
Introducing Medieval Twists to the Classic Slap-card Game Experience
Seattle, WA – April 18, 2017, 7am PST. Today, Shel Games launched the Kickstarter campaign for Card Castle, a new card game with a medieval fantasy-inspired setting.
Card Castle is a fast-paced slap card game that puts players’ wits and reflexes to the test. The game introduces several new twists to enrich the classic slap card game experience, including battling armies, tricky look-alikes, powerful wizards that summon cards for their allies, and fiery dragons that burn cards from play. Card Castle also introduces a new “runner-up” mechanic that allows eliminated players to join “Team Dragon” and burn cards by winning card-slaps.
Each player battles for glory and control of the Card Castle by revealing cards from their army deck to engage in battle with their rivals in this medieval fantasy realm. Players win cards to grow their army by being the first to slap specific cards and card combinations, with the ultimate goal of adding all playable cards to their army, and emerging as the victor.
“I love the balance in Card Castle between knowing when to slap and suddenly realizing to late that you should or shouldn’t have…”
– Paul Peterson, designer of Smash Up and Guillotine
“I wanted to start with a game that was fun and familiar, then stir things up with a few diabolical elements and mechanics that would make game-play a little more challenging,” said Card Castle creator, Polo Schlemmer. “We’re launching Card Castle as our first title because we love how tactile and energetic the game is – it’s been a great ice-breaker at demos and exhibitions. I’ve played the prototype more times than I can count, but it never feels old, which is great because I’m really looking forward to playing Card Castle at game nights and conventions for years to come!”
Card Castle is for 2 to 8 players, ages 7 and older, and takes approximately 15-20 minutes to play. The game includes a Rules Sheet, optional Playmat, and 56 playing cards: 46 cards depicting the armies battling for the Card Castle, including 12 Swordswomen, 12 Archers, 12 Knights, and 10 Shields; 8 slap cards, including 6 Doors and 2 Wizards; and 2 Dragons. Card Castle will launch its Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign from April 18 – May 18, 2017. Product will ship to distributors after it ships to backers.
Card Castle Media Files: https://drive.google.com/open? id= 0B1meGY2CVsVBRGdOMUZqa3dYSjg
Card Castle Website: https://cardcastlegame.wordpre ss.com/
About Shel Games
Shel Games is a group of four friends with one goal: more fun! Our vision is to develop great tabletop games that are genuinely more fun: fun to play, fun to watch, and fun to learn. Together, we design, illustrate, tweak, and streamline our tabletop games to maximize fun and minimize confusion during game nights for casual gamers and gaming enthusiasts alike. Card Castle will be our first published game.
The Shel Games Team:
Polo Schlemmer – Creative Mastermind
Sophia Haddix – Artist Extraordinaire
Briana Evans – Chief Cat Herder
Debbie Lin – Technical Wordsmith