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Tussie Mussie Preview

Posted by David Wiley on

Button Shy is proud to announce that the next game to hit Kickstarter in our Wallet Games series  is Tussie Mussie, a 1-4 player game designed by Elizabeth Hargrave (designer of Wingspan). Tussie Mussie is an 18-card game where players will be collecting small bouquets of four flowers, known as Tussie-Mussies. During the Victorian era, where this fad originated, the flowers were assigned meaning and used to communicate with friends or lovers - in this game, the flowers are assigned methods of scoring and will be used to try and obtain the highest score. I CUT, YOU CHOOSE Whether playing...

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Introducing Penny Rails: An 18-Card Train Game

Posted by David Wiley on

Button Shy is proud to announce that the next game in our Wallet Games series is Penny Rails, a 2 player game designed by Travis Hill (designer of Reunification and Butterfly Collector’s Club). Penny Rails is an 18-card game where players will be constructing rail tracks beginning at New York City and ending when the St. Louis hub is placed. Each card in the game has three rail lines present: Lincoln, Jefferson, and Roosevelt. Scoring at the end is based upon payouts received from your Train Line Income, and the player with the most money will be victorious. Available now...

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Handsome: The Brilliant Expansion

Posted by David Wiley on

Last time we broke down the game itself, some of the contents in the game, and how it all plays. This time we’re going to take a closer look at the 5-card mini-expansion that is free for all backers of the game during its Kickstarter campaign. As you will find, there are some interesting twists in here that will radically change the way your game of Handsome plays out when it hits the table with your friends. A HANDFUL OF CARDS, A HOST OF VARIATION   Five cards come in the mini-expansion, increasing the number of cards for Handsome by...

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Introducing: Handsome, a Word Game Unlike Most Word Games

Posted by David Wiley on

Button Shy is proud to announce that the next game to hit Kickstarter in our Wallet Games series is Handsome, a 2-6 player game designed by T.C. Petty III (designer of VivaJava: The Coffee Game and Spires). Handsome is an elegant wordsmithing game where all players attempt to create a word using the common pool of five cards, any vowels, and the two cards in their personal hands. For those who grew up playing games like Scrabble or Boggle, you’ll find hints of familiarity here but with some clever twists that make Handsome worth looking into. CONSONANTS IN COMMON One...

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Solitaire Solar Flares Bring Big Changes for Antinomy

Posted by David Wiley on

In case you missed it, Antinomy is currently resolving Paradoxes on Kickstarter. Last time we gave an overview of the game and its mechanics. Then last time we covered some of the basic strategies in the game. Today I’d like to take a look at the 6-card mini-expansion that is included with every pledge for the game. That’s right, we’re taking a deeper look at the Solar Flare expansion. What the expansion contains In this mini-expansion you’ll receive 6 new cards: four white Depleted Relics (numbered 1-4) and two Solar Flare cards. The most unique thing, upon first glance, is...

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