I don’t have much to add to this “about” page. It should be pretty obvious what the topic of this blog is–I write reviews of unusual card games, usually the ones where you have to buy a special deck in order to play them. I update the blog here once or twice a month.

Why do I write this blog?

I guess I’m just an enthusiast about this kind of card game. I’ve played so many of them that by now I must be some sort of card game expert.

Hope you enjoy the card game reviews here.


43 thoughts on “About

  1. Hey cool blog. I have a pretty novel deckbuilding game I’m developing right now called Galactic Council. Seeing as you are a card game expert, I was hoping to get your opinion on what I have so far. You might even like to create a card for the game, its one of the more novel features of my game -. the ability for the player community to recombine card abilities to make new cards. Shoot me an e-mail sometime, I’d be happy to grab a game with you (its completely online, no downloading or flash required.)

  2. Hello, we have a card game on Kickstarter. I hope you’ll like it for a review:

    “STAY AWAY!” is a card game inspired by the Lovecraft’s “Cthulhu Mythos” and cult horror movies, such as John Carpenter’s “The Thing”:

    We are also honored to have the collaboration of the Legendary Artist Les Edwards from Heroquest and “The Thing” movie by John Carpenter!


    Escape Studios
    Website: http://www.escapestudios.net/sito/?page_id=952
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stayawaythegame?

  3. hello
    i’m looking for creative and insightful reviewers for a card game of mine.
    would you be interested in writing a review? i could send you a copy via snail mail.
    let me know!
    i’m lisa, my email is: emealio@hotmail.com

  4. Hello,
    My name is Ryan E. Goebel and I am part of a new card game called Legends of Chaos which you can look at, at Legendsofchaos.com.

    We would like for you to review our card game for us.

    If interested, please contact us.

    Thank you for your time,
    Ryan E. Goebel

    • Sorry it took me so long to approve your comment. I’ll look for the game in the mail today. I should be getting together with some of my pals soon, and we should be able to play the game and review it then.

  5. Hi Donald,

    I am developing a card game myself. I was wondering if you can give the once over and tell me what you think?

    It’s a Mech based card game where players construct Mechs out of card parts and then fight it out to find out who is the better Mech pilot.

    You can find the rules at techniconica.com.

    Kind regards,

  6. Hi Donald,

    I’m in the process of putting together my plan of attack for launching a new game via Kickstarter and was wondering if you would take a look at the game and possibly share it with your avid following.

    I can send you a link to the free PDF download of the game once I launch the Kickstarter.

    Let me know if you’re interested.

    Thanks either way, Donald!

  7. Hi Donald,
    I’m testing a card game I just built based on political cartoons. It makes for fun with political “discussions” with your friends, rather than fighting. Here’s the link to the site with a short overview: http://politicalzingers.com/

    Please let me know if you want to check it out.

  8. Hey Donald – we’d love it if you would be open to checking out our game – “Scandalous The Naughty Drawing Game. Hilarious. Fun. Educational.” In a nutshell it’s dirty Pictionary with a few twists thrown in. We are very excited to soon be launching on Kickstarter and would love to get your feedback. We have spent literally 100’s of hours making this a fun, well thought out, hilarious game. If you are interested, we’d like to email you the rules and the PDF of the game for you to print and enjoy. We’ve had tremendous feedback so far, and are extremely excited about putting this into the hands of the public.
    Look forward to hearing back!

    Thanks so much!

    Summer and Jeslyn

  9. Hey Donald,
    My name is Jay Powell and i’m a card/board game designer and developer.
    My newest card game is called ‘Here be dragons’ and you can check it out here: http://jayepowell.com/here-be-dragons-card-game/
    I’m planning on launching this project on Kickstarter.com real soon.

    The game is all about taking a risk when drawing from 3 different stacks of cards. Each stack is a different risk/reward level whereby luck can gain the most points to win.

    It would be great if you could consider checking out the game, playing it, and writing a post about this card game. I’d love to see if there is a way to work together to provide great content for your site.

    My wife and I have been working very hard in creating the art and strategy of the game and hope to not only reach our funding goal, but make a big impact on the gaming world.

    Jay Powell
    Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dragonsandmonsters
    powelltrain @ gmail.com
    Here be dragons

    • Hi, Jay-

      Sounds like a cool game, but I’m swamped with other projects right now and couldn’t find time to review it. You might want to check back with me in a month–maybe I’ll see some daylight by then.


  10. Hi Donald,

    My name is Zack and I am a engineer of ancient genjitsu’s… Well not really, I just wanted to offer you another project to cover, haha. I know you have been swamped with things lately but if you do have any time, check out my new game Persuadia on kickstarter. The game is about Persuading people that you have the most believable portrayal or story of unique scenarios. It is very open ended but gives people a framework to work within. I don’t want to take up too much of your time so have a good one and thanks for your time.

  11. You are exactly the kind of Blogger we are looking for!

    I subscribed to your blog, also I am hoping to connect with you, as it would mean so much if you would write a blog post on Splink!

    Splink is a crazy, fast paced, off the chain, card game that my family has put together and are about to launch on Kickstarter on October 17th.

    I am looking for supporters, and people willing to review and write awesome blogs about the game, and after reading your poker post, I would Love for you to write one about Splink!

    My email is PlaySplink@gmail.com

    Thank you so much 🙂

  12. Hello there, my good friend. Me along with a gentleman colleague of mine have created this quite unique card game. If you could do us the pleasure of reviewing it, we would be forever indebted to you.

    If it is something you seem interested in, we can get you a deck as fast as modern shipping methods will allow.


  13. Hi Donald

    we thought you might be interested in our new website at https://bendygames.com
    At Bendy Games you can create personalised versions of your favourite games using photos of your friends and family.
    They make great gifts, very personal yet very easy to create using a simple drag’n’drop interface.
    We only have four games right now, we’ve only just launched, but we’ll be adding more as fast as we can.
    Since you’re an experienced gamer we’d really appreciate your thoughts/comments.

    Many thanks,

    Founder, Bendy Games

  14. Interested in taking a look at our little kickstarter? The Working Dead: An Undead Office Card Game. I can email you a print and play. Thanks!

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