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Cray Cray Games Video: Rainbow Octopus

If you need a game that is good for kids of varying ages AND won’t bore you to tears if you’re a parent or much older sibling that will play

Weird Game of the Day: ‘Poison Ivy’

Published by Ideal in 1969, Poison Ivy teaches kids the hopelessness of it all—without actually managing to teach kids about poison ivy. Kiddies take turns pulling a leaf from the

Weird Game of the Day: ‘Don’t Wake Daddy’

In honor of Halloween I wanted to showcase a game that has always scared me. In 1992 Milton Bradley published Don’t Wake Daddy. Recent enough that I remember seeing the

Weird Game of the Day: ‘Spin The Bottle’

This game almost flew under my radar. After all, what’s so new/different about spin the bottle? It’s been an angsty teen house party game for decades. However, this is the

Weird Game of the Day: ‘Shmo’

This. Game. Is. Fascinating. I don’t know what the backstory behind it is, but I proudly present to you: SHMO by Remco in 1959. With the tagline “I’m a Shmo and

Weird Board Game of the Day: TRUMP

In honor of tonight’s final presidential debate, I thought it appropriate to feature the TRUMP board game game, originally published by Milton Bradley in 1989 and continues to be republished by Parker Brothers (until such a time as Trump Publishing is done with its litigation). Don’t worry, the object of this game is simply to make the most money. The Trump 4 Prez 2016 board game is behind schedule because all playtesters been fired and declared losers.

When the TRUMP board game was first released, Donald Trump surprised Milton Bradley at the unveiling by declaring that a portion of proceeds would be going to charity. The game was intended to rival the sales of Monopoly, but instead fell abysmally flat. Trump blamed the game for being too complicated. Despite it’s failure (falling 1.2 million copies short of projections) over $800k from its revenue did find its way to charity as promised–directly into the Trump Foundation.

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Weird Game of the Day: The Backbone

A rare and abstract game published in 1983 by Nike and Cooper (NAC), “The Backbone” is a mystery. The box features a man playing a game by himself painted on the back of a woman. In case you didn’t already suspect the lonely, suited man was also the creator of the game, his head is conveniently floating off to the side for no discernible reason. Please take note that this game is “just only for intelligent people.” I can only assume by this statement that the creator has yet to play the game.

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Weird Game of the Day: Uncle Wiggily

Today I present Uncle Wiggily, originally published by Milton Bradley back in 1916. Intended to be a children’s game, I personally find this to be the stuff of nightmares. Some rhino thing wants to club you. A fancy-looking fox wants to eat you. An alligator with an ascot has sinister intentions. Also, my parents forbade me from going anywhere near my Uncle Wiggily’s house unsupervised, so really this whole thing is a nonstarter.

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We’re showcasing at the Boston Festival of Indie Games!

We couldn’t be more excited. “Cats & Caverns,” our Dungeons & Dragons inspired, cooperative, lighthearted card game will be featured at the Boston Festival of Indie Games on Saturday, September 10th, 2016. We hope to see you there! http://bostonfig.com/

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Publisher Announcement

It is with great joy and excitement that we would like to announce that our game, currently titled Under Construction, has been signed by Breaking Games®.

We’ll let you all know as we get closer to printing and releasing.

Under Construction is a 2-6 player worker placement game that puts players in the role of general contractor.  You bid against other players for contracts, collect the necessary resources, and build what is required in order to get paid and increase your company’s reputation.

With a modest amount of bluffing, resource management, worker placement and Development Cards–that can help you or harm others–there’s a little something for everyone.

You can read its current rules.

Cats & Caverns Accepted to BFIG!

We are happy to announce that our newest game, Cats & Caverns, has been accepted to the Boston Festival of Indie Games (BFIG).

Find out more about BFIG or our newest game by reading the current version of the rules.

TM – Cray Cray Games Trademark

Hello All.

Some minor news.  We’re a trademark and all official-like!  🙂

Early 2016 Update

Hello Backers, Fans, Followers, and Other Interested Parties!

We wanted to provide an update to keep you abreast of what we at Cray Cray Games have been doing lately.

Unpub6

Cray Cray Games went to Unpub6 and debuted 2 of its newest games:  Under Construction and Cats & Caverns.  You can read about them on our list of games page.

PAX East 2016

We will be showing both of those games on Saturday morning at the Unpub booth at PAX East next weekend.  Stop by and say hi to Phil if you’re there.

 

Final Find It & Bind It Release of 2015

We’re happy to announce that we’ve released the Print-n-Play files for both Find It & Bind It expansions to our backers of the Kickstarter from earlier this year.

For those that didn’t have a chance to back us during the Kickstarter, we’ve also made Print-On-Demand versions available at the following TheGameCrafter.com links:

We may make an unboxed version of The Demon Expansion available as well for folks that just may want the printed cards.

Happy Holidays from Cray Cray Games

We are pleased to share that we have successfully completed all activities related to our Kickstarter.

We are also pleased to announce that we delivered donations of games to the Big Brother Big Sister and Toys For Tots organizations. You may recall that we had 13 Glenda, The Good Witch backers who donated a game each.

We have added to that donation so that we could give BOTH organizations 20 games each.  We attempted to get a picture with someone at the State Police barracks but they wouldn’t let us snap a photo so instead we have Bruno’s hand and 1 of the games.

Toys For Tots Donation

Photo of Toys For Tots Donation

Thank you all, again, for your support!

Phil and Josh
Cray Cray Games