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
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.
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.
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.
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/
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.
Some minor news. We’re a trademark and all official-like! 🙂
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.
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.
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:
- Find It & Bind It
- Find It & Bind It: Deluxe Edition (a version with a larger box that includes The Demon Expansion), and
- the Hexes & Relics Expansion.
We may make an unboxed version of The Demon Expansion available as well for folks that just may want the printed cards.
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.
Thank you all, again, for your support!
Phil and Josh
Cray Cray Games