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Big News! The New GameWick Games Shop is Live!

And here to celebrate with us is the talented Mr. H.P. Lovecraft who stars as The Night Clerk in Shuffling Horror: Innsmouth 32! (The Innsmouth…

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Big News! The New GameWick Games Shop is Live!

And here to celebrate with us is the talented Mr. H.P. Lovecraft who stars as The Night Clerk in Shuffling Horror: Innsmouth 32! (The Innsmouth…

Shuffling Horror News: The Roswell Rulebook Online

April 30th, 2019
News, Pittsburgh 68, Roswell 51, Rule Guides

The Roswell 51 rulebook has been published online, so all those who are curious can take a peek under the hood of the Shufflng Horror system. More importantly, the R51 rules fix some of the glitches in Pittsburgh 68 play, and so those who own that game should follow these rules instead (same great system, but it just got even better)! Two key differences are:

The Survivor Draw Pile: a new way to deal out the survivors that fixes the issue of unused characters.

Plot Device Cards: These are now player’s choice to Play Immediately or return to the discard pile (so that they come up later).

There are also advanced play options for both Roswell 51 and Pittsburgh 68 play!

Here’s the link to the rulebook pdf.

R51 RuleBook Online PDF


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Limited Release : Santa Vs The Space Invaders

August 23rd, 2018
Limited Release, Roswell 51

We’ve released the first add-on to our Shuffling Horror line: Santa Claus Vs. The Space Invaders!  In this holiday B-movie blockbuster, the Alien Warlord hatches an evil plot to kidnap Santa and ruin Christmas in Roswell! All normal Shuffling Horror rules are followed, however, a new “Capture” rule brings a dynamic twist to ROSWELL 51 play. (Yes, Virginia, you need a copy of Roswell 51 to play this game.)

This ho-ho-holiday extravaganza deck has twenty cards, including:PROD-SANTA-VS-500x

(8) Characters (Santa, Mrs. Claus, Toy Soldier, and more!)

(6) Items (BB Gun, Nunchuks, Slingshot, and more!)

(2) Instruction Cards

(1) Chaos Card (a Shuffler variant)

(2) Blank Cards (a Director can create a new plot device, shuffling horror, or power play card for gameplay!)

This special release is for our fans. It is only available directly from GameWick Games, either via our website or at a convention appearance. Just like the limited release of an indy movie, YOU will be one of the few Shuffling Horror screens nationwide playing this film! This release is also a bit of an indy experiment for us; we wanted to print this in small batches and just keep it all locally sourced. Direct from us to you!

Santa Claus Vs. The Space Invaders

A Shuffling Horror Limited Release

(1) Twenty card deck.

$14.99 + $3.50 shipping/handling (USA Only).

International orders, please contact us for pricing info.

Important – using the button above takes you directly to PayPal check-out. A special flat rate shipping fee of $3.50 is set for this transaction – if you add additional products to this order, your shipping charge will increase to our standard flat rate. If you have any questions in this regard, please contact us.

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Santa Vs The Space Invaders – Print/Play Pack

December 28th, 2017
Roswell 51

For Our Fans!  Here it is – Santa Claus Vs. The Space Invaders – our first free print-n-play pdf release for Shuffling Horror! Get ready for a rip-roaring, sci-fi, holiday blockbuster as the Alien Warlord hatches an evil plot to kidnap Santa to ruin Christmas in Roswell. All normal Shuffling Horror rules are followed, however, a new “Capture” mechanic is introduced to bring a dramatic element of worry for the players! This holiday-themed pack features eight new characters and six new items – and just in time for your year-end holiday gaming blitz.

This free bonus pack is our way of thanking our friends and fans for all the support they gave us this year. As an indie game company, each and every fan matters to us. You are helping to spread the word on our wacky-n-quirky games and that means the world to us!

If you enjoy this pack, we want to hear from you – send us your post game results and pics!

PDF LINK: Santa Claus Vs The Space Invaders (Print N Play)


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A Shuffling Ho-Ho-Horror Christmas

December 24th, 2017
Roswell 51

The HO-HO-Horror, Part 1

Just after Thanksgiving, I ran a ROSWELL 51 game at a local shop, Highlander Games in Boonton, NJ. Four new players gathered around the Shuffling Horror Shuffle Board that night. It was also post-Black Friday and the store was fully ready for the merry march to year-end. Christmas tunes played in the background. I believe “Have A Holly Jolly Christmas” was playing when I began shuffling the movie deck. As I often do during the start of the game, I began to set the plot in motion, and made a joke about it being Christmas in Roswell, 1951. That wasn’t Santa’s sleigh overhead in the desert night sky!

There was something magical about that mental image, accompanied with the light background music, that suddenly clicked. It may have been the novelty of the whole atmosphere that night, huddled around the game table, in the back corner of the Highlander’s game room. It was, for certain, the first time I set the game against a Christmas background (I usually set it around July 4th, to coincide with the historic Roswell UFO crash date).

As we played, more holiday jokes crept in to further the plot. By the time the night was through, the main concept of SANTA CLAUS VS. THE SPACE INVADERS was dancing like sugar plums round in my head. The next few days, I began messing around with various characters that would be fun for players. Of course, we would have to have Santa and Mrs. Claus. As I had just watched the holiday classic “March of the Wooden Soldiers” the week before, a Toy Soldier entered the mix, too (as did some Elfs). I don’t know if it was elf magic, but, before I knew it, I had 8 new characters and 6 new items that would be perfect for a ROSWELL 51 holiday spoof! Something right along the lines of “Santa Claus Conquers The Martians”.

Now, why am I telling you all this?!? Well, I am hoping to release this Christmas week as a free print-n-play pdf on our site. It promises to be a whole bunch of festive B-movie fun for our friends and fans! Here’s the sneak peek at the cover…



(Stay tuned here and on our facebook page for the release announcement!)

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Reports from Roswell-Thanksgiving Edition

December 1st, 2017
Roswell 51, Roswell Reports

Friends and fans sent in some of their ROSWELL 51 game recaps. I’m always excited to receive these after-action reports, as it’s fun to see how players get caught up in the story and the game’s cinematic mechanics. Here’s two Roswell reports received this week – thanks for sending these in Joe and Mike!

Roswell Report, Case#112617-1 (Joe M, NJ)

“So, just played Roswell with the kids and they like to create all kinds of back stories and relationships between characters. So, Ricky, the scout, was doing well through Reels 1&2 until he was taken by the aliens (and came back as a Familiar Face). The kids decided that Private Green (WAC) was Ricky’s Mom…when she returned from duty at the base, Ricky was missing. Long story short: Reel 3, Ricky is on the screen, Private Green’s turn. She decides to “Give my boy some peace”…and ROLLS SNAKE EYES!!!!! Headshot! Ends his suffering and alien abduction in absolute dramatic effect! Emotional and dramatic and SO cinematic!!!”  << Wow – a classic horror movie moment for sure! Adding backstories and naming characters elevates the game action! >>

Roswell Report, Case#112617-2 (Mike M, IN)

“Got a chance to play some R51 tonight with John, our sister and brother-in-law. I was able to whittle away John’s survivors down, so, that right at the beginning of Reel 3, he joined me as an alien player (which triggered the Turning Point).

Reel 4 was where it all fell apart for the survivors… it came down to my BiL’s Coroner and Robot and my sister’s Scientist. With only a 2 Creepy Pods, Alien Spear and Payback cards showing on screen, all the survivors needed to do was eliminate that 2 Creepy Pods and it was game over… it didn’t happen. I got another round of full attack with my four throngs and eliminated the Scientist (adding to the alien players once it came back around to my sister). John was able to finish off the Coroner thus triggering Last One Standing for the Robot.

Robot’s final action was attempt to attack… not to rest and gain spoints… he was unsuccessful in his attack. Next up, my sister took the 2 Creepy Pods and attempted to get the Head Shot… no luck… then it was back to me. The Robot put up a mighty effort but ultimately fell to the onslaught of my many attacks taking blows that would have felled a lesser mechanical masterpiece … It’s circuits fizzled and fried and it became no more than a monument to man’s attempt to deter the alien invasion.  Good game had by all!” << Awesome closing scene, Mike! >>


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Roswell 51-The Alien Warlord Appears!

November 22nd, 2017
Roswell 51, Roswell Reports

Sharing this game recap from a new friend who purchased ROSWELL 51 at PAX Unplugged and cracked it open at home: “In an epic & cinematic conclusion to our movie, the Scientist faced the Alien Warlord with the recovered ray gun… The Warlord had been burnt, blasted by a shotgun, and chased off with dynamite, but true to old school B-movie form….he kept coming back. And with the final seconds of the film playing, and Roswell facing grim odds, our hero scored an annihilating hit that destroyed the alien warlord for good and saved the people of Roswell. End scene! Fade out.” Thanks for sharing this, Joe!


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