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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 Week 2015: Game 3

October 29th, 2015
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Game #3 started with an unstoppable wave of zombies, ripping their way through the Survivors. This had all the makings of a two reel movie, short and brutal. Yet, the plucky survivors managed to limp into Reel 3; each player had a single Survivor remaining (and only one had Rest spoints). Similar to Game #2, both Sanctuary cards came into play early; this time they were crucially needed for respite. However, the Director had four throngs in play – those sanctuaries wouldn’t last long. The players decided to move the entire group into The Cellar, in an attempt to “spoint up”. Previously damaged, The Cellar had only 9 hit points remaining. Miraculously, it withstood the first wave of attacks (and all the survivors gained three Rest points). Another wave of attacks came at the Cellar. Due to some misses and truly awful damage rolls, The Cellar held for one more round (its door held shut by a single point). The survivors all gained three more Rest points.

The first player was eliminated at the very end of Reel 3 and joined the zombie team at the start of Reel 4. This was a boon for the remaining two players, as the Turning Point was triggered (# of Zombie Players = # of Survivor Players). This immediately cleared the Reel Pile and left three cards between them and survival. Some times you just get lucky in a zombie apocalypse!

SHW-15-Score-21Director vs How Many Players: 3

How Many Reels Played: 4

Survivors: The Sheriff and The Sorority Girl.

Who Won: Survivors (barely)

Alternate rules: Survivor Draw Pile, Continuity, and Cover + Attack. Here’s a link to alternate rules info.

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Shuffling Horror Week 2015: Game 2

October 28th, 2015
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The grim loss of Game 1 galvanized the Survivors into a force to be reckoned with. While there were plenty of opportunities for the zombies to overwhelm the Survivors, bad dice rolls plagued their every action. On the other hand, the Survivors never missed a beat; as the zombie throngs pressed forward, they were obliterated. The Sheriff + Gas Cocktail was a devastating combo, but even the Kid Brother and Little Sister did their part to thin out the herd. Both Sanctuaries were in play by Reel 2, but neither were ever entered (that’s the kind of game it was). The Director’s only consolation was that, as the film faded to black, all co-op spoints were spent (the Survivors burned them all at the end of Reel 4 just for fun).

SHW-15-Score-11Director vs How Many Players: 4

How Many Reels Played: 4

Last One Standing: Everyone but the Nurse and Mechanic.

Who Won: Survivors

Alternate rules used were Survivor Draw Pile, Continuity, and Cover + Attack. Here’s a link to alternate rules info.

Note: Remaining in-store event times/info is posted here.

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Shuffling Horror Week 2015: Game 1

October 27th, 2015
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The zombies stormed the field for the first game of the Shuffling Horror Week series!

Director vs How Many Players: 4SHW-15-Score-01

How Many Reels Played: 4

Last One Standing: The Sorority Girl

Who Won: Zombies

Alternate rules used were Survivor Draw Pile, Continuity, and Cover + Attack. Here’s a link to alternate rules info.

Note: Remaining in-store event times/info is posted here.

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Shuffling Horror Week: Results (2015)

October 26th, 2015
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Shuffling Horror Week begins! Full details of dates/times of our in-store events are posted here. If you are running a home game this week, we want to hear about it. The info we need from each game:

Director + How Many Players: (2-12)

Who Won: (Survivors or Zombies)

How Many Reels Played: (1-4)

Who Survived or Last One Standing:

We love to hear the highlights/best moments of the movie, too! Don’t forget to check out some of our alternate rules to spice up your game. If you do, make sure you let us know which ones you used. We always love hearing about these.

Start shuffling, folks!


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The Return of Shuffling Horror Week (2015)

October 22nd, 2015
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SHW-15-SQR-SH-StoreShuffling Horror Week is baaaaaack!

For Halloween Week, the GameWick Gang will be shuffling into game stores and rolling out our Pittsburgh 68 zombies. Our whereabouts are found below (this list will be updated as new locations are announced).

Just like last year, we will keep track of the wins and losses for this Halloween mini-series. If you are running a game at home, we want to know about it! Last year, we had a ten game series that ended in a dead heat: 5 to 5.

All are invited to come by and join in a game session (or even just watch, gasp, and learn). Pittsburgh 68 typically takes an hour and a half to play. It is a zombie horror game, so parental guidance is suggested (in movie terms, the game would probably be rated PG-13). The game and its rules are geared toward mature gamers (who love zombies, cards, and dice).

Come on out and have some zombified fun with us. You’ll also get a sneak peek at the upcoming Shuffling Horror Shuffle Board!

Monday-Oct 26: Home Game Kickoff (Private Event)

Tuesday-Oct 27: Time Warp Comics & Games, Cedar Grove, NJ
Game session from 7pm – 9pm

Wednesday-Oct 28: Elite Battlegrounds, Greenbrook, NJ
Game session from 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Thursday-Oct 29:  Time Warp Comics & Games, Cedar Grove, NJ
Game session from 7pm – 9pm

Friday-Oct 30:  All In One Collectibles, Randolph, NJ
Time: 7pm – 9pm

Saturday-Oct 31: All Things Fun, West Berlin, NJ
Time: 2pm – 5pm

Don’t forget to stay tuned to the GameWick Games Facebook for up-to-the-minute news!


Slow Moving Zombies Rule!

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Shuffling Horror Week: Pittsburgh, Part 2-Game Masters

November 3rd, 2014
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–Shuffling Horror Week Update: Day 7, Halloween, Game 10–

The final game of Shuffling Horror Week took place at Game Masters in northern Pittsburgh, not very far from the area where George Romero filmed our game’s muse, Night of the Living Dead. Surely, this was a sign that a zombie victory was in the cards tonight. The Shuffler and his zombies were one game away from winning the series. This game would determine if they had what it takes to cause a total zombie apocalypse!

Imagine the Shuffler’s shock when 11 players packed the table for this final game. This was going to be a BIG finale and would require the Shuffler to pull out all the stops. He knew this throng of Pittsburgh players would not yield their home turf without a good fight! He dealt each a single survivor and then started the first reel.

There was one consolation from the start: the deck had the twelfth survivor, that one unused survivor, in it as a zombie.

OK… It wasn’t much of a consolation…

In large games of Pittsburgh 68 (seven of more survivor players), it is suggested to restrict the initial spoint distribution to the survivors. Such a tactic helps to balance the game from the start (and gives it that “Apocalypse Already In Progress” feel). The Shuffler started each player with four general spoints. This meant that there were 44 general spoints in play when the game began (11 players with 4 each). In addition, he set aside 20 spoints for the Sanctuary cards (12 for The Cellar and 8 for The Car). This brought the spoint count to 64. He threw another 4 spoints onto the table and brought the total to 68. The game was capped at this amount. (This rule is found on the last page of the rulebook).

The horror was now ready to begin!

Reel 1: 10 cards, 11 Survivors versus 1 Zombie player. The first ten minutes of the full was full of weapons, Killing Machine, The Cellar, and Scream Queen. It was a ridiculous walk in the park for the Survivors. Luckily there was a Stumble, Clutch and Surge to keep things interesting. Still, no survivor fell and it looked like we were on our way to a Scooby Doo. The Shuffler only needed to eliminate a single survivor to give him a little wiggle room.

Reel 2: 20 cards, 11 Survivors versus 1 Zombie player. This reel was head-to-head conflict, as every Shuffling Horror card was triggered: Stumble, Surge, Lurch, and Clutch. The plot devices, Run For It and Hold Them Back also helped to cause some chaos for the group (these cards REALLY help with big group balance) – not to mention a never-ending three card zombie bonus. The net effect of all these Zombie Master bonuses was a heavy spoint drain for the survivors. They were in pretty bad shape, but both sanctuaries were now in play. The reel ended with the first survivor eliminated. Most importantly, the Shuffler had assembled five full throngs – and it stayed this way until the end of the game…

This Can’t Be Beat!


Reel 3: 15 cards, 9 Survivors versus 2 Zombie players. It was a struggle for the Survivors, and two more were eliminated. The Cellar was destroyed, too, leaving only The Car to hide in (of course, the Shuffler dealt a Backseat Zombie into it). Things weren’t looking so good for Pittsburgh…

Reel 4: 10 cards, 7 Survivors versus 4 Zombie players. The final ten minutes of the film! From the start, the survivors showed grit. They focused on clearing the reel to trigger the final round. One survivor dashed into The Car and found Four Lone Zombies within. The Sheriff stayed put and quickly picked these zombies off with his rifle. This heroic action would seal his fate: the final wave of zombie attacks was nigh!

The Endgame: To win, the remaining seven survivors had to survive the onslaught of the four zombie players. Two survivors jumped into the Car. One more survivor fell. Six still standing: three in the car, three without. Throngs of lone zombies circled the car, but it held up to their attacks.

The Shuffler was still poised with five full throngs and was the last attack to go; he focused his attacks on those outside the car, but all succeeded their flail tests. On his final attack, the Shuffler rolled snake-eyes on the Sheriff, eliminating one final player.

Or Can It?


At the film’s end, five Survivors remained.

Five had been zombified by the Shuffler and his undead cohorts.

Not a zombie win, but not bad for a night’s work!

Shuffling Horror Week 2014 ends with no true winners…

Just survivors with a zombie problem that they have to deal with in the sequel!

The 2014 Series Ends In A Dead Heat!



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