Jan 18

Zombie Ninja Pirates was reviewed quite favorably recently.

First, WIRED’s resident GeekDad said that “the game is quite silly and can be a lot of fun” and concluded that Zombie Ninja Pirates is a “very funny concept and great interactions between the various types. Flavor text from “The Incredibles” and “Dr. Horrible” win extra geek points.

You can see the full review at http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2011/01/zombie-ninja-pirates-and-dont-forget-the-mad-scientists/

Next up, The Gaming Gang gave it a go, rating it a 7.25 out of 10. They especially liked the artwork, saying “The artwork is well done by artists Neko Pilarcik and Harvey Ehrlich, giving a playful cartoony feeling to the senseless violence.
Check out their review at http://thegaminggang.com/2010/12/zombie-ninja-pirates-from-gozer-games/

Oct 07

Vampires, Werewolves, Witches, and Fairies - A quick new card game for 2-6 players

Gozer Games has had some success and great reviews for our first card game, Zombie Ninja Pirates (it just won the Toy Man 2010 Award of Excellence). Now, we are announcing the launch of a new similar game, with Vampires, Werewolves, Witches, and Fairies. Vampire Werewolf Fairies is a quick fun card game for 2-6 players on its own. Or, it can be combined with Zombie Ninja Pirates and played with up to 10 players.

We are using KickStarter to help us get this game published. The way it works, you can go to our KickStarter project page and pre-order Vampire Werewolf Fairies. Or, if you would like to contribute some more to help fund the project, you’ll get some additional bonus items which are really special. If we don’t reach our goal to get this game published, you won’t be charged at all. If we do (and we hope that we do!), you will be one of the first people to own a signed copy of this great game.

The game

The game contains 108 high quality poker size playing cards and instructions. The game is intended for ages 13 and up, though in demos we’ve seen kids as young as 8 pick up and play the game. It takes only a couple of minutes to learn how to play, and a game typically runs about 20-30 minutes. There is enough luck, strategy, and fun however to keep people wanting to play again and again.

The artists

We are really excited to announce these amazing, award winning artists for this game. Phil Foglio has been in the industry for years and most recently won the 2010 Hugo Award. He is best known for Girl Genius and What’s New with Phil and Dixie, and he has created the Witch character. Terry Moore won the Eisner Award for Strangers in Paradise, and is currently working on Echo. He created the Fairy art. Randy Milholland is the creator of Something*Positive, which has won several Web Cartoonist’s Choice Awards. He made the Werewolf artwork. John Kovalic is no munchkin when it comes to gaming artwork. He is best known for Dork Tower and Munchkin, and has created a special version of Gilly the Perky Goth as the Vampire card. Last but certainly not least, the same great artist, Cannes animation finalist Neko Pilarcik, is returning to create the majority of cards in the deck.

Why a pre-order?

The money raised now will go towards paying for the artists, manufacturing costs, production, and shipping of the copies of Vampire Werewolf Fairies. Gozer Games needs a minimum in order to keep the costs down and make this game reasonable to produce. We really want to get this game into your hands, and pre-ordering now is the best way to make sure that this happens.

Like with Zombie Ninja Pirates, this game will retail for $17.95. At the $20 sponsor level on KickStarter, you will get one of the first copies of Vampire Werewolf Fairies, signed by the creator and primary artist, including shipping within the US. At the $35 sponsor level, you will get both a copy of Vampire Werewolf Fairies, and Zombie Ninja Pirates, signed by the creator and primary artist, including shipping within the US. This will let you combine both decks into one game.

At higher levels, you will get these games plus some additional items that are pretty special. At the $50 level, you will also get a tshirt. At $100, you can get a large print of one of your favorite Action or Object cards, your choice, suitable for hanging or framing. And at $500, you can get an original piece of art from the game, signed by the artist, Neko Pilarcik.

Every little bit helps us reach our goal! Please spread the word to your friends and family, on Facebook, Twitter, and LiveJournal, in gaming stores and online. We want Vampire Werewolf Fairies to be a big success, and with your help, it will be!

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Sep 10

Bored to Death was amused by our game, Zombie Ninja Pirates. They did a video review, and gave us a pretty good rating. They said that the game was “very comical, with funny artwork and easy rules.” They also said it was “a great game for people who want to get into card games.” Not bad, huh?

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Sep 02

Toy Man Award of ExcellenceThe Toy Man, an independent product evaluation firm, has just posted their Product Evaluation of Zombie Ninja Pirates. It was awarded the Seal of Approval, the Award of Excellence, and the eChoice Award! We are very pleased to be given such great honors.

Their evaluators really loved the game.

According to many of our evaluation participants, Gozer Games, the creators of Zombie Ninja Pirates, they really blew the doors out with this game. With Zombie Ninja Pirates they have proven that they are truly the mouse that roared! Who would ever imagine that a game with this large of a level of funQuotient™ could come from such a seemingly simple and average game.

They also found it highly replayable.

During the game Play, there was plenty of laughter and comments about the various artwork on the game cards. The consumers were fascinated with the game. With the game being fast-paced and concluding promptly, this enabled us to have a larger number of consumers being able to play the game. It also caused a substantial increase in the number of consumers returning to the game in the hopes for more game Play.

In conclusion of the spontaneous consumer hands-on evaluation of the products they examined, we sat down and went through the video-tapes and consumer feedback forms to establish where”Zombie Ninja Pirates ” stood with the consumers. It was clearly evident that “Zombie Ninja Pirates ” pulled a substantial draw of consumers for repeated Play. It demonstrated that it hosted an excellent creative agenda as well as coming in quite strong in contribution to skill development and response level. “Zombie Ninja Pirates ” passed this segment of our evaluation with the highest level of accomplishment.

Gozer Games is very pleased to have been awarded such high ratings!

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Aug 05

Check out this great review from Skirmisher Publishing!

“The gameplay is simple and efficient… The cards are all vividly illustrated and aptly named, with great flavor texts ranging from the ‘Pirate’ card’s ‘Gar!’ to the ‘bite’ card’s tongue-in-cheek ‘nom nom nom’ written just below a charming picture of a zombie chick munching on some poor guy’s shoulder… Despite its simplicity the game remains engaging after several plays. You will be coming back for more!”

Jul 23

Gozer Games is getting excited about GenCon, and we hope you are as well! GenCon is the largest gaming convention in the US. Based in Indianapolis, IN, it hosts thousands of attendees for four straight days of gaming. Gozer Games will be in the dealer hall at booth 533, where we’ll have plenty of copies of Collateral Damage: The Anime Board Game and Zombie Ninja Pirates for sale. In addition, we’ll be running demos of Zombie Ninja Pirates throughout the convention. Most of the sessions are already sold out, but you might be able to find a spot or two left by checking the GenCon events web site.

Jun 29

In the last couple of days, there has been a lot of news about a new variant on Rock Paper Scissors (Lizard Spock). Named Monkey-Pirate-Robot-Ninja-Zombie, it uses hand gestures to determine a winner in a contest between two people. (Who hasn’t heard of Rock Paper Scissors?) Gozer Games wants to know, what about Mad Scientists? As a reminder, our card game Zombie Ninja Pirates, published in January, 2010, has Zombies, Ninjas, Pirates, and Mad Scientists. You get to play all four types, and collect objects which give you points, depending on what types you are at game end.

Zombie Ninja Pirates is available in game stores everywhere, or can be purchased from our web site.

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Jun 29

Gozer Games will be at several more conventions this summer. We hope to see you at one of these upcoming cons.

ConVergence – July 1-4, Minneapolis, MN
GenCon – August 5-8, Indianapolis, IN
Archon – October 1-3, St. Louis, MO

We will have demos in the game room as well as games available for purchase in the dealer’s room.

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May 10

Gozer Games will be back at Anime Central this coming weekend. We will be at booth 429 in the dealer’s room, so come check us out!

reactor03In addition, we’re doing something unique this year. ACen is our “home base” anime convention, so we want to do something special for them for 2010. We will be running a Life Size/Live Action/Cosplay version of Collateral Damage: The Anime Board Game at Anime Central this year. Like Cosplay Chess, you get to play the various character pieces on the board, with a large board laid out in the middle of the room. Or, you can watch others fall in love and fight each other. We will be capturing the event, so we’ll be sure to post pictures when it’s done.

We should have a couple of other surprises in store as well.

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Mar 30

Gozer Games had a great time at the GAMA Trade Show in Las Vegas. We had a booth, and had many demo copies of Zombie Ninja Pirates on hand for retailers. Several demos were played, and a good time was had by all. We met some great people, saw some friends, and made some great business connections. Watch this space in coming weeks for some potentially big news!

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