Apr 09

What if Boardwalk, Park Place, or Reading Railroad was named after you?

We all know the names of the properties of the best selling board game in the world from countless hours of rolling the dice and landing on these properties, going bankrupt or wiping our friends out. How incredible would it be to have a degree of immortality by having those properties named for you?

Gozer Games, the Chicago-based brainchild of its founder and president, Matthew Duhan, is offering just that. People who support the Kickstarter for their fourth and newest game, Titans of Industry TM, can gain a degree of immortality by having properties in the game named after them. Kickstarter is a crowd-funding web site for creative products that Gozer Games has used to launch previous games. For a pledge of $250 or more, you get a building named after you or your company, along with a copy of Titans of Industry TM and other bonuses.

Titans of Industry TM is a competitive board game for gaming entrepreneurs set in the 1920s, a time of much industrial building and growth. It is what is known as a Euro-style game, which has seen a dramatic increase in popularity lately, appearing everywhere from Time and Wired magazines to popular TV shows like Big Bang Theory. In Titans of IndustryTM, players invest in building factories and businesses, in order to produce goods and sell them to gain victory points. It is a delicate balance of money, production, and goals. The person who best manages their buildings and goals will win.

You can find the Kickstarter page for Titans of IndustryTM at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gozergames/titans-of-industry-board-game

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Sep 29

We have been notified that Gozer Games’ newest game, Vampire Werewolf Fairies, has won the 2011 Gaming Genius Award (the “Golden Pawn” award) for Best Non-Collectible Card Game. We couldn’t be happier to receive such a prestigious award!

The Gaming Genius Awards were started in 2011 “to recognize genius and creativity in every aspect of the hobby game industry, in a way that reflects expert opinion and not market consensus.” “The Gaming Genius Awards, although new, are intended to be in line with how awards outside the hobby game industry are given out and thus, representing the industry as a whole.” It is a great honor to receive this award, and Gozer Games is thrilled to be the first recipient of the Golden Pawn for Best Non-Collectible Card Game.

Vampire Werewolf Fairies and the original Zombie Ninja Pirates are both available for purchase in our store.

Gaming Genius Awards

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Jan 18

Vampire Werewolf FairiesCan you become the ultimate mystical combo-creature?

Vampire Werewolf Fairies® is a fast-paced, tongue-in-cheek fantasy game where you become the magical characters of a vampire, werewolf, witch, or fairy, or combinations of all four. You race to collect objects in your Chest to help you or hurt your opponents, depending on which characters you become. With well known, award-winning artists and silly strategy, this is a quick, fun game for the whole family.

Sparkles cardVampire Werewolf Fairies® is a light-hearted card game that can be played by itself or together with Gozer Games’ award-winning game, Zombie Ninja Pirates®. Some of the best known artists in the comics genre — Phil Foglio, John Kovalic, Randy Milholland, Terry Moore, and Neko Pilarcik — have created the outstanding and memorable artwork.

Vampire Werewolf Fairies® is a quick 20-30 minute card game for 2-6 players ages 13 and up. It can also be combined with Zombie Ninja Pirates and played up to 10 players.

Vampire Werewolf Fairies comes with 108 cards plus instructions.

Price: $17.95
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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 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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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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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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Feb 01

Zombie Ninja Pirates is now officially out and should be available at your local friendly gaming store. To celebrate, last weekend we threw a release party at ConFusion in Troy, MI. There were games, refreshments, a contest, and lots of fun. People had a great time! If you missed it, you’ll have to check us out at one of our other upcoming conventions. Just check the calendar to see where we’ll be in the future.

Also be sure to check with your local friendly gaming store to see if they carry Zombie Ninja Pirates and other Gozer Games. If they don’t, ask them to please order it. Your support helps us be able to publish more games in the future.

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Jan 17

No, it’s not a statement on how great is our new game, Zombie Ninja Pirates (though it does rule). It’s also not a new Type card in the game (there’s still Zombies, Ninjas, Pirates, and Mad Scientists). It is the rules on how to play Zombie Ninja Pirates. If you want to see how to play, or you lost your rules sheet, you can download and print out the PDF of the rules to Zombie Ninja Pirates.

Zombie Ninja Pirate rules (460k PDF)

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Nov 17

We’ve just launched a new look for our web sites, to go with our announcement of a new game from Gozer Games, Zombie Ninja PiratesTM! In Zombie Ninja PiratesTM players try to become four different types of people‚ &mdash Zombies, Ninjas, Pirates, and Mad Scientists. During the game they can collect objects to help them or hurt their opponents. Zombie Ninja PiratesTM is a quick 20-30 minute card game for 2-6 players ages 13 and up.

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