As of today, you can now get ALL the current Squirmish characters (76 of them with the promo cards) as t-shirts on Threadless! Since these shirts are print-on-demand (rather than filling a warehouse), you could potentially own the only shirt of your favorite character! All characters are also available as hoodies, sweatshirts, toddler and baby bodysuits, blankets, duvets, throw pillows, beach towels, tote bags, weekender bags, laundry bags, zip pouches, journals, notebooks, and even shower curtains. Branded nose-hair clippers not yet available. #squirmish #squirmishgame #gamewright #game #games #tcg #cardgame #cardgames #tabletop #tabletopgame #tabletopgames #shirts #tshirts
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The new edition of Squirmish from Gamewright is in stores now! It has many improvements over the old edition… including the frequently-requested improvement of square cards! Other improvements include increased game speed, a revised order of play, new card-back art, and googly-eye hit counters! You can see the updated rules here.
The updated edition received its first review at geeksvsgeeks.com the other day. Here is a short excerpt:
“Due to the quick setup, short game length (20-30min avg) and easy gameplay it is easy for everyone to jump in quick. We soon had a lively table of giggles, fist pumps and exciting shouting. The victory shout was especially deafening, especially because it involved stealing a card away from dear old dad.”
Here is the new trailer for the game:
I had contacted Gamewright last year in hopes that they may want to license Squirmish. Gamewright was my first pick for a publisher for Squirmish, as my daughters and I love many of their games (I recommend Sushi Go! Party, Forbidden Island and Rat-A-Tat Cat, to name a few), all of their games are aimed at the same demographic (casual games that are equally fun for kids and adults), and they have great distribution (the Target up the street from us generally has over half a dozen of their games in stock).
To my delight, they were enthusiastic about the prospect of publishing Squirmish… so very soon, Squirmish will be reaching a much wider audience.
In collaboration with Gamewright, a number of improvements have been made to the game (like the often-requested square cards… and new googly-eye damage counters!). You can check out the updated Squirmish 2.0 rules here.
Watch for it soon at a store near you!
Squirmish has been recieved a few more reviews in recent weeks. Check them out!
“There is a ton of replay ability here… All of the boys, including Dad, are fans of Pokémon and Squirmish has provided a fresh and simple take on card battling games. The variety that is found within the game is really amazing.” – 8 0f 10 Stars at The Dice Have It.
Here’s a review and a playthrough video from Forensic Gameology:
Don’t believe us? Check out the reviews!
“Overall, I’ve had fun with Squirmish both with my kids and with adult players. I think it’s a lot of fun for families. The dice-based abilities mean that there’s still a good amount of chance involved, which gives less-experienced players a chance to take on more-experienced players, so gamers who want something with pure strategy may not like it quite as much. And don’t forget to shout your battle cries as you enter the fray!” – Jonathan H. Liu at Geekdad.
“It’s a simple card game, but it has a lot of meat to it… If you’re looking for a battling card game that you can introduce to people to maybe even get them into bigger and deeper games, this is a great introduction to do so.” – David at Sit Down Standard.
“It’s pretty straightforward and it’s quick to learn, but there’s a lot of different beasts and abilities.” – Alyssa at Sit Down Standard.
“I get several requests for Kickstarter previews every week. Recently, I was sent a request for coverage for a game called Squirmish that was designed by a gentleman named Steven Stwalley. My heart sunk a little bit when I saw the words “card” and “combat” in his elevator pitch, but that all went away when I looked over the art assets he gave me. Squirmish’s art is juvenile, obnoxious, and maybe even a little gross. In other words? I loved it.” – Stephen Duetzmann at Engaged Family Gaming.
“This game is made in direct response to collectible card games aimed at the pre-teen age group, such as Pokemon. There are battling monsters in this game, but unlike a collectible game, everything you need to play is included in one box. I’m a Pokemon Professor and Judge for the card game, so I was really very interested to try this out. It did not disappoint and actually exceeded expectations.” – Chandra Reyer at TSR’s Multiverse.
“I don’t know what to say other than you might like it and maybe others won’t. I am one of those who like it. I don’t think it will replace Pokemon for me, but it is much easier to carry around around than all my Pokemon equipment! It is not cute. However , there are some cute Squirmish monsters. Cawfeather, Opossrat, Killgor the Conquerer, Cupcake, and a few more. I say anyone 2nd grade to 9th might like it. The Battle Cries are really funny! But don’t attempt to make a Donald Duck voice for Pompaduck. Oh, and be sure to add Googly eyes. 😉 Heheheheheheheheh 🙂 (^._.^)/ Keep on Gaming! Meow!” – Chandra Reyer’s Daughter at TSR’s Multiverse.
“It’s a really good game! I like the fighting.” – Ty (age 9) at Board Gaming at Home.
“Ty’s age, absolutely brilliant game. If there’s one downside, it’s the sheer variety.” – Russell at Board Gaming at Home.
“I like all the little characters that have been made up… they’re great fun.” – Kelly at Board Gaming at Home.
The Squirmish Deluxe Edition is on sale this week (August 15-22)! If you have been planning to buy a copy of Squirmish, now is the best time to do so. Savings start at $5, and go up to 33% off depending on how many people buy the game. The more people who buy the game (up to 100 people), the more money everyone saves. Tell your friends!
- If you buy a copy and email the receipt and your mailing address to info(at)squirmish.net, you’ll receive a special bonus in the mail as well!
- If you like the game, please consider reviewing it and letting folks know at boardgamegeek.com, thegamecrafter.com, and/or your social networking application of choice. Doing so also makes you eligible for another special bonus in the mail! Just email the link to the review and your mailing address to info(at)squirmish.net.
Yes, that’s right… some of your favorite Squirmish card characters are now manifesting themselves at different locations in reality, tempting you to run into traffic after them!
No need to download an app with loads of dubious permissions to play! Our augmented reality game has augmented reality using paper and staples.
Find 3 different characters posted on a telephone pole or bus stop near you, take their photos, post them to Twitter with the tag #squirmishgame & win a prize!
To claim your prize, email your posts to info(at)squirmish.net along with your mailing address, and, thru the wonders of technology, it will show up in your real-world mailbox!
Here are the prizes… one of four “Ultra-Rare Printer Error Variant” Squirmish cards!
Variant 1: Purple-Assed Mr. Bottom!
Variant 2: The Inverted Chauncey
Variant 3: Ugg With Poop Club
Variant 4: Off-Register Squinch
Note, due to a minor bug in the game, it currently only works in Minneapolis.
Learn more about Squirmish, the Minnesota-grown alternative to Pokemon, at squirmish.net.