Many of us are on the lookout for those quick, easy-to-explain, easy-to-set-up, easy-to-put-away, games that we can just toss in our gaming backpack and bring out whenever we’ve got some extra time on our hands, be it waiting for class or the rest of a gaming group to show up or in-between rounds of a tourney. Crazier Eights: Camelot is just such a card game. It’s been relaunched on Kickstarter.
The object of the game is very simple: be the first one with no cards in your hand. On your turn, you draw a card, can play a card, and then you’ll discard a card. Seems simple, but there’s a lot more to it than that. Each of the 53 cards in the deck is unique and has a special ability on it. Events are one-time abilities that are placed on the bottom of the discard pile when played. Assets stay in front of you and have an ability that remains around until someone makes you discard it. Also, the discard phase isn’t as simple as just pitching any card from your hand. The discarded card must either match color or value with the top card of the discard pile, or must be an 8.
The Kickstarter campaign is up and running now and is set to go for another 29 days.