Design an 18 Card Legacy Game

This is a post about the design and development of a currently unnamed Shipwreck Game. You can see the other Blog posts at the Index for the Game.

Button Shy Games is a game company run by Jason Tagmire that exclusively publishes games consisting of only 18 cards. They often run public competitions and their latest is definitely designed (pun intended) to push the creative limit. They are giving people the months read more

Wingtip – 2nd Draft PnP

Continued from Wingtip – Bird Card & Rule Adjustments

The second draft of the Print and Play is now available.

Cards Side A

Cards Side B


The rules have not been updated as yet. The only real change, is that the first time you draw a new read more

Wingtip – Bird Card & Rule Adjustments

Continued from Wingtip – Player Board Adjustments

There are fewer suggestions for adjustments for the rest of the game.

Bird Card 5A take 2

People find the Bird cards themselves to be fairly clear. The first main adjustment was to simplify the text for drawing another Bird. The mechanic is explained in the Rules, so those 3 lines have been replaced with 2 words and an Icon.

The second adjustment was to do with the layout. It makes more sense to reroll a die on a 1 or a 6. It was suggested the Bonus space be moved read more

Wingtip – Player Board Adjustments

Continued from Wingtip – Open for Play Testing

After receiving feed back from Play Testers, I have made the first adjustments to the Player Board. These are all changes for clarity, and not for game mechanics.

Player Board Take 2

  • I have added icons to the title space of each row, to tie in better with the habitat Icons on each bird.
  • I have changed “Draw Card” to “Draw Bird”. In the same vein, the card Icon has been
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