|Set up of "Clear the Decks" - Jim Schmidt|
That reading has extended to following several groups on Facebook and it was about 6 months ago that I started to follow with great interest the development of a card game called “Clear the Decks” being developed by Chris Pinyan of Crispy Games Co. Evidently my “likes” and “Wows” and “Loves” on the game's Facebook page attracted Chris’s attention and he kindly offered me the opportunity to playtest a prototype copy of “Clear the Decks” as part of promoting his Kickstarter campaign, which runs through 16 August 2018.
|Clear the Decks logo - Chris Pinyan|
I have reviewed hundreds of books, many of them here on the blog, but I’ve never reviewed a game before, so this is a fun and interesting experience!
I decided to rate the game on several factors: Concept, Art, Rulebook, Playability, Scalability, and Expandability. As noted above, this was a prototype/pre-publication version and players should expect some changes in the final version.
Concept –> 5/5
|Lovely artwork enhances the enjoyment of the game - Chris Pinyan|
|My 24-pdr preparing to fire on an enemy ship gun - Jim Schmidt|
|Some of my favorite Fortune, Tactic, and Ship Event cards from the game - Jim Schmidt|
|A description of game attack mechanics - Chris Pinyan|
|Multiple game boards allow for different size enemy ships - Chris Pinyan|
|"En garde!" cry the Boarders! I set up the game with a ship model and some miniatures - Jim Schmidt|