Casual Game Crowdfunding: Cyberpunk, Cthulhu, and Cards | Casual Game Revolution

Casual Game Crowdfunding: Cyberpunk, Cthulhu, and Cards

Cyberpunk Unfolds

This is an exciting month for puzzle lovers, as two escape-room-like games are currently on Kickstarter. There’s also a new Tiny Epic​ game, a game themed around mini-game-loving pandas, a tactical card game, and a solo roll-and-write.

Cyberpunk Unfolds

Cyberpunk Unfolds (Key Enigma) – Each fold in this 3D paper model escape room represents a different street in a sci-fi cyberpunk city. With pop-up elements, fold outs, and 3D paper figures, you will slowly unfold new parts of the structure as you solve puzzles and progress through the story. The puzzles unlock new sections of story, which you further explore with a digital aspect, that allows you to interact with characters within the city. The game is designed to be played in one sitting, either alone or in a group.

Tiny Epic Cthulhu

Tiny Epic Cthulhu (Gamelyn Games) – This cooperative game uses a madness spinner which adds and controls the chaos around the town locations. On their turns, players can move around town, although they cannot move through or stop on a location with the Great Old One, who is also controlled by the madness spinner. You can use actions to collect tentacles, which are in turn used to banish shamblers from the board, translate a page card at a location, and collect page tokens to fill the Necronomicon. Once the Necronomicon is filled, you can attack the Great Old One in an attempt to defeat him and win the game.


Gudnak (Chaotic Great) – In this tactical card game for 2 or 4 players, you start by choosing your faction from one of four, and then building a deck of 20 cards. The game board for the two-player game mode features a three-by-three battlefield grid, and a stronghold space on either side of the battlefield. The goal of the game is to battle your way across the battlefield and conquer your opponent's stronghold. At the start of the game, you place your draw deck on top of your stronghold. Whenever your stronghold is under siege, at the start of your turn, you must discard the top card of your deck. If you are ever out of cards when sieged, you lose the game.

Way of the Samurai

Way of the Samurai (Alone Editions) – Each double page of this booklet represents a duel, with your player page on one side and your opponent on the other. You will roll 1-3 dice during each round, depending on the round. The dice you do not roll are rolled by your opponent. You will use your result to set your attack, defense, and concentration levels. Concentration allows you to work towards unlocking bonuses or special attacks. You can spend your Ki points to reroll either your dice or your opponent's or to increase your attack or defense by one.

Party Panda Pirates

Party Panda Pirates (Detestable Games) – The game is divided into six rounds. Each round, you move your pirate ship to an island that has a party card. The card is then revealed to show the game you will be participating in. Players then make guesses over who will be the first and last player in the mini-game. You can learn the rules for each mini-game by either reading the written rules or watching a short video. Players receive rewards from the mini-games and also move their panda pirates on the treasure map as they search for chests. The player with the most chests at the end of the game wins.

Maya's Myths

Maya’s Myths (Inscape) – A puzzle box themed around a Mayan setting, each side of this puzzle box has a unique puzzle that you have to solve in order to open the box’s inner compartment. There are a range of different types of puzzles, and you can read our preview of the box here.

Disclosure: unless otherwise noted, we have not seen or played any of the above games. Our assessment of each is based on the information given on the crowdfunding project page.