I recently came across a design challenge from Button Shy Games. It was to create a game that was made up of 18 identical cards and nothing else. No board, no pieces, no change from your pocket. Simply 18 identical cards. This sounded really exciting.

Although I had a couple of ideas, the one that I kept coming back to was Duel. It is like a sword fight with cards. If you have a sword and your opponent doesn’t, you win. Simple? Sure. Fun? According to my kids, a resounding yes!

Once the challenge is done I will be sharing some more about the game. Button Shy Games may offer to publish any game that is submitted, which I would be fine with. If they decide against it, I will most likely go the self published route. I have no idea what to expect from it, but only time will tell.