The Blood of an Englishman

2016 Cardboard Edison Award Winner The Blood of an Englishman is a random-setup, open-information card game for two players aged 10 and up that takes about 30 minutes. One player takes the role of Jack, and his opponent plays the Giant, who is trying to capture Jack before he can run off with his gold, […]


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Judges’ comments on The Blood of an Englishman

“I loved this game. Very solid and fun game. The theme and mechanics are meshed perfectly. Great job!”

“I want this game now. If I were a publisher, I’d be signing this now. Great work.”

“Great integration of theme and mechanics. I think I played about four-and-a-half games. Both sides feel great, and really really distinct.”

“Everything about it is really tight and it always feels like you have many ways to try to win. Quick and clean.”

cardboard edison awardRead all about the award here.




In Spectacular Spider-Man 176-177, written by Kurt Busiek and with art by Sal Buscema, Spider-Man battles a supervillain named Corona who enters the water supply and gives everyone a disease, one Mary Jane herself contracts. 

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