2020 Halloween Sale!

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Halloween Sale 25% off

Looking for something a little spooky? Make this Halloween frightfully fun with 25% off horror titles from Fireside Games. In Dead Panic, you’ll search your cabin for items and weapons to hold off the zombies and sprint to the van to escape. Take too many bites, though, and you’ll join the undead against your fellow teammates.

Or vie to become The Village Crone by sending out familiars to gather resources for spells you’ll cast on unsuspecting villagers and complete your Witch’s Schemes. Either way, you’ll have a hauntingly good time!

Hot Diggity! We Won!

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We’re thrilled to announce that My First Castle Panic has been awarded a Hot Diggity Seal of Approval!

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The Hot Diggity Seal of Approval is awarded to the best products for families and pets. Their seal “signifies innovation, quality, entertainment and/or educational value, and a commitment to excellence.” Thank you to the team at Hot Diggity. We are honored to be chosen!

If you haven’t had the pleasure of seeing your preschoolers play My First Castle Panic independently for hours, you’ve got to check it out.

Stringamajig is Available Now!

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Stringamajig
is available now! Our ridiculously fun party game has hit store shelves and is ready to bring the laughs to your table. Check our Store Locator HERE to grab a copy from your local game store, or pick one up in our online store!

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Part drawing game, part charades, Stringamajig is all wacky fun.

Here’s the overview of how it works:

Check out The Dice Tower’s review as well!

Fireside Games stands with Black Lives Matter

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Fireside Games unequivocally stands with Black Lives Matter. The breadth and depth of the social injustice faced by Black people is devastating and is rightly challenged. We’re encouraged to see cities and institutions beginning to make overdue changes and to see the world rise up together to demand an end to systemic racism.

We join the change by making a donation to Movement for Black Lives (which includes Black Lives Matter Network) and by overhauling our business practices to consciously reach out to Black creators, developers, and providers to ensure participation and representation in the board game community. If you fit any of those categories and would like to be contacted the next time a project is available, please email us at info@firesidegames.com. We want to be a part of ensuring your equal opportunity for expression.

Castle Panic Deluxe is Live! – UPDATED

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UPDATE: Due to overwhelming feedback from our fans we have chosen to cancel this campaign and begin work on a campaign that will include deluxe versions of all the expansions in addition to the base game. Stay tuned for more updates!

At long last we are super excited to announce that Castle Panic Deluxe is live on Kickstarter!

Castle Panic Deluxe Live on Kickstarter sign with a Swordsman battling an Orc

The core game contains:

  • 31 Monster minis
  • 1 Giant Boulder mini
  • 6 Towers
  • 6 Walls
  • 2 Fortification tokens
  • 1 Tar token
  • 20″ x 20″ Game board
  • Custom d6
  • 55 Castle Cards
  • 49 Wooden Monster tokens
  • Monster draw bag

All components of Castle Panic Deluxe laid out

Featuring all new art, this is the ultimate version of the beloved, cooperative, tower-defense game Castle Panic!

Animated slideshow of Castle Panic Deluxe cards

Castle Panic Deluxe Monster miniatures over a parchment background

Castle Panic Deluxe castle pieces with rotating Tower

Castle Panic Deluxe black monster bag, wooden tokens, and custom die

This will NOT be sold into distribution, so join us on Kickstarter and help us unlock fun, new stretch goals, and bring this limited edition to life!

 

 

How to Play Stringamajig

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Learn how to play Stringamajig, our party game that’s part drawing game, part charades. You can watch the In A Nutshell video for a quick overview of the game, or dig in deeper for the full how to play video.

Either way, the game hits shelves on June 9, so you can be ready to prove to your friends you’re a String-a-ma-genius!

Castle Panic Deluxe Launches on Kickstarter June 9

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We are pleased to announce that Castle Panic Deluxe launches on Kickstarter June 9! The beloved, best-selling, cooperative, tower defense game hits the table like never before! Featuring all new art, deluxe components, monster minis, and plastic castle pieces, this limited edition is the ultimate version of Castle Panic!

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The game includes 31 Monster minis with spinning bases to track damage as well as a full Castle!

Close up of assorted plastic figures for Castle Panic Deluxe

All new art and graphic design!

Close up of cards for Castle Panic Deluxe

Click the link below to be taken to the pre-launch page and sign up to get notified when the project goes live!

PRE-LAUNCH PAGE

Stringamajig is Coming June 17!

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Our party game Stringamajig is coming June 17! After various delays and shutdowns, we are excited to announce that Stringamajig has reached the warehouse and is making it’s way to game stores everywhere. The official street date will be June 17 and we can’t wait to see what kind of wacky string drawings you’ll come up with!

If you want to get a peek at how this combination of drawing game and charades plays, check out our How to Play video here.

Update on Stringamajig and Castle Panic Deluxe

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With all the disruption that the COVID-19 virus is causing for families, retailers, and the board game industry, there is a lot of uncertainty about the near future. Because of that, we’ve decided to delay our upcoming releases. First, we’ll be holding off on shipping our party game Stringamajig. Because of all the stay-at-home orders issued by states, counties, and cities, it would be very hard to ensure the game is widely available. We don’t want to frustrate customers or retailers, so we’ll be holding that game back until we know more. The good news is that the game is on its way to our warehouse now, so we can start shipping it out as soon as it makes sense. We’ll be reaching out to retailers and distributors for guidance on the best time to release Stringamajig.

Additionally, we’re postponing the launch of the Kickstarter campaign for Castle Panic Deluxe. The original plan was to launch on March 31st, but that game is at a high price point. We don’t want anyone to feel pressured to have to make difficult financial choices when it comes to entertainment in this environment, so we’ll hold off for now. We’ll announce a new launch date once we see things turning around. In the meantime, we’ll keep working on spreading the word about how exciting this game will be once it goes live!

If you want to stay up to date, make sure to follow us on social media (Facebook,  Twitter, Instagram) so we can give you the latest news.

Stay safe everybody! We’ll get through this and play some great games together soon!

Announcing the Play-at-Home Sale

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The COVID-19 outbreak has affected people in unexpected ways. We’re all trying to be careful and prevent the spread by staying home, which presents other problems. How do you stay entertained? How do you entertain the kids? This also affects stores, since people aren’t walking in and buying as much as they normally would.

This got us thinking about what we could do to help. We have the kind of product that can help get people through this kind of time, but we want to do it in a way that helps game stores.

So, while we are all being careful and protecting one another by staying home, Fireside Games is offering 25% off all products on our website. And if you name your favorite local game store in the Order Notes section, we’ll send that store 25% of your payment. We’re calling it the Play-at-Home sale and we’re hoping it can make things a little easier for families as well as our retail partners.

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There’s no coupon code needed. Your discount will be automatically applied, and it’s good towards any purchase on our site, not just games.

We hope you’ll all stay safe and take care of each other in this uncertain time. We’re looking forward to when we can all get together and play games with you again. Until then, we hope this Play-at-Home sale helps your stay-at-home go a little smoother.

Sincerely,

Justin and Anne-Marie De Witt

Announcing Stringamajig!

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Trouble putting your thoughts into words? Try putting them into string!

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Announcing Stringamajig, the new party game from Fireside Games that mixes the creative challenge of a drawing game with the hilarious antics of charades—with a string. The game hits stores this April, and we couldn’t be more excited!

Here’s how it works

Each player is given 60 seconds to draw a shape with a loop of string, move it around, and interact with it, trying to help other players guess that word and as many other words in the time allotted.

Choose your word by drawing the top card from the deck, which lists 4 numbered words. The word you can choose is indicated by the numbers that are on the back of the card that is now on top of the deck.

 

Stringamajig card with back numbers highlighted to show choices

Draw your word by using the loop of string to make a shape and then interacting with it while the other players make guesses. Strum that guitar, move the tentacles on your octopus, or spin the rotors on your helicopter! The game really shines with the creative drawings and funny interactions with the string.

Hands holding a string guitar and pretending to strum it

Score 1 point for every word that was guessed correctly, and each player scores 1 point for every correct guess they made.

Challenge words score 2 points, but are harder to draw:

  • 2-Player: Make your drawing in the air with another player.
  • Don’t Look: Draw with your eyes closed.
  • Forbidden Word: Guessing a certain word costs you a card.

Stringamajig cards showing Challenge words

After everyone has had 2 turns as the drawer (or 1 turn in a 7+ player game), the game is over and the player with the most points wins.

Stringamajig is laugh-out-loud fun for 4-10 players, ages 13 and up, plays in 20 minutes, and retails for $19.95. Get this game on your table and see which of your friends is a Stringamagenius.