My First Castle Panic Demos Hit Stores!

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My First Castle Panic demos

My First Castle Panic demosKids have been playing Castle Panic with parents for 10 years. Now, there’s a reading-free version that 4-year-olds can play independently! They can even teach each other to play. Game stores across North America will be hosting free demos of My First Castle Panic March 16–17.


Find a participating store near you from the list below and get your little one in on the fun!

UPDATED: 3/1/2019 More stores added!


Game On (Prescott), 928-227-2000

The Hidden Village Games (Yuma), 928-581-2174

Imperial Outpost Games (Glendale), 602-978-0467



Gear Gaming Store (Fayetteville), 479-276-8110



Crazy Squirrel Game Store (Fresno), 559-431-0188

Game Empire (San Diego), 858-576-1525



Crit Castle Games (Aurora), 303-745-4140



Connecticut Gaming Center (Waterbury), 203-527-3918

The Portal (Manchester), 860-432-0711



Tyche’s Games (Athens), 706-354-4500



The Armchair Adventurer (Honolulu), 808-843-1250



Gaming Adventures (New Plymouth), 208-649-4244

Safari Pearl Comics (Moscow), 208-882-9499



AlleyCat Comics (Chicago), 773-907-3404



Good Games (Indianapolis), 317-493-1423

Saltire Games (Indianapolis), 317-823-1645

The Game Annex (Fort Wayne), 260-459-4263

Family Time Games (Indianapolis), 317-429-9817



Mission: Board Games (Mission), 913-242-7970

TableTop Game & Hobby (Overland Park), 913-962-4263



Acropolis Games (Adrian), 517-577-6192

Pandemonium Games and Hobbies (Garden City), 734-427-2451

Nostalgia, Ink (Jackson), 517-784-8955



The Gaming Goat (Saint Paul), 651-690-4628



Cards ‘n Stripes Games (Republic), 417-647-5151

Fountain City Gaming (Kansas City), 816-214-8093



Panda’s Pair O Dice (Gulfport), 228-206-4484



The Game Shoppe (Omaha), 402-991-8699

Sparta Games (Omaha), 402-934-8330


New Mexico

Zia Comics and Games (Las Cruces), 575-405-0461


New York

Alterniverse (Hyde Park), 845-233-4234

Just Games Rochester (Rochester), 585-586-0586


North Carolina

Event Horizon Games (Raleigh), 919-977-4009

Rocket City Games and More (Jacksonville), 910-577-5556


North Dakota

Force of Habit Hobby Shop (Minot), 701-837-0032

Paradox Comics-N-Cards (Fargo), 701-239-9505



Barnes & Noble (Pickerington), 614-751-0927

Beyond the Board (Dublin), 614-553-7677

GameScape (Mount Vernon), 740-392-4263

The Guardtower (Columbus), 614-488-4311



Carolina Comics (Lawton), 580-353-5164



The Games Keep (West Chester ), 484-905-5533


South Carolina

Firefly Toys and Games (Columbia), 803-764-0596



Dragon’s Lair (Houston), 832-761-0072

Flash Candy and Toys (Lockhart), 512-668-5075

Half Price Books (Dallas), 214-379-8000

Outlaw Moon (Austin), 512-454-6648

The Gathering Place (Abilene), 325-672-4263



Game Grid (Lehi), 801-477-7680

Game Haven (St. George), 435-627-0616


Washington D.C.

Labyrinth Game Shop, 202-544-1059



Gnome Games (Appleton), 920-884-7504

Gnome Games (Green Bay East), 920-965-1380

Gnome Games (Green Bay West), 920-499-4263

I’m Board! Games & Family Fun (Madison), 608-831-6631

Menagerie Games (Pleasant Prairie), 262-361-8238

The GameBoard (Sheboygan), 920-453-4263


West Virginia

Four Horsemen Comics and Gaming (Bridgeport), 304-848-9210




GameKnight Games and Cool Stuff (Winnipeg), 204-487-4263



Mana Screw (Costa Azul), 52-1-646-176-4406


Read all about the game here.

Announcing My First Castle Panic!

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My First Castle Panic Box

My First Castle Panic Box

MSRP $19.95 | Ages 4+ | 1-4 Players | 20 minutes

Fireside Games is excited to announce My First Castle Panic, a new preschool version of Castle Panic, the classic tower defense board game. Like its predecessor, My First Castle Panic is a cooperative game in which players work together to defend their castle. However, the game play has been simplified in the preschool version to allow children ages 4 and up to play independently. While Castle Panic has won many awards and is a great family game, younger players can have difficulty participating because of the reading required. My First Castle Panic removes the reading requirement and fosters the development of educational skills, such as identifying colors and shapes, problem solving, and turn taking.

My First Castle Panic Whole Game - Large

The edge-of-your-seat excitement has been maintained even with the preschool-friendly rules. Monsters follow a single path toward a single, large, eye-catching castle, protected by one wall. Each step toward the castle is identified by a color and a shape. Players hold cards in their hands with cute defenders who also have a color and shape. When a card is played that matches the location of the monster, that monster is captured and thrown in the dungeon. Tension builds as more monsters are placed and move along the path toward the castle. If the castle is destroyed, the players lose. But if it stands when all the monsters are in the dungeon, the players win.

My First Castle Panic features gorgeous art by Cam Kendell and is a great way to introduce children to the fun and challenge of board games. Look for it in stores worldwide March 6, 2019.

My First Castle Panic

My First Castle Panic Box
My First Castle Panic Box

In My First Castle Panic, a group of monsters is racing out of the woods and coming right at your Castle! Players need to catch all the monsters before they smash the Castle flat. Send out your brave defenders to match the color and shape of the space where a monster is to catch it. But watch out! The monsters move closer to the Castle every turn, and more monsters keep coming!

  • No reading required.
  • Teaches matching, strategic thinking, taking turns, and more.
  • Cooperative gameplay means no sore losers.
  • Preschoolers can play independently.



Designed by Justin De Witt

Art by Cam Kendell

Number of Players: 1-4, Ages 4+, 20 Min

Learn How to Play

Download a copy of the RULES for My First Castle Panic.

Game Includes

• 1 Game Board
• 1 Castle Piece
• 1 Wall Piece
• 26 Castle Cards
• 16 Monster Tokens
• 4 How-to-Play Cards
• 1 Rulesheet

My First Castle Panic - Whole game


Based on the best-selling cooperative hit Castle Panic, My First Castle Panic now brings the same exciting, edge-of-your-seat, team-based experience to even younger players. Streamlined gameplay teaches strategic thinking, as players work to match colors and shapes, all while planning ahead, taking turns, and cooperating.

Each player’s turn consists of these 4 steps in this order:

1. Draw 1 card
2. Play 1 card from your hand
Ask for help from 1 other player
3. Move the monsters
4. Draw 1 monster token

The players win if they catch all the monsters and the castle is still standing. If the castle gets knocked flat, the players lose.

My First Castle Panic Board

The board features a winding path with the monsters starting on the left side and spaces for the wall and castle on the right. Spaces along the path feature a unique color and shape that the players must match to catch the advancing monsters.

The castle and walls are easy to assemble and look great when towering over the board.

Most of the monsters are goblins, but there are 3 special monsters with unique powers that will keep the players on their toes.



Catching monsters means playing a card that matches the color (red, green, or blue) and the shape (circle, square, or triangle) of the space the monster is in.

Special cards allow players to catch monsters in a space of any color or any shape, to return a monster to the draw pile, or to rebuild the wall.

The bottom of the box features a Dungeon, where captured monsters are kept.