I Created Another Game!
Recently I had a conversation with one of my friends who also happens to dabble in game development about an idea for a dueling role-playing video game that centered on the mechanics of Blackjack similar to something like Puzzle Quest. However, he was struggling to see exactly how my idea would work given we were basically talking over the phone. That got the ol’ gears turning and I decided to create a solo experience that acted as a “prototype” of sorts for that while still being its own thing, and fun in its own right. Thus Blackjack Bounty was born! So what exactly is Blackjack Bounty and why might YOU want to give it a shot?
You swore that you’d never return to that life ever again, but here you are. Forced between a rock and a hard place, either you hunt down the list of bounties placed in front of you or you’ll have one more hole in that ol’ head of yours when they lay you down for a dirt nap. Your past has finally caught up with you, and you can’t help wonder, has your luck finally run out?
Blackjack Bounty is a solitaire card game that uses Blackjack, or 21, as a base. In the course of the game you must hunt down several bounties or die trying. You’re an experienced bounty hunter though, and you still have a few tricks up your sleeve. That said, it still may not be enough, but if you’re lucky, you can finally return to the peaceful life you’ve almost gotten used to.
To win the game, simply capture all bounties by playing enough cards or by making enough 21’s (Blackjacks) without going over (busting). It may sound simple, but it’s actually quite tricky!
What You’ll Need
To play Blackjack Bounty you need the following:
- A basic understanding of the game “Blackjack”, sometimes referred to as “21”
- A standard deck of 52 playing cards (jokers removed)
- Some dice, several tokens, or a sheet of paper (recommended are 2 four-sided dice or 2 six-sided dice as well as a ten-sided die. It’s less wasteful than paper and easier to manage. My examples will assume you are using dice.)
- This rulebook
What’s this Cost?
Unlike my previous games, this comes with a cost of $5 USD*. I had more people than usual willing to playtest this and provide detailed feedback on both the game’s feel and potential pricing. All participants suggested a higher retail cost than what I ultimately settled on. Coupled with my own research, I’ve found that there really isn’t anything like this out there, a game built around Blackjack that isn’t just Blackjack, and looking at similar products on this website, I’ve concluded this is more than a fair price point.
With all that said, if you can’t afford the game for some reason please contact me. I am very understanding and more than happy to give out copies to folks who are facing financial hardships (no questions asked). Additionally, every sale of the game will create a free community copy that can be claimed by anyone (it’s yours to keep forever). Last, but certainly not least, the first 20 people to try the game will receive a free copy via the community copy section if they so choose. If you claim such a copy, all I ask is that you leave a comment/review along with a rating on this page.
*Patrons at my $5 tier receive this game for free and contribute one community copy to the pool automatically. There is no need for you to do anything as I will email you the game free of charge.
You can find the game’s page, along with additional information and some screenshots here. If you have any questions please be sure to ask here or on the game’s page as I would be more than happy to answer them. To everyone who decides to give the game a shot, thank you very much in advance, I hope you enjoy it!