Back catalogue

These games were all published by Surprised Stare, but are currently out of print and therefore not available.  If you would like any more information about any of them, please email info@surprisedstaregames.co.uk.

Coppertwaddle

Coppertwaddle

First published 2000

Designer: Tony Boydell
Players: 2

Age: 12+

Duration 45 minutes

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An authentic medieval tactical card game.

Bloody Legacy game

Bloody Legacy

First published 2004

Designer: Tony Boydell
Players: 2-8

Age: 10+

Duration: 20-30 minutes

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An unnecessarily violent and offensive game for all the family. Fast & frivolous.

Tara, Seat of Kings game

Tara, Seat of Kings

First published 2006

Designer: Alan Paull
Players: 2-4

Age: 10+

Duration: 60-90 minutes

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A strategy board game. Become high king of all of ancient Ireland.

Scandaroon game

Scandaroon

First published 2007

Designer: Tony Boydell
Players: 3-4

Age: 10+

Duration: 60 minutes

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Out-score your opponents through careful placement and use of cards.

Confucius game

Confucius

First published 2008

Designer: Alan Paull
Players: 3-5

Age: 12+

Duration: 90-120 minutes

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Subtly manipulate your opponents in Ming Dynasty China. Deeply thematic.

Fzzzt! game

Fzzzt!

First published 2009

Designer: Tony Boydell
Players: 2-4

Age: 8+

Duration: 30 minutes

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A set-collecting, sci-fi auction game where you are the mechanics!

Fzzzt! Winner - Best Card Game - UKGE 2009
SSG logo as robot for Fzzzt! game (Robot Reg)
Totemo game
SSG logo for Totemo (Totemo Reg)

Totemo

First published 2010

Designer: Tony Boydell
Players: 2-4

Age: 6+

Duration: 30-45 minutes

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A colourful, 3D stacking game for Braves, Squaws and Papooses.

On The Cards game

On the Cards

First published 2011

Designer: Sebastian Bleasdale
Players: 2-6

Age: 10+

Duration: 30-60 minutes

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The ever-changing trick-taking card game.

Paperclip Railways: Brake Van Edition, game

Paperclip Railways - Brake Van

First published 2011

Designer: Tony Boydell
Players: 2-5

Age: 10+

Duration: 45-75 minutes

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A railway game where the trains are stationery.

Paperclip Railways: Express Edition, game

Paperclip Railways - Express

First published 2011

Designer: Tony Boydell
Players: 2-5

Age: 10+

Duration: 45-75 minutes

The railway game where the trains are STILL stationery.

Ivor the Engine game

Ivor the Engine

First published 2014

Designer: Tony Boydell
Players: 3-5

Age: 8+

Duration: 60 minutes

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Ivor the Engine, from the legendary Smallfilms studio, is one of the most enduring children's series in British television history.

North American Railways game

North American Railways

First published 2016

Designer: Peer Sylvester
Players: 3-5

Age: 12+

Duration: 45-90 minutes

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