KnifeTank: The Shüffling

A strategy card game for 2 or 4 players

KnifeTank: The Shüffling

Yearning for a portable strategy game with kinetic gameplay, imaginative art, and motorized knives?

KnifeTank: The Shüffling is a tabletop card game where you’ll outmaneuver your opponent’s tank or cut them down on the way to their table’s edge.

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All-in-one: No bulky dice or measuring devices are needed. Everything you need to play KnifeTank comes in the card deck! Play 1-on-1 or 2-vs-2! Pilot a variety of cutting edge tanks, chop down the competition and tread on to victory!

Don’t blow it

Special Cards add dexterity elements to the game.

Use any table

Turn any surface into your battleground.

Hand Drawn Art

Extreme-metal inspired artwork and fonts created by hand.

All-in-one: No bulky dice or measuring devices are needed.

Everything you need to play KnifeTank comes in the card deck!

Unique Gameplay

To move or stab, players choose an action card then line up the symbols with the matching symbol on their cards.

Dealing Damage

When a KnifeTank gets hit, the attacker takes the necessary damage cards and the defender draws one to see how much damage they take.

The Cards

Rather than using rulers, dice, and miniature figures, KnifeTank has a unique set of knife and movement cards. These cards have symbols that correspond with symbols on your KnifeTank card.

Tread Symbols

Most movement cards have these symbols. If your knife or movement card has this symbol, line up the squares with the symbols on the tank. These types of cards can generally only go forward or backward.

Starting Health

The number in this symbol represents your starting health. Once your health reaches zero, your tank has been destroyed.

Turret Symbol

If you knife or movement card have this symbol, line it up with the symbol on the tank. These types of cards can pivot in any direction, as long as the symbols stay lined up.

Damage Cards

If damage is done during a hit, these numbers indicate what damage cards are needed to see how much damage is done. On this card, three numbers are listed 0,1, and 1), that means the player dealing the damage will take a 0 card, 1 card, and another 1 card and shuffle them up. The opponent then draws one of these three cards to see how much damage they have received.

Circle of Nerds Review

Here is a short walkthrough and review of KnifeTank: The Shüffling.

About the designer

Doc is a game designer, artist, musician, and professional yo-yoer from San Francisco. He's worked on video games like The Mighty Boosh's Mighty Decider, Squirrel Warz, and KnifeTank: The Hauntening, but KnifeTank: The Shüffling is his first card game.

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