Enigma Box (vol.1) "Arcanum"

Shogun Showdown

A project in Cedar Rapids, IA by Sean Howard

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A novel trick taking game with a dexterous twist. Outwit your friends through card play then destroy them with your card throwing skill
Backers: 163
Average Pledge Per Backer: $33

Funded: $5,452 of $2,500
Dates: May 27th -> Jun 27th (31 days)
Project By: Sean Howard
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Latest News

Demon Unlocked!

June 27th - via: kickstarter.com
The Demon has been Unlocked! I had this wonderful Oni story picked out about Shuten Dôji. But I'm going to cancel that post to ask a very important question... Geisha Vs. Cardstock Upgrade?And we now set our sites on upgraded cardstock... or... (Read More)

5 More Hours to Go - A Chance to Buy the Original Art

June 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey All! We have 5 hours to go and as a means to attempt to push this game across the finish line, I thought I would extend the offer out to the backers of this campaign. Purchase the Original Hand Painted Sumi-E Art ($150)For $150 I am selling each... (Read More)

The Final 24 Hour Stretch! 3 More Cards to Unlock! & Another Freebie

June 26th - via: kickstarter.com
The final 24 Hour stretch is upon us and we have 3 more cards to unlock- The Demon, the Geisha, and the Dragon. These are by far the coolest characters of the bunch and I am so excited to introduce them to the game.  Introducing The Geisha - $6.0K... (Read More)


June 26th - via: kickstarter.com
For those not paying attention, this KS Campaign is blowing up! And it is awesome! We have now unlocked the third and final Red Warrior Monks. If you haven't read the last few updates, you should read Update #16 on the story of Jomyo of Tetsuo. It's... (Read More)

Wow! $5k! You All are Unbelievable - A Special Treat

June 26th - via: kickstarter.com
I just want to say... THANK YOU!For reaching $5k I wanted to say thank you, so I've included a little treat for those of who who ordered squishy ninjas and want a sample... or just those who want to hone in their card throwing skill and want a... (Read More)


June 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Wow! You guys ROCK! Another stretch goal achieved! The white warrior monks will now be included in Ninja and above levels! And now... onto the next stretch goal! Jomyo Meishu of Tsutsui - $5.1KJomyo is a Red Warrior Monk, again at a level 4. This is... (Read More)

Almost to the Next Stretch Goal! Look Ahead - Masamune

June 25th - via: kickstarter.com
We are almost to the Next Stretch Goal - MasamuneOur next stretch goal is Masamune which is a level 4 White Warrior Monk, similar to the last stretch goal the level 4 Black Warrior Monk.  The Story of Muramasa and Masamune Muramasa and Masamune... (Read More)


June 25th - via: kickstarter.com
We did it! The Black Warrior Monks! We have hit $4.5k and I couldn't be any happier! We now have the Black Warrior Monk included with Ninja & Up Levels!  This card is a special card that defeats Samurai and yet is suited as a Samurai. He is a... (Read More)

72 Hours To Go!

June 24th - via: kickstarter.com
With 72 Hours to Go we are coming in on the end of this campaign and I cannot thank you all enough. I'm so excited for this game to become a reality! But I need to ask one last thing from all of you. Please share this campaign on facebook, tweet... (Read More)

Squish Pack and Reorganizing Stretch Goals

June 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Hey All! I've got some good news all around!After discussion mid to late last week, it became apparent that there were some backers that would like to be able to play the game without using their cards. The idea was brought up that a person could... (Read More)

Shogun Showdown Kickstarter

June 23rd - via: boardgamequest.com
If you’ve spent any time here on Board Game Quest, then you will know we have a soft spot for dexterity games. Our latest addiction has been the stupidly fun game Coconuts. Recently, I came across Shogun Showdown on Kickstarter. (Read More)

Something Goofy for the Weekend & A Game Shoutout!

June 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Happy Weekend!As we head into our last weekend on this campaign I thought I'd send out a message to you all of something a little goofy, but enjoyable. It's two videos that my friend Joe of Crazy Joe Games made. Feel free to share and enjoy!  The... (Read More)


June 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Kumamoto stretch goal achieved!You read that correct. Now all games will include the rule variant for Kumamoto as well as include a D12 die for that variant. For those of you just joining, the Kumamoto variant is a style of gameplay where those... (Read More)

EU Friendly & New Art! Seppuku

June 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Only 10 Days Left... Wow.It looks like we have 10 days left in this campaign and I'm excited with the next 10 days will bring. This is usually where things take off for a campaign. They say the bulk of funding occurs either in the first 3 days or in... (Read More)

Mid-Campaign Update - Status & Look Ahead

June 12th - via: kickstarter.com
MarketingBefore I get too far into the status of things. I want to reach out to all of you and let you know what we can expect the next few weeks as we head into the final stretch of this campaign. First and foremost, I'm reaching out to some of my... (Read More)

New Artwork and More Detail on "Kumamoto" Stretch Goal

June 10th - via: kickstarter.com
New Artwork - NinjaAs I'm sure many of you are aware that we underwent a bit of new art direction with this Kickstarter campaign. The result is something amazing. It is a rarity finding an art style that embodies the spirit of your game, but we... (Read More)


June 7th - via: kickstarter.com
3.5k STRETCH GOAL UPGRADE! - SEPPUKU  *The above image was a prototype image and is not representative of the final artwork. Seppuku was the honorable passage of samurai through sacrificing themselves. During feudal times was done in order to keep... (Read More)

European Backer Stretch Goal - EU Friendly Shipping

June 4th - via: kickstarter.com
If you've read the comments section for Shogun Showdown then you know that early on in our campaign we were asked if we were EU friendly. I promised an answer. And so here it is. The StoryI'm heavily involved in the independent board game community... (Read More)


June 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
We did it! $3k! Artist's Work in Progress - Ronin We have unlocked the Ronin. For those not familiar with Japanese history, the Ronin were Samurai who were masterless. Their masters either died or fell from favor. According to the Bushido code, a... (Read More)

We Did It! - Funded @ 72 Hours!

May 31st - via: kickstarter.com
 They said it would be tough. They said it would take some hard work. They said it would take time. But you guys were too awesome for 'them,' whoever 'they' are. What can I say? We did it! You guys made my weekend. I'm grinning from ear to ear!... (Read More)

Happy Friday Everyone! A Little Reading Material

May 30th - via: kickstarter.com
As we head into the weekend, if you are looking for some reading - I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with "the Inquisitive Meeple" for a short interview. Check it out. In regards to the campaign, it looks like we are holding steady at 77%... (Read More)

Amazing Start - Thank You All!

May 28th - via: kickstarter.com
 In just a little over 24 hours, we've got a great start at 55%! That is really impressive for a little card game and my first Kickstarter to boot. I am very thankful for your early support. As a first update I thought, since I'm somewhat new to... (Read More)

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