Imploding Wombats From Fnordian Link

fnordLast night, creator Fnordian Link of Fnordian Magic & Gadgets dropped by The Killing Moon Pub to teach us how to play Imploding Wombats. This is a card game Fnord gave me to review and test, so I put it in the pub across from the Greedy table.

I’ve been a fan of Fnord’s creations since 2007. He makes whimsical things like talking mirrors, robots that recite poetry, and entertaining business tools, such as box that haggles with you over prices. That’s just to name a few things he’s made! He has much more. If you like a bit of whimsy and fantasy be sure to visit his store.

As to the Imploding Wombats game, it’s not hard once you get the hang of it. It’s a bit like Russian Roulette but with cards. You draw them and hope you don’t get the one that will make your wombat implode. Cards that you do get can be used against other players. The sound effects are amusing, such as the “whoa” card which says “whoa” when you click on it, and if you survive til the end without imploding you’re the winner. Your avatar hops onto the table and does a happy dance.

If you’d like to try the game, swing by The Killing Moon pub and feel free to use the one we have in there. Or, if you prefer your own game, buy one from Fnordian Link at his store.

Note to Fnordian Link: Thank you for the game and for taking the time to come and teach us. It was very nice of you, and we appreciate it.

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One comment

  1. Thank you for the lovely write up, Shauna! It was great to meet everyone at the pub.

    I’d also like to thank my co-creator, Alesandra Markova of Dark Goddess Designs who came up with the idea for the game and did all the amusing graphics (and made the meshy table too).

    For anyone interested in the full rules of they game, you can read them here:

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