October 25, 2020 – Game publisher Steam Forged Games is bringing something exciting and it is a new Pac-Man Card Game. The board game that promises to allow you to collect PAC-DOTS and fruit, use power-ups, and avoid the ghosts to win is launching November 13, 2020!
Your aim is to get the most points without being knocked out by ghosts. Fruit and PAC-DOT cards are worth points. Power up cards have special rules, like having two players swap hands. And three ghost cards will knock you out of the game!
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We are completely fine with it as long as publishers follow the golden rule. You need to be true to the property and you need to make a satisfying game with it. If you fall short in either of these areas, you are disrespecting the original property and wasting everyone’s time.
There have been Pac-Man games before. There was a board game in 2019 and a children’s card game in 1982. Neither of them made the board game hall of fame but that doesn’t mean the bar is low. Pac-Man is one of the most iconic video games of all time and deserves respect. This looks like it could be one that is a nice little slice of justice for the franchise.