Beat out your fellow Emu Ranchers in toe-to-toe competition in this adaptation of the classic Decktet game.

Emu-SignEmu Ranchers is a two player card game where Ranchers try to collect the biggest pens of emus (or sets of cards) while attempting to keep their opponent from doing the same. It’s a light game that can be learned in about 5 minutes and played in about 20, but it also has enough strategy to keep people playing for hours.

Emu Ranchers is played much like Gin Rummy, with players collecting and playing sets of cards to earn points. Each new set costs 18 points to play, so adding more cards to the set throughout play to offset this cost is essential. The challenge comes from the fact that your opponent is fighting you for the same cards you need, often times stealing those cards right from under your nose. At the end of the round, players count up their points and the Rancher with the highest profit wins.

Now Funding on Kickstarter!

Tuck-Box-with-CardsWe’re excited to bring Emu Ranchers to a whole new group of fans through our fully-themed adaption featuring hand-drawn illustrations by DJ Horine! To make the game the best it can be, we need your help, and that’s why we’re funding the game through Kickstarter. If you help us, we can finish out the complete set of of art, cover the costs of manufacturing, and even create novel gameplay mechanics for added fun. When you help us fund, you can earn cool rewards like a T-shirt, lots of swag, tickets to Emu Con, your own emu design, and even a day with the developers. To find out more, just visit our Kickstarter page!