Games associated with walkchewgum are available through itch.io (for digital games and PDF downloads), the Gamecrafter (for board and card games). Our associated pages on those platforms are linked below, followed by brief descriptions of the games. Note that it may be easier to browse these games on the sales sites, rather than here.
A performative (“live”) card-based game for 2 or 4 players by J. Walton, which facilitates a short, surreal experience about fishing and the nature of reality.
This is the truth. You are just a pair of friends, lovers, or family members, out in a small boat together, fishing. Your names are always Robin and Parker. Maybe there’s a second boat with another pair of fishers — also named Robin and Parker — or maybe you’re alone on the lake. Either way, something about this situation seems wrong. You can’t quite put your finger on it. But reach into your tacklebox for a fresh worm, another lure, or some bit of gear. Sooner or later, things will start to make a different kind of sense.
“Tacklebox is really good… Please get in on it now to say you were there before it was cool.” — Aura Belle, designer of A Real Game, Ascension, and VOID MACHINE YOUR BODY HAS LEFT YOU
“Had a really nice time playing Tacklebox at my local meetup. Light and satisfying and weird. Like, when a game says ‘a weird game’ on the box I kinda look askance like ‘Is it tho?’ but, here to confirm.” — Jackson Tegu, designer of Kaleidoscope, Eyeless Smile, and Retro No Fun Hour with Karate Basket
[Published January 2019; originally created for Golden Cobra 2018]