Jan 162014



The Best of 2013 Year-End Lists Are In, and the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game is a Universal Hit


REDMOND, WA (January 9, 2014): Paizo Inc., creators of the world’s best-selling Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, is pleased to announce today that the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, which debuted in August 2013, topped or charted on many Best of 2013 lists among top-tier gaming media outlets.


“#1 game of 2013.” – Dice Tower listeners and co-host Eric Summerer

“In a year dominated by excellent cooperative games, the Pathfinder card game set itself apart…If you’ve got a gaming group that loves playing story-driven RPGs, but no one to gamemaster your group, the Pathfinder card game is a perfect choice.” – Game Informer, Top 10 Tabletop Games of 2013


“Board Game of the Year” – GeekDad’s Jonathan Liu


“A wonderful game that offers the thrill of a traditional roleplaying game without the need for a game master.” – Deseret News, Top 10 Tabletop Games of 2013

“RPG publisher Paizo certainly made a grand entrance into the board gaming end of the business this year with the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game. Pathfinder pretty much has anything you could want in an RPG-style card game and then some. I think Pathfinder was my most-played game of 2013.”

– No High Scores

The Pathfinder Adventure Card Game was also included on the Best of 2013 lists by All Us Geeks, Maximum Pixelation, and GeekMom, among others.


The Pathfinder Adventure Card Game (PACG), created by Mike Selinker and Lone Shark Games, translates the world’s best-selling Pathfinder Roleplaying Game (RPG) into an entirely new breed of card game, where players adventure, battle monsters and villains, and acquire new feats, items, weapons, and allies – all without a Game Master. The first game, PACG: Rise of the Runelords, made its debut at Gen Con Indy 2013, where it sold out in the first four hours. The follow up, Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Skull & Shackles, based on the pirate-themed Pathfinder RPG Adventure Path, is currently in playtesting, and is scheduled for release at Gen Con Indy 2014.


About Pathfinder Roleplaying Game

The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game is the world’s best-selling tabletop roleplaying game, in which players take on the role of brave adventurers fighting to survive in a world beset by magic and evil. The Pathfinder RPG is currently translated into multiple languages, with hundreds of thousands of players worldwide. Players need only the Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook to play, but Paizo Inc. produces a wide range of books and accessories, from hardcover rules compendiums to complete campaigns to packets of beautiful, full-color maps. The Pathfinder brand has also been licensed for comic book series, graphic novels, miniatures, plush toys, apparel, and is being developed into a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game. For more information, please visit paizo.com.


About Lone Shark Games

Lone Shark Games is a design studio in Seattle headed by designer Mike Selinker. They are responsible for the design of the games Lords of Vegas, Unspeakable Words, Pirates of the Spanish Main, and Harrow and the Titanic Games board game line for Paizo. Their game books include The Kobold Guide to Board Game Design, Dealer’s Choice, Puzzlecraft, and the upcoming puzzle novel The Maze of Games.


About Paizo Inc.

Paizo Inc. is a leading publisher of fantasy roleplaying games, accessories, board games, and novels. Paizo’s Pathfinder® Roleplaying GameTM, the result of the largest open playtest in the history of tabletop gaming, is currently the best-selling tabletop roleplaying game in hobby stores. Pathfinder Adventure PathTM is the most popular and best-selling monthly product in the tabletop RPG industry. Paizo.com is the leading online hobby retail store, offering tens of thousands of products from a variety of publishers to customers all over the world. Since its founding in 2002, Paizo has received more than 50 major awards and has grown to become one of the most influential companies in the hobby games industry.

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