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How the Tables Have Turned: The 18 Pack

18 copies of a card-spinning, hand-gesturing game for 3–8 players — all on a single card.




How the Tables Have Turned is an entire card-spinning, hand-gesturing game — all on a single card — for 3–8 players, taking about 10 minutes.

When you buy this, you’re actually getting 18 full copies of this game. Give some to your family! Send some to your friends! Leave half of them on the subway! You’ll have enough copies to spin with everyone for years to come!

What You’ll Need to Play

  • The game’s 1 card
  • Pen & paper to keep score
  • 3 pennies (or any type of coin) per player

How It Works

The player with the most points after 10 rounds wins.

Spin the card on the table to start the game, adjusting it so that the ↓ nearest each player points to them.


The caller starts off the round with a “3, 2, 1, go!” at which point all players place their hand in a gesture in front of themselves, indicating their play for the round.

Movement gestures are free, but action gestures cost 1 of your pennies:


Resolve all movement gestures, then score the round. Those playing a movement score the points facing them. Those playing an action each pay 1 of their pennies, then score as their gestures indicate.

That was 1 of the game’s 10 rounds. Rotate the caller role, and leave the card at its current rotation to start the next round. Most points after 10 rounds wins!

A Single Card Challenge Game

This game was originally created for The Game Crafter’s Single Card Challenge contest. The whole game really happens on just 1 card: the game’s on the front, the rules are on the back. Or vice versa. It’s your call.

18 Copies!? Can I Just Get 1?

Of course, you can buy just 1, with no envelope. It’s a couple bucks less. Right over here. Not a great deal if you ask me, but hey. You do you! :)


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Publish Date January 09, 2023
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Why buy this?

  • Games don’t get much smaller than this.
  • Supports up to 8 players while fitting in your wallet.
  • Can be played on any flat surface big enough to hold a card.


  • This game contains a premium upgrade called UV Coating that makes the printed components more durable.


See It In Action

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Own It Played It Fun Priced Well High Replay Value Well Written Rules Nice Artwork


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