Closet Nerd Games is an independent game design studio focused on bringing euro-style game-play, and beautiful design together to a broad audience for a unparalleled tabletop gaming experience.



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Vanquish your enemies with cunning, strategy, and a delicate balance of political, economic, and military power. Its Risk without dice. A cavalcade of awesomeness. The Dice Tower calls it “Risk for Chess players”

BoPmapEach player controls a set of Nobles, Generals and Bankers. On your turn your pawns can either duplicate, move, and attack. Since Nobles defeat Bankers, Bankers defeat Generals and Generals defeat Kings, you need to have the right balance of pawns to control and expand your empire.



Surround, Seize, or Surrender! Occupy all the connecting roads to claim the Roman fortresses of ancient England. Use the Legionnaire to displace your opponents, and clever pawn placement to out score your opponents. Cambria is a light Euro-style game for 2 to 5 players designed by Eric Vogel.


BW-Blue-Flat-300x300Encounters: Bravest Warriors

The Space-Time Calliope is vast and dangerous, waiting for courageous heroes to save the day. You’re those heroes! Become the Bravest Warriors and battle your way through a myraid of encounters to Victory!


Encounters is a new dice and card game system where players try beating the cards individually, but with a good dollop of player interaction. The two decks are for 1 to 4 players, playing a game in 15-30 minutes. Enjoy many new Encounter and Item cards to challenge your fun from one deck to the next, or combine them both for up to 8 player action!

Check out this interactive demo to help you understand the basics of the game.




I think therefore I am, only if I can prove it. Ergo is the logical card game for the geek in all of us.



Each player plays a variable (A, B, C, or D) and uses familiar logical operators like ‘Not’, ‘And’, ‘Or’, ‘If-Then’ to prove they exist, and that their opponents don’t. Along the way, watch out for cards that will shift the equation like Wild Cards, ‘Tabula Rosa’ or the dreaded ‘Fallacy’ card. Each Player takes turns creating and changing the four premises of the proof to make ‘true’ statements. Watch out though, when someone plays the Ergo card, whoever is true scores!

Check out this interactive demo to help you understand the basics of the game.




Hecho is a fast, fun, family card game where you are competing to build a Spanish town. The quick-paced turn-less style of play encourages quick thinking, card trading, and keeps everyone on their toes.



With English/Spanish rules and Spanish-language cards, basic math, and plenty of social interaction, teachers and parents rave that this game is great for foreign language (Spanish), mathematics reinforcement, language development, and social skills.



Long ago in ancient Ireland, the chiefs of the four kingdoms vied for control of the land.Hibernia is  another light Euro-style game for 2 to 5 players designed by Eric Vogel.



hiberniaboardPlayers march armies into colored region, each representing a different county of ancient Ireland. Occupy the right color combination of counties to advance your marker around the score tracker. The first player to circle the board wins. 


Globalization brings the exciting world of big business into your living room. You are the head of a multinational corporation with one goal in mind: to make money.




Outbid your competitors to acquire businesses within six different industries and grow your conglomerate. Streamline operating costs, build additional factories, sue your competitors or take one of your subsidiaries public for big returns. Your corporate strategy will impact which companies you buy and how to take your corporation worldwide. The synergy that comes from the right company combinations increases your perceived net worth. The first to reach a billion in net worth wins!

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You are twisted.  I can’t believe you actually want to put these adorable kittens in a blender! I guess that’s none of my business. Maybe you’re more of a dog person. Sure, kittens are curious by nature, but when they get in a kitchen full of dangerous appliances, it is up to you to save them.



This fast-paced card game has players working to save all of their own kittens before the unthinkable happens. But sometimes the only way to save your precious litter of kittens is to let those curious little cats learn the lesson of why you should never play in a Blender!


The Impossible MachineTIM

The Impossible Machine is like dominoes with cards with a Rube Goldberg machine flavor.  Add parts to an elaborate machine.  When an the machine gets an ending, it starts, and the race is on to get as many of your parts in the machine as possible.  The player who has contributed the most parts after three rounds wins.


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Get classic cloak and dagger action in this cold-war era deduction game. In the Target, you are either a CIA or KGB agent trying to deposit sensitive intel to your agency’s headquarters.



Use cutting-edge espionage techniques to ascertain who is with you and who is the enemy. Assassinate your enemies to prevent them from talking. But be careful, the one you trust may be a double agent!

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