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HOW IT ALL STARTED

Medieval Heckle is based on a well-played family game with many years of history and quite a journey!

More than 30 years ago, a slow-moving family card game with regular decks became a cherished tradition for our family. It was easy to play and derived from other familiar games, remaining a staple until…

At one point, family interest exploded with excitement after a single rule change dramatically changed the game’s nature, excitement, and speed… laying the foundation for what we now call Melee Play. With this one rule change, we called it “Super Power Hyper Heckle”!

Playing it this way was fun, but it led to many rules disputes, which are now an integral part of the game. These rules ensure fairness for all players competing simultaneously while keeping it fast. They include starting with “on guard,” picking up all penalty cards at the same time, and promptly calling out the suit when changing it.

As we played with more and more groups, the game’s creators were inspired to translate this proven idea into a themed environment… a “world” to attract players as much as they prefer, incorporating:

  1. battle tactics and weapons
  2. classes, status, and titles
  3. economics, such as treasury and currency
  4. names of people and characters

Thus, “Medieval Heckle” was born!

We have created:

  • Character art, unique and loosely based on the original family
  • Character names from Old English, German, Greek, French, Norse, Latin, Slavic, Welsh, Anglo-Saxon, Hebrew, Scottish, and Irish. Note: Each name has a specific origin we’ll reveal exclusively to our biggest supporters!
  • Battle terms and icons for attack, defense, and redirection tactics.
  • Medieval Classes which have meaning during a campaign.
  • Economics that naturally bring the game to a timely conclusion.

Whether you fully embrace the gothic affinity or simply let the canon of rules entice you, this exciting quest has weathered many trials and ordeals, leading to a flawless conquest for the victor and a fruitful quest for all!

– Heckle Game Creators

 The Wild Wilkin Flunge – Founder
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

casseneri
OFFICIAL ARTIST

PAPER CROWNS OFFICIAL ANIMATORS

Kenric The Cownter
CEO AND FOUNDER

imkbau
OFFICIAL VOICE ACTOR

OFFICIAL VOICE ACTOR

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