Swirling Heroes

Swirling Heroes is a free online comic in addition to being a card game! visit SwirlingHeroes.com to read it!

Swirling Heroes is a casually-strategic number matching puzzle card game featuring beautiful collectible artwork by an all-woman international art team!

Match numbers on your cards next to the numbers on other cards to make those cards swirl (rotate 180 degrees) ! Numbers that are not next to other numbers are worth points, so keep your larger numbers exposed, and swirl your opponents’ cards to expose their smaller numbers!

1 minute to learn  •  5-15 minutes to play  •  2-4 players  •  Ages 8+

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Whispers tell of Sunken Chests filled with Treasure scattered throughout a mystic sea, with many clever animals calling its sparkling waters home. Some of the animals consider the Sunken Chests a nuisance and are happy to help you take them away. Other animals consider YOU a nuisance and are more interested in making your search as difficult as possible. The sea itself is alive as well, using Bubbles to tease and toy with unwanted adventurers. If you plan on claiming the Treasure, you are a braver soul than I.

- Captain Sandwiches

Click here to watch a short video about how to play Gosh Darn Bubbles!

Click here to view/print the game rules .PDF file!

Gosh Darn Bubbles! is a casual, light-hearted, underwater-themed card game. It takes 2 minutes to learn, is designed for 2-6 players, takes 5-20 minutes to complete, and is best suited for ages 14+.

The Goal of the Game is to be the first player to collect three Treasures. Players earn Treasure by finding and playing Sunken Chests, but watch out for Bubbles! They prevent Sunken Chests from providing Treasure and do nothing when they are played.

There are many clever animals that live in the sea's cool depths. Some of them are friendly and are happy to help you find Sunken Chests. Others are a bit rude and will make your quest for fortune as difficult as possible. Be polite and make friends with as many of them as you can. You are a guest in their home!

Steal Treasure from your friends, manipulate the sea in your favor, and make the best use of your animal companions to complete your search faster than anyone else and collect the riches you seek!

Featuring beautiful illustrations by 12 talented artists from around the world, Gosh Darn Bubbles! is as fun to look at as it is to play!

Included in the Game

15 x Treasures
18 x Sunken Chests
18 x Bubbles
54 x Animals (2 each of 27 unique types)
3 x Super Powerful Animals

1 x Game Rules

Plus: All of our love <3

Why People Love Gosh Darn Bubbles!

what people are saying about gosh darn bubbles!

Gosh Darn Bubbles! does a solid job of filling a role as a card game with light gameplay, straightforward rules, and a theme that is whimsical and accessible all in one. We think it would work well for all audiences: fans of this genre and style of game, families looking for a new option at game night, as well as experienced gamers looking for a simple, transportable title. 

Board Game Quest

I’ve made a lot of fishy puns today just for the halibut, but playing Gosh Darn Bubbles! always puts us in such a good mood that I don’t want to carp about it anymore. Gosh Darn Bubbles! is an engaging light card game that we enjoyed and look forward to playing again.

Everything Board Games

It's quick, it's simple, really easy to teach, and fun! All the cards feel really nice to play, I enjoy that aspect of the game, and I also like the artwork. Whether I win or lose in this game, I have a good time!

Unfiltered Gamer

The depth and variety of cards goes a long way toward increasing replayability. We’ll definitely be pulling this one off the shelf for something light, quick and fun.

Tabletop Worldwide (Instagram)

Game Designer

Sanchez Michaels