Glitch Squad — Press

Factsheet

Designers:

Mary Flanagan and Max Seidman

Website:

GlitchSquadGame.com

Release Date:

Kickstarter: April 19 2022

Retail: Q1 2023

MSRP:

$24.95

Description

The forensic scientists of the Glitch Squad have each been assigned a crime scene to analyze. Unfortunately, the office cat—Glitch—has accidentally changed the password to all of the evidence lockers.

Each round, you write 3 clues to help one of your teammates guess a piece of evidence related to the crime: location, weapon, occupation, or hobby. Unfortunately, Glitch the cat messes up these clues. Acting as the meddlesome cat, your opponent gets to erase one of the clues, and write in a “Glitched” clue to stump your ally.

Can you guess the evidence from the clues, knowing one of them is glitched? If so, you reveal the next letter in the password to your evidence locker! If not, the opponent who glitched your clues gets the next letter in their password. The first team to guess all of their passwords wins!

Glitch Squad was created in collaboration between LabX at the National Academy of Sciences, Tiltfactor, and Resonym.

Features

  • 4-8 Players | 10-15 minutes | ages 8+
  • 1 Meddlesome cat token
  • 8 Folding dry erase boards
  • 12 Forensics cards
  • 120 Evidence cards
  • 80 Password cards and slow-reveal sleeves
  • Information about forensic science and its limitations
  • Adorable art by Ann-Sophie de Steur

Instructions

Rulebook download

Assets

Logo & Icon

Awards & Recognition

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In The News

About Resonym and LabX

Glitch Squad was created in collaboration between LabX at the National Academy of Sciences, Tiltfactor, and Resonym.

Resonym

We make exceptional games that players love.

Resonym is a playful woman-led media company in New Hampshire bringing new voices to tabletop gaming and beyond. Our games are a gateway to nifty new types of play. From award-winning party games like Buffalo: The Name Dropping Game and Awkward Moment, to our strategy games Monarch and VISITOR in Blackwood Grove, we make family friendly fun games that inspire the imagination.

Resonym develops board games, card games, sports, urban games, and digital games, plus printed matter and ephemera. Many of the games we publish have been researched at Tiltfactor, the interdisciplinary innovation studio dedicated to designing & studying games that help us learn, founded by prolific game designer Dr. Mary Flanagan.

LabX

LabX is a public engagement testbed at the National Academy of Sciences that boldly experiments with a variety of creative – sometimes even unorthodox – approaches designed to spark an interest in science.

The National Academy of Sciences is a private, nonprofit institution that provides expert advice on some of the most pressing challenges facing the nation and the world.

Team

Glitch Squad was created in collaboration between LabX at the National Academy of Sciences, Tiltfactor, and Resonym.

Game Design: Mary Flanagan and Max Seidman
Game Concept: Rick Thomas
Writing: The Resonym and LabX teams
Illustration: Ann-Sophie De Steur
Graphic Design: Spring Yu
Additional Design, Playtesting, & Prototyping: Rachel Billings
Production & Logistics: Max Seidman, Danielle Taylor, and Sukie Punjasthitkul
Community Management: Jazz Foster
In-House Playtesting: Joshua Po, Momoka Schmidt, and Ainsley Carter
Videography: Charlie Laud
Kickstarter Graphics: Parla Creative
Scientific Advisor: Tom Albright
National Academy of Sciences Team: Mattie Cohan, Ann Merchant, Keri Stoever, Kate Sutter, Rick Thomas

Contact

Inquiries

contact@resonym.com

Twitter

twitter.com/resonym

Facebook

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Instagram

instagram.com/theresonym

Review Policy

  1. Review copies. Unless we tell you otherwise before sending, review copies of games we send you are yours. Keep them in your collection, gift them to friends, give them away to followers, or whatever you want.
  2. Permissions. Mary Flanagan LLC and Resonym LLC allow you to publish the assets listed below through video and audio broadcasting services, and on review websites for commercial or noncommercial purposes, EXCEPT where published content would facilitate reproduction of the game (for example, posting high resolution pictures of a few cards is allowed, and posting low resolution pictures of all of the cards is allowed, but posting high resolution pictures of all of the cards is not allowed). Monetization of videos, audio, and written content that you create using the assets listed below is legally & explicitly allowed by Mary Flanagan LLC and Resonym LLC, EXCEPT where published content would facilitate reproduction of the game.

Allowed assets:

  • Assets in the “Assets” and “Logo & Icon” sections of this page
  • Photographs, video, and audio captured of the tabletop game by you
  • Excerpts of text found in the tabletop game itself