News Release For Immediate Release
Eat Electric Death Now Available For Pre-Order!
Exciting Weird Worlds Board Game At The Printers!
Hampstead, NC, 06 November 2007
When the alien armadas descend from the skies above there will be two types of
Earthlings facing them. The first type will be those unable to fight the invaders due to
their lack of interstellar combat knowledge. They will be captured en masse and
experience a lifetime of probing. The aliens won't even buy them dinner, nor cuddle
afterwards. The second type will know the fine art of galactic starship combat thanks to
the countless hours they spent playing Eat Electric Death!. This group will become
heroes to the human race, and will have really big statues made of them. We're talking
For everyone looking to not be probed, Shrapnel Games is proud to announce that Digital
Eel's board game, Eat Electric Death!, is currently at the printers and we are accepting
pre-orders on this thrilling title! From now December 31st, Eat Electric Death! can be
pre-ordered for only $32.95 direct from Shrapnel Games. Pre-ordering guarantees that
you will be one of the first Earthicans to get the game once it arrives from the printer.
And no, you don't have to wait for another 499 folks to also pre-order. Current shipping
ETA is early first quarter 2008.
Eat Electric Death! is a tactical starship combat game set in the Weird Worlds: Return to
Infinite Space computer game universe. Designed by the award-winning developer
behind the computer game, Digital Eel, no knowledge of the digital game is necessary to
enjoy the cardboard game. What is necessary is an appreciation of fast-moving, action
packed gameplay that will leave a grin plastered on your face all night long.
Two players (although solo and group play can also work) command the starships of
seven races from Weird Worlds in over twenty-five scenarios. Start off small with a
furious dogfight, or jump right into the stuff space operas are made of with a daring
running battle amongst asteroids to protect the Zorg ambassador. Secret weapon cards
shake up tactics, and make every replay unique. Most scenarios take under thirty minutes
to game, and even the largest won't take longer than an hour, making Eat Electric Death!
the perfect space game for today's on-the-go gamer.
Eat Electric Death! is easy to learn and to teach. Combat is fast and brutal. Decide what
weapon or weapons you're firing, roll a die, and for each hit the targeted ship blindly
draws one damage counter from a pool. A wide variety of results that includes system
damage and even insta-kill reactor breaches is possible, all without needing to consult
complex charts. Tracking damage is just as easy as dealing it! Every capital ship in the
game has a unique data card that allows players easy bookkeeping without bogging down
During playtesting not only did Shrapnel employ our usual great band of testers, but we
scoured the universe looking for the opinions of those that know space best. What did
the professionals have to say about Eat Electric Death!?
"Aye, she's a finely engineered box of fun that keen provide action a'plenty. And ye
cannat go wrong wit a game that features wormholes innit." -- M.S.
"Impressive, most impressive. I sense a great disturbance in my weekends when this is
released." -- D.V.
"What gorgeous counters, and sweatily hot gameplay. I intend to take this home and play
it hard, hard just the dirty, dirty game it is." -- Z.B.
Learn more about Eat Electric Death! and check out what we think is the best looking art
for a sci-fi board game on the market by warping your browser to:
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Remember, the special pre-order price is only good through the end of the year. If you
only pre-order one game this year that ensures you won't be probed by aliens, be sure it's
Eat Electric Death!.
Shrapnel Games would also like to invite you to show the world that you don't want to
end up naked on a cold metal table. When Digital Eel unveiled the box art we had to
have it on our desktops, and thought gamers everywhere would also appreciate it.
Featuring an Urluquai fighter squadron hurling electric death and boasting a cool retro-
pulp flair, the cover art is available as a desktop wallpaper. Show your office, school, or
public library the glory that is Eat Electric Death!. We even have one perfect for your
iPhone! You can download the wallpaper from here:
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