The Ninth World: A Numenera Game from Lone Shark Games

Lone Shark Games and Monte Cook Games Announce The Ninth World: A Skillbuilding Game for Numenera Kickstarter

Lone Shark Games, the creators of the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, has teamed up with acclaimed game designer Paul Peterson (Smash-Up, Guillotine) and Monte Cook Games to create The Ninth World: A Skillbuilding Game for Numenera. A Kickstarter campaign to fund production of the game launches on Tuesday, December 15, 2015.

Ninth World Mockup Box2

The Ninth World is a competitive card game for 2 to 5 players, and is designed by Paul Peterson, Boyan Radakovich, and Mike Selinker, with graphics by Shane Tyree and the artists of Numenera. They worked closely with the team at Monte Cook Games to make this game what it is today.

“This is unlike anything we’ve ever done before,” said Mike Selinker, Lone Shark Games. “We’ve joined the worlds of RPGs and boardgames with the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game and the upcoming Apocrypha Adventure Card Game, but now we’re bringing that inclusive vision to a competitive card game set a billion years in the future.”

“We’re really excited about how well this game immerses players in the Ninth World,” said Monte Cook, designer of Numenera and co-owner of Monte Cook Games. “It’s a fast-paced game that’s a lot of fun to play, and it just feels like the Numenera setting.”

You can already download a print-and-play PDF of the game, as well as art assets.

Lone Shark Games is a collective of awesome game designers and puzzle makers. They have worked with Wizards of the Coast, Paizo, The Walt Disney Company, Penny Arcade, and other leading game producers. Their titles include some of your favorite games, like The Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, Lords of Vegas, Unspeakable Words, and the bestselling book Maze of Games, and they’ve run events for Bethesda, Bioware, Microsoft, CD Projeckt Red, Sony, and more. They are currently working on creating new experiences in the Apocrypha Adventure Card Game, and The Ninth World: A Skillbuilding Game for Numenera.

Charles Ryan
Charles Ryan

Charles M. Ryan has written or contributed to titles in nearly every class of tabletop game—board games, card games, trading card games, miniature games, and roleplaying games—over a 25-year career in the game industry. He has also served as the global brand manager for Dungeons & Dragons and headed up the marketing department at the UK’s Esdevium Games, one of the world’s largest game distributors. He is the Chief Operating Officer at Monte Cook Games.