Arcaven's Duel launched August 28th at 6am PST and by 11a PST it was fully funded! Finn was amazed and excited for the response from friends and family. The campaign now has its own momentum and has people from across the globe backing it.
Hear Finn, creator of Wizard Duel, talk about the game play and why Wizard Duel is important.
Finn is on the Everything Board games podcast
August 8, 2022
PHOENIX-The world is about to be introduced to an innovative card game, designed by a 12-year-old from Phoenix, where two players use strategy and speed to build their magical repertoire and declare victory in the Wizard Duel.
Creator Finn Veatch, 12, started designing Wizard Duel with cards drawn on cuts of printer paper at 11 years old after finishing fifth-grade online classes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Now Finn is ready to share the magic with a worldwide audience and inspire other kids, friends, and families across the globe with the Kickstarter launching on Aug. 28.
“I am 12 now and want to bring people together through play and imagination by being a game designer when I grow up,” Veatch said. “Playing games unites people and allows them to connect regardless of belief, age, or background. That is important to me! I aim to make a game company, and to start it we need notoriety.”
Wizard Duel is a fast-paced strategy game inspired by Magic: The Gathering, chess, and Rock, Paper, Scissors. Each 15-minute round employs the cutting-edge game mechanism of Simultaneous Action—allowing the continuous engagement of both players. Save or spend? Defend or attack? Each player must anticipate their opponent’s moves and adapt their approach to grow power and win the Wizard Duel.
Veatch self-designed the first digital iteration using Canva.com, an online simple design program. Through playing with family and friends, Veatch revised the game, refined the rules, and ultimately manufactured the first commercial production run in early 2022. Wizard Duel went on to sell out twice from the Lazy Trout Market in Greer, Arizona.
And this is only the beginning. As one of the youngest game designers and a budding entrepreneur, Veatch’s Wizard Duel is the first game in a planned series. Finn and Jeremy, Finn's dad who is a former owner of a management consultant firm, have started a website, iwu.io, that showcases four more games in development.
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