Small Card Games

Circle the Wagons

Button Shy Games

Regular price $3.00
Circle the Wagons
Circle the Wagons
Circle the Wagons

Each player in Circle the Wagons is fixin' to build up their own boomtown, but only one'll build the best in the West! 

Blaze a trail by draftin' cards 'round the circle and placin' 'em in yer town, tryin' to connect matchin' territories to score prosperity points! But don't forget about them three bonus cards in the center of the circle that can score ya even more points — that is, if ya play yer cards right. With darn near five thousand unique ways to score and millions of draftin' and placin' combos, you'll never build the same town twice!

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  • Players: 2
  • Ages: 8+
  • Length: 15-20 minutes  


  • Publisher: Button Shy Games
  • Designer: Steven Aramini, Danny Devine & Paul Kluka
  • Art: Beth Sobel


  • Page count: 7
  • Components: 18 cards
  • Additional components needed: None


Equal parts Patchwork, Isle of Skye, and Kingdom Builder, Circle the Wagons is the quintessential big game in a small package. Meaty, beautiful, streamlined, and pure fun to play.
-Meeple Mountain

Simply put, Circle The Wagons belongs in your collection.  As a go-to filler for 2, it provides a great light-weight dose of entertainment, never overstaying its welcome for a moment.  

Button Shy has sent me a number of games over the last couple of years, and this is one of my favorites.  I love the variable scoring conditions, as well as the economy of keeping them on the back of the cards you’re using for the draft.  
-Boards And Bees

Circle the Wagons was a rip roarin' success with cowpokes long and short at my house. It is perfect for getting warmed up for a game night, sneaking in a quick game while waiting for your food in a restaurant, or anytime you have 15 minutes to spare.

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