MARCH 25, 2105

We received notice that reprints of Run Fight or Die and Agents of SMERSH will be on the boat in the next week.  We will start shipping to backers as soon as they arrive,   then pre-orders from this website will go out behind shipment to backers.  If you ordered from this site, expect a package in May.

Lots of exciting games in the works.  Check back here for many updates this year.

MARCH 03, 2015

Defenders of the Last Stand will be our next project to hit kickstarter.   Little Adventurers’ Club is nearly ready, so it probably won’t be far behind it. We have several projects finishing soon that have been in the works for some time.

We will create a page for Defenders of the Last Stand within the next 4-6 weeks with more information.  Currently, we have only added pictures from the game to BGG, but only a few.  It’s going to be our biggest game to date.

Check out our new forum.  We set it up only a few weeks ago, but it will eventually be the place to go to download rulebooks and print and play games.  We just added two free print and play cases for Arkham Investigator, a game to be published next year.  Also, solo rules for Run Fight or Die are complete and will be added to the forum soon. The solo game is different every time you play.  You start the game with two “traits” that limit what you can do. There are 14 traits so the mix can vary wildly.  You play through four game sessions and in the final battle you must face off against the Mutant.  Solo game has around 30 new cards.

The first wave of reprints will arrive next month.  In the summer we will receive the 2nd wave of Run Fight or Die (Big Box and Running Late expansion).

Jason and Richard will be at GAMA in two weeks.

FEB 01, 2015

Run Fight or Die: Big Box was our biggest Kickstarter so far, ending at 116k.  We are off to a great start in 2015.  We have enough support to keep moving along steadily on all our upcoming projects, which seems to be ever expanding.  We’ve added Arkham Investigator to the lineup of upcoming games – a storytelling game that is a direct child of Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective.

Coven, which funded in December is almost ready for the printer. We are putting final touches on the expansion as we wait for the five highly detailed illustrations of the five Goddesses.  We have three of those completed and the last two should follow quickly.  We have high hopes that once Coven releases it will be one of those sleeper hits. The mechanics are very tight and the game length and complexity is perfect for the current market. The theme is unique, as is the gameplay.

We will be at GAMA in March. We feel comfortable that we have enough to show off from our current and upcoming releases to impress retailers and distributors.   Below are more titles to look forward to this year. We also have a couple games already in talks for 2016 and beyond. I  won’t mention those yet, however check our website frequently for updated information!  Oh, BOOKMARK US!

Defenders of the Last Stand – This is our biggest project yet.  Richard Launius,  Defenders of the Realm mechanics on steroids – with many additions –  set in the western, post apocalypse Arizona desert.  Game is 95% developed and artwork has been underway for six months.  Richard and I began discussing this game a year ago.   Look for it on Kickstarter, with lots of miniatures and extras, in MAY, when the new Mad Max movie releases (same week as the release of the new Avengers so there’s a lot of faith in this new film).

Little Adventurers’ Club –  Ambitious storytelling game for children. I wanted to create a game for children that matches the scope of Agents of SMERSH.   This one has been a long time coming.  Too long.  Two years in the works and there’s till a bit of work to do.  Hopefully we can present this one in this first quarter.   Design by Jason Maxwell, with contributors.

Voyages Extraordinaires (working title) –  This one is in development and is influenced by the works of Jules Verne.  It’s a game of 19th century exploration.  Players adventure out to mysterious lands to uncover artifacts, gems and investigate legends. Design by Chris Wood.

Saving Time and Dungeon Frenzy.   Both these card games by Richard Launius are fully developed and a lot of the artwork has been completed. They will be printed sometime this year.  In Saving Time players are Time Agents working together to stop an alien invasion that is causing time ripples in order to cripple human civilization. This light game has been so well received that we are moving it up our schedule early for this year.  We wanted a light small game that has that ‘Forbidden Island’ feel, and we think this one is it.

Other titles include Tales of Dread and Funhouse. 2016 publications. Akham Investigator has gained a significant following as a print and play on BGG with only two mysteries released!  We still need to write six more mysteries so this one is more likely to be late 2016.

JANUARY 6, 2015

Happy New Year from 8th Summit. Run Fight or Die has launched on Kickstarter!

DECEMBER 30, 2014

Expedition is back in stock, with the KS extras.

We’ve heard from many that they cannot find retail copies of Run Fight or Die, so we thought we would post about availability of our games. Miniature Market still has a few copies of Run Fight or Die at 20% discount. You can also find copies on Amazon, but they are not discounted. In January we will be bringing back the Run Fight or Die Harder Kickstarter package with new items. Sign up to our Newsletter to make sure you get informed (look right) when that goes live.

DECEMBER 28, 2014

We will start the new year right with new Run Fight or Die offerings.  The reprint has been underway and we have new Run Fight or Die stuff to present on Kickstarter in early January. The biggest thing demanded is a Big Box to hold everything.  We plan to offer that along with the Running Late But We Are Worth It Expansion.  If you pre-ordered from this website you will get everything offered in the Kickstarter at the same level.  Feel free to pre-order the Run Fight or Die Harder package direct from us.

What’s in the new expansion?  Female characters,  a new unique Die,  several cards to add to you already expanding base set, including new Locations and Loot.

DECEMBER 16 2014

MERRY CHRISTMAS! Till Dawn is on sale for $18 shipped for a very limited time.  Also be sure to check out our current game, Coven, on kickstarter now.  Get it at a discount price for a limited time!


Click to order COVEN on Kickstarter.

NOV 22

Coven and Coven: The Village will go up for pre-order at 20% off retail and will include 2 unique promo characters this December 1st,  if the approval process from Kickstarter is not delayed by Thanksgiving.
We are doing something novel with the offering of 5 illustrations for buyers to be in the game, but these offering will be for females only and their illustration will represent one of the five Goddesses in the game.  If you want to illustrate the likeness of that woman in your life – you can have her become Kali, Hel,  Lilith, Morrigan and Hecate.   It would be a perfect Christmas present, and there will be only five of these available.

Coven is a very unique design and it’s a thrill working on it the past year.  The board rotates and truth be told, this is a much more “thinky” than our previous publications.  Paul Saxberg has combined theme and Euro style mechanics in way that we think the game will have broad appeal.  I’m glad he chose to publish with us.

Coven: The Village is a small boxed expansion that will add an alternative center rotating board and place the game in a historical setting with event, story driven cards that enter play.  This is so we could add…well, lots of story to the game..for those who don’t mind surprises.


8th Summit will have a booth at the Southern Hobby Retail Expo running Nov 9th-11th in Nashville.  If you are a retailer and distributor and want to get a glimpse of what we have planned for 2015,  stop by.  We have several new games in the works,  including Coven,  which will go up for pre-order early December.  The illustration in our current banner above is taken from Dungeon Frenzy, a card game set to release first quarter of 2015.    Those two games are just the tip of the iceberg.

Run Fight or Die and Agents of SMERSH are both reprinting and they will be ready to ship to distributors and retailers by early February.   Email us for more information if you want to get our games in your store.  If you have trouble finding our games with you distributor be sure to let them know they should be carrying 8th Summit games.   If you are a retailer,  you will also find information on our games listed in GGI’s winter edition.


Halloween is around the corner and Till Dawn will be here by the middle of next month.  We hope.  It’s on the boat.   We will ship out immediately to backers and those who order from this website and, if possible, get mailed those out before Halloween.

SEPT 02, 2014

Wow! It’s been a busy month.   Gencon makes life both exciting and very difficult.  Sorry we ran out of the Die Harder packages. We are working on a reprint of all expansions.

Agents of SMERSH 2ND ended as our highest funded Kickstarter at 103k. You can still pre-order to get everything here.

When I get time again I will do a longer update. Still playing catch up.  Stay tuned for our next project, Coven.  Thanks.


NOTE:  Upgrading our server system caused a lot of havoc with emails the past week.  We are just now getting all of that fixed.  If you tried to contact us and didn’t get a response, please try again at


July 26, 2014
If you recently tried to contact us through our website then we did not receive you message.  Mailjet was blocking all our emails through the website, including from users. Instead of trying to resolve this with mailjet I just canceled their service.   If you have trouble in the future just send us a direct email at   Thanks!


We will be at Gencon Booth 1609 with Robert Burke and Tom Vasel and Richard Launius! We are not listed in the directory, which is an oversight, so be sure to search for us. Booth 1609 is labeled as “Coolstuffinc” in the directory. We are bringing a truckload of Run Fight or Die.


July 13, 2014


Welcome to the new website!  I’m sure there will be some glitches to work out.  Please email us if you run into any problems. Run Fight or Die arrives at port next week.  We will have it for sale to the public on and after Gencon if it makes it through customs.  We are sharing a booth with Coolstuffinc and Tom Vasel.  Please stop by.   Also check out the press release for Coven. 

June 26, 2014

8th Summit will be at Dice Tower Con July 2nd-6th.  We will run events for Run Fight or Die and Till Dawn with prize giveaways.  Richard Launius will also be in attendance.   During that time you will not be able to make orders through the website. We will disable the shopping cart.    Hope to see some of you there!

April 01, 2014

Richard Launius and I will be at Gnomecon in Savannah, GA April 11-13.    We hope to have several copies of Till Dawn.    I have also added Grandcon in Grand Rapids, MI as a convention I will be attending this year.   Grandcon is in September.  Till Dawn is up and going strong on Kickstarter. It has surpassed my expectations.  You will be able to order it after Kickstarter is over, but we won’t be able to offer the low below retail $24 price for very long.    The Kickstarter has already added several extras and stretch goals.  Check it out!

Also,  remember you can order games directly from our website.   We appreciate your business.


February 04, 2014

Agents of SMERSH is nominated for a BGG Golden Geek Award in the “Thematic” category.   You can vote for your favorites here.

We will have a Kickstarter for a vampire themed game called Till Dawn from designers Jason Maxwell, Richard Launius and Mike Wylie.     It will go up at the end of February and ship in a coffin shaped box.   This is a light game for big groups, and it was a huge hit with players at AFG last week where we officially presented it as a future publication (although Richard has brought it to several previous conventions over the past two years).   Sign up to our email list (look right) and will you get notified of the Kickstarter.  This will be a lower priced game than our previous publications.