News and Events

More event announcements for May and June!

More event announcements for May and June! Come play with us!


News and Events

April 16, 2014

More appearances announced in the Bay Area and Phoenix!

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Unpub Protospiel - Boardgame Builders 2014
Santa Clara, CA
May 9-11, 2014
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Phoenix Comic Con 2014
Phoenix, AZ
June 5-8, 2014

Come game with us in May and June! We're looking forward to showing you our new and upcoming games!

Exciting Jupiter Rescue announcement!

In January 2013, we released Jupiter Deep, our cooperative robot rescue game. Now a year and a half later, it has found a new home with Twilight Creations (the publisher that brought you Zombies!!!) under its new name, Jupiter Rescue, and now includes over 100 figures, new art, and new challenge modes! We hope you'll look for it at your local game store in May!

January 5, 2014

A new year of Whirling Derby fun!

It's a new year, and we have some great games in the hopper that we can't wait to share with you!

Blazing Spuds

First up, Blazing Spuds! A fast-paced dice rolling game that fits in your pocket, this game comes with 40 dice and a whole lot of fun! Roll and match your dice to create big combos, or use your cards to strategically target other players and load them down. The first player to get rid of all their dice wins! See more details about it and order it from The Game Crafter.


Feeling villainous? In Sinister, you're an operative of a supervillain syndicate. But backstabbing is par for the course, and you're going to have to sabotage and bluff your way to power before your fellow players find out who you're working for! This game is not yet published, but we'll be demoing it as well as some of our other games at the following conventions this spring:

Strategicon OrcCon 2014
Los Angeles, CA
February 14 - 16, 2014
Unpub Protospiel Boardgame Builders 2014
Santa Clara, CA
May 9-11, 2014
Strategicon Gateway 2014
Los Angeles, CA
May 23-26, 2014
Strategicon Gateway 2014
Los Angeles, CA
May 23-26, 2014

The latest news is always on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter. Keep an eye out for more announcements and sneak peeks of our upcoming games!

August 12, 2013

Whirling Derby will be at Gen Con 2013!

Are you going to Gen Con 2013? Be sure to stop by The Game Crafter's booth (#1931) on Saturday from 10am-2pm to see the deluxe edition of Zerpang! in action, meet Mark and Christina, and get yourself an awesome button!

Play Zerpang, get a button!

And follow us on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter for exciting announcements and news!

March 18, 2013

Whirling Derby announces convention appearances for 2013

Mark and Christina from Whirling Derby will be showcasing Whirling Derby's fine board games (as well as demoing some new and exciting stuff that hasn't been released yet!) at the following conventions in 2013:

Strategicon Gamex 2013
Los Angeles, CA
May 24 - 27, 2013
Gen Con 2013
Indianapolis, IN
August 15 - 18, 2013
Strategicon Gateway 2013
Los Angeles, CA
August 30 - September 2, 2013
Rincon 2013
Tuscon, AZ
October 4-6, 2013

Give us a shout on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter if you're going to be there! Game on, friends!

December 28, 2012

Zerpang Deluxe has arrived!

We're excited to announce the Deluxe Edition of Zerpang! (that's Zombies, Elves, Robots, Pirates, Aliens, Ninjas and Gunslingers) is now available for purchase at What's new in this edition?

  • A rich folding board printed on 0.4" thick cardboard.
  • More detailed vector artwork on the board and instructions
  • An improved box cover with side panel printing so you can pick it out from a stack of games
  • Elegant wood composite pawns
  • Jumbo-sized class cards for easier reading

This edition is ideal for a classy gift or to add to your collection! Check out more photos and info here.

Look at that snazzy folding board, guys.  That's pure class.

(And if you'd prefer to save a little money, the standard (first) edition is still available, as well!)

Mark and Christina with celebrity guest, Cog! September 14, 2012

Gen Con 2012 Wrap-Up

Though Gen Con was a month ago, we're still completely energized and amazed by the warm welcome and amazing people we met. Thanks to all the Gen Con attendees and reviewers who stopped to demo Zerpang!, Rig, and Skyvale.

Playing Zerpang!

And extra-special thanks to the Game Crafter crew for offering the opportunity to sit at their booth, as well as all the game designers who said hello and shared their games with us. We'd love to keep in touch with everyone we met, so throw us a shout on Facebook, @WhirlingDerby on Twitter, or our G+ Profile!

We're also proud to announce a new site update on Whirling Derby: game comments! Just go to our Game Catalog, pick a game, and go to the comment section at the bottom to give it a star or tell us your experience. We look forward to hearing what you have to say!

We'll even let you sit in one of those fancy green chairs! July 26, 2012

Whirling Derby debuts at Gen Con 2012

Be the first to play Whirling Derby's latest games at Gen Con 2012 in Indianapolis! We'll be at The Game Crafter booth (#2041) all day on Friday, August 17th.

Come play a round of Rig, Skyvale, or Zerpang! with us and take a copy home to share with all your friends. Stop on by if you plan to attend the convention!

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