GRAB THEM BY THE EYES

grabthembytheeyes

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A game inspired by a trip to New York last year!

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This took a lot longer than planned, and over the last couple of weeks I’ve had some extremely helpful feedback from lots of people. Special thanks especially to Holly Gramazio, Josh Hadley, Stephen Lavelle, and Sophie Sampson for feedback and chats, and Robert Yang, Andrew Yoder, Richard Perrin, Guilherme Tรถws, James Andrews, Farbs, Jonathan Whiting, Bennett Foddy, Bean, Bateleur, Jonathan Prior, ellaguro, and Harry Giles for playtesting and suggestions!

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24 Comments so far

  1. Zack on February 26th, 2015

    It’s interesting that the crowd sizes don’t seem to be predetermined for each day, meaning the food stands are only really competing while in the sign store. On the street, one stand’s success doesn’t require the other’s failure. If they cooperated and took turns buying $10 signs, their bet would come down to luck, but it seems like the food cart industry as a whole would be better off.

    cool game tho

  2. xxx on February 27th, 2015
  3. Reinfeldx on February 27th, 2015

    Congrats on the release! Always glad to see you put out another game. I’m on iOS at the moment, so can’t play yet, but will soon!

  4. Kadir on February 27th, 2015

    Hey there! A friend of mine tied with filthy, but he lost! What’s up with THAT. Bammo

  5. Ben on February 27th, 2015

    Fun game! I’ve won a couple of times now.

  6. Jiggens on February 27th, 2015

    Lost by 1. Sadness.

    Fun to play, and will try again! Thanks as always!

  7. CahootsMalone on February 27th, 2015

    I enjoyed it! I managed to prevail against the hipsters even though they secured both the extra frames.

    I found some aspects of it pleasantly reminiscent of mechanics that show up in various European-style board games (particularly how items are purchased).

  8. M539 on February 27th, 2015

    How is this winnable! Great game though!

  9. The Brass on February 28th, 2015

    There’s some mechanics you need to learn the hard way.

    Most importantly, the card prices are reduced every turn. The cards always cost, in order from left to right, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50. So going buying expensive cards is worse than waiting for them to get cheaper. If a player spends all their money, the opponent can keep buying the leftmost card, getting every card for $10 each.

    Secondly, you get $50 every day, but you also keep any leftover money from the previous day. That gives even more advantage to buying cheap.

  10. TheBrianJ on March 1st, 2015

    Really impressed by how simple, yet addictive, this game is.

    You know what I’d love? I presume it would take a lot of time to get this working, but 1 v 1 online play. Same mechanics and everything, but you can play online against someone.

  11. M539 on March 1st, 2015

    We must unite to throw out the common enemy! GET HIM! But great game though! Cool ending.

  12. Reinfeldx on March 2nd, 2015

    Unique concept. Clean, attractive aesthetic. Brutal card-based combat about food stands. Nice game!

    Two observations:

    No music? I’m not hearing any music.

    I want to export my signs as gifs! I want this all over the Internet: http://terrycavanaghgames.com/grabthembytheeyes/signs/index.html?sign=MVNjNk1FVEEgTUVBVCBNRVRBIE1FQVQgTUVUQSBNRUFUIE1FVEE=

  13. David Jones on March 2nd, 2015

    hello! wonderful game. just wondering can I get a logo render of Grab Them By The Eyes?

  14. Miaou! on March 2nd, 2015

    The first runs were quite depressing (I lost, lost and lost) before learning the IA patterns and figuring out how to spend my money.

    Three minor aspects:

    1. you have to spend your money even if the remaining cards are useless (instead of saving it for the next day).

    2. IA always tries to buy additionnal frame (bad strategy).

    3. Luck plays an important role.

    Anyways quite an interesting & addictive game!

  15. GrizonII on March 6th, 2015

    I really want to see a multiplayer version of this with one player competing against another. That’d be great. An endless mode would also be really fun.

  16. RoboLeg on March 12th, 2015

    YES! multiplayer is needed, even if it is local only. That would be the best thing

  17. BagelMaster5000 on March 17th, 2015

    Very good game! Glad you still make very high quality games despite not many people seeing them ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. yoshi on May 2nd, 2015

    the premade messages for the sign are really creepy, actually. it sounds like you’re trying to recruit people to be assimilated into a man-eating alien army or something instead of just selling food.

  19. Ethan on May 22nd, 2015

    This is hard I lost ๐Ÿ™

  20. Marc on February 12th, 2017

    Addictive game. After several tries I won with a 23 point lead.

  21. loser on May 12th, 2017

    i cannot beat it i have tried about 15- 20 times and i have failed every time. please… PLEASE somebody tell me how to win………………………………………………………..please

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