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What is Unlucky Archer?

Unlucky Archer didn’t start out with an ambition to become a games design studio. It didn't really start out as anything because it all began back in November 2020...

After an epically awful year for everyone, former partners, Chris and Amy, had been working full-time throughout the pandemic and decided that they'd like to create something in their spare time as a bit of a passion project.

After a bit of back and forth with various game ideas, the initial concept for Unlucky Adventurers was born. A pick-up and play card and dice game that combined the love for card games, fantasy adventures, and dry, sarcastic humour.

Through multiple versions of design and playtesting, Unlucky Adventurers became a game we truly believed in and wanted to share with the world.

A few UK Games Expo's, a successful Kickstarter campaign and a bunch of mental health struggles later, Unlucky Adventurers has now made its public debut to the world and is hopefully making your families smile as much as it did for us.

Sadly living up to the 'Unlucky' part of the name, Chris and Amy parted ways in early 2023, but Unlucky Archer and Unlucky Adventurers still marches on with Chris now solely at the helm of the company.

About: About

Why the name 'Unlucky Archer'?

Quite simply... it was a complete accident.

We had a bizarre history of strangely unlucky events that followed us around, but in the long run, turn out to be either weirdly fortuitous or at least bring happy memories. 

One night, as we were sat discussing what we were going to call the company, we heard a mighty crash from our office upstairs.


A bow and arrows (from our old archery days) that we now kept hung on the wall for a display, had somehow come loose and crashed to the floor, taking a host of miniatures and games with it.

Not one to question strange coincidence vs fate, Unlucky Archer was formed.

About: About

Who were the brains behind the games?

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"Barely Managing" Director and current owner

Forever DM. Jack of all hobbies... master of none.

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The Bestest of Bois

Chief treat-taster and belly-rub connoisseur. Chaos incarnate.

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Co-Founder, former Creative Director but still Creative Genius

Doodler turned illustrator. Tries valiantly to keep house plants alive.

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