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Defeat the blue suit and save Canada from electile dysfunction in this cooperative game guaranteed to raise the best-glued toupees.
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(Amis Francophones, vous trouverez la version en français plus bas. Jeu bilingue!)

UNLOCKED: wooden candidate meeples and counters in ALL physical game copies!

Added: game rules et regles en francais

Once upon a time in the North, Canada is at a crossroads. After years of shady backroom deals, security paranoia, environmental havoc and trickle-down social engineering, Prime Sinister Stevie is about to crush democracy once and for all and launch Operation Soylent Greenies.  

In the wings, The Fanta Menace, The Dapper Dandies, The Treehuggers and Le Parti Poutine are all jostling for the title of official challenger.

The election rules heavily favour the incumbent's bottomless pockets and give him enough of a headstart to launch pre-emptive attack ads. All this while he grins confidently and refuses to answer questions. Unfair? Of course it is. But what's the point of being Prime Sinister if you can't even rig the contest?

The playing board. If you like it then you should have put a boxing ring on it.
The playing board. If you like it then you should have put a boxing ring on it.

In Minister Most Sinister, you play as one of the four challengers vying to topple the toupee. Candidates race around the campaign trail trying to collect sets of cards that ridicule Stevie's shortcomings on Business, Science, Security and Popularity issues. Will you work together to take back some of the Sinister-engineered disadvantages and give your fellow candidates enough resources to challenge and defeat Stevie in time, or will individual greed allow the Worst-Past-the-Post system to squeeze out another Sinister win?

You can download the game's rules to get a better idea of how the game plays.

Have no fear: unlike the longest election in over a hundred years, Minister Most Sinister doesn't take 78 days and hundreds of millions of dollars to play. This fast-paced game plays in under 20 minutes with 2 to 4 players. And with 18 different Election Rules, each new game will test your campaigning abilities against the Man in the Blue Suit's devious schemes.

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Who will be brave enough to stop The Hand?

The $20 physical game pledge tier includes:

  • the game's map printed on a quality folding game board
  • an exclusive hand-painted Man in the Blue Suit figurine
  • 54 cards (4 Candidate Cards, 32 Campaign Trail cards, and 18 Election Rules cards)
  • 4 coloured wooden candidate Meeples (orange, white, green and red)
  • 4 wooden Polling Results markers
  • 1 wooden Stevie's Hand marker
  • 1 die
  • rules in English / French
Collect Campaign Trail cards to give all candidates an advantage in the boxing ring. Unless you'd rather keep them to yourself...
Collect Campaign Trail cards to give all candidates an advantage in the boxing ring. Unless you'd rather keep them to yourself...

Minister Most Sinister is a semi-cooperative game. There can be only one winning candidate, yet all players must collaborate to have a hope of defeating the incumbent or face losing miserably together. If Stevie wins the election, all candidates have failed. The big red button has been pushed, and you know that can’t be good. Enjoy the next four years, and better luck next time… 

Can you save Canada from a fate worse than Nickelback? 

STRETCH GOAL: if we reach $90,172 we will discretely cover a conservative senator's residency expenses - no questions asked.

Playtesting: Pros against Cons
Playtesting: Pros against Cons

MINISTRE TROP SINISTRE: un jeu collaboratif pour guérir les troubles de l'élection!

Il était une fois dans l’grand Nord… Après des années de scandales politico-financiers, de paranoïa sécuritaire, de destruction environnementale et de politique sociale à l’emporte-pièce, le Premier Sinistre Stevie s’apprête à écraser la démocratie une bonne fois pour toute en lançant l’opération Soleil Verdâtre...

Dans les coulisses, La Menace Fanta, Les Beaux Gosses, Les Hippies et Le Parti Poutine attendent leur heure, prêts à endosser le costume de favori pour en découdre avec Stevie.

Les règles de la campagne favorisent largement le Premier Sinistre sortant et ses coffres sans fond, lui laissant assez d’avance pour pouvoir se permettre de sourire avec confiance en refusant de répondre aux questions. Comment ça, c’est pas juste? Faut bien que ça serve à quelque chose d’être Premier Sinistre!

Dans Ministre Trop Sinistre, vous incarnez l’un des quatre opposants à la lutte pour faire tomber la perruque. Les candidats parcourent le Chemin de Campagne afin de collecter des séries de cartes qui exposent le bilan de Stevie en matière de Commerce, de Science, de Sécurité ou de Popularité. Saurez-vous travailler ensemble pour rattraper votre retard dans les sondages et donner à l’un des candidats les moyens de défier et vaincre Stevie à temps? Ou les individualités trop fortes diviseront-elles suffisamment l’électorat pour laisser à Stevie une majorité relative?

Mais soyez sans crainte : au contraire de l’élection la plus longue depuis plus d’un siècle, Ministre Trop Sinistre ne prend pas 78 jours et des millions de dollars à jouer. C’est un jeu rapide, jouable en moins de 20 minutes pour 2 à 4 joueurs. Et avec 18 nouvelles Règles Électorales, chaque nouvelle partie mettra a l’épreuve vos capacités de réflexion et de stratégie pour déjouer les plans diaboliques de L’Homme au Costume Bleu.

Voir les regles en francais

Ministre Trop Sinistre est un jeu semi-coopératif. Il ne peut y avoir qu’un seul vainqueur le soir des élections, pourtant tous les candidats doivent collaborer pour avoir un espoir de renverser le Premier Sinistre sortant. Sinon, c’est la défaite pour tout le monde : Stevie va appuyer sur le gros bouton rouge, et ça ne présage rien de bon. A dans 4 ans…

Saurez-vous sauver le Canada d’un sort plus terrible que Nickelback?

Recompenses:

$5: une copie digitale du jeu, à imprimer depuis votre maison, fauteuil de sénateur ou bureau ministériel.  

$20: une copie du jeu comprenant un plateau pliant, une figurine exclusive Stevie moulée et peinte à la main, 9 jetons en bois, 54 cartes, un dé et une feuille de règles. La totale!

$50: venez rencontrer Loren et Jean-Michel à Vancouver pour boire un verre à nos frais et discuter du jeu et des élections. On vous dédicacera le jeu avant que la police de la pensée vienne nous arrêter. 

Plateau, cartes et règles complètement bilingues!

EXCLUSIF : Si nous atteignons $90,172, nous couvrirons discrètement les dépenses de résidence d’un sénateur conservateur.

L'Homme au Costume Bleu. Ne vous fiez pas a son air bonhomme!
L'Homme au Costume Bleu. Ne vous fiez pas a son air bonhomme!

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