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Fraud is a competitive card game for 2-6 players or teams of 2 for adults and kids ages 14+ that satirizes corporate greed and white-collar criminals. It combines strategy, luck and wicked satire and explores the seedy underworld of corporate corruption, scams, fraud and white-collar crime.
As a crooked CEO of a phony corporation, your mission is to collect and bank Asset and Liability Cards in your Offshore Account, play Fraud Cards to attack your opponents, use Defense Cards to fend off attacks and avoid collecting Indictments.
Once a player receives their 2nd indictment, they must do the "Perp Walk" around the table while other players heckle them. The player who first banks $150 million ($150M) in Assets in their Offshore Account before receiving their 3rd indictment - wins the game.
Each card features unique, hand-drawn caricatures and art by Rick Parker, the artist of MTV's Beavis and Butt-Head Comic Book and was on the staff at Marvel Comics for many years. Rick was the perfect man for job - supremely talented comic artist, and a really shady character.
Fraud is a hilarious, fast-paced, attacking-style card game that takes about 30-45 minutes to play and is easy to learn, even if you don't have a degree from an Ivy League school that your rich parents “helped” you get into.
If you win multiple games and reach $500 million, you are a true Fraud Master and are ready to run an investment bank, hedge fund, large corporation, municipality, or even a country!
Facing an indictment? No problem, just Flee the Country and you can take your cash and stock options with you.
Fraud uses some of the similar game mechanics of Mille Bornes, an attacking, defending style card game. For card game fans, Mille Bornes is a famous French card game and is listed in the GAMES Magazine Hall of Fame. Fraud has been thoroughly play-tested, improved and refined over 10 plus years of hard work and design, and we do have reviews (see below) as well as a preview. The 2010 Beta release has been improved upon in this new release to speed up play, make the game more dynamic and less complex, and more fun!
Fraud is timely and also timeless, since fraud is all around us and constantly in the news. It has been carefully designed so that it will be funny and relevant 10 years from now, just as it is today.
It does not contain a " Paul Manafort card" or a "College Scammers expansion pack" - but future versions will explore sports fraud, government fraud, celebrity fraud and so on.
There's plenty of content out there for 50 versions of the game...so help us make this one a reality!
For more on the game, visit our website
Price and Shipping
Fraud will sell for $25-$30 retail but our backers will get copies of the game for $20 plus the cost of shipping and fulfillment with Amazon to US backers. $30 is the cost and includes:
Free shipping to the US.
Shipping to Canada is $7.25 extra to your pledge cost.
Cost of shipping to Canada is actually $17.25 but $10 is included in your pledge, so you only need to pay the extra $7.25.
We can ship internationally but need to charge backers for shipping as an added cost.
We have estimated the cost of international shipping to be $24 ($10 of which is covered by the initial $30 pledge), so expect $14 extra for shipping, depending on the country.
So, after purchasing your desired pledge, please leave your country name in comments section and we will get back to you with an estimated shipping cost.
Fulfillment and Shipping will be handled by Amazon.
What's in the Box?
- 110 card playing deck
- 40 Liability Cards with -$ values;
- 40 Asset Cards with +$ values;
- 18 Fraud Cards with attacking instructions;
- 12 Defense Cards with defending instructions.
- 6 CEO business cards with plastic stands that act as player identities with a handy cheat sheet on the back that outline Attacks and Defense Cards.
- Scorepads and pencils are for tracking score in your Offshore Account and number of indictments, and the rule sheet is also included.
Manufacture and printing handled by Chicago Game and Card.
Fraud has won numerous awards including:
- “Most Dishonest Game of the Year Award” by I-SCAM Game Reviews
- “Most Educational” by the Nigerian Money Laundering Association
- “Most Popular Prison Library Game” by the College Cheaters Club
- “100% Cure for 99% of Cancers” by Big Pharma
- “Better than Monopoly” by Everyone
- "More Corrupt than Trump the Game" by 45
- “Funnier than Cards Against Humanity” by Bards Against Manatees
- “Least Likely to have 300 Miniature Trolls” by Dungeons and Dominoes Board Squad
- “Fraud is the Whole Enchilada” by Chuck Chimichanga
Endorsed by the Church of Scientific Aliens, the Fired Festival and the NFL’s No Tolerance for Fake Steroids Committee, Fraud will soon join your vast collection of games played by Icelandic Elves while you are away at game conventions accompanied by your emotional support goblin.
(these are real, not fake)
Reviews/Comments as listed on BoardGameGeek
Fraud Videos from our Website
Rick Parker is an internationally-known cartoonist and humor writer whose artwork and illustrations have been featured in graphic novels, newspapers, magazines, on National Public Radio and television and in millions of comic books worldwide.
A 90-page sketchbook with hundreds of drawings specially-selected from thousands of drawings by Rick Parker.
I’m Pete and I created Fraud - The Game of White-Collar Crime™. I work in the financial industry and I’ve always been fascinated with white-collar crime. Years ago, when I was starting my own software company, I became the victim of identity theft. Hey, it’s a growth industry, you should look into it.
Rather than crying about some ugly dude impersonating me and opening bank accounts using my name, I put a Fraud alert on my credit report, laughed it off, and the idea for Fraud was born.
Fraud never gets old, there’s always a new scam out there, suckers (or taxpayers) who get duped, and the fraudsters just keep rolling. I live in New Jersey, so maybe I see it more than most, and we’ve just legalized sports gambling, so hey, what could go wrong?
Fraud is gonna blow you away, there’s not a game like it out there and the cards by Rick Parker are truly works of art – caricatures and satirical cartoons at their best in a deck of cards.
Just between you and me, I’m about to flee the country - turns out my latest ponzi scheme selling household cleaning supplies to Brooklyn nannies finally caught up with me, but it was a good run. Thanks for supporting my Kickstarter and being my partner in white-collar crime!
Risks and challenges
This is a low risk project. The artwork is 100% done and the game has been thoroughly play-tested, improved and refined over 10 plus years of hard work and design. Fraud uses some of the similar game mechanics of Mille Bornes, an attacking, defending style card game. For card game fans, Mille Bornes is a famous French card game and is listed in the GAMES Magazine Hall of Fame. The 2010 Beta release has been improved upon in this new release to speed up play, make the game more dynamic and less complex, and more fun!
I have printed several production-quality prototypes and am very happy with the quality. In addition I have worked with my printer, Chicago Game and Card on my 2010 beta release and was very happy with the quality. They have been in business for 35 years and specialize in card and board games. www.chicagogameandcard.com
I plan to use Amazon for initial fulfillment and shipping.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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