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Pilfered GamesBy Pilfered Games
First created
Pilfered GamesBy Pilfered Games
First created
CA$ 1,175
pledged of CA$ 40,000pledged of CA$ 40,000 goal
19
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, October 23 2015 7:57 PM UTC +00:00

About

We are passionate table top gamers, and as game designers ourselves we wanted to challenge ourselves to develop a game with the immersion and strategy of a table top, but with the simplicity and accessibility of a classic board game. In other words, no rule book as big as "The Great Gatsby".

Our favorite games are the ones with intrigue, surprise, and that keep us laughing; whether we are laughing from the content in the game or by the way players behave.

  We wanted to make a game that keeps you in suspense, makes you think about your moves, and needs you to keep a bit of a poker face.

Welcome to Among Thieves, where there is no honor.

In Among Thieves, you will assume the role of a Master Thief competing with others to get as much treasure as you can before the alarms go off and you have to cheese it.

You'll use equipment, pick locks, and even control your inside man (a guard under your employ) to go after your fellow thieves.

Finding treasure and actually keeping it are two different things, steal equipment and treasure from other thieves too!

Oh yeah, you can cheat too. In fact, we encourage it. You're a thief, remember?

Among Thieves is a tile based board game for 3-5 players ages 8 and up.

What to expect

Case the joint by piecing together the board
Case the joint by piecing together the board

Every good thief knows you have to case the joint before you break in, and in our game it’s no different. When you start the game all the players take turns putting the board together, creating their own randomized game every time.

After the board is built, a player picks his starting equipment and infiltrates the building using his turn to pick locks, steal from other players or search for loot.

Once his Thief’s turn is done, he controls his “Inside Man”, a guard under his employ. The guard is used to hunt other thieves and confiscate their loot which, of course, goes into his pockets to be counted later.

There's a reason all these thieves are robbing the same building; the treasure is too good to pass up. Things like Freddy Mercury's Moustache and the Colonel's Secret Recipe aren't something Master Thieves ignore.

 After a set number of turns the alarm goes off and it’s time to escape. The thief that escapes the building in time with the most loot wins!

Getting Your Stuff!

We will ship anywhere in the world through Canada Post at the consumers expense.

Box Contents

The game will include:

- 108 game cards

- 5 Thief & Guard tokens (10 in total)

- 5 colored dice

- 20 Game Board Tiles

- 40 "Picked Clean Tokens"

Why Kickstart?

We wanted to kickstart this project because we feel the game itself could be much bigger than a local game produced solely by us. We believe there is a huge, loyal table top fan base out there that would love to play our game and we want to provide it to as many of them as we can.

We are limited in the amount of games we can produce, and we want the same community we're a part of to be able to have their chance to help us share our creation that we worked so hard on.

Killer Art, man!

Martin Bizon of 2-zons.com is the man responsible for the hand drawn art found on every tile, every box, and every card. A graduate of Digital Illustration at Edmonton Digital Arts College, a war veteran and game designer, Martin works on his art projects daily. Check out his short color comic based on events in Afghanistan at 2-zons.com!

Testimonials

"Among Thieves board game: Where you can lie, cheat and steal. Finally something new for all the gamers out there" - Dave Bryenton of Warp Comics & Games

"The most fun I've ever had with my pants on, and yes, I cheated my @$! off." - David Horne

"I loved the inclusion of the cheating mechanic, it finally rewards me for being a bad person." -Nick Kovac

"With the whole cheating thing and keeping away from guards, this game is super intense and super fun. I'd play this over some video games." - Carter Halett

- 40K: We're funded! Yeah!

- 60K: We will make the map tiles double sided to provide a fantasy setting and aesthetic to the game!

- 80K: High Quality Miniatures to represent Thieves and Guards as well as an expansion set of treasure and equipment cards!

100K: All kickstarter rewards including the original version of the game become Deluxe Editions including Fantasy aesthetic map tiles, cards and miniatures!

Who we are!

Meet the Development Team!

The Pilfered Games team brings areas of expertise from various backgrounds and walks of life to designing table top games for people just like us; gamers.

Brad

Brad is an avid gamer, dedicated writer, and passionate game designer. A former Audio Recording Engineer and oilfield Inspector turned artist and designer, Brad holds no shortage of hobbies: football, composing, freelance writing and cooking to name just a few.

  When he conceived the idea of a board game about bumbling thieves breaking into a building filled with satirical treasure, the idea was unanimously embraced as the next project. From that point on Brad wrote the rules through many iterations, each with its own share of laughs and challenges, and wrote the card content as well. Today, Among Thieves sits a testament to simple design with deep gameplay for both casual players and heavy tabletop gamers.

Martin

A veteran of the War in Afganistan and father of four children, Martin has turned his many years of military leadership, illustration, and passion for games into a career. Between co-designing the game and personally taking responsibility for art direction and illustration, Martin has had a heavy workload during production of Among Thieves. His technical art style has driven the design of the map tiles and aesthetic.

Joseph

A graduate from Pixel Blue Digital Arts College in Edmonton Alberta, Joseph has brought his 3d design background and passion for table top gaming to the Among Thieves project. Having worked in precision industries, Joe manages sourcing manufacture and concept modeling for pieces and measurements. He manages our social media as well! Look for his updates @pilferedgames on twitter and Facebook!

Risks and challenges

Every project has its share of challenges, and with Among Thieves is no exception. Sourcing materials for our board tiles and die cut counters was a particularly difficult challenge. We wanted to reduce the price of the game, plain and simple.

We want to be able to bring the game to as many people at as small a cost as possible. Today, we can confidently ship our complete game at an affordable price for both us and our customers. Having secured a source for manufacture we can finally breathe and we couldn't be happier about that. The search for lower prices continues, however, and should we get more than expected the price could very well drop further.

Keep in mind that the product shown is a beta prototype, and is subject to change. Art, game pieces and tile layout production is ongoing.

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