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A cunning, confrontational card game for aspiring Tudors, Borgias and Lannisters.
A cunning, confrontational card game for aspiring Tudors, Borgias and Lannisters.
A cunning, confrontational card game for aspiring Tudors, Borgias and Lannisters.
994 backers pledged £14,591 to help bring this project to life.

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The Queen is in a bad mood because her Realm is a total mess. Someone is going to pay - just make sure it isn't you!

In this fast-paced card game for 2 to 4 players you raise the issues that will earn the Queen's displeasure and then blame your friends for everything! Cold-blooded betrayal has never been so much fun!

We played over 100 games at UK Games Expo with overwhelmingly positive feedback. With the art and design complete, we need to raise £3000 to get Game of Blame professionally printed.

 

 

 

 

Choose from one of six Roles. Advanced rules add unique abilities to further your ambitions.

 

Each turn you raise Issues by playing up to 3 cards onto the Blame pile. Each Issue played must share at least one emblem with the card beneath it. The number of Issues you play triggers an event:

  • Play no issues, draw 3 cards
  • Play 1, draw 1 card
  • Play 2, swap 2 Roles
  • Play 3, accuse another player

If an Issue’s emblem matches your Role’s emblem – it is your responsibility.

When you accuse someone you both go through the Blame pile and count up your responsibilities. If the accused player has more, they take the Blame pile. Otherwise you must take the Blame!

After someone has taken the Blame, the other players may take advantage of the confusion by burying a secret. Take a card from your hand and hide it under your Role card.

Play then restarts with the blamed player turning over a card to start a new blame pile and then taking a normal turn.

The game ends immediately when the draw pile is empty. Everyone counts up the Issues in their hand that match their current Role and add 6 for each Treason card. The higher your score, the worse your punishment. But score zero and you may earn the Queen's favour.

Download a pdf of the rules here.

 

            

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

Game design and artwork are complete following a very positive response at UK Games Expo. Final tweaks to colours have been made and the files are being prepped for printing.

I'll be using UK-based playing card manufacturer Carta Mundi, who did an amazing job on my previous card games with an excellent turnaround time.

If you need some reassurance, please check out the backer comments on Jane Austen's Matchmaker and Jane Austen's Matchmaker with Zombies.

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