Backstab is an hybrid between a card and role-playing game, of political intrigue between the power mongers scheming in a royal court! Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on January 11, 2014.
About this project
*** IMPORTANT INFORMATION ***
- The game is available both available in French and in English.
- Please note that the worldwide shipping is included!
What is this game?
Backstab is a new type of game, an hybrid between a card and role-playing game, meant to be played not around a table, but in your house, or even a public place like a bar for instance.The players interact with each others in secrecy in dark corners. You will be surprised how the game is easy to learn and play, but at the same time, will prove to have an incredible re-playability as your mind will invent new ways to deceive your friends and become the supreme puppet master.
We are actively working on the expansion, which will push the political madness ever further.
We are already printing out a lot of copies, we got good production prizes from more that one reliable print company, so the production should be fast and efficient.
Some of the Characters
Some of the "Resource cards"
Risks and challenges
The challenge that we can face is if we get more than the expected number of pledges. With that in mind, we have already contacted another print company, who deals in large quantities, so we will be ready if that (happily!) happens.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Yes!, We will contact you after the project is funded to ask you if you want the French of the English version of the game.
It’s a card game in the way you are only playing with cards and no board on a table. You pick one of the 12 different characters, each of them have certain victory goals and also abilities to help. Then, each turn, (10min), each characters picks up a Resource Card from the deck.
The actual gaming mechanic evolves around negotiation and diplomacy between the players. You stand and walk around the rooms and go talk with other players to propose a deal, an alliance, etc. much like a LARP, Live action role playing.
Let’s make an example,
You are playing as the Bishop, one of your objective is to kill the Queen, you go see the General and ask him if he got a way to kill the Queen. The General, who just got a poison card from his “each turn resource card pick” say to you that he agrees to give you the poison if you can give him something else in return. You say that you have the ability to declare a heresy prosecution on anyone and when he wants to, you will use this ability on the character he chooses. The General is satisfied with the deal and you both agree. But as soon as you finish the negotiation, The Spy used an ability to force you two to tell him what exactly you just discussed. Then the Spy go see the Queen to ask her what she is willing to pay to know who plan to murder her…
But maybe the General will use his ability to put him in Jail before he talk…
Or maybe you will pay him up front to keep his mouth closed…
Or maybe you will kill him with the poison you just got from the General….
- (45 days)