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Backstab is an hybrid between a card and role-playing game, of political intrigue between the power mongers scheming in a royal court!

Philippe Langlois
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*** 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"

The resource cards. You get one per turn, two if your are playing "the Bourgeois"  That will give more special actions, possibilities and opportunities cards to score victory points.
The resource cards. You get one per turn, two if your are playing "the Bourgeois" That will give more special actions, possibilities and opportunities cards to score victory points.
Wealth!
Wealth!
Call a Heresy prosecution on an enemy if you know that he have the "Grimoire" card, If he is executed, Win a victory point! :)
Call a Heresy prosecution on an enemy if you know that he have the "Grimoire" card, If he is executed, Win a victory point! :)
Pay the Bailiff and get out of jail. Oh! and yes, also evade your imminent execution!!
Pay the Bailiff and get out of jail. Oh! and yes, also evade your imminent execution!!

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.

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FAQ

  • 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.

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  • 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….

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  • You selected
    $5 reward

    1 backer

    The Spy :

    You will receive the subscription to the news feed and development info spoilers of the company “Les Cons Damnés” productions.

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  • You selected
    $25 reward

    24 backers

    The Bishop :

    The full game will be shipped to you.
    We will contact you to ask if you want the French or English version of the game.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $40 reward

    4 backers

    The Magistrate :

    The game will be signed by the author and shipped to you.
    We will contact you to ask if you want the French or English version of the game.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $75 reward

    2 backers

    The General :

    All the above, and you will have the expansion,, when it’s ready, before everyone. It will contain 6 new characters and 20 new resource cards, and will include new game mechanics for even more fun backstabbing plots.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $250 reward

    0 backers Limited (3 left of 3)

    The Mage :

    All the above, and you will be able to create a resource card with the collaboration of the author, which will be included in the official expansion.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $500 reward

    0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)

    The Queen :

    All the above, and the author will create a new character especially for you, with your face, and your ideas for his goals and abilities. Your name will be in the expansion credit.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $1,000 reward

    0 backers

    The King :
    (+ the cost of the transportation of the author.)

    All the above, and the author will fly to your house to make the game delivery himself, and play the game with you and your friends for the evening!

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world

Funding period

- (45 days)