We have elephants, jugglers, tigers, and more! With peanut shells and sawdust at your feet, Freak Show Shuffle can't be beat! Simple and thrilling, outwit your opponents in a frantic race against time. In this addictive game, collect and swap the strange and sublime. But watch out, there are Freaks who detract from your score. Unless you play the Talker, then you'll have more! Minutes to play, hours of fun! Support Freak Show Shuffle today and thanks a ton!
Reminiscent of classic card games such as Gin, Old Maid and Go-Fish, Freak Show Shuffle incorporates elements of the timeless classics and the fun of a night at the circus!
In a series of timed rounds, quickly trade cards from your hand face-down to other players. At the end of the game, you score points by collecting as many copies of a specific circus "attraction" card in the deck. But there are special cards too; the "Ringmaster" is a wildcard, which can be used as any type of circus attraction card you want, increasing your score! But watch out, there are also "Freaks!" in the deck, which detract from your score unless you shoot the moon with the "Talker" card. The Talker makes all your Freaks! count as attractions and add to your score.
Freak Show Shuffle is a quick game, easy to learn and provides hours of entertainment for the whole family, your gaming group or just a collection of freaks looking for a good time!
Special thanks from the Tightrope Games developing team to:
James Palmer for promotional video editing and production
Michael Vitka, a real Freak Show Talker, as talent in the video
Alexandra McDougall for talent, video set and corralling the cats
Sean Lazar for graphic design, and
Paul Zych for the art!
If you'd like a second copy of the game, just add $12 to your pledge amount for the reward tier you've selected. If you have backed at the Strong Man or Cherry Pie levels and would like a second all-plastic copy of the game, or have backed at the Bearded Lady or Cherry Pie levels and would like a second uncut sheet, add $50 to your pledge. Please note which add-on you'd like when you pledge; we'll confirm all selections in our backer survey.
We made it! We'll be able to produce the game with a custom tuck box. All backers at the Early Bird level and above will get their games in the box.
Alright, another stretch goal reached! Each backer at the Early Bird level and above will receive free high definition, digital copies of the artwork featured in Freak Show Shuffle!
We will now include an additional Talker card, Ringmaster card and VARIANT RULES! Become the front person for the Freak Show and immortalize yourself by pledging to our Talker or Ringmaster reward tier! We will depict your freaky likeness on the additional Ringmaster or Talker card! Hurry, hurry, hurry, limited to one backer only for each reward!
We will now feature additional artwork for EACH type of Attraction card!
From the Tightrope Games team, a big thank you for your support and believing in our project! We are immensely appreciative for your part in helping us bring this project from the dark recesses of the wild eyed Freak, David Curry's demented mind, into reality.
Risks and challenges
There are always risks and challenges when dealing with freaks. Anticipating a low production run, we have to manufacture overseas; this always comes with the potential for complications with shipping and customs. However, should we experience a windfall of freaks on this project, domestic manufacturing will be possible, thus limiting the potential of a high seas raid and other calamities. On the fulfillment side, we are talking with a distributor but currently have nothing concrete; shipping out the game and rewards ourselves will add time to the process. However, we at Tightrope Games are dedicated to ensuring our backers receive your rewards in a timely manner, despite foreseeable and unforeseeable obstacles.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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