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NEW! Kickstarter Exclusive SANTA FIRST CARDS Edition with free worldwide shipping!
NEW! Kickstarter Exclusive SANTA FIRST CARDS Edition with free worldwide shipping!

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America First Cards is a Hillary-ously fun strategic card game of stealing from other players, peeking at their cards, making unfair trades, forcing opponents to say nice things to you, firing them, and most importantly it's a game of building Empires (America First, Russia First, China First, North Korea First, Santa First etc.) and protecting them with sheep. Whoever ends the game with the most Empires wins and rules the world! Unless they have the Hillary-ous card. In that case, they are a total loser.

In return for your pledge, we are offering you four editions of our game:

  • Black Box (66 cards, 2-4 players, 20 minutes to play, ages 10 and up)
  • Gold Box (133 cards, 2-8 players, 30-40 minutes to play, ages 10 and up, double the fun
  • UUUGE Box (Limited Collector’s Edition with 66 UUUGE cards)
  • NEW! SANTA FIRST CARDS Box (Kickstarter Exclusive Edition of the Gold Box. Don't worry, Santa will take care of all the shipping costs!)

We are officially running for your support. Only with your help we can bring this project to life and make card games without Unicorns great again! 

 

INTRODUCING THE PILES

First, take out all the Gold cards and make the Bank Pile. Shuffle all the other cards and deal each player 5 cards. Start your turn by drawing a card from the Draw Pile and then play a card on the Discard Pile, or play no cards at all. In that case, just say NEXT. You can only play one action card per turn. 

 

ATTACK choose a player to steal a card from

UNFAIR TRADE chose a player to steal a card from and give them one of your cards in exchange

 PEEK choose a player to take a look at their cards

KISS THE BOTTOM choose a player to draw from the bottom of the Draw Pile for you and also say something nice to you

SKIP choose a player to skip one turn

STOP stop any action by any player, anytime

 

Only by playing a COIN card you can access the Bank Pile and take out a matching Gold card. The number of cards in the Bank Pile must always be the same as the number of Gold cards in the game. Once you take a Gold card from the Bank Pile, make sure to replace it with any card from your hand. 

Pairing a GOLD CARD (America First, Russia First, China First, North Korea First, Santa First) with a matching LADY FIRST card forms an EMPIRE, which you put on the table in front of you. The aim of the game is to build as many Empires as possible.

                           

                                        +5 more Empires to build in the Gold Box Edition

Germany First, Netherlands First, UK First, India First, Canada First
Germany First, Netherlands First, UK First, India First, Canada First

You can attack an Empire only with a matching YOU'RE FIRED! card. 

SHEEP can save your ass when your Empire is under attack. Make sure to collect them enough. When a BLACK SHEEP is played in a Sheep fight, an opponent must respond with two Sheep cards. If you have more Sheep than your opponent, you win the Sheep fight and the Empire!

 

UUUGE MOVE choose a player to swap all of their cards with you

RESURRECT secretly take 2 cards from the Discard Pile

HILLARY-OUS get rid of this card! Whoever has it when the game ends, is a total loser, no matter how many Empires they have

When a player draws the last card from the Draw Pile and ends their turn, it's time to put down all the cards face up on the table and take a look at the Empires. Whoever has the most Empires wins. Unless they have the Hillary-ous card. If two or more players happen to have the same number of Empires, then it’s the Gold cards which decide the winner. If that still doesn't determine the winner you compare the number of Lady First cards. And if that still doesn't make it, count the Sheep.

 

 

After seeing the world’s reaction to that famous 'America First' inauguration speech, we realized that humanity needs a new card game. A card game that lets you attack people, peek at their cards, make unfair trades, force your enemies to be nice to you and even fire your own family and friends. Beautiful. 

Ok, let’s confess. We tested the first few versions of the game on our friends and close family. But then we had to fire them because they told us they're not having fun. After changing some friends and different forms of corruption, we found the game engine that just feels right. We love it. And we believe you will too!

 

 

  • Fake Green Card. 
  • An opportunity to have the most important world leaders in your pocket. 
  • You might hear a lot of nice things even from your enemies. 
  • A selected collection of unique artistic cards. 
  • A card game, full of unexpected turns. 
  • An opportunity to re-live the feeling of The Apprentice. 
  • A possibility to select your own version of the game in three languages.

 

  • Video team: Idejalisti
  • Photo: Jani Ugrin
  • Design Assistant: Rok Rupnik
  • Kickstarter support: Niko Klansek

Don’t forget: The game was made in Slovenia. Just like the First Lady. 

This state would never function without Ad Magic, BackerKit, and Floship, our partners that will help us print the game, connect us to your order and bring the card deck right on your door. 

FCLP Certified Logistics Plan

We are proud to have our fulfillment plan certified by Floship, a leading crowdfunding fulfillment provider. We have calculated the optimal means of shipping Marlin to all markets in a fast and cost-effective manner. For proof of certification into the fulfillment plan please click here.

 

 

 

 

                                            

 

 

 

 

   

Thank you very much for your support! 

Forever grateful, 

your America First Cards Team 

Risks and challenges

We hope people will not hold the fact, that preorders are not possible, against us.
None of us want this to be a campaign where you spend the next two years getting lots of emails about production updates and delays. Luckily, it's a simple card game.
America First Cards have been extensively playtested and are super fun! All of the art assets are done and we’re going to Kickstarter to cover the printing costs.
We have taken on all the project risks by investing the time and money needed for America First Cards's illustrations, app possibilities, and development.
Manufacturing is secured. Shipping and logistics are nailed. All that's left is doing the initial print run of the game.

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    AMERICA FIRST CARDS Green Card

    Thank you for your support. There is no reason in building walls. With this special Green Card you can enter at least in our hearts. A special America First Cards Green Card is coming to your e-mail address.

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    AMERICA FIRST CARDS Black Box *Discount*

    2-4 players game containing original rules, 66 cards with 5 different Empires to build: America, Russia, China, North Korea, and Santa.
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    AMERICA FIRST CARDS Black Box

    2-4 players game containing original rules, 66 cards with 5 different Empires to build: America, Russia, China, North Korea and Santa.
    Available in three languages (English, Russian and Chinese).
    You’ll be able to pick yours at the end of the campaign in a special survey.

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    AMERICA FIRST CARDS Gold Box *Discount*

    2-8 players game. Double deck, double the fun! Containing original rules, extra drawn cards totaling 133 cards with 10 different Empires to build: America, China, Russia, North Korea, Santa, Germany, Canada, The Netherlands, India, and United Kingdom.
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    AMERICA FIRST CARDS Gold Box

    2-8 players game. Double deck, double the fun with original rules, extra drawn cards totaling, 133 cards with 10 different Empires to build: America, China, Russia, North Korea, Santa, Germany, Canada, The Netherlands, India and United Kingdom.
    Available in three languages (English, Russian and Chinese).
    You’ll be able to pick yours at the end of the campaign in a special survey.

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    SANTA FIRST CARDS Box *Free shipping*

    Kickstarter Exclusive Santa First Cards Box.
    2-8 players game, double deck, double the fun! Containing original rules, extra drawn cards totaling 133 cards with 10 different Empires to build: America, China, Russia, North Korea, Santa, Germany, Canada, The Netherlands, India, and United Kingdom.
    And YES, Santa will cover all the shipping costs!

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    AMERICA FIRST CARDS UUUGE Box

    We believe everything cool is big. Really big. Just (h)UUUge. Be unique and treat yourself with this special UUUGE box edition. The dimensions of the cards are 5” X 7”, which will make you absolutely outstanding. Available in English.
    The game contains 66 cards, original rules and accommodates 2-4 players.
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