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From the creators of the Just Kidding Party YouTube channel with 1M+ followers comes this game that could make or break your friendship
From the creators of the Just Kidding Party YouTube channel with 1M+ followers comes this game that could make or break your friendship
From the creators of the Just Kidding Party YouTube channel with 1M+ followers comes this game that could make or break your friendship
4,552 backers pledged $190,265 to help bring this project to life.

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Shady Agents: A Game of Friendship And Betrayal

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Truth or lie, who's on your side?

You are all Undercover Agents hired to investigate each other. Some of you are law-abiding agents fighting for justice. Others are crooked operatives corrupting the law. You all meet at the same rendezvous point, but since everyone is undercover, no one is sure who is on their side. To signal to one another, law-abiding agents always speak the truth and corrupted operatives lie. One bullet left to hurt the defector. A medical kit to heal your fellow operative. So, truth or lie, who's on your side?

The Shady Agents game is a labor of love for the entire team at Just Kidding Party. We have been playing games and doing fun challenges on our YouTube channel for over five years and we know how much you love watching us and being part of that journey. So, last year, we started thinking about putting our own game together and as we teased the concept on our various platforms, the response we received was overwhelming. And that's what resulted in Shady Agents Game. 

Our friends and family, who you regularly see on the show, became important characters in the game. Take a look below:

Credits for Shady Agents:

Game development: Dr Barry Goldstein

Production and business development: Javon Frazier, Garima Sharma (Studio71)

Management: Joe Hodorowicz and Catie Carducci (Studio71)

  • 10 Character Cards (5 Law Abiding Operatives and 5 Corrupt Defectors)
  • 20 Power Cards (10 Medical Kits and 10 Bullets)
  • 10 Color Id Cards
  • 100 Questions (50 Cards)
  • 1 Rulebook
  • 1 Marker to indicate turn

In this game of 4 to 10 players, you will take on a role as either a LAW ABIDING OPERATIVE or a CROOKED DEFECTOR. Each role remains hidden and your objective is to help your allies and harm your foes. But how? Depending on your spy code, you will communicate to your team using either lies or truths.

Once you determine your fellow members, hurt players on the opposing team with the BULLET and heal those on your side with the MEDICAL KIT.

Once you determine your fellow members, hurt players on the opposing team with the BULLET and heal those on your side with the MEDICAL KIT. 

For each BULLET wound received, your team loses a point. For each MEDICAL KIT you receive, your team will gain one point. Side with the highest score wins.

If there is an EVEN number of players, shuffle together a deck of character cards with half the players on the Law Abiding Operative side and half on the Corrupted Defector side. Randomly distribute one to each player. Players must keep their role card secret during the gameplay.  

Each player also takes a set of tool cards: One BULLET and One MEDICAL KIT. If there is an ODD number of players, select two even sets of ROLE cards (one more card than the number of players). Deal out the ROLE cards and reveal the last one. The team revealed will receive a scoring bonus at the end, to compensate for a fewer player.  

RULES

There are two rounds in this game. 

Round 1: Gameplay begins with each player getting a choice to MAKE A MOVE or CALL FOR AN INTERROGATION.

MAKE A MOVE: When a player makes a move, they take one of their Tools, either Bullet or Medical Kit, and gives it to another player. The Tool Card remains facedown. Only the player who received the tool card can look at it. Send Medical Kits to your teammates to score, and fire your BULLET at the other team to reduce their point total. 

CALL FOR AN INTERROGATION:  If you need more information, you may select one of your Tools, either Bullet or Medical Kit, and discard it without revealing to “Call For An Interrogation.” 

Draw the next Interrogation Card and read it aloud. Starting with the next player clockwise, they must make a statement that answers the card. Law Abiding Agents, they must answer honestly. Corrupted Agents, they must tell a lie. 

Feel free to discuss! Because the first player has less information to act on, that player does not have to give up one of their tools to Call For An Interrogation. 

Second Round: After each player has had a turn to either Make A Move or Call For An Interrogation, in reverse order, each person now plays their remaining tool card. There is no more Interrogating in the second round. Gameplay ends with the first player distributing both of their Tool cards at the same time. 

End Game: All the players reveal their Role Cards. All Tools are turned over. Your team gets +1 for each Medical Kit and -1 for each Bullet played on you. Team with the highest score wins. If there is an odd number players, the team with less players gets an additional +1 point. If there is a tie, the team with the most MEDIPACKS wins.  

                                                  

Risks and challenges

In developing the game we have been obsessive with the details throughout designing, prototyping, and planning for production so we can get the game to all of you ASAP. Unfortunately, there is always the chance that things can go wrong.

In the event that there are any changes, whether it's a delay in the manufacturing timeline, shipping date, or something else, we promise to communicate honestly with you and work around the clock until we correct the issue.

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    Virtual gratitude, big hugs and a digital wallpaper from the Shady Agents team!

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    One Game of Shady Agents, which includes:
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    * 20 power cards
    * 10 Color ID cards
    * 100 questions
    * 1 rulebook
    * 1 marker

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