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Snitch: A Mafia Card Game of Survival and Deceit (Canceled)

Take on the role of a Mobster or the Snitch in this corrupt hidden identity card game for 4-6 players! 15-30 minutes

Snitch: A Mafia Card Game of Survival and Deceit (Canceled)

Take on the role of a Mobster or the Snitch in this corrupt hidden identity card game for 4-6 players! 15-30 minutes

$4,201
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
102
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Feb 7 2016
Last updated February 7, 2016

About

  • 6 Identity Cards
  • 76 Card Deck (50 Combat, 10 Associates, 10 Police, 6 Mob Job)
  • 6 Hospital Cards
  • 1 Target Card
  • 6 Combat Reference Cards
  • 1 Instruction Manual
  • 1 Two Piece Game Box

In the game of Snitch, players take on the identities of mobster characters in a highly thematic mafia world of crime and corruption. You and your friends are a team of mobsters, but one of you has been snitching to the police! You must identify and whack the snitch before it's too late. Snitch is simple to learn, immensely intense, and a whole lot of fun to play! 

Why should you support Snitch?

  • Snitch brings innovative new mechanics to the hidden identity genre
  • The mobster theme of Snitch is an homage to the original Mafia hidden identity game, with a twist!
  • Common issues associated with player elimination games have been successfully and creatively resolved in Snitch
  • No moderator is required to play Snitch
  • The deck format of Snitch allows for maximum replayability as each game will be unique

Meet the Snitch: The Snitch tries to conceal their true identity and outlast the Mobsters. There is 1 Snitch in every game.

The snitch may be feeding information to the police, but this does not make him a good guy. He’s a criminal just like the rest of the mob. But to the mobsters, he’s worse; he’s a rat-fink, a no-good-two-bit-double-crossing-scoundrel, he’s the Snitch. What makes him such a threat? He’s blessed with cunningness and a will to survive. His best weapon is his ability to manipulate what people think and use that to his advantage. The mafia’s code of silence doesn’t mean much to the snitch, as he believes the only way you can silence a man is by putting him 6 feet under!

Meet the Mobsters: The Mobsters try to work cooperatively with other players to whack the Snitch. Depending on the total number of players, there are 3 to 5 Mobsters in the game.

Life was good for the Mobsters, as all their extortion, racketeering, and illicit activities were running smoothly. That is, until their illegal operations were hindered by the police. The Mobsters don’t think there's a Snitch, they know there's a Snitch, and there’s nothing they despise more than disloyalty. With paranoia swelling, they have been ordered by the Godfather to find the Snitch and take him out. The Mobsters put the Mafia family first, and for that reason have strength in numbers. But at this point, who can they trust?

Meet the Police: The Police are trying to apprehend the Mobsters and put an end to their corruption once and for all. Their most crucial source of information is from a Snitch within the mob. The Police are willing to gamble with the Snitch's life to get the evidence they need.

Combat Cards: Players use attack and defense cards to carry out the 'hit' on the target player.

Associate Cards: Call upon the help of Mafia Associates to assist in committing your crimes.

Mob Jobs: Mob Jobs are criminal missions the players take part in. The crew leader of the job chooses friends to participate in the job, trying to avoid the Snitch and possibly getting the job snitched on! If the Mob Job is snitched on, the Police get more evidence against the Mobsters and the Snitch gets closer to safety!

The Snitch Expansion: Going Undercover is a thrilling addition to the Snitch game! The expansion increases the number of players to 6-8 players, and includes a new hidden identity card – Undercover Cop.

  • Expands the game to 6-8 players
  • New Hidden Identity – Undercover Cop
  • New Associates
  • New Mob Jobs
  • New Police Cards
  • New Combat Cards
  • Two Piece Game Box
  • 6-8 Player Instructions

Meet the Undercover Cop: The Undercover Cop tries to conceal his identity and obtain evidence to apprehend the Mobsters. The Undercover Cop shares a win condition with the Snitch – get enough Police in play; however this cop has a duty and moral obligation to keep people alive. If the Snitch or two Mobsters get whacked, the Undercover Cop loses!

“One of those ‘great moments’ games. Snitch has a lot going for it with the theme married to the mechanisms, but also just creating a situation, a tension filled room that only needs a little tiny bit of spark for the fun to happen. I love games that don’t take a lot of time to get me to the fun, and from the get-go Snitch is fun” – Lance Myxter, Undead Viking Videos

“The sliding scale combat system, hospital, and target mechanics take away the sting of initial player elimination” – Jeff King, All Us Geeks

“APPROVED. Snitch offers an innovative approach and new mechanics to the hidden roles genre. On a hilarious side-note, you can have your whole party talking in old mobster talk!” – Matthew Robinson, Broken Prism Reviews

"Each game is a unique and terrifyingly fun experience. Every game I had to devise a new strategy to try and win. I look forward to playing this again" – Michael Ritchie, playtester

"This game is seriously addicting! This is by far the best secret identity party game" – Tim Graner, playtester

"This game ends in the most dramatic and memorable ways. You'll be discussing key moments well after its over!" – Erich Fisher, playtester

"I'm always a Mobster! Or at least I can always convince everyone I am. Snitch has created serious trust issues among my friends!" – Katie Hedine, playtester

"The Snitch Expansion adds a whole new level of strategy, stress, and suspense to an already amazing game!" – Ryan Hatton, playtester

Snitch is designed and developed by Chad Dahlman. Chad is a licensed CPA in Minnesota and has extensive experienced in developing tabletop games, including being an official playtester for Fantasy Flight Games. The development of Snitch, however, was not accomplished by one person, as he worked closely with many artists, gamers, and experts in the tabletop industry to make this happen. 

We've had so much fun making Snitch and owe the progress of this game to the tremendous support we’ve received from local and online communities. The artwork for Snitch is by the renowned Jeff Lee Johnson, a top artist in Minnesota and the country. Jeff has recent work featured in Star Wars and The Lord of The Rings games for Fantasy Flight Games. Graphic design is by Lee Green, Art Director for the Professional Skaters Association. Lee is also a prolific freelance designer with expertise in branding, print, and packaging materials for countless clients. 

Printing and manufacturing is fulfilled by Johnson Printing in Rochester, MN. Our partners from Johnson Printing have been great to work with and are dedicated to providing exactly what we need at the highest quality. We're able to make Snitch 100% in the U.S.A. and support local industries.

Last but not least, we'd like to thank our family, friends, and gaming groups for the extensive playtesting and support for our game.

Follow us on:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/dahlmanbros

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/snitchthegame

BoardGameGeek: http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/183642/snitch

Risks and challenges

We’ve invested as much as we personally can into the development of Snitch, which is why the pledge goal and stretch goals are as low as possible. If you back this project, we want to be sure you can start playing as soon as possible. To make this happen, we have fully designed and playtested both the base game of Snitch and the Expansion. Our artist and graphic designer are standing by ready to finish any work on the stretch goals. We have existing relationships with the manufacturer so we know they are reliable. Please support our project and in return we'll send you our game!

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