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Test your bluffing and deduction skills in this 13-card microgame. Starts at just $5.00!
Test your bluffing and deduction skills in this 13-card microgame. Starts at just $5.00!
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If you missed out on Cunning Folk, visit us at: 

http://buttonshygames.com/collections/cunning-folk

Rival witch covens have been warring for the souls of Ipswich's townsfolk for years, but it ends now. You’ve been tasked to search home by home to find the witches and end this feud.

What is Cunning Folk?

Cunning Folk is a micro bluffing game for 2-4 players. You are townsfolk, hunting the houses of Ipswich for witches, good and evil. Look at a card and tell the others which character you see to use its ability. Of course, you could lie. Your opponents might call you out, but everyone should tread carefully: Wrong once, and the town suspects you of witchcraft. Twice, and you are ostracized! Keep your wits about you and—if you lie, do it well.

Jonathan H. Liu at Geek Dad reviews Cunning Folk! http://geekdad.com/2015/05/cunning-folk/

Who are the Cunning Folk?

The townsfolk are made up of 2 Good Witches, 1 Good Elder, 2 Evil Witches, 1 Evil Elder, and 3 Villagers. We are hoping to add more Townsfolk through stretch goals as the campaign goes on.

Packaging

The $5 Sleeved Version comes packaged in a clear sleeve, similar to a resealable comic book sleeve.

The $7 Wallet Version will be packaged in a small vinyl wallet, perfect for taking it on the go. It's pocket-sized, portable and protective... and has proven itself so far with our previous Wallet Games, Movie Plotz and Pretense. 

The $25 Deluxe Version comes with thick tiles (instead of cards) in a colored Jute Bag with drawstring. We're offering a purple and green version, depending on whether you are a good witch or an evil witch. It also comes with bracelets to mark the Accused players (not shown).

How to play videos

Here's an instructional video by designer Jay Treat.

And a full game session with Marty Cobb and Ben Begeal.

Play today!

You can print and play right now. Do you have a game night this weekend? There are two weekends during the campaign, so you can get this to the table and show your friends which witch is which. (Sorry, I had to say it once.)

PRINT AND PLAY LINK https://www.dropbox.com/s/c5u6ixoguxcfciu/CF-PNP-051215-1.pdf?dl=0

RULES LINK

https://www.dropbox.com/s/6ma3sx5039h4s43/CF-PNP-051215-2.pdf?dl=0

Package Deals

You can save on shipping by buying a package deal. 

Movie Plotz is a 13 card blockbuster storytelling game by Alex Strang. You are receiving the wallet version that includes the International Cinema bonus card. Full details here:
http://buttonshygames.com/collections/movie-plotz

Pretense is a game night social metagame by Jason Tagmire. You are receiving the wallet version that includes 17 roles and a quick reference card. For $2 you can add on the Champ and Sore Loser, and for $2 you can add on the set of fully Blank Cards. Full details here:
http://buttonshygames.com/collections/pretense

Wild Cats is a game of social feline deduction by Jason Tagmire and Marty Cobb. You are receiving the wallet version that includes all 6 cat roles and 10 cat token cards. Full details here:
http://buttonshygames.com/collections/wild-cats

Add-ons!

Please include $1 US / $2 INT for shipping if you select any add-ons. The extra shipping charge only needs to be added once, even if you choose multiple add-ons.

Sleeved copy of Cunning Folk - $5

Wallet copy of Cunning Folk (includes Bonus Card and any stretch goal cards) $7

Storyteller Cards - $10 (no extra shipping needed)

Storyteller Cards: Fantasy - $10 (no extra shipping needed)

Why pledge and not buy later?

Button Shy is a small company (really small) trying big and different things. Our games are priced as low as possible, so without Kickstarter, you might not see these games at all. Art is expensive and we believe in high quality art. Short run games are expensive, but for us it's short run or no run. We're doing this in a way that is highly unprofitable, but we do it because we love it. Thank you for your pledge. Thanks for making this possible.

About Designer Jay Treat

Find Jay's shifting-partnership trick-taking game Cahoots in the iOS store, and his storytelling card game Legacy of the Slayer print-on-demand. Look for his negotiation game Merchants of Araby from Game Designer's Clubhouse late this year or early next year. For information on Jay's past and future games, check out TreatGames.com or follow him on twitter.

About Button Shy

This is the 4th game in Button Shy's wallet line, a series of micro games produced in vinyl wallets for maximum portability. Previous wallet games include Pretense, Wild Cats and Movie Plotz. Other than wallets, Button Shy is known for Storyteller Cards, a collection of playing cards to inspire creativity.

Risks and challenges

We've done our homework and have as much ready as possible before even launching the Kickstarter, but there are always challenges once it's completed. There may be factory delays or errors, which can cause delays for fulfillment. We've had this issue previously and managed to turn it into a positive thing by providing extra content in the final version of the product.

All of our previous projects have been fulfilled as close as possible to the intended date.

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    PACKAGE DEAL 1 (SAVE $5 OFF RETAIL)
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    Wallet version of Cunning Folk, plus all stretch goals, plus a copy of our second wallet game, Pretense. Pretense is a game night social metagame designed by Jason Tagmire.

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    CUNNING FOLK AND WILD CATS
    Wallet version of Cunning Folk, plus all stretch goals, plus a copy of our third wallet game, Wild Cats. Wild Cats is a social feline deduction game by Jason Tagmire and Marty Cobb.

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    CUNNING FOLK - DELUXE (GOOD)
    Deluxe version of the game. Comes with 9 townsfolk tiles and rules plus 3 red bracelets to mark the accused players, plus one additional Good Witch tile to mix things up, and all stretch goals (as tiles). This comes packaged in a green jute drawstring bag.

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    Deluxe version of the game. Comes with 9 townsfolk tiles and rules plus 3 red bracelets to mark the accused players, plus one additional Good Witch tile to mix things up, and all stretch goals (as tiles). This comes packaged in a purple jute drawstring bag.

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    CUNNING FOLK, MOVIE PLOTZ, PRETENSE AND WILD CATS
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